Enrolling at Ruskin Park Primary School

Starting school is usually an exciting event and an important milestone in your child’s life. It is also a time of great change and a shift in environment as they become a valued member of our Prep grades. By working together we hope the transition into school will be a positive and enjoyable experience for all concerned. We recognise the important role of parents in their child’s life and education and look forward to working with you. At Ruskin Park Primary School we encourage parents to assist with classroom activities, to participate in excursions and to volunteer to work on school committees. Parents are also encouraged to discuss their concerns with teachers who are willing to offer you assistance.

Before beginning school your child has had a variety of experiences and has learnt a great deal from you, your extended family and friends and is therefore on their way to a successful education. Together, working in partnership, we can ensure that your child’s joy of learning continues in a more formal setting. The importance of the first few years of schooling is well documented and our aim is to lay the foundation in literacy and numeracy to allow for future development.

Transitioning into the Foundation Level


Kindergarten to Foundation Transition

The transition from kindergarten or childcare to school can be quite a step for children. Our Transition Program has been developed to provide informal, introductory school experiences to help children become familiar with the school environment and be comfortable about taking the next step along their learning pathway.

2017 Transition Dates for 2018 Enrolment

2018 Foundation Information Evening – Tuesday 9th May 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm – This session will focus on the programs offered at Ruskin Park Primary School. You will also have an opportunity to see our classrooms and speak with our Foundation Teachers

Education Week – 22nd – 26th May 2017
Visit our school webpage for further details related to this event.

Meet and Greet Session – Wednesday 7th June 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will have the opportunity to explore activities in the Foundation classrooms and meet our Foundation Teachers.

Story Time Session– Wednesday 26th July 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will read a book and engage in an activity related to the story.

Mathematics Session– Tuesday 29th August 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will engage in an activity related to counting and numeracy skills.

P.M.P. Session– Tuesday 19th September 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in gross motor skills as they rotate through various stations.

Japanese Language Session – Friday 20th October 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Japanese specialist Mr Brown

Art Session – Tuesday 14th November 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Art specialist Mrs Tozer

Music Session – Wednesday 22nd November 2017
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Music Specialist Ms Burgess

Foundation Parent Information Night – Wednesday 6th December 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm – 2017 classes announced

Foundation Orientation Morning – Thursday 7th December 2017
9:15 to 10:15am – Children will have an opportunity to meet their teacher and classmates for 2018

School Tours

We are very proud of the teaching and learning programs, teaching staff and facilities that we offer at Ruskin Park Primary School. If you are considering a primary school for your family, we invite you to visit our school with your child to see what we can offer.

School tours are conducted by our Principal, Assistant Principal or designate on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. Other mutually agreed upon times for tours can be arranged by calling the school office on 9723-3886. Informing the school of your attendance is much appreciated.