Back to school

​​​​​​​​​​The start of school year can be an exciting and, at times, challenging period for parents and children - especially during the transition to prep; or from primary to secondary school.

Parents can relax in the knowledge that we're achieving excellence in teaching and learning, building a world-class education system, and creating opportunities for every Victorian through education.

Starting kindergarten, primary or secondary school​​

For parents

It's important for you to be a part of your child's education by finding out what they are learning about, reading with them, and engaging with the school community.

There are plenty of helpful tips and guidance to support your child in the lead up to, and following, the first day:

A healthy start to s​chool

10 tips for starting prep
Available in different languages
10 tips for starting secondary school
Available in different languages

2019 Prep Bag Design Competition 'Read and Grow'

Prep bags are part of the annual ‘Back to School’ campaign, and contain resources to support each Prep student and their parents to thrive in their new school environment. For the past few years, the winning design of the Prep Bags Arts Design competition has been featured on approximately 65,000 Prep bags. This year, the winning design will be selected by a panel of industry professionals.
The Prep Bag Design competition is open to all 2018 Top Arts, Top Design students and 2018 Premier’s VCE Awards ‘Art and Design’ category students. If you meet this criteria and you are interested in participating, here’s what you need to do:

The competition opens on Friday 24 August 2018 and closes on Monday 1 October 2018 at 5.00pm. The winner will be announced on Friday 12 October 2018.