School Tours

School Tours are conducted every Thursday morning from 9.15am. The tour consists of a guided walk through the school facilities and grounds, including visits to classrooms and is followed by a brief information session.

Prospective parents and students are very welcome to access the weekly school tours or contact the Principal, Georgina Daniel to arrange a tour by appointment.

Please call the school office on 9876 1249.

Transition Programs


The transition to primary school from a home and kindergarten environment can be a bit daunting for some children. To make the transition easier, Park Orchards Primary School offers a number of transition options.


A Kindergarten to School Transition Program is conducted in term four beginning on the first Thursday in November. The program consists of four sessions at the school every Thursday for four consecutive weeks. During these sessions the students will get to experience a variety of activities and become familiar with various aspects of the school as well as making connections with other students and, of course, meeting their buddies.

PATHWAYS TO POPS~ is an extended transition to school program and is designed for children, beginning school in the following year, who are developmentally ready to undertake an extended program as well as their regular preschool activities. It is designed specifically for those children who need that little extra in the second semester of the year prior to school entry and who are demonstrating readiness for school. It is provided in terms three and four for 8 weeks throughout each term. This program is only offered to enrolled students and incurs an enrolment fee.

Transition for students coming into other year levels is arranged in conjunction with the parents, students, principal and class teachers. This program usually consists of a number of pre-visits to familiarise the student with their school.

The Buddies Program involves students in Year 5 and Foundation. Each Foundation child is paired up with a Year 5 child and they participate in a range of activities throughout the year. The aim of the Buddies Program is to ease the transition into Primary School for the foundation students by providing them with a safe, reliable and positive buddy. This program gives the younger and older students a special bond of friendship, creating a safe environment for the younger children and a leadership role for the older children. Current Year 4 students will be meeting their prospective foundation Buddies for next year on the last session of the School Transition Program.


Below you can view the presentations from Parent Information sessions during the Foundation transition program.

Enrolling at POPS

  1. Access an enrolment form. Forms can be downloaded from this website (see link), obtained in person during a school tour, contacting the school office by telephoning 9876-1249 or by emailing park.orchards.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
  2. Complete the enrolment form and return it to the school by post or in person.
  3. Foundation enrolments must have attached:
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate (all foundation students for 2019 must turn five by 30 April 2019)
  • an immunisation certificate (available from your local Council on presentation of immunisation records or from Medicare offices).

Note: Enrolment forms can be submitted now and birth and immunisation certificates provided as you are able to access them – they must be received before the end of the year prior to your child starting school.

Enrolments are welcome in all year levels and are being taken now – please contact the school on 9876-1249 for information to be sent to you.


Storytime is open to all pre-school children and their parents and is held on MONDAY Mornings 9:15am ~ 10:00am in the Library at Park Orchards Primary School, Bowmore Ave, Park Orchards. These sessions include activities such as story reading, craft and songs.

For information and dates please call the school office on 9876 1249 or download the accompanying pdf.