Prep & Transition to school


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Transitioning to Prep at Mayfield

Starting school can be a very exciting time but it can also be a little bit stressful. At Mayfield State School we believe the process of transitioning to prep needs to occur over time. It needs to begin well before children start school and extend to the point where children and families feel a sense of belonging at the school.

 Our Transition Program at Mayfield establishes positive relationships between the children, parents and educators. We want every family to feel connected to all of our staff and school community. By purposefully fostering connections between schools, kindergartens, other prior-to-school educators, families and community members, we are able to build open communication and trust and are best able to be ready for your child.

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Parent information Session & Open classroom afternoon

As a part of our Transition to Prep, we would like to invite both you and your child to attend a Parent Information Session followed by an Open Afternoon in the prep classrooms.

Your child will experience life in prep and participate in age appropriate learning activities. They will also be able to meet current prep students, teachers and principal.

Parents will also have the opportunity to visit a different prep room and observe a prep class. This will enable parents to see what a regular day at school will be like for their prep child.

RSVP: Please contact the office on Ph. 07 3843 7333 or
email: to let us know if you will be attending.


School Tour

 School Tour video - please see above

Take part in one of our school tours for you chance to experience the Mayfield community. Please contact the school office to check when the tours will be recommencing due to the Covid19 restrictions.


A day in the life of a Prep

Check out this quick snapshot of one of Mayfield's Prep classrooms, always a fun and engaging place to be. 

A day in the life of a Prep video can be viewed below.


Parent Information Evening

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we have decided to share our Parent Information Evening presentations through the below links for your easy access at home.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks video - coming soon

What can I do @ home

Enrolment FAQ


Under 8s Day.

During this morning our students from years prep to 2 are involved in a variety of hands-on and fun activities to celebrate being ‘under 8’. Our playgroup, pre-prep and their carers students are invited to take part in these fun activities as well. This is a great way for students to not only become familiar with the school, but to also meet some current students and establish some friendships. Check out or videos and activity for online Under 8s Day 2020.

10 Pram friendly walks

33 things to do before you are 1

33 things to do before you are 2

33 things to do before you are 3

49 things to do before you are 5


Prep Enrolment Meet & Greet.

These are informal meetings that take place in August, before we create classes for 2021. During these interviews the pre-prep students will spend time with an early years teacher and parents will have a one-on-one interview with the principal or deputy principal. These interviews are a very important way for us to make sure we can support your child’s needs when we are placing students in class groupings. Currently our plans are to hold these Meet & Greet Sessions will be held during Term 3

Booking information will be emailed out to all families who have returned their enrolment documents.

Transition Day.

Our final transition activity for the year is our Transition Day. On this day all classes in the school spend the morning transitioning to their class for next year.

We invite our 2021 preppies to come to school, see their classroom, meet prep teachers, play some games and make new friends!

This is a great opportunity for your child to become more familiar with the school environment and feel supported for the start of next year. 

While the pre preppies are in their classroom parents are encouraged to go and get a coffee and pick up their child at the end  Transition Day will take placein December 2021   Future Preps 9.15am - 10.45am

As a school we believe it is essential for us to have strong relationships with our kindergartens and pre-prep providers. Throughout the year we regularly meet for events where we can learn from each other and share important information about our programs and students. We hope you can participate in our Transition Program and look forward to getting to know your family this year.

Mayfield State School Transition Team 



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Last reviewed 12 February 2021
Last updated 12 February 2021