At Charles La Trobe College our Prep students are warmly welcomed into our community. As a smaller school we offer our primary students a personalised school experience in which all children are known and supported by their teachers and school leaders.

Our Prep students are supported to develop foundation skills in reading, writing and mathematics, to gain confidence in themselves and become enthusiastic and curious learners.

We nurture the personal development of our Prep students by encouraging them to learn skills and behaviors in regard to:

  • Developing social skills including building and maintaining friendships
  • Working with others as part of a team
  • Getting along with others and being part of a community
  • Understanding the world and their place in it
  • Setting goals and meeting expectations
  • Problem solving and persistence.

Prep Children

We use information from the Pre-School Transition Statement together with school based assessments (completed during the commencement program) to ensure we meet the individual needs of all our students. Our teachers provide programs that are matched to each child’s interests and abilities; this approach ensures that all children experience learning success. In addition to the core curriculum (Australian Curriculum) we offer excursions (including a swimming program), incursions, performing and visual arts programs, Auslan and Science extension programs including Maker Clubs.

Prep Orientation

The Prep transition programs begin with the future Prep students participating in three transition days in Term 4. The aim of this program is to support our new pupils become familiar with school and to introduce them to life as a primary school student. The sessions are highly structured and include activities which are engaging and provide positive experiences. Parent information sessions are also held during the transition days.

Prep Transition Program

At the beginning of the school year, our Prep students attend school four days a week for the first four weeks of Term 1. The student free days enable our teaching staff to conduct assessments to understand the individual learning needs of each child. In Week 5 of Term 1, Prep students commence a full five day per week program. A number of supports are put in place to ensure every child has a smooth transition to school, including a “Buddy Program” in which all our Prep students are assigned a Year 5 buddy. Buddies look out for Prep students as they adapt to school life and begin to form new friendship groups with their classmates.


If you are interested in making an Enrolment Enquiry please complete the online enquiry form; the relevant sub-school principal will contact you to arrange a tour and enrolment interview.

Join College Principal, Andrew Robertson and Primary Principal, Soula Bennett, for an information session and a tour for Prep enrolment in 2025! 

The dates in Term 1 are as follows:

  • Thursday, 15 February 2024
  • Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Thursday, 11 April 2024

 10:00 am – 10:45 am La Trobe Campus, Primary building. 

To book your Prep Information Tour place please submit an tour booking or call (03) 9223 1400. Tours for other year levels happen every Thursday (from 11 February).

Online Enrolment Enquiry


Contact Details


Primary School Principal – Ms Soula Bennett
235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West
Phone: (03) 9223 1400



Enrolment Information
Phone: (03) 9223 1400

Contact us to arrange a booking to tour the College Tour.