prep (foundation) enrolment

In May each year, a notice will be published in local newspapers, and at the local kindergartens, stating that enrolments can be made at your preferred school.

When you come to the school (no appointment is necessary), you will need to bring your child's :

  • Proof of Age (Birth Certificate)

  • Immunisation Certificate from The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register

For more information click here to go to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register website.

Parents can legally defer enrolment for their child until the child is six years old. Your child needs to have turned 5 on or before the 30th April before he/she can legally start school.

Kindergarten to Prep (Foundation) Transition

Towards the end of the kindergarten year your child will be invited to attend orientation sessions with other kindergarten children who will be starting the following year.

Transition from Kindergarten to Prep (Foundation) can be assisted by parents in many ways. To find some useful tips on how you can best prepare and support your child in starting school click here.

Find out about 545's School Policies, Procedures and Permissions by clicking here.

communication with parents

We currently have parent/teacher interviews in September. We also have a prep (Foundation) information session and optional parent teacher interviews in term 1.

However, parents are encouraged to discuss their child's transition or progress at any time throughout the year. We would encourage parents to make appointments to suit with their child’s classroom teacher. Ongoing communication with teachers is particularly important as your child settles into school.



prep (foundation) attendance & yard supervision

February Flexible School Attendance for Preps

During the first few days of your child’s schooling at 545 we will operate a ‘staggered start’, to ensure a smooth transition and separation. (Parents will be notified of arrival time by letter prior to the start of the school year.)

Until the end of February, prep children will attend school for four full days being Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday has been allocated as the rest day for all prep students during this period.

Supervision of Children in School Grounds

There will be teachers on duty in the playground from 8.45am to 9.00am, at recess and lunchtimes and again in the afternoon from 3.30pm to 3.45pm.

It is suggested that parents do not drop their children at school earlier than 8.45am as no supervision is provided (and no responsibility can be accepted for children who are on the premises outside these hours).

local excursions

All parents are required to fill in and sign a confidential Enrolment and Indemnity form when their students enrol at ‘545’. This form covers excursions and activities, such as sport, swimming, cultural performances and visits to places of interest in Sale. Parents will be informed of these excursions with a note home prior to the event.


bus information

Two town bus services are available for school students. Only children who are regular bus travellers are to be dismissed on the bus bell. Please let the classroom teacher or the office know if your child will be catching a town bus.  For access to bus services for students living outside of the Sale township area, contact the school office.

Contact Littles Bus Company on 51 44 2623 for up to date town bus run information.


eating at school

Pack your child a healthy and appetising lunch including such items as fruit, cheese and yoghurt. Play lunch needs to be more than one piece of fruit. We suggest fruit and yoghurt, or a sandwich etc. We try to discourage sweets. It is also suggested that play lunch be wrapped separately to reduce confusion.


school canteen

Parents & Friends operate the canteen at 545. It is staffed by volunteer parents who are timetabled to assist a couple of times each term for 'special food days'. 

Click here to download a copy of our Canteen Price List.


book club (scholastic)

Once a term you may be given the opportunity to purchase books for your children. Children are given order forms from which they may select books. If you wish your children to order, the money is returned in an envelope with the form by the due date.


school banking

Please contact the School Office who will provide you with the necessary forms.