Christmas Hills Primary School
Where learning is an adventure
Enrolments & transitions
Beginning Primary School is a big step in a child's learning journey. We are committed to supporting each student to have a positive transition experience and to achieve this we work closely with each family to design an individualised transition program. To discuss how CHPS can support your child please call 9730 1238 to arrange a personal tour of our school with either the Principal or our School Captains. Further information about the enrolment process can be found at https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ please note that our school is not zones with many families travelling to experience the benefits of our small school.
Traditionally our Prep transition begins in Term 3 of the previous year. This allows students and their families to get to know the school community, routines and facilities allowing them to feel comfortable come the start of their school life.
Our transition program is focused on building connections and supporting students to feel confident as they take their next steps in their learning journey.
We welcome you to visit for a personalised school tour to discuss how Christmas Hills Primary School can support your child.
We have put together a pack with a range of activities including some bush school resources. These activities provide families with a range of experiences which encourage children to explore nature, ask questions and begin to develop early literacy and numeracy skills in a fun way.
Call us on 9730 1238 to discuss how we can support your child to transition to school and for a transition pack.
Since coming to Christmas Hills my children have thrived in their learning and in their relationships with others. It's like a big family, everyone looks after each other and resilience and personal best are both strong features of the school.
I'm really impressed with the independent learning opportunities provided by the school.
As a parent of CHPS, I have been blown away by the care, attention and individualised approach the teaching staff provide all students at this school. Thought, planning and creativity are in full play as they devise strategic learning plans for each student.
I have been particularly impressed with the needs of each child being met and children are encouraged to develop an enthusiasm for learning in dynamic and creative ways. From my observations in the classroom, children are empowered by their objectives and feel challenged and stimulated to grow and learn in a nurturing and safe environment where they thrive emotionally and academically.
The school in and of itself provides a haven for learning with a stunning bush setting and magnificent oak tree that provides a central focal point for games such as 'Whole School Tiggy' or 'Cops and Robbers'. The model of environment as third teacher is fully encompassed here where it's actually difficult to get them to come home at the end of the day as they would rather stay and play long into the evening.
Christmas Hills Primary School is all about fostering relationships within the community. CHPS actively seeks community involvement for example, Tournament of Minds (competing with Yering PS), ANZAC Day Service in Yarra Glen along with being proactive in facilitating children's ideas as they arise. Such as the time there was a wombat with mange which died on school grounds. The children devoted themselves to raising money and awareness for the cause and engaged the Mange Management community group to come and educate the school community on what can be done for wombats with mange. The school actively seeks to engage in excursions with a wide range of experiences for the children and fosters exploration of themes if the children show an interest.
If you would like to speak to a school parent for feedback about their experience at Christmas Hills Primary School, we are happy to arrange this for you. Please contact us at 9730 1238.
Enrolment Forms and Policies
Out of school hours care (OSHC)
Christmas Hills Primary School offers an outside of school hours program run by Big Childcare!
Before school hours are 6:45am - 8:45am at $25.00* per session
After school hours are 3:30pm - 6:30pm at $28.00* per session
Curriculum care hours are 6:45am - 6:30pm at $70.00* per day
*This is the price before the Child Care Subsidy is applied to give you a discounted rate.
Our Playgroup recommences in Term 2, 2022.
It runs on Tuesday mornings at 10am from 3 May onwards.
We welcome all families to our playgroup, whether or not you are intending to enrol at Christmas Hills Primary School. It will be run by Svetlana, our wonderful Quip Quip teacher, who has previously worked as a preschool teacher including in Montessori environments, and supported by one of our school council parents. It will be a valuable opportunity for any family considering enrolling at our school to get to know Svetlana and our caring school environment.
You can call us on 9730 1238 for further information and to join our playgroup contact list.