Christmas and starting school next year are high on the list of things kindergarten children look forward to at this time of the year.
Grahamvale Primary School’s numbers will swell as the school welcomes 63 Prep students on February 1.
Principal Simone Higgins said this was an increase of 12 students from this year.
‘‘Across the school we’re going up a class next year as well, which is good.’’
As part of Victoria’s statewide orientation program, kindergarten students visited their future primary school on Tuesday.
For Sienna Mathews, 4, it was a fun day out and meant she only had five more days of kindergarten left.
During their time at Grahamvale Primary School, kindergarten students had the chance to experience recess and meet their buddies.
Mrs Higgins said this was the sixth time the kindergarten students had visited the school.
‘‘They’ve had opportunities to be in the classroom, be in the yard and get familiar with surroundings and the different opportunities they’ll have next year,’’ she said.
Mrs Higgins said from what she had seen so far the new Preps cohort would be very confident.
‘‘Some of them have started to walk in without mums and dads because they know their way around and that’s really nice too,’’ she said.