We are now taking enrolments for 2021.
To start primary school your child must turn five years of age, or older, by 30 April of the year that they will start school. Before you enrol your child in a primary school, you may wish to visit a number of schools to decide on the best one for your child. Once you have made your choice you will then be ready to enrol.
As Coburg West Primary School has a ceiling cap on our enrolments, all enrolments are subject to a verification of address, initial enrolments will only be taken if we are your Designated Neighbourhood School. Those who this does not apply to, are welcome to place their child on our waiting list.
For more information and to book in for an enrolment tour, please phone the office on 9386 1286.
Our School Zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
2021 Enrolment Form
If Coburg West Primary School is in fact your Designated Neighbourhood School, you may complete an enrolment form and submit it to our school office, either in person or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with copies of the necessary documents as listed beow.
The 2021 Enrolment Form can be accessed here.
To enrol your child we will need the following:
Student Identification Number
The VSN is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to all students in government and non-government schools, and students up to the age of 24 in Vocational Education and Training Institutions. The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s school records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.
Please see the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority's School Administration page for more information.
Is my child ready for school?
There are many things to consider when deciding if your child is ready to start school. Please ask your child’s kindergarten teacher for advice. If your child’s kindergarten teacher recommends a second year of kindergarten please take this into serious consideration. An extra year will give your child time to develop the skills they need to succeed at school.
Here are some questions to consider:
Starting School – Literacy at School
When children are about to begin school, it gives them a good start if they are able to:
Helping children get ‘ready for school’ at home or kindergarten: