The Department of Education (DE) has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.
The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Coburg West Primary School.
The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Coburg West Primary School from 24 April 2023.
What you need to do:
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
We are now taking tours for 2024 enrolments.
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.
For more information and to book in for a personalised enrolment tour, please phone the office on 9386 1286.
Our school follows the Department of Education's Enrolment Policy for the enrolment, placment and transfer of students.
Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in zone, visit findmyschool.vic.gov.au
All other applications will be considered subject to available space, and prioritised according to:
Our School Zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.
Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.
For more information, you can:
2023 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 2023 Enrolment Form can be accessed here.
The 2024 Enrolment Form is available following an enrolment tour. Please call 9386 1286 to arrange your personalised tour.
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: