Parents - Enrolment

Prep 2024 Enrolment

Enrolling your child into Foundation (Prep) in 2024

Dear Parents / Carers

Starting school is an exciting and important time for you and your child or children. We want to help make the enrolment process as easy as possible for you.

If your child is turning 5 years old by 30 April 2024 and is eligible to start school next year, it is time to decide where they will go to school.

In Victoria, your child has the right to attend their designated neighbourhood government school (your ‘local school’). This right is set out in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

The department’s Find my School website allows you to find your local school based on your permanent residential address. The website is the official and most up to date source of information on school zone maps.

As the Victorian Government supports school choice, you can also apply for a place at a government school that is not your local school. The school will consider your application in line with the department’s Placement Policy.

The new Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in this information pack, will help you understand when and how to enrol your child into Foundation at a government primary school for the 2024 school year.

The Foundation enrolment timeline will only apply to government primary school enrolment. If you wish for your child to attend a non-government school (Catholic or Independent school), please contact individual non-government schools for their enrolment processes.

What you need to do

1.   Locate you local school and other nearby government school on  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.

2.    Contact us on 5571 9295 or email on to book a school tour and learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.

3.    Submit an enrolment application to a government primary school by Friday 28 July 2023.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023.

More Information 

Contact us on 5571 9295 if you require more information about the application process, you would like to collect an enrolment application form or if you need help completing the form.

We wish your child well as they start their school journey and trust that primary school will be a richly rewarding experience.


2024 Prep (Foundation) School Tours

Wednesday 3rd May

9.15am – 10.00am

10.15am – 11,00am

11.45am – 12.30pm

2.15pm – 3.00pm

Parent Information Session

Thursday 4th May

7.00pm – 8.00pm


For further information please contact the school on 5571 9295 or email


Please watch our Virtual Tour and find out a bit more about Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School and what we can offer your child.



Students entering prep will be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Prep environment. Children will participate in a number of activities planned by Prep Teachers on these days. Parents may leave their children and return to collect them or alternatively there will be an opportunity for a school tour during this time.

Flyers will be handed out to local Kindergartens and will also be available on the schools Facebook page and the Skoolbag App when these dates are set.

Enrolment information will be available on the School Discovery Days.


Parent information sessions are held in May. These sessions provide parents and carers with an insight into how our school operates and the opportunity to meet our current teaching team to discuss any elements of our program and to ask questions.

How do I enrol my child?

Further information in regards to enrolling your child will be available at the Parent Information Sessions held in May.

The following information will be required when enrolling:

 • Birth Certificate or Child’s Passport

• Immunisation Certificate

• Child’s Passport (if child born overseas)

• Evidence of Residency Status (if parents born overseas) - Passport and Visa Details

• Other information you will need to provide for the enrolment form include

• Parents home, mobile and work phone numbers

• Parents email address

• Contact details of emergency contacts (other than parents)

• Medicare number

• Contact details for your family doctor

• Copies of any reports or information from kindergarten, day care centres or relevant outside agency (e.g. therapist)


Ready to Start School Transition Program

At Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School we provide an extensive ‘Ready to Start School Transition Program’. All families who have successful enrolments will be advised of dates and times These sessions are held in November in Term 4.