2017 ENROLMENT INFORMATION
General Enrolment Information
The Victorian school enrolment year commences late January to mid-December each year, covering 4 terms. Normally Term 1 commences late January and goes through to late March or early April followed by a two week break. Term 2 usually commences from mid-April to late June followed by another two week break. Term 3 usually commences mid July to mid-September followed by the last two week break. The final term for the year, Term 4 usually commences early October with the year finishing in mid-December. After this, there is a generally a five to six week holiday break and then the next year of schooling will commence.
The schooling grade level of your child is dependent upon their birthday. Our year levels are as follows:
a) Foundation or Prep
b) Grade 1
c) Grade 2
d) Grade 3
e) Grade 4
f) Grade 5
g) Grade 6 and then you will need to attend a Secondary College for further years (Year 7 to Year 12).
In order to start school, your child must turn 5 before 30th April in the year they are to attend school eg. if their birthdate is 14/4/2012 then the child can start school in 2017 as they will turn 5 before 30/4/2017, however if their birthdate is 2/5/2012 then they will not be able to start until 2018. Once you have determined the year your child can start school then you will be able to determine the grade level eg. if your child can start school in 2013 (Foundation or Prep) and the current year is 2016 then they will be in Grade 3.
We accept enrolments throughout the school year dependent upon vacancies, however we must take any new enrolments if you live within our boundary. Check your address against our boundary on www.melbourneschoolzones.com/.
Should you wish to visit our school you can make an appointment by contacting the office on 9376 7137 and we will arrange a time for a tour and a meeting with our Principal. You can also request an enrolment form by contacting the school on the same number or download an enrolment form under the enrolment tab of this website.
Students on a Visa
If you have a visa you will need to contact the school on 9376 7317 or email our enrolment officer Cheryl Aquilina at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise the visa sub class and your child’s birthdate in order to determine if you can apply direct with our school or via our International Department. If you can apply direct with the school you will need to complete the school enrolment form, pay fees (fees are adjusted pro rata depending on time of year you are enrolling however the book pack will be same price regardless of enrolment date) and purchase school uniform (uniform is compulsory). If you need to apply via our International Department you will need to make an application via https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/StudyOnlineForm/?Redirect=1 and mention that you want to enrol at Flemington Primary School. Once the International Department has received your application, they will email the school for confirmation to accept the enrolment. Our school will reply and when the International Fees have been paid you can visit our school to fill in our enrolment form, pay for books and purchase uniform.
Prep Enrolment – Starting following year
Our enrolment process is to accept enrolments for our Prep intake during Term 2 (April to June) in the year before your child is to commence school. We take all enrolments during this time and sort through them in July and advise in the same month if you have a place. We usually have tours scheduled weekly on Tuesday morning starting from mid-April going through to the end of June and no appointment is necessary. All tours are conducted by our student leaders and begin at 9.15am from the office. At the conclusion of the tour you can meet with our principal and collect enrolment documentation.
As we have space for 4 classes we are usually able to offer a place for every application received regardless of whether they live within our boundary however places are granted in the following order:
a) within our boundary
b) have a sibling at our school
c) distance out of our boundary
To check enrolment boundaries please put your address in the search box on www.melbourneschoolzones.com/
With regards to choosing a kindergarten, we don't have one attached to the school but Flemington St Childcare Centre shares a common fence line with our school. Over the years we have taken children from many kindergartens within the local area. Around late February each year the school sends information to all the kindergartens advising them of our enrolment process.