Foundation enrolments

Important Dates for 2025 Enrolments

Early Enrolment Registration/Interest opens
February 2024

Enrolment Tours available
Tours begin March 2024

Enrolment applications accepted
From Week 1, Term 2, 2024

Enrolment applications due before
Friday, 26 July, 2024

Online playgroup
TBC

Placement offers & transiton information distributed
Between Week 3, Term 3 & Week 4 Term 3

Enrolment acceptance due
Friday, 23 August 2024

Step Up to School – Onsite session – Book Week
Monday, 19 August 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Playgroup – Session 1
Wednesday, 9 October 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Playgroup – Session 2
Wednesday, 16 October 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Playgroup – Session 3
Wednesday, 23 October 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Playgroup – Session 4
Wednesday, 30 October 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Playgroup – Session 5
Wednesday, 6 November 2024 – 2:15-3:15pm

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 1
Wednesday, 14 November 2024 – 9:15-10:30am

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 2
Thursday, 21 November 2024 – 9:15-10:30am

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 3
Thursday, 28 November 2024 – 9:15-10:30am

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 4
Thursday, 5 December 2024 – 9:15-10:30am

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 5
Tuesday, 10 December 2024 – 9:15-10:30am

First Weeks of School 2025

Thursday, 30 January, 2025 from 9:30am to 1pm only

Friday, 31 January, 2025 onwards  – Full days, 4 days per week*

*Foundation students will not be required at school for the first four Wednesdays:  5 February, 12 February, 19 February and 26 February 2025

Monday, 3 March, 2025 onwards  – Full week

Foundation Meet & Greet – TBC

Dates for 2026 Enrolments

Early Enrolment Registration/Interest opens
February 2025

Enrolment Tours available from
Tours begin March 2025

Enrolment applications open
From Week 1, Term 2, 2025

Enrolment applications due before
Friday, 25 July, 2025

Placement offers & transiton information distributed
By Week 3, Term 3, 2025

Enrolment acceptance due
By Week 6, Term 3 2025

Step Up to School – Book Week
TBC

Playgroup – Session 1
TBC

Playgroup – Session 2
TBC

Playgroup – Session 3
TBC

Playgroup – Session 4
TBC

Playgroup – Session 5
TBC

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 1
TBC

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 2
TBC

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 3
TBC

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 4
TBC

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 5
TBC

 

First Weeks of School 2026

Thursday, 29 January, 2026 from 9:30am to 1pm only

Friday, 30 January, 2026 onwards  – Full day

Monday, 2 February, 2026 onwards  – Full days, 4 days per week*

*Foundation students will not be required at school for the first four Wednesdays:  4 February, 11 February, 18 February and 25 February 2026

Monday, 2 March, 2026 onwards  – Full week

Starting School

The Department of Education has a 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 Cranbourne South Primary School.

Please visit the Starting School and Enrolling in Foundation webpages on the Victorian Government website for further information.

Please note that all students are to abide by the Mobile Phone and personal wearable devices Policy (this is particularly relevant to students Year 3 – 6).

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:

Foundation Enrolments FAQ’s

What is a designated neighbourhood school zone?

Cranbourne South Primary School is a government school. All children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, under eighteen years of age, are entitled to be enrolled in a Victorian government school.  They are guaranteed a place in their designated neighbourhood school and may choose any other school in which space is available.

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:

Where do I start?

Firstly, we would like to invite you to tour our school, during a school tour we would take the time to get to know you and your child, discuss any questions you may have, and provide you with the relevant documentation for enrolment.

Am I eligible for the Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)?

The Victorian Government provides CSEF to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.  If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

Can I enrol my child without a school tour?

If you are confident that we are your school of choice, we welcome you to complete an enrolment form and return it via email @ cranbourne.south.ps@education.vic.gov.au
Student Enrolment Form 2024
Our Attendance Officer will contact you once your enrolment form is recieved.
Please note: further enrolment forms are available in the Notices & Forms section of this website.

What do I need to provide?

If you think we are the perfect fit, all documentation must be handed in to the office by the last week of Term 2 (see important dates below).  Only completed documentation will be accepted. This MUST include:

  • Completed Enrolment
  • Certified proof of birth.  Eg. Birth Certificate and/or Passport
  • Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record* (please see below)
  • If your child lives between two households it is required that an Alternative Family Enrolment is completed for Adult B.
When will I know if my child is enrolled?

Placement offers & transition information will be distributed by Term 3, Week 5 of the year prior to enrolment.

I have confirmed placement, what happens next?

We will be in touch with regards to future events in preparation for the up and coming school year.

You may also like to browse our website further.

What about transition programs?

At Cranbourne South Primary School, the ‘Step Up to School’ program is an opportunity for your child to experience Foundation and familiarise themselves with our school. Our dedicated teachers and staff will interact and support your child through a variety of fun and engaging activities.

The Step Up to School program includes a number of opportunities to visit onsite such as, fun and friendship sessions and transition sessions.

Further information regarding our ‘Step Up to School’ program will be communicated with families after enrolment is confirmed.

Can I enrol for future years?

Unfortunately we don’t keep a waiting list of those wishing to enrol for future years. Please be sure to check back in Term 1 of the new school year for updated dates and information for the following year.

*New amendments to the No Jab, No Play legislation have tightened requirements for enrolment and impact acceptable documentation for school entry immunisation requirements. An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register will be the only form of documentation accepted as proof of a child’s immunisation status.

Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers will no longer be sufficient as a form of evidence.

Parents must provide an immunisation status certificate, from the Australian Immunisation Register, to the school regardless of whether the child is or is not immunised.

Virtual Tour Video

Due to COVID in 2020, we were unable to conduct personalised, on-site enrolment tours, instead we made our very first virtual tour.

We are excited to share with you our Virtual Tour video, proudly created by our staff and students.  We hope you enjoy it and welcome your enrolment enquiry.

Transferring Schools

If you are planning on moving to or moving from Cranbourne South Primary School, please contact the office as soon as possible on 9782 2999

Transition from Year 6 to 7

Information for parents / carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found at Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents.

While parents / carers can access the Information Pack and Application Form on the Department’s website, our school will also make every effort to provide families of Year 6 students a copy of the Year 7 Placement Information Pack and Application Form.

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