Enrolment

Virtual Tour Video

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.

As a result of the current school closures our enrolment tours are on hold, however now is the time to be making enquiries regarding enrolemt for 2021.  From Term 4 we will be finalising preparations for 2021, if you would like to consider enrolment at CSPS please make contact as soon as possible by completing our Enrolment Enquiry Form.   Once your enquiry has been received we will contact you.

In the meantime please read through the information below to familiarise yourself with what enrolment can look like at CSPS.

 

Foundation Enrolments

Starting school for the first time is a very special milestone for both you and your child. Rest assured, we will help you through this process.

To be eligible for enrolment, a child must have had his/her fifth birthday by April 30 in the year in which he/she commences school.

Cranbourne South Primary School is a member of the Casey South Enrolment Network.  Please have a read of the following documentation when considering where to enrol your child.
Letter From Principals – Casey South Network
Enrolment Process – Casey South Network
Casey South Network – Schools

Am I in the Cranbourne South Primary School zone?

To find out if you are in the zone, go to findmyschool.vic.gov.au and enter your address.

Enrolling your child, or children, in Foundation (Prep) is an important choice.  The Education Department (DET) 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.

”Where do I start?

Enrolment currently looks a little differnt to what it may usually do as a result of the current school closures.  Our usual process would be, to meet you and your child before enroling at our school.  We would get to know you before we take you on a tour around our wonderful school, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the relevant documentation.

Our adjusted procedure is to ask that you complete Enrolment Enquiry Form to let us know that you would like to consider CSPS for your child.  Once this enquiry has been recived we will be in touch with regards to further information regarding our enrolment procedure.

 

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
  • Your child’s original Birth Certificate and/or original Passport
  • Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record* (please see below)
  • Signed Acceptable Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy
  • If your child lives between two households it is required that an Alternative Family Enrolment Form is completed for Adult B.

 

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.

 

When will I know if my child is enrolled?

We offer placements usually at the end of July, giving you up to 2 weeks to accept the position. Please call the school on 9782 2999 to confirm your intention to enrol/decline by the end of August.

A confirmation ‘Welcome’ email has now been sent out to families beginning Foundation at CSPS in 2021.  If you have not received your confirmation email please contact the office.

 

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?

Due to the current school closures we are unable to confirm if our transition program ‘Step Up to School’ will commence as expected.  In the event that this is not possible we are busily planning alternatives to introduce your child to what Foundation in 2021 may look like.

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 usually includes a mini sports day, four transition sessions and a parent information session.

 

Parent Information Sessions

Due to the current school closures we are unable to confirm if you  Parent Information Session will be able to be held.  These sessions are considered to be part of our Step Up to School program.  It is an opportunity to provide further information regarding Foundation at CSPS.  

 In the event that a Parent Information Session is not possible we are busily planning alternatives to ensure you are well informed for the year ahead.

 

 

Early Years Evaluation appointment

 

 

Prior to beginning the school year you will be asked to bring your child in for an Early Years Evaluation (EYE) appointment. An EYE appointment is a 1:1 interview with your child prior to starting school.  The purpose of the EYE is to gain important information about your child’s interests, strengths and prior learning.

Important Dates

Below is a list of important dates. Please check back often as dates are added.

Enrolment Year

2021

 

Enrolment Tours open
Unavailable due to COVID-19

Enrolment Forms Due
Enrolment forms are due now!

Placement offers notified from
Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Placement acceptance due
Friday, 7 August 2020

Step Up to School – Transition information distributed
Currently under revision due to school closures

Step Up to School – Mini Sports Day
Unable to be held due to school closures

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 1 & Parent Information Session
Currently under revision due to school closures

Parent Information Evening Session
Currently under revision due to school closures

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 2
Currently under revision due to school closures

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 3
Currently under revision due to school closures

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 4
Currently under revision due to school closures

First Day of School
TBC – check back soon

Enrolment Year

2022

Enrolment Tours open
Term 2, 2021

Enrolment Forms Due
Friday, 25 June 2021

Placement offers notified from
Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Placement acceptance due
Friday, 6 August 2021

Step Up to School – Transition information distributed
Friday, 20 August 2021

Step Up to School – Mini Sports Day
Term 3 (date & time to be confirmed)

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 1 & Parent Information Session
Thursday, 4 November 2021
11:15am – 12:45pm

Parent Information Evening Session
Thursday, 4 November 2021
(time to be confirmed)

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 2
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
11:15am – 12:45pm

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 3
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
11:15am – 12:45pm

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 4
Thursday, 25 November 2021
11:15am – 12:45pm

First Day of School
TBC – check back soon

Enrolment Year

2023

Enrolment Tours open
Term 2, 2022

Enrolment Forms Due
Friday, 24 June, 2022

Placement offers notified from
Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Placement acceptance due
Friday, 5 August 2022

Step Up to School – Transition information distributed
Friday, 19 August 2022

Step Up to School – Mini Sports Day
Term 3 (date & time to be confirmed)

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 1 & Parent Information Session
Thursday, 3 November 2022
11:15am – 12:45pm

Parent Information Evening Session
Thursday, 3 November 2022
(time to be confirmed)

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 2
Tuesday, 8 November 2022
11:15am – 12:45pm

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 3
Wednesday, 15 November 2022
11:15am – 12:45pm

Step Up to School – Discovery Session 4
Thursday, 24 November 2022
11:15am – 12:45pm

First Day of School
to be advised

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.

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