Enrolment


Prep enrolments for 2020 are now being accepted

 

Welcome to Avondale Primary School! Enrolling your child in primary school may feel a little daunting but the information on this page is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to our enrolment application procedures.

 

Enrolments at Avondale Primary are led by the Principal Paul Mulroyan, supported by the Assistant Principal, Joe Scarfo and Administration Officer, Ros Blake – the Admissions Team.

 

Our Admissions Team will:

  • Guide you through the admissions process.
  • Book individual or group school tours
  • Answer questions about our school and its programs
  • Support you through the enrolment process to Avondale Primary

Due to current zoning restrictions we are only able to accept enrolments from families who reside within our school zone. Please see the link below to determine if you fall within our enrolment zone.

 

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HOW TO ENROL

 

Simply call our friendly Administrations Team on 9318 1755 who will organise a time for you to meet with us.  As part of the enrolment process we like to meet with all prospective families and undertake a school tour. 

 

A school tour is an excellent way to get an inside look at the different cultures and programs of our school.  The best time to attend is during school hours as you will see the students and teachers in action. 

 

Tours usually run for 45 minutes which will give you a look into all year level classrooms, a chance to see the excellent facilities and ask questions along the way. 

 

If you wish to enrol your child during your school tour you will need to bring along the following original documents: 

 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunisation Certificate
  • Proof of residence e.g. Drivers Licence and copy of council rates or utilities bill. Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on the school enrolment application form
  • Passport, if born overseas
  • Visa (if applicable)

 

We encourage parents with a younger child who will attend school next year to enrol their child as early as possible.

If you have neighbours whose eldest child will start school next year, please inform them that enrolments are being accepted.

 

If you have any queries or questions about enrolling at Avondale Primary please send us an email at avondale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au  or phone our office on 9318 1755.

 

A member of the enrolment team will assist you to complete the enrolment forms.

The forms must be completed, signed and returned to our office with the following original documents these will be copied by the school and returned.
To assist us with our whole school planning for 2020 we encourage parents to confirm enrolments by Friday September 20th 2019. 

OVERSEAS FAMILIES

 

For families arriving from overseas, school entry is determined by the Visa Subclass Number on your child's Passport. Students unable to enrol directly into the school can enrol via the International Students Unit. Please contact them by phone on 03 9637 2990, by email on international@edumail.vic.gov.au or visit their website on www.study.vic.gov.au for further information.



PROOF OF IMMUNISATION

Both a birth certificate and proof of immunisation must be sighted at the office on enrollment. By law, primary schools are required to request and record information on the immunisation status of students prior to enrolment. Parents or guardians must provide an immunisation status certificate to the school regardless of whether the child is or is not immunised.

From 28 February 2018 only an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register can be accepted as proof of immunisation status on school entry.

 

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

 

A parent information night is held every year for enrolled families to welcome you into the school community.  Various school departments will be informing you of important information to help make the introduction to Prep and the school a pleasant and smooth experience. 

 

The information night for 2020 Preps enrolled at Avondale Primary School will be held on:

Wednesday 6th November from 7.30pm-8.30pm

 

 

TRANSITION PROGRAM

 

Secondary to the Parent Information Night, we organise two transition mornings for children to spend time at school getting to know their future school and teachers.  This is an important feature of our enrolment process which gives your child an insight of what to expect in Prep for the following year. 

 

The transition days for 2020 Preps enrolled at Avondale Primary School will take place on:

Thursday 14th November and Thursday 21st November 2019.

 

SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

 

T: (03) 9318 1755

E: avondale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au


Further information related to the Department of Education and Training Enrolment and Admissions policies can be found on the links below:


Enrolment

Admissions

 

 



 

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