Enrolment Prep - Year 6


Prospective parents are requested to contact the school on 9481 5577, where an Expression of Interest will be completed by the office staff. This will be used to establish residency and/or a sibling claim.

 

Westgarth Primary School (WPS) uses a department approved app called Find My School (www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au). This information is used to complete the Expression of Interest form by the school to identify if your child’s permanent place of residency is within the WPS zone.

A register of all ‘Expressions of Interest’ enquiries will be maintained.


Proof of residency will be required in line with the policy. Three pieces of evidence, one from List A and two from List B, must be sighted in original or certified copies as proof of residency.

 

List A – 1 document required

  • Rental agreement
  • Unconditional contract of sale
  • Statutory declaration confirming you are living in the address provided in the enrolment application and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent.
List B – 2 documents required
  • Electoral enrolment confirmation
  • Council rate notice
  • Other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency such as a driver’s license or health care card.

Further documents will be required for proof of age and Immunisation.

  •  Birth Certificate (indicating that the child has turned 5 years of age by the 30 April of the year they intend to enrol)
  •  Immunisation Certificate from Medicare 

No enrolment will be processed until all documentation is received.


New prep students in the WPS zone or who have a sibling currently attending the school will receive an enrolment confirmation within three weeks of the school receiving their application. Activation of this enrolment can only be established if the age, residence, or sibling claims have been confirmed.

New prep students enrolling for the following year will be allocated a class and advised in December the year prior to their enrolment.

School Tours
Families in the WPS zone are welcome to participate in a school tour. Dates for tours are set in April and will generally be conducted in small groups during Term 2 and are by appointment only on 9481 5577.


School tours will be conducted on rotating identified days from April onwards, for small groups who reside in the WPS zone, and proof of residency has been established. Individual tours will be conducted only on a needs basis.

Group tours for families outside the WPS zone and local and wider community members will be conducted on the annual Open Morning which falls in May during Education Week.

Expression of Interest applications lodged where families are not in the WPS zone will be filed for future consideration and referred to the policy document.

Due to the enrolment zone there is no guarantee that the Expressions of Interest where families are not in the WPS zone will be considered.

Year 1-6 Student Enrolment:

The Principal or Principal’s delegate will contact the previous school of all students seeking to transfer from another school. In accordance with the privacy guidelines WPS will ascertain the circumstances of the transfer, seek a transfer note and where applicable an Immunisation Certificate, and discuss any academic, social, special needs or behavioural matters. The Principal has the authority to defer admission in order to seek information from the previous school in the interest of both the student and the school community.

 

All children enrolling at WPS will be involved in a transition program according to their age and year level. The purpose of the transition program is for students to start at WPS with minimum disruption and maximum support.

 

The Principal or delegate establishes which class the student will be allocated based on number of vacancies, student needs, gender balance, academic and social and emotional needs.

 

This document is to be read in conjunction with the school's Enrolment policy.