Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Westgarth Primary School. Choosing a school for your child is an important decision, and we are here to guide you through this process.
It is important to note that at Westgarth Primary School, we do not manage a wait list or accept enrolments beyond the next school year.
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.
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The Department of Education (DE) 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 Westgarth Primary School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Westgarth Primary School from 24 April 2023.
We encourage all prospective families who are unfamiliar with our school with kindergarten-aged children who plan to start school the following year to register for a school tour. Our Principal and/or Assistant Principal will guide small tour groups through our school visiting teaching and learning spaces, highlighting our school facilities and answering any of your questions.
Tours take approximately 1.5 hours and will commence from the school office located at 37-45 Brooke St, Northcote.
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Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
Years 1-6 Student Enrolments:
The Principal and/or Assistant Principal 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 Westgarth Primary 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 Westgarth Primary with minimum disruption and maximum support.
The Principal and/or Assistant Principal establishes which class the student will be allocated based on number of vacancies, student needs, gender balance, academic and social and emotional needs.
Please find more information about Westgarth Primary School.
If you have any further questions, please call the school office on 9481 5577.