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 based on 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:
· visit School zones for answers to frequently asked questions
· call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
· email the VSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolments are now open
We recommend that you book in for a school tour in term one or two and enrol your child by mid year to secure a place in our Foundation transition sessions for parents and children. These typically take place in early November.
School tours are held every Wednesday from 9:30am throughout the term.
Please contact the school on 9417 4222 or Fitzroy.PS@education.vic.gov.au if you wish to make a booking.
Foundation (Prep) enrolments
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 Fitzroy Primary School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
Information for Prospective Parents
Click here to download a copy of our Foundation booklet for prospective parents.
Click here to download a copy of our French Bilingual program information.
Click here to learn more about our Out of School Hours Care service that will be held before/after school, during holidays and student free days.
Click here to download a copy of the school’s enrolment form that can be sent to the school via email or handed into the office. A copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record is also required.
Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2024 school year
To start primary school in 2024, your child will need to turn 5 years old by 30 April 2024. Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.
If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2023 (Monday 24 April 2023).
What you need to do:
- Download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers.’
- Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.
- Contact a government primary school to book a school tour or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process. The school will provide you with the form to complete.
- Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023.
- You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023.
- Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023.
- Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education’s Placement Policy.
Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.
If you are seeking to apply to enrol your child in a school that is not their local school, you should read about school zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy found on the enrolling in a school page.
Enrolment information pack for parents/carers
Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers (PDF)
Understand how applications are prioritised
All children have the right to attend their designated neighbourhood school (known as their local school). You can also apply to a school that is not your local school.
In some cases, a school may not have enough space to enrol students from outside their zone.
In these cases, schools must manage enrolments using the Placement Policy’s ‘priority order of placement’. This outlines how to prioritise out-of-zone applications when limited places are available.
The priority order of placement for out-of-zone enrolments is:
- students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
- all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds. Applications on compassionate grounds are considered on a case-by-case basis. If your circumstances are challenging and your local school is not suitable, you should talk to the principal or a Community Liaison Officer in the regional office.