Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2022 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
If you are applying from outside our school zone, please include a cover letter explaining the reason why you wish for your child (ren) to attend Caulfield Junior College.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
For more information:
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR SCHOOL ZONE
The Enrolment Application should be completed and, while pandemic restrictions are in place, preferably emailed to email@example.com
If this is not an option, please post to Caulfield Junior College, 186 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield North, 3161.
As the Department of Education and Training requires all student enrolments to be accompanied by the following information, please ensure that you forward these items to the school along with the completed enrolment form.
Your child’s enrolment cannot be completed until the associated documentation is received.
1. Proof of Date of Birth (copy of birth certificate OR passport)
2. Visa details if applicable
3. Completed Immunisation Certificate, as issued by Medicare (www.medicareaustralia.gov.au) or 1800 653 809
4. Proof of residence.
- If owner occupied – Rates (or contract of sale) or current Gas/Electricity/Water Bill.
- If renting – Lease agreement or current Gas/Electricity/Water bill.
We also ask that you provide copies of any recent reports from the child’s previous school to assist with gaining an understanding of your child. If you have any specialist/medical reports pertaining to your child (Paediatrician / Occupational Therapy / Psychologist), please provide the school with a copy at your earliest convenience.
As a matter of courtesy, we ask that you advise your current education provider in writing, of your intention to move your child to Caulfield Junior College PRIOR to returning the enrolment forms to us.
What to do if you have just arrived in Australia or moved to Caulfield North?
Caulfield Junior College can accept enrolments throughout the year, provided all the criteria set out in above are met.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLMENT APPLICATION
Once you have completed the Enrolment Application form and have attached copies of all supporting documents, please email or post to Caulfield Junior College for checking and processing by Student Administration.
Please note, incomplete enrolment forms will not be accepted.
Enrolments for 2023 are currently open. Please have forms submitted by 31st August 2022. Families will be advised at the end of October 2022 on the status of their enrolment application.
At Caulfield Junior College, we run a comprehensive transition program to ensure that your child is ready for the next stage of their learning. Whether moving from Kindergarten to Prep, through Primary School or onto Secondary College, we will ensure your child is prepared and excited for their upcoming challenge.
During these sessions, your child will be orientated with our classrooms, play areas, specialist programs, teachers and fellow students. As parents and carers, you too will have the opportunity to learn more about our school through concurrent parent information sessions..
For more information about Prep transition, please click here.
Orientation and Information sessions are held in Term 4 for prospective Prep families. All families who have successful enrolments will be advised of dates and times of the sessions where detailed information on the transition process to primary school will be explained.
For students enrolled in Years 1 – 6 an Orientation Day will be held in December.
WHY IS MY CHILD IMMUNISATION IMPORTANT
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, an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register is 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.
How do parents/carers get their child on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)?
If a family is registered with Medicare then their children are automatically registered on the Australian Immunisation Register. In this case, the Immunisation History Statements for children from the Australian Immunisation Register can be accessed from your myGov account, Medicare or Centrelink offices or call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.
If a family is coming from overseas and not eligible for Medicare, their overseas immunisations can be added to the AIR.
The parents/carers need to take a translated copy of the child’s overseas immunisation history to their GP or immunisation nurse.
The GP or nurse will check the vaccines the child has had, and let them know if any additional ones are required. They will update the AIR with immunisations given overseas as well as any new ones.
Once the child's immunisations are registered on the AIR (this can take about five days), the parent/carer can ask their GP or nurse if they can print an Immunisation History Statement from the AIR.
Alternatively, the parent/carer can call the AIR on 1800 653 809 to check if the child’s immunisations have been recorded and request a statement to be posted to the family. It can take up to 14 days to arrive by post.
IMPORTANT - In the case of an outbreak of a contagious disease at school we will be obliged to remove students who do not have an Immunisation History Statement on file for the required period to ensure their safety.
Caulfield Junior College runs individual school tours to ensure that the experience provides your family with a personalised perspective of our school.
Pour le programme français binational,, veuillez réserver une visite personnalisée avec Mme Caroline Pommier.
A personalised tour with our School Leaders will include:
Visits to classrooms and meet teachers.
Observations of specialist classes including Art, Music, Library and Physical Education.
Seeing how our French Binational Program works.
Understanding how we incorporate technology into learning.
Experiencing our vast play areas.
Addressing interests and questions particular to your family.
For families wishing to contact us from outside Australia, a phone interview can be arranged. We also invite you to to consult our Virtual School Tour page.