ENROLMENTS TO THE VICTORIAN CURRICULUM
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM - NEW ENROLLING PROCESS FOR 2024
STEPS TO ENROL YOUR CHILD IN FOUNDATION (PREP) FOR THE 2024 SCHOOL YEAR
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.
APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT FORMS
Please fill out and submit the Application form before 28 July 2023. Places will be offered by 11 August. if you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by 25 August.
You will be required to provide the following information and documentation:
evidence of identity and date of birth (for example, a birth certificate or passport)
Immunisation History Statement
your contact details
emergency contact details
health information about your child (such as allergies or illnesses they need to manage)
other legal orders relating to your child and their welfare.
ENROLMENT SUPPORT RESOURCES
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 personalised school tours with a member of our leadership team to ensure that the experience provides your family with a great insight. You will have the opportunity to see the school in action, visit the facilities and ask questions.
To book a school tour, please call us on (03) 9509 6872. Our friendly staff will find a suitable time for your family.
A school tour with our School Leaders will include:
Visits to classrooms and meet teachers.
Observations of specialist classes this may include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, LOTE, STEM and Digital Technologies.
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.