Enrolment Information

Welcome. We are excited that you are considering us for the education of your children.

How to Enrol

Enrolling your child at Geelong East Primary School is the beginning of an exciting journey for your child and your family.

We aim to support your child’s enrolment with transition programs, either from Kindergarten to Foundation, or from another school to Geelong East Primary School. This is managed through a formal Kinder to Foundation Program or if transferring from another school, flexible arrangements to meet your child’s needs.

If you are considering our school for your child/children’s education, please join us for a school tour. You are most welcome to bring them along.

TOUR DATES Term 1 2024 Dates: Friday 1st March, 9am – Monday 18th March, 3pm – Wednesday 27th March, 9am – contact us on 03) 5248 4855 to book in.

Please be advised that apart of the enrolment process for residential eligibility will need to be verified.

In order for the enrolment process to be completed you will need to supply proof of residential address which may include a minimum of three of the following relevant pieces of information:

  • A recent rates notice from the Council
  • A recent utilities bill with the family name and address
  • Driver’s licence
  • Health Care card
  • For families with a home currently under construction a signed contract with completion date
  • For families in a rental property, a copy of the original and current Lease Agreement
  • Family Law Court documents if applicable OR
  • A sibling claim is established

We can then verify the details to ensure all families attempting to enrol are entitled to do so.

Geelong East Primary School offers enrolment places to children who live within our designated areas. We are required to manage our enrolments according to the Priority Placement Order in the Department of Education and Training’s enrolment policy.

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled in the following priority order:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.
  7. A copy of the policy can be found in the policies section of this website.

Enrolment appointments can be made by contacting our Main Office on (03)5248 4885.


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. For more information, you can: 

  • visit School Zones for answers to frequently asked questions

2025 Foundation (Prep) Enrolment

Your child can start Prep at the beginning of the school year if he or she turns five on or before 30th April in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child’s preschool teacher and health care professionals if you are unsure about when is the best year for your child to begin school.

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Prep enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Prep at a Victorian government primary school, including Geelong East Primary School.

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Prep enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Prep

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Prep 2025 at Geelong East Primary School from 15 April 2024. The enrolment information pack and application will be available on this webpage from this date.

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school via phone: (03) 5248 4885 or email: geelong.east.ps@education.vic.gov.au to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Prep enrolment information pack (available from 15 April 2024 on this page). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Prep by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Prep in late January 2025 (date TBC).

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.

Additional Information required for Enrolments:

The enrolment form seeks personal and health information that should only be provided to the school your child will attend.

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 from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Copy of visa if child was born overseas. Visa must be verified as being acceptable according to DEECD International Division
  • Academic reports and /or applicable documentation (medical, special needs, EAL)
  • your contact details
  • emergency contact details
  • health information about your child (such as allergies, Asthma or illnesses they need to manage)
  • other legal orders relating to your child and their welfare



Kindergarten students enrolled at the school are invited to attend our ‘Stepping Up’ transition program that consists of five sessions designed to orientate them with life at Geelong East Primary School. Whilst attendance at these sessions is not compulsory, it is strongly encouraged.  ‘Stepping Up’ sessions are conducted in Term 4. 

The ‘Stepping Up’ program engages the children in a range of enjoyable play-based activities and includes story-time, craft and singing. These sessions also provide an opportunity for you and your child to meet their teachers.

While the children are busy meeting new friends, parents are invited to attend information sessions that explain how Geelong East Primary School operates, how you can assist your child with their learning and development, and how your family can become involved with the school community.

Geelong East Primary School is a member of the Geelong North Network government primary and secondary schools. All government schools request that parents submit an enrolment form along with relevant documents (enrolment form, proof of residency, immunisation record and birth certificate) to the school office by the end of July, prior to the year of student commencement. You will be notified by September whether your child has a place at Geelong East.

To collect an enrolment pack or for additional enrolment information please contact the school office on 5248 4885

Grade 1 -6 Enrolment

We welcome all enrolment enquiries throughout the year. Contact us to arrange a tour of the school with our Principal and collect an enrolment pack.

Ph: 03 5248 4885
Email: geelong.east.ps@education.vic.gov.au