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.
Click here to have a look at the Department’s Frequently Asked Questions concerning enrolment in Victoria.
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.
FOUNDATION STEPPING UP PROGRAM
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
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 on the basis of your permanent residential address.
Our school manages enrolments using the Department’s 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 School Provision and Establishment Division via the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 050
- email the VSBA at email@example.com