Starting Primary School Guide
Get step-by-step information on how to find, enrol and start a child in your care at a primary school in Victoria. Discover where the government can help.
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 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
The Department of Education (DE) 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 Alphington Primary School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
Children who will reach the age of 5 years on or before 30 April may commence school at the commencement of that school year. The following documentation is required for enrolment:
Alphington Primary School Open Afternoon is held during Education Week each year. This is an excellent opportunity for children and parents to see the school and classrooms in operation. School tours are run by our Year 6 students, great ambassadors for the school and a personal tour with the Principal can also be arranged if you wish. Enrolment forms and information are readily available on the day.
For families arriving from overseas, school entry is determined by the Visa Subclass Number on your child’s Passport. Students unable to enrol directly into the school can enrol via the International Education Division. Please contact them by phone on 03 9637 2990, by email on email@example.com or visit their website on www.study.vic.gov.au for further information.
Book a Tour
We have tour dates throughout the year where you can come and visit our school.