Prep Enrolment 2021

Information for Parents/Guardians


Dear Parents / Guardians

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in Prep for 2021 at Courtenay Gardens Primary School.

Please find below further information on the enrolment process and the ‘Expression of Interest Form for Prep 2021’ to be completed and submitted.

Please contact the school office if you have any queries.

Kind Regards,

Marc de Ley


Important Dates. See below for further information.

 Expression of Interest Forms due  Friday 17th July, 3.30pm
 School tours and information session  20th-24th July- TBA *depends on Coronavirus restrictions
 Letter of Offer and Enrolment packs sent out  From Tuesday 28th July
 Prep Interviews  August/September- exact dates to be provided
 Prep Transition Sessions  Between 12th October- 27th November- exact dates to be provided
 Prep Information Night  Thursday 26th November 6.00-7.00pm
 Prep Orientation Day and Meet the Teacher
 Parent Information Session
 Tuesday 8th December, 9.30-10.30am

School Tours and Information Night.

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the school has postponed its school tours and information night planned for May. If restrictions are lifted, these will be re-scheduled for the week 20th-24th July. If this is scheduled, the website will be updated with this information.

Eligibility for Prep 2021.

To start primary school your child will need to turn five years old by 30 April, 2021. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age in Victoria.

Designated Neighbourhood School.

Every house in Victoria has a ‘designated neighbourhood school,’ which indicates the school students of that household can attend. A student's designated neighbourhood school is generally the school that is nearest the student's permanent address as determined by the school zone.

The website provides guidance on which school zone a student's permanent residence is located within. I advise you to go onto this website to check whether your house is in the designated neighbourhood zone. Students are able to apply for a place at a school that is not their designated neighbourhood school.

Expression of Interest Form.

If you would like to register an Expression of Interest for enrolling your child for Prep 2021 at Courtenay Gardens PS, please do so on this online form below. If you are having issues, please come to our office or print it out here.

This MUST be completed by Friday 17th July, 3.30pm.

Letter of Offer and Formal Enrolment.

Following your submission of the Expression of Interest Form, you will receive a Letter of Offer and an enrolment pack sent via post on Tuesday 28th July. Parents not receiving an offer or being placed on a waiting list, will also be notified. This will detail further information for you on the enrolment process and transition dates for the remainder of the year.

Specific concerns about enrolling your child.

If you have specific concerns about enrolling your child, for example a child with special needs/disability, please contact the school office, ph: 5995 7139.