For information about your child's transition to primary school please visit the Department of Education's Starting School page
Download Student Enrolment Form
Download Enrolment Information Booklet
Enrolment Timeline for 2024 Foundation Enrolment
Term 1: Tours invited for 2024 enrolments
Term 2: 2024 tours continue - enrolment applications open
Term 3: 2024 tours continue - enrolment applications due by Friday 28th July. Parents notified of enrolment application outcome Friday 11th August
Term 4: Transition sessions commence
2024 Foundation Enrolments
The Department of Education (DE) has released a new 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 Bolinda Primary School.
The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Bolinda Primary School from 24 April 2023.
What you need to do:
Contact our school on (03) 54285 317 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process
Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 24 April 2023)
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 offer of placement, you should contact our school to 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 our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
When submitting the Student Enrolment Form, also attach:
Your child’s Birth Certificate
Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record
Proof of residence – utility bill, driver's licence, rental agreement, etc. (for new families to the school)
To commence primary school, children must be five years old by April 30 in the year they start school
If you have enrolment questions, please contact the school office.
Upon receipt of your enrolment, an appointment may be scheduled for you and your child/ren to meet with the Principal to further discuss your application.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onward.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.