2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolment

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 Albert Park 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.


Before your begin

  1. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) 
  2. Your child must be 5 years old by 30 April in the year that they start school.
  3. Check your residential address falls within our school zone via findmyschool.vic.gov.au (see below for further details)
  4. Book a school tour - contact the office via email or phone 03 9699 9090

How to enrol 

Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023.


Please provide the school with the following documentation:

if applicable

  • Copy of any Visa Approvals & Copy of child’s passport (if applicable)
  • For any medical conditions, a current copy of child’s Management Plan completed by your Doctor (eg Asthma Management Plan and Anaphylaxis Management Plan)
  • For any restraining orders or child protection issues, a copy of Court Order or Parenting Plans

Next steps

  1. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023
  2. 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
  3. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023
  4. 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.


Once your child is enrolled:

Read our tips for Starting School to lear how you can support your child. 


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.


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