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Enrolling a child at Wales Street?
Please complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ and ‘Student Enrolment’ form by clicking on the blue tab below and follow the instructions. For more information on our enrolment process please contact us on:
p: 9484 3949 or visit us at the School Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
2021 Expression of Interest and Enrolment Forms
Please download and read the following documents before submitting an enrolment form:
Please download the following forms – they are interactive forms that can be filled out on the computer and then saved. Please include your child’s surname when saving your document and email completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with a copy of your child’s:
Medicare immunisation certificate
Proof of address (ie. lease agreement, utility bill or something similar with your name and address)
School tours for 2021 enrolments have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Enrolments open in Term 2 (Enrolment process will be posted here soon – thank you for your patience and understanding)
Enrolments close on 30 June
Offers are sent to families by 30 July
Acceptance of offers:
Offers must be formally accepted by families by mid-August
School tours have been cancelled due to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to conduct school tours this year. We invite you to watch an introduction to WSPS video narrated by our acting principal, Jenny Deeble.
About our enrolment procedure
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
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 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.
Please note that we are restricted by school zones (as set by the Department of Education), and required to verify addresses of all applicants on the Department’s Find My School website. We also require proof of address (such as a lease agreement, utility bill – something showing a valid and current name and address).
Students who reside within the Wales Street Primary School zone or who already have a sibling attending the school are automatically entitled to a placement at Wales Street. Consideration may also be given to families who are not in the zone based on curriculum grounds.
If the address provided is outside the Wales Street zone, families must provide the curriculum grounds on which they wish to attend Wales Street (as opposed to attending the school your children are zoned for).
Timing and availability
We take general enrolments all year round. If a child lives within our zone, there is no cut-off date, and we must take that child at any time during the school year.
If a child lives outside our zone but have curriculum grounds as to why they have chosen Wales Street, acceptance of enrolment would depend on spaces available. If all classes in the relevant year level are filled, we are not obligated to accept additional enrolments. (Note that this differs from families living within the school zone, for whom we are obliged to accept the enrolment regardless of class sizes.)
If a family is moving into the school zone and wishes to begin at Wales Street in the following year, we strongly encourage them to submit completed enrolment forms by October, as this is when class placements are organised and teachers allocated.
Additional information for Foundation children
Enrolling a child in Foundation? Generally, we begin taking expressions of interest and booking school tours from February in the year before your child is due to start at Wales Street.
School tours for 2021 Enrolments
School tours have been cancelled due to COVID-19
Please go to the blue tab above ‘2021 Expression of Interest and Enrolment Form and follow instructions on our enrolment process there.
Enrolments close on 26 June, 2020
Offers will be sent to families by 24 July, 2020
Foundation Orientation Program
The Foundation Orientation Program runs in October/November each year. Information will be posted to all families who have received confirmation of enrolment. Parent Information Sessions are also conducted during this time.
Dates and times for the Orientation Program and Information Sessions for 2021 Foundation students will be posted here when available.
Preparing your child for school
Here you can download a document outlining how to prepare your child for school
Preparing your child for school >
2020 Teaching and Learning brochure
Here you can download the 2020 Teaching and Learning brochure
2020 Teaching and Learning brochure >
2020 Foundation Information brochure
Here you can download the 2020 Foundation Information brochure
2020 Foundation Information brochure >
2020 Foundation Information handbook
Here you can download the 2020 Foundation Information handbook
2020 Foundation Information handbook >
If you no longer need your place at Wales Street
We urge families to contact us immediately if there has been a change of circumstances and you no longer require a place at Wales Street Primary School. This allows us to offer the place to the next family on our waiting list.