Enrolling in Prep 2025

To start primary school your child must turn 5 years of age. or older, by 30 April of the year that they will start school. 

Starting school is a major milestone in your child’s life.  It is an exciting and emotional time for both you and your child.  The transition can be made smoother through your positive encouragement and partnership with your child’s school.  At Mentone Park Primary School we offer a comprehensive transition program to make the transition from Kinder to School as smooth as possible.  Together, we can support your child on their learning journey to achieve their potential.


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

2025 Foundation (Prep) enrolments


The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Mentone Park Primary School.

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).


You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 from 15 April 2024.


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school office to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process. We invite prospective parents to tour the school and see our classrooms and programs in action. Please contact the school office on 9583 4935, or email us at mentone.park.ps@education.vic.gov.au, to arrange a personal tour with our Acting Principal, Mr Jarrod Bainbridge. 
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


Supporting documentation for enrolment


An enrolment form must be completed if you are enrolling your child for the first time in the Victorian government school system.


This form seeks personal and health information that should only be provided to the school your child will attend.

You will be required to provide the following information and documentation:


  • Completed School Enrolment Form
  • Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Copy of the Australian Childhood Immunisation History Statement
  • Copy of Passport with the Visa Entry details or evidence of Naturalisation or Citizenship, if the child was born overseas
  • Signed Mentone Park Primary School parent consent form
  • Asthma, Allergy or Anaphylaxis plans, where appropriate
  • Other legal orders relating to your child and their welfare.

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