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ENPS - Enrolment and Tours

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Enrolment and Tours

Welcome to Essendon North Primary School

We're very excited that you're considering enrolling your child(ren) with us! We love everything we do here at ENPS, and we hope your child(ren) will love it too!

If you have any questions at all before or during the enrolment process, please contact our wonderful office team on (03) 9379 3979, or essendon.north.ps@education.vic.gov.au - we're always happy to help!

Tours

Whether you're looking at all the schools in your local area, or whether you're hoping to enrol your child(ren) here at ENPS, we highly recommend you join us for a tour - we'd love to meet you!

These tours give us a chance to meet you and your family, and to possibly help with your child(rens) transition to our school. They also give you a chance to meet us, to ask us any questions you have, and to see our school grounds.

You can join us for a tour at any time of the year, even if your child isn't due to start school yet, and we usually hold our Open Day (for future Foundation Parents), near the start of Term 2 each year.

If you'd like to book in for a tour, please contact our office team for our upcoming tour availabilities on (03) 9379 3979 or essendon.north.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

Can I enrol my child at Essendon North Primary School?

We will happily consider any enrolment from anyone, no matter the circumstances. We may not always be able to accept your enrolment, but we'll try our best. We'd like to have your child(ren) join us if we can!

Zones

If you live inside our school zone, we will automatically accept your enrolment!

If you live outside our school zone though, we strongly encourage you to still submit an enrolment form, and our Principal will determine whether we can accept your enrolment or not, based on the Department of Education's Placement Policy

To check which zone your address is in, please visit the FindMySchool website. Please note to be in the Essendon North PS zone, we must be listed as your first school in the list (not one of the top 5).

For more information on school zones, please visit: https://www.vic.gov.au/school-zones 

International Students (Short-term and Long-term)

We are proud of our diversity at Essendon North PS, and we welcome students from around the world. We also definitely consider enrolments from all International Sutdent (both short-term and long-term enrolments). Please contact our office team before you enrol, so we can check some things with you before we proceed.

Note: Depending on your child's current visa, you may need to enrol through the Victorian Department of Education's International Student Program first. Our office team will advise you on this though.

How do I enrol at Essendon North Primary School?

So you've decided to possibly join us, that's great! We'd love to have your child(ren) here if we can. To enrol, please click on the button below. How To Enrol

Foundation Enrolments (for next year)

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has a 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 Essendon North Primary School. 

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). 

ENPS’ Enrolment Ceiling

Essendon North Primary School has an enrolment ceiling. The existence of an enrolment ceiling enables our school to maximise the available learning and play space for students, and enables all students to enrol for whom the school is nearest to their permanent residential address. Where there are insufficient places for all students who seek entry, the following priority is used for determining which students should be enrolled:

  1. Students for whom Essendon North Primary School is the nearest school to their permanent residential address in accordance to the ENPS enrolment boundary. Check at https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au. The Department of Education and Training's Placement Policy can also be viewed here.
  2. Students with siblings who will be concurrently attending Essendon North Primary School.
  3. Students who reside outside the school’s enrolment boundary, and in order of the closeness of their residential address to the school.

The Principal has the right to exercise discretionary judgment on matters pertaining to enrolments that are considered ‘special circumstances’