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2025 Foundation Enrolments are due Friday 26th July.

To start primary school in 2025, your child will

need to turn 5 years old by 30 April 2025.


Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025, you will be able

to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government

primary school from the start of Term 2, 2024 (Monday 15 April 2024).

Our Foundation Transition dates for enrolled 2025 Foundation students are:

  • Tuesday 12th November         2.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Tuesday 19th November         2.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Tuesday 26th November         2.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Tuesday 3rd December           2.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Tuesday 10th December         9.00am – 12.30pm


We strongly recommend all sessions are attended.


Please arrive through the front office where your child will join our Foundation teachers in the school library before moving to classrooms. Parents and carers do not stay for the transition sessions, this is the opportunity for your child to become familiar with school and develop relationships with their peers and teachers.


We look forward to working together in a strong partnership and aspire to our school vision to develop “confident, caring and respectful learners.”

Foundation Preparation Night for Parents 

Wednesday 25th October

5.30pm - 6.30pm 

What you need to do:

  1. Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.

  2. Contact a government primary school to ask about school tour dates or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process.

  3. Download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers.' The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024 and will include an application form. The school may also provide you with a copy of the form to complete.

  4. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

  5. 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 accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.

  6. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

  7. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.


Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education's Placement Policy.


Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.


If you are seeking to apply to enrol your child in a school that is not their local school, you should read about school zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy found on the enrolling in a school page.

More information 

Fact Sheet for Foundation Enrolment

Tips for Parents - Starting Prep 

- Information from Better Heath

As with any big change, starting primary school brings a new set of routines, challenges and rewards.


Making this transition a happy, healthy one can have some real benefits down the track.


A positive start to school can establish a child’s readiness to learn and confidence about other big transitions in life.


And, importantly, healthy children learn better.


This is also the start of an important partnership between you and your child’s school in supporting your child’s physical, social and emotional health, now and throughout their school years.


The purpose of this booklet (LINK BELOW) is to:

  • provide parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information

  • give you an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child’s health

  • point you towards more detailed information or contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.

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Enrolments DueFriday 26th July

Yarragon Primary School Zone 

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