Choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision. These are the steps that we recommend you take:
Step 1: Find My School
Bimbadeen Heights Primary School zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.
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 School 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.
Step 2: Transition to School Parent Information
Information for parents/carers about Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) can be located on the Department of Education’s Parent page.
If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please complete the Application Form and send to Bimbadeen.firstname.lastname@example.org If you require a paper form, please contact the school office on 9726 9989. A residential address check is also required, in the form of 100 points in requested documents. The checklist is provided in Step 5 with the application to enrol form.
An enrolment form will be provided when placement is offered.
Our school follows the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy for the enrolment, placement, and transfer of students.
Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in zone, visit www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
All other applications will be considered subject to available space, and prioritised according to:
1. students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time
2. all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
The Department of Education has produced a Transition to School Parent Information Pack that is distributed to parents/carers via their child’s Preschool or Kindergarten each year. The Outer East Area – North Eastern Victoria Region has produced an updated version of this Transition to School Parent Information Pack that provides specific information about schools in the Outer East Area.
Step 3: Take Our Online Video Tour
The ideal starting place to learn more about us. We have a library of videos where you can:
- Meet our principal
- Hear from our dedicated & talented teachers
- Get to know some of our students
- Gain some insights from our current parents
- Learn about our curriculum opportunities
- Tips for a smooth start to school for your child
… and so much more!
Step 4: Book a School Tour
A school tour with a member of our school’s leadership team is a great opportunity to see our school in action and to get a ‘feel’ for the school and assess if it will meet the learning needs for your child.
Interested parents and carers are encouraged to book a school tour. We conduct personal tours specifically for Foundation families from Term 1 through to the end of Term 2 by appointment only. Tours for placements at all other levels are conducted throughout the year, on a needs basis and by appointment only.
Step 5: Fill Out An Enrolment Form
As a requirement, we need some paperwork filled out and returned to us.
Our new ‘application to enrol’ form is now available, along with information required for the residential address check. This residential address checklist must be submitted with the application for it to be complete. You can download both of these here – and either fill it out the application form using your online PDF editor or print it, fill it out and return it to us, with copies of your 100-point residential address proof.
Alternatively, drop in and pick the forms up from the school, or call us and we can mail one out to you.
Please call if you need assistance, we are always happy to help.
You are now required to provide documents to verify your child’s permanent residence. Any combination of the following documents is acceptable, as long as they add up to at least 100 points.
Step 6: Foundation (Prep) Transition Program
An important feature of our school is the well established and successful Foundation Transition Program that we run. One of our priorities is that all children new to the school feel happy and secure as quickly as possible. Having your child attend our Foundation Transition program is a great way to ensure they get off on the right foot.
Step 7: Start Your Learning Journey With Us
We are here to make learning engaging, challenging but most of all – fun!
We want school to be a happy place where excitement & adventure is the norm, imaginations are encouraged to run wild, friendships are developed and good character is built.
This is what makes our school great and we can’t wait for you to join us on the journey!
Isn’t it time we got to know each other?
Take our online VIDEO TOUR or book a SCHOOL TOUR!
Meet our principal, teachers, current students, parents, learn about our curriculum opportunities and tips for a smooth start to school.