Enrolments for 2021 are now open
See our school zone online
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.
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: email@example.com
How to Enrol
Step 1 | Download Student Enrolment Form
Step 2 | Enrolment Documentation
All student enrolments must be formalised by completing an enrolment form and providing copies of the following documentation:
- Birth Certificate (English translated)
- Immunisation Form from the Australian Immunisation Register
- Proof of Residence (Tenancy Agreement or Contract of Sale)
- Medical Management Plans (Asthma and Anaphylaxis)
- Student Visa*
- Family Enrolment Agreement
- Latest School Report
- Student Drawing or Letter for the Principal
*All copies of student visas must be provided to the School as part of the enrolment process. The student’s eligibility for enrolment is based on the visa of the student and then in the second instance the family or parent. Depending on the status and visa number, students may need to apply through the Victorian Schools International Division https://www.study.vic.gov.au/en/Pages/default.aspx
Step 3 | Drop off student enrolment form & supporting documentation to reception
All enrolment applicants must be handed into the School’s Reception in person along with the supporting documentation. We do not accept electronic copies. Contact the School to arrange a time to drop off your completed enrolment form and supporting documentation between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Once your enrolment form has been accepted, we will book in a pre-enrolment interview with the Principal and you will receive a School Enrolment Pack.
Step 4 | Pre enrolment interview & agreement
All new students and their families (both parents where possible) are required to attend a pre enrolment interview with the Principal.
You will be required to have read and completed the documents below. These documents are to be submitted with your child’s enrolment form.
- SMPS Statement of Values
- Respectful Relations and Safe Behavior Policy
- Family Enrolment Agreement
The Principal also requests a copy of the child’s most recent school report and for your child to write a letter to the Principal or draw a picture. Both of these items are to be submitted along with the enrolment application.
Each interview is approximately 30 minutes and all interviews are held at the School. Interview times and dates are confirmed when an enrolment application is submitted in full. Families are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to their interview so our Office Manager can answer any questions you may have.
Commence your learning journey…
South Melbourne Primary School proudly considers all student enrolments, including International Student applications as an opportunity to be educated and participate in education programs fundamental to the development of all children.
South Melbourne Primary School has a diverse student demographic, with many students and families currently on working or students Visas. Depending on the Visa type and number of the student visa and in some instances the parent, students will need to apply to the DET International Division.
The following Visa numbers require an application for enrolment through the International Division:
173 400 417 456 459 462 500* 570 571* 572 573 575 600 601 602 651 675 676 679 685 686 771 773 884 944 956 976 977
* Some only not all
INTERNATIONAL DIVISION ENROLMENT PROCESS
To enrol in a Victorian government primary school as an international student, you must:
- Submit an application form
- Attach the requested documentation, including a copy of the child’s current Australian visa and passport details, to the application form
- Pay the relevant international fees
- Be accepted for enrolment by the school.
All applications for enrolment are completed online at https://www.study.vic.gov.au/en/Pages/default.aspx
The type of application form and process undertaken to enrol an international student in a Victorian government school is largely dependent upon the type of visa the student will hold during their stay in Australia.
SCHOOL ENROLMENT PROCESS
Students who have applied through the International Division and granted placement at South Melbourne Primary School must follow the School’s enrolment process before the student can commence. Families of students who have been granted placement should contact (03) 9935 9399 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding this process.
International students are required to pay both international student fees as well as the determined School fees for the current year. All international fees and school fees must be paid prior to the student commencing enrolment. Please be aware that students cannot commence enrolment until all school and international fees are paid in full.
Grade 6 -7 Transition
Information for parents / carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found at Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents.
While parents / carers can access the Information Pack and Application Form on the Department’s website, our school will also make every effort to provide families of Year 6 students a copy of the Year 7 Placement Information Pack and Application Form.