FOUNDATION (PREP) ENROLMENTS 2024
Lockwood Primary School is currently accepting 2024 Foundation (Prep) enrolments for siblings of currently enrolled students, or if Lockwood Primary School is the closest Victorian Government Primary School to your family's residential address.
The Department of Education (DE) has released a new 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 Lockwood Primary School.
The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au, which has the most current information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
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.
ENROLMENT FORM PROCEDURE & DUE DATE- WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
Parents MUST supply the school with the following items for full enrolment:
SCHOOL TOURS and PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
During Education Week, Lockwood Primary School will hold school tours for prospective families between 9:15-10:00am on Tuesday 16th May and Thursday 18th May. On Wednesday 17th May from 6:00-7:00pm and Thursday 18th May from 9:30-10:15am, the school will be holding an information session for 2024 prospective Foundation students and their families.
Other times to inspect the school are available by appointment. Please contact the school office to arrange.
If you have any questions after viewing of the virtual tour and reading through the provided information please do not hesitate to contact the school. We look forward to meeting you in person.
TRANSITION PROGRAM - IMPORTANT KEY DATES
This year our Transition Sessions will be:
Session 1: Tuesday 7th November - 9:00am-10:00am
Session 2: Tuesday 14th November - 9:00-10:00am
Session 3: Tuesday 21st November - 9:00-10:00am
Session 3: Tuesday 28th November - 9:00-10:00am
Session 4: Tuesday 12th December (statewide Orientation Day) - 9:00-11:30am
Session 1: Tuesday 7th November
Session 2: Tuesday 14th November
Session 3: Tuesday 21st November
Session 4: Tuesday 28th November
Session 5: Tuesday 12th December
Statewide Orientation Day for Preps and other new students is on Tuesday December 12th. The whole school, including our 2024 foundation students and other 2024 students will particpate in transition activities throughout the morning.
BUDDIES PROGRAMWe have a brilliant two-year program in which Grade 5 students are allocated to an incoming Prep and support them as their "Buddy".Click here to read more about our Buddies Program and how it supports a smooth transition to school.See below for a selection of Buddies photos...