2021 Foundation (Prep) Enrolment


FOUNDATION (PREP) ENROLMENTS 2021

Lockwood Primary School is currently accepting 2021 Foundation (Prep) enrolments for siblings of currently enrolled students, or if LPS is the closest Victorian Government Primary School to your family's residential address.

Enrolments are taken the year before the child is due to start school. The child must have turned 5 years by 30th April in the year they are to start school.

Please contact the school (5434 3224) if you are unsure or have queries about our enrolment requirements.

 

SCHOOL ZONE

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 

You are welcome to contact the school for an Enrolment Form and then return it with required documentation to lockwood.ps@education.vic.gov.au.

You are also welcome to submit the completed form and required documentation to the School Office during the hours of 10am to 2:30pm.

LPS will follow the Department of Education and Training’s Privacy Policy when collecting, storing or disposing of personal documents. Policy accessible here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/schoolsprivacypolicy.aspx .

Once all documents and information have been collected LPS will confirm your child’s enrolment, as soon as possible.

Parents MUST supply the school with the following items for full enrolment:

  1. complete full Enrolment Form
  2. certified copy of your child's birth certificate or the original and the school can take a photocopy of it. 
    • Birth Certificates can be ordered from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  3. certified copy of your child's immunisation certificate or the original and the school can take a photocopy of it
    • Document issued by the Australian Childhood Immunistation Register on completion of their 4 year old vaccine 

SCHOOL TOURS and PARENT INFORMATION SESSION

Due to current circumstances our Foundation Information session and school tours have been cancelled. We hope to be able to provide tours for prospective 2021 enrolments in Term 3.

Please see our video below for a virtual tour of our school

 

 

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

LPS will conduct a 4 session transition program in Term 4 2020 for children moving from pre-school to primary school. It is important that all enrolled children attend these sessions to help them become familiar with their new school environment and to enable teachers to prepare better for the following year.

Transition Program 2020 Term 4 dates are:

  • Wednesday November 18th 9:00 – 10:00am
  • Wednesday November 25th 9:00 – 10:00am
  • Wednesday December 2nd  9:00 – 11:00am (Bring a fruit snack to eat on this day)

AND

  • Tuesday December 8th 9:00 – 11:30am (Bring lunch and a hat on this day)

We encourage all 2021 enrolled prep students to attend all transition sessions where possible.


BUDDIES PROGRAM
We 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...
Shayla (Gr.5) and Stella (Prep) Oliver (Gr.5) and Jack (Prep) Bella (Gr.5) with Olivia and Teeanna Tristan (Gr.5) and Jimmy (Prep)