2023 Foundation (Prep) Enrolment


Lockwood Primary School is currently accepting 2023 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.



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.  



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 


During Education Week, Lockwood Primary School will hold school tours for prospective families between 9:00-10:00am on Tuesday 24th May, Wednesday 25th May and Thursday 26th May.   On Wednesday 25th May from 6:00-7:00pm the school will be holding an information session for 2023 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.




This year our Transition Sessions will be:

Session 1:        Tuesday 15th November - 9:15am-10:15am

Session 2:        Tuesday 22nd November - 9:15am-10:15am

Session 3:        Tuesday 29th November - 9:15am-10:15am

Session 4:        Tuesday 13th December (statewide Orientation Day) - 9:15am-12:00pm


Session 1:        Tuesday 15th November

  • Students and their Parent/Carer will meet in the Library area. Our 2023 Foundation teacher will provide some play based activities. On this day students will be given a Social Story book that will introduce them to Lockwood Primary School and some of our routines. Please note, this year the school will provide all Foundation students with their school hat on their first transition session.

Session 2:        Tuesday 22nd November 

  • Students will go into the Library area. Parents/carers are welcome to stay at the school and have a cup of tea/coffee in the staffroom or drop your child off and return at pick up time. This is also a good opportunity to finalise your child’s enrolment if official documents are still required at school e.g. Birth or Immunisation Certificate.

Session 3:        Tuesday 29th November

  • Students will go into the Library area, today they will meet with their buddy. Parents/carers are welcome to stay at the school and have a cup of tea/coffee in the staff room. There will be an opportunity for a Q & A session for the parents at this time.


Session 4:       Tuesday 13th December

Statewide Orientation Day for Preps and other new students is on Tuesday December 13th.    The whole school, including our 2023 foundation students and other 2023 students will particpate in transition activities throughout the morning.

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)