2025 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including [insert name of your school].

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Newborough East Primary School from 15 April 2024.

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school Office – Enrolment Coordinator to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school. Student Application Form 2024 (PDF Version)
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024. Student Enrolment Form 2024 (PDF Version)
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


  • Completed Enrolment Form
  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Immunisation status certificate
  • Passport and Visa (if your child was born overseas)
  • Custody Documentation – if applicable
  • Medical documentation

Moving from primary to secondary school

Information for parents and carers on how to enrol and support their child moving from primary to secondary school.

Moving from primary to secondary school is an important step in a child’s education. In Victoria, students start secondary school when they reach Year 7.

Steps to enrol your child in secondary school

Moving from a government primary school to a government secondary school

If your child is seeking a place in Year 7 at a secondary school next year, you will need to:

  1. download the Year 6 to 7 Placement Information Pack 2024-25. The pack will be available from Term 2, 2024 and will include the application form. Your child’s primary school may also give you a copy of the pack.
  2. use Find my School to locate your local secondary school or preferred school, and read about School zones and Enrolling in school.
  3. complete the application form and return it to your child’s primary school by Friday 10 May 2024.

Year 7 placement is decided by secondary schools using the Department’s Placement Policy. However, all communication about your child’s placement must be with the Year 6 Coordinator or Transition Coordinator at your child’s primary school until the placement is confirmed.

You will receive notification of your child’s Year 7 placement offer on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

All government secondary schools will host a Year 7 Orientation Day (for Year 6 students) on Tuesday 10 December 2024.