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Student Enrolment Age

To start primary school your child will need to turn five years of age by 30 April of the year that they start school. A child must be at school (or registered for home schooling) in the year that they turn six years of age – this is the compulsory school starting age.

Local Neighbourhood Boundaries/Zones

​Our school is zoned to families living within the local designated boundary. By entering your address into https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/ you will be able to determine your designated neighbourhood school. We will consider enrolling students from outside our boundary if we have capacity, however we need to take current class size and availability of classrooms into consideration prior to accepting students.

School Tours

You may contact us to arrange a tour of our school. During the tour you will be able to obtain an enrolment form from the school. Please call our office on PH: (03) 5369 5148.

 When to Enrol

Parents are welcome to contact us any time prior to the year before your child is due to start school. We recommend that all children are enrolled by the end of Term 2, to allow for your child’s full participation in our Prep Transition Program.
How to Enrol

To enrol your child in a Victorian government school you will need to fill out an enrolment form which you obtain from the school and provide the school with important information about your child, including:

*   A copy of your child’s birth certificate

*   Immunisation Status Certificate

*   Any assessment reports relevant to your child’s needs

Be PREPared Transition – Prep Students

Balliang East Primary School runs a Pre-Prep transition program known as Be PREPared. This program runs in Terms 3 & 4, the year prior to your child starting Prep. There are 10 sessions which run each fortnight from 9:00 am to 11:30 am as well as the State Wide Transition Day from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Information regarding Be PREPared including the dates, requirements and Parent Information Session will be given to parents who organise a tour of the school.