School Age for 2022 Foundation Students
To be eligible for enrolment in Foundation in 2022, your child must turn five (5) by April 30, 2022.
For children whose birthday falls past April 30 in the year in which s/he commences school, the application must first be approved by the Department of Education before the application can be considered by the school.

Criteria for Enrolment
1.    All applicants must provide a certified copy of their birth certificate, immunisation status and if applicable, a copy of the most recent school report.
2.    Applicants born overseas must provide a certified copy of their passport and visa.
3.    Full fee paying International students should contact the International Student Division of the Department of Education on 9651 3700 prior to contacting the school.

Enrolment Priorities
As deemed by the Department of Education the enrolment limit at Essendon Primary School is 475 students.
Where there are insufficient places for students who seek entry, the following priority is used to determine which students will be enrolled:

1.    Essendon Primary School is required to enrol children who live within the Essendon Primary School zone. Findmyschool is the official Victorian school zones site and hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.  The information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Kinder to Foundation and Year 6 to 7 transition period. To visit the site, see: https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
2.     Students with siblings who will be concurrently attending Essendon Primary School;
3.     Children of current Essendon Primary School staff.
4.     Students in order of closeness of their home to Essendon Primary (by straight line radius from the school).

2022 Enrolment Process
Prospective families are welcome to submit an expression of interest to enrol their child at Essendon Primary School for any year level for the 2022 school year via email to essendon.ps@education.vic.gov.au. Unfortunately, in order to be COVID safe for our school population, we are not be able to offer tours during the school day, in our usual format.  We are able to offer a tour of the school buildings and grounds at the end of the school day, from 3:45 - 4:30pm on Monday 21st of June 2021. The session will last approximately 45 minutes when you will have a tour of our learning spaces and facilities led by the Principal or Assistant Principal and any questions you have answered.  At the conclusion of each tour expressions of interest will  be distributed should you wish to proceed with the enrolment process.  Please follow the link https://compasstix.com/e/bb5ws3fomi to make a booking.

In the meantime you are welcome to view our 2020 virtual tour via the following link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet8HY-g6nao7t73u2Ht2VwkZ7Pu2oIWNhQjyqCuByBDFQBNw/viewform?usp=pp_url.   We are keen to know a little information about those who are interested in our school. Once you have submitted your response to the following questions you will be given the link to our virtual tour.

Foundation Orientation Sessions
2022 Foundation Orientation sessions will take place from 9:30 to 11:00am on 4 Friday mornings commencing Friday 12th November. (12th, 19th and 26th November and 3rd December).  After the successful transition of students in previous years, we will continue to have all year levels step up to their new year level during this time.  This will allow us the opportunity to explore different groupings of students, seek feedback from teachers, students and parents and collect student-learning information in preparation for a smooth transition in 2022.  In the meantime, year 6 students will be able to work on their own transition program in preparation for secondary school.  Our final transition day, when students will meet as a 2022 cohort with their 2022 teachers in their designated learning space will be Tuesday 7th December when the year 6 students have their Secondary Orientation.