Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year

To start primary school in 2025, your child will need to have turned 5 years old by 30 April 2025. Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.

An Information Night for Foundation 2025 families will be held in May 2024, date to be confirmed.

Due to Huntly Primary School being required to adhere to the Department of Education’s Enrolment Management Plan the following applies:

Enrolment is restricted to:

  • Students who live within the school zone
  • Students with a sibling attending the school at the same time
  • Students seeking enrolment on legitimate compassionate grounds.

Enrolment Timeline:

Each year, the department releases the statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline to Victorian government primary schools.  The timeline includes key dates to help schools to plan for their Foundation enrolments.   This also follows the release of 2025 zones on the department’s Find my School website.  Before you get started please check if you are currently living in our school zone.

Foundation (Prep) Enrolment 2025 timeline include the following:

  • Schools can receive enrolment forms from parents and carers who are currently living in our school zone from the start of Term 2, 2024.  Your enrolment will be automatically accepted.
  • In some circumstances, where families are not currently living in our school zone an application to enrol form will need to be submitted for approval by Friday 26th July, 2024.
    •  Schools will then notify parents and carers of the outcome of their application to enrol between Monday 29th July and Friday 9th August, 2024.
    • Written appeals from parents and carers are to be lodged with schools by Friday 23 August, 2024.
    • Schools will notify parents and carers in writing of the outcome of appeals by Friday 6 September, 2024.


What you need to do:

1.  Use Find my School (see further information below) to check that Huntly Primary School is your designated neighbourhood school (local school).

4.  Contact our school office to receive an information pack and school enrolment form or application to enrol.

5. Once accepted take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024


Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

For more information, you can visit School zones for answers to frequently asked questions.

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