Enrolment

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 Tootgarook Primary 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 Tootgarook Primary School from 15 April 2024.

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school 03 5985 2864 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.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  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.

 

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au 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 based on 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:

 

 

Curriculum

 

Tootgarook Primary School promotes the consistent use of Explicit Instruction in every classroom. Explicit instruction involves directly teaching students the content or skill to be learned, using clear and unambiguous language. Teacher modelling and guidance is followed by opportunities for practice.  Student/teacher interaction is very high and student engagement is essential.

  • Victorian Curriculum
  • Little Learners Love Literacy
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Language Other Than English - Indonesian

 

Additional Programs

  • Buddy Program for all Foundation students
  • Swimming lessons 
  • Instrumental and singing lessons
  • Breakfast Club
  • Before and After School Care
  • Excursions and incursions 
  • 3-6 Camps
  • Ski Camp (optional)
  • Beach Program 4-6

 

Our school has an inclusive enrolment policy, and we will accept children’s enrolment where possible and beneficial for your child. We proudly welcome and support all students to access learning at Tootgarook Primary School. 

 

For more information about how to choose and enrol in a Victorian Government school, please go to the Department of Education and Training website.

 

Tootgarook PS Enrolment Form 2024

Tootgarook PS Parent Information Booklet

Tootgarook PS CSEF Application Form

CSEF Information Flyer

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

STEP ONE

Contact our school office on (03) 59852864, or via email tootgarook.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

STEP TWO

Arrange a personalised tour of the school with our Acting Principal Leigh McQuillen or Acting Assistant Principal Adele Read. Children and other family members are most welcome to attend.

 

STEP THREE

Receive an enrolment pack, including general information about our school and enrolment forms. Forms may also be downloaded using these links

  Tootgarook PS Enrolment Form 2024

  Tootgarook PS CSEF Application Form

  CSEF Information Flyer

 

STEP FOUR

Provide us with your completed enrolment form, your child’s birth certificate, immunisation status, information about any relevant medical conditions, and any other important information that will help us care for your child at school. Upon receipt of forms your child will receive a Leap into Learning T-shirt plus the first 18 enrolments will also receive a free library bag incuding a stationery pack.

 

STEP FIVE

Attend our Leap into Learning sessions to meet your child’s teacher and our leadership staff.

 

STEP SIX

Bring your child to their first day! Our staff will help you and your child get settled into their new school, show them around our grounds, and make sure they have a buddy to keep them company on day one. 


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