Enrolment Policy

To enrol in Primary School your child must be at least five years of age by 30th April of the year that he or she starts school.


We recommend that you speak to your pre-school teacher if you have any concerns about your child’s readiness for school.


Information about your local Primary Schools will be available from your pre-school early in Term Two.


To assist you in choosing a Primary School that best suits your child’s needs, we recommend that you talk to parents of local school children.  We also suggest that you contact your local schools early to arrange personal tours and to meet members of their staff.  Some schools schedule designated times where appointments are not required.  If possible, try to arrange your visit to occur during school hours so that you can see the students in their learning environment.


Most Primary Schools have a limit on their intake and only take students from their immediate area.  Other schools have specific zones. The Enrolment Boundary Map for Glen Iris Primary School can be found at findmyschool.vic.gov.au. 


Glen Iris Primary School has an enrolment ceiling.  Admission preference is given to children whose home address is closer to GIPS than to any other government Primary School. Preference is also given to children who have older siblings at GIPS.  


All other applicants will be placed on a waiting list.  We attempt to notify these families as early as possible when we are able to confirm additional vacancies.


The deadline for enrolments in Boroondara primary schools is 31st August.  Enrolment Forms are available from your local school.


If you feel that your child may be eligible for disabilities funding, it is important to discuss this with the school as early as possible.  We recommend that you do this no later than June.


Schools require proof of your child’s Date of Birth and a completed Immunisation Certificate prior to his or her commencement in school.  We understand that in some cases this documentation may not be available prior to the enrolment deadline.  You can provide this information to the school at a later date to complete the enrolment.


Schools may also require passport and visa documentation for children born overseas.


Transition from pre-school to Primary School is an exciting and special time.  Most Primary Schools offer transition programs late in calendar year.  The GIPS program is called “Take Off” and it is usually held over a four-week period in November.  Schools encourage your child's participation in these programs to help them become familiar with the school setting prior to the start of their first (“Prep”) year.


We hope that you enjoy the transistion process and we look forward to assisting you with your child's enrolment.


For further information regarding the enrolment process please contact the North-Eastern Victorian Region of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).