Information for Prep 2024


Starting Primary School 

Click here for guidance on types of schools, finding your school zone, enrolment, starting or changing schools. This page contains information for families on how to enrol their child in a Victorian government school and outlines the timeframes for submitting Foundation (Prep) enrolment applications for the next school year.  


Foundation (Prep Enrolments)

At Glen Iris Primary School, we understand that choosing a school to give your child the best start to their education journey is a big decision.  We endeavour to ensure that every child makes a successful transition to Primary School, and that the promotion is a trouble-free and happy experience.  Parent participation and involvement is actively encouraged and appreciated, and we welcome the opportunity to show you what Glen Iris Primary School has to offer you and your child. 

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:

Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has a statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

Follow this link for the Prep 2025 Enrolment Timeline.


The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Glen Iris Primary School.


You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

A Fact Sheet can be found here.


Once you have reviewed the above process, please click on the link below to obtain a copy of the Glen Iris Primary School Enrolment Form.   A copy of your child's birth certificate and immunisation certificate should also be attached when sending in your application.  If you have any other queries, please contact our school office on 9885 3624. 



Enrolment Form


Prep 2024 Information Booklet

Prep 2024 Important Dates


Prep 2025 Enrolment Timeline

Prep "Take Off" Transition Program


In Term 4 of this year, the 2023 Prep students will attend school for four "Take Off" Transition sessions. There is one session per week for four weeks, and each session lasts for an hour. These sessions will help introduce the students to the school environs, help them make friends, and allow the Prep teachers to get to know the incoming students.


At the same time as the students are participating, we offer information sessions for the parents on subjects such as preparing to start school, uniform information, and so forth. 


Prep 2024 "Take Off" Parent Letter

Prep Information Sheet



School Tours


School tours are held weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Led by the Principal, visitors will tour the grounds and and see our classes in action. The Principal can also discuss any enrolment questions that you might have. 


Please click through to our School Tours Page for dates and to book.


If you are interested in entry at a year level other than Prep, please call the office on 03 9885 3624 to arrange a separate tour.  

Prep Open Day and Parent Information Session


Our Prep 2024 Open Day will occur on Wednesday, 17 May. 

Tours will be held at 9.30am and 11:30am. Chat to students and current parents, meet the Principal and the Prep team, and find out what makes Glen Iris Primary School such a great choice. 


The Prep 2024 Information Session will be held on Tuesday 16 May, 6.30pm - 7.30pm in the school library. 

This parent-only session will cover such topics as school readiness, prep programs, school goals and values. 


To book for the Open Day and Information Session, please go to our booking page


Pre-School Storytime


All kindergarten children are invited to join us for a Pre-school Storytime session in the school library. Held by one of our teachers, the children will listen to a story and then do an activity. 


You may attend as many of the sessions as you wish, to help the children begin to familiarise themselves with the school environment. 


Parents must stay with their children for the duration. 


To see dates and to register, please click through to our Pre-School Storytime page. 





A Day in the Life of Prep Video





Watch our Day in the Life of Prep video to see what Glen Iris Primary School has to offer!







Virtual School Tour

Click below to watch a virtual school tour of Glen Iris Primary School