Enrolling at YPS

Enrolment forms must be completed for all students enrolling for the first time in the Victorian government school system. Most commonly, this would occur at Foundation (Prep) enrolment.

If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please request an Enrolment Form from our school office at yarram.ps@education.vic.gov.au or by ringing at 5182 5688.

Our school follows the Department of Education’s Placement Policy for the enrolment, placement, and transfer of students.

Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in zone, visit findmyschool.vic.gov.au

Schools must provide new families with the department’s privacy collection notice and keep all information securely. Enrolment forms and supporting documentation must be managed in accordance with the department’s privacy policies and Victorian privacy laws. Refer to Privacy and Information Sharing for further information.

When processing enrolment forms, schools must sight and retain a copy of the following supporting documentation:

  • date of birth
  • an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register Immunisation Status Certificate
  • Australian residency and other visa documentation (only if applicable)
  • court orders or care arrangement documents (only if applicable).

You will also be required to provide information about:

  • your contact details
  • emergency contact details
  • health information about your child (such as allergies or illnesses they need to manage)
  • other legal orders relating to your child and their welfare (if any)

Information Pack

Parents/families/carers that are interested in enrolling a child or who have enrolled a child at YPS are provided with an information pack. The information pack consists of:

We conduct our prep information session during the Prep transition program in Term 4. This is for parents/carers of children who will be commencing Prep for the following year. This provides information regarding:

  • our school values
  • student wellbeing
  • the Prep academic program
  • our school facilities, programs, class sizes and uniform
  • parenting payments
  • parent involvement
  • question and answer sessions

Starting School for the First Time

Starting school is an exciting time for children, parents and carers. We want to help make the enrolment process as easy as possible for you. Each year, the department releases the Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers, with information packs available from the beginning of Term 2 for students commencing foundation/prep the following year. These information packs, and other important information, can be found on the Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) page of the Victorian Government website.

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

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Yarram Primary School. You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

In May each year a notice is handed out at the local kindergartens informing the community that tours and open days will be held at the local schools and that enrolments can then be made at your preferred school.

Your child needs to have turned 5 before the 30th April before they can legally start school. Please consider your child's overall development - physical, emotional, social and intellectual - when deciding if they are ready for school. Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.

Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers

Enrolling a Student from Another School

An enrolment form is not required for students transferring between Victorian government schools. Refer to: Student transfers between schools.

If you have a student transferring to YPS from another school we request that you inform the school that your child is currently attending that you are planning to transfer your child to Yarram Primary School No 693. This will enable the school to put together the child's student file and possible work samples.

Information About School Zones

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 also has additional capacity available to welcome students who are outside of our school zone.

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:

Parent Payments

Under the Department of Education and Training’s Parent Payments Policy, Victorian government schools are required to provide transparent information to their school community on voluntary parent/carer contributions.

The following document outlines the voluntary parent/carer contributions at our school:

International Students

Our standard application form can be used for international students unless they hold a subclass 500 student visa (a student visa in their own name).

An international student application must be submitted for subclass 500 visa holders. The application is available at International Student Program. The International Education Division will formalise the enrolment of these students through the International Student Program.

For further information, please contact the International Education Division at international@education.vic.gov.au or via phone on +61 3 9084 8497.