We always do our best to accommodate as many children and their families as possible. For Prep-Year 6 we are accepting children where we are your closest school.

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The first step to enrolling your child at Brunswick South Primary School is to attend a school tour. Please make a time for a tour of our school with our Acting Principal, Toby Mestitz or our Acting Assistant Principal, Sarah Burdak. You can book a tour via https://www.trybooking.com/CPICY


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 2025 school year.
Enrolling in school | vic.gov.au (www.vic.gov.au)

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

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2024 (Monday 15 April 2024).

You can download a Student Enrolment form from our A-Z info tab under enrolment. A paper version of the form is available at the school office, or you may complete the online version and email it to us.

When submitting the enrolment form please, also attach:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record
  • Proof of residence – utility bill, driver’s licence, rental agreement, etc. (for new families to the school.)


The first year of primary school is called Foundation or Prep.

The statewide timeline for enrolling in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year has been released.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government school. The timeline seeks to make the enrolment process simpler, clearer and fairer for families. Find it here.

The timeline applies to children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025. All government primary schools, including P-9 and P-12 schools, will follow the timeline.

The timeline does not apply to government specialist schools. For information about how to apply to enrol your child in a government specialist school, you should read enrolling in a school.

The timeline does not apply to non-government schools (Catholic or Independent schools). If you wish for your child to attend a non-government school, please contact individual non-government schools for their enrolment processes.

If you are seeking to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2024 school year, you should read about enrolling in a school and contact a primary school directly.

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Brunswick South Primary School from Monday 15 April, 2024.

Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).

You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024

*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.


To be eligible for enrolment on language grounds (criteria 2), the student must meet one of the following selection criteria:

a)     student speaks Italian at home.

b)    student is or has been enrolled in an eligible kindergarten or school.

c)     at least one parent or carer speaks Italian.

When enrolling on language grounds, parents and carers of students applying from outside the school zone must complete the Language Grounds Attachment. A Language Grounds Attachment will only be provided to parents and carers if Brunswick South Primary School has insufficient accommodation for all students who seek entry.

To qualify under selection criteria a,the attachment requires parents and carers to confirm that the student speaks Italian at home.

To qualify under selection criteria b, the student must have attended one of the following early childhood or school settings for a minimum of 1 year, 12 hours a week:

·         For Foundation enrolments, the student has been enrolled in an early childhood service that delivered at least 50% of their state-funded four-year-old kindergarten program[1] in Italian.

·         For students transferring from other schools seeking enrolment in Years 1 to 6, the student has been enrolled in a full-immersion or partial-immersion (bilingual) target language early childhood service or school.

There must be no gap between attending the eligible kindergarten or school and seeking enrolment at Brunswick South Primary School.

Parents and carers may be asked to supply the student’s previous enrolment record or attendance certificate as evidence.

To qualify under selection criteria c, the attachment requires parents and carers to indicate that at least one parent or carer speaks Italian. Parents and carers may be asked to provide supporting documentation, such as a copy of their secondary school or tertiary education record, to demonstrate proficiency in the language.

When there are more applicants under language grounds than available places at the school, eligible students who meet criteria a will be prioritised first, followed by those meeting criteria b, and then those meeting criteria c. If required, students who satisfy the same selection criteria can be further prioritised in order of closeness of their permanent residence to the school.

[1] For a list of participating funded kindergartens, visit the Early Childhood Language Program. There are more kindergartens that offer bilingual education that may not be listed here. For any queries, please contact your Regional Office.

Enrolment Policy

Brunswick South Primary – Langauge Grounds Attachment