Enrolment at NMPS
2019 School Tours
Our tours are student-led by our wonderful Year 6 students. Please allow 30 minutes.
Bookings are not required. Please meet at the school office at 9 am.
Tours are on Fridays at 9.15am on these dates: 3rd May, 24th May, 21st June and 2nd August, 2019.
How do I enrol my child for 2020?
You will first need to confirm that North Melbourne Primary School is your designated neighbourhood school. This can be done by visiting the 'Find My School' website.
How to use the FINDMYSCHOOL website?
The website has been designed for simplicity.
1. Begin by visiting www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
2. You can find a designated neighbourhood school by residential address OR searching using the name of a school. The result will show:
- where the school is located within the zone and the residential address (if provided),
- information about the school, its region and a link to the school website.
3. To refine results to the type of school, select ‘Primary’ or ‘Secondary’. There is the option to filter results by year level for secondary schools.
4. To start a new search, simply replace the address or school name.
The website also includes a link to the School Zones page on the Department’s website for more information. This includes the list of frequently asked questions provided at the end of this document.
NOTE: If a property is intersected by a school zone line, the child residing at that property has the right to attend the school in either zone.
2019 Enrolment Form:
2020 Enrolment Form:
The Enrolment Application should be completed and returned to the School Office with photocopies of the following documents:
- Birth Certificate and/or Child’s Passport
- Child’s Passport (if child born overseas)
- Child’s Passport (if child born in Australia and parents born overseas)
- Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (please see link)
- Evidence of Residency Status (if parents born overseas) which is a Passport and Visa Details of Parents and Child
- Proof of address documents which will be a Lease agreement or contract of sale/council rates. Please note: A lease will need to extend beyond February 2020. If unavailable when submitting an enrolment a new lease will need to be provided once available to prove that North Melbourne Primary School is still your designated neighbourhood school at the commencement of the school year.
- Two current utility bills e.g. gas, electricity, internet (or connection notices if ony recent occupation of residence) or official correspondence from ATO, Centrelink, Banks, etc. that show name and address in hard copy.
- For Year 1 to Year 6 enrolments, you will need a copy of last school report together with Naplan results if available.
Information you will need to provide in the Enrolment Application includes:
Parents’ home, mobile and work phone numbers
Parents’ email address
Contact details of emergency contacts (other than parents)
Ambulance subscription/coverage advice
Contact details for your family doctor
Hard copies of any reports or information from previous school or relevant outside agency (e.g. therapist)
Please note that enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.
Submission of the Enrolment Application
Once you have completed the Enrolment Application form and have attached photocopies of all supporting documents, please return to the school’s reception for checking and processing by the Enrolment Officer.
Enrolments for 2020 will open 1st May 2019. Please have forms submitted by 30th August 2019. Families will be advised at the end of October 2019 on the status of their enrolment application.
Orientation and Information sessions are held in Term 4 for prospective Prep families. All families who have successful enrolments will be advised of dates and times of the sessions. Prep teachers and relevant school staff will be available at the Orientation and Information sessions and there will be an opportunity to view school facilities. Slides from the 2018 Prep Information evening can be viewed here.
For students enrolled in Years 1 – 6 an Orientation Day will be held in December.
What to do if you have just arrived in Australia or moved to North Melbourne?
North Melbourne Primary School can accept enrolments provided all the criteria set out in ‘How do I enrol my child?’ are met.
Students who have been in Australia for less than 12 months, and who are not Australian citizens, may be requested to complete an English Language Assessment to determine if they require additional support for their language development. If, following a half hour assessment, it is determined that a child will significantly benefit from supportive English language schooling, they will be directed to an English Language School for one or two terms before returning to North Melbourne Primary School. These are local primary schools following the Victorian curriculum with a focus on students where English is an additional language.
Further information can be found at https://www.esl-wels.vic.edu.au/ or Collingwood English Language School ph: 9419 7633. These assessments can be arranged by North Melbourne Primary School.
2019 Enrolment Application can be found here: Student-Enrolment-Form-2019-Rwkd-May-18.pdf
Year Level to Age List
A child can begin Prep if they turn five in that year by 30th April. The following sets out 2020 Year level birthdate ranges.
Why is my child's Immunisation Important?
The new amendments to the No Jab, No Play legislation have tightened requirements for enrolment in early childhood services and impact acceptable documentation for school entry immunisation requirements. By law, primary schools are required to request and record information on the immunisation status of students prior to enrolment. Parents or guardians must provide an immunisation status certificate to the school regardless of whether the child is or is not immunised.
As of 28 February 2018, an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register will be the only form of documentation accepted as proof of a child's immunisation status.
Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers will no longer be sufficient as a form of evidence.
How do parents/carers get their child on the Australian Immunisation Register?
If a family is registered with Medicare then their children are automatically registered on the Australian Immunisation Register. In this case the Immunisation History Statements for children from the Australian Immunisation Register can be accessed from your myGov account, Medicare or Centrelink offices or call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.
For families who are not registered with Medicare, a GP or immunisation nurse can enter them on the Register along with the details of any vaccines they have had. Guardians will then need to call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 to request an Immunisation History Statement to be sent through the post. This can take up to 14 days.
Once you have requested this statement we can conditionally enrol a student. We will require a certificate/letter of attendance for the purpose of immunisation from the GP or immunisation centre to confirm that details will be forwarded to the Register.
When we have confirmation that an Immunisation History Statement has been requested we can process a conditional enrolment. Please note formal enrolment will only be confirmed once we have a copy of the Immunisation History Statement.
IMPORTANT - In the case of an outbreak of a contagious disease at school we will be obliged to remove students who do not have an Immunisation History Statement on file for the required period to ensure their safety.