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Enrolment at NMPS

Information for students wishing to enrol at NMPS in 2019.

 

How do I enrol my child?

You will first need to confirm that North Melbourne Primary School is your designated neighbourhood school. 

Check our designated school neighbourhood here: link

If so, you will need to complete an Enrolment Application form.  This can be downloaded from the document listing on the bottom right hand side of this page or collect one from the School Office.

 

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 2019. 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. Also, two current utility bills e.g. gas, electricity, internet or official correspondence from ATO, Centrelink, Banks, etc. that show name and address.
  • 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)
  • Medicare number
  • Ambulance subscription/coverage advice
  • Contact details for your family doctor
  • Copies of any reports or information from previous school or relevant outside agency (e.g. therapist)
  • Medical conditions.

 

Please note that enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.

 

When do I have to submit the Enrolment Application form by?

Once you have completed the Enrolment Application form, and have copies of supporting documents, please contact the school to make an appointment with the Enrolment Officer. 

Appointments times are between 2.00pm and 3.20pm, Monday to Friday, and are for approximately 10 minutes in duration to check all paperwork is in order. 

Please submit the enrolment form by 31st August 2018 for 2019 entry.  Families will be advised at the end of October, 2018, on the status of their enrolment application. 

 

Will there be a Transition/Orientation session?

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.

For students enrolled in Years 1 – 6 an Orientation Day will be held in December.

 

What do we do if we arrive in Australia or move to North Melbourne in the middle of the year?

North Melbourne Primary School can accept mid-year intakes 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.

 

What Year level will my child be in?

A child can begin Prep if they turn five in that year by 30th April.  The following sets out 2019 Year level birthdate ranges.

 

2019 Birthdate Range

Prep

01/05/2013

30/04/2014

Year 1

01/05/2012

30/04/2013

Year 2

01/05/2011

30/04/2012

Year 3

01/05/2010

30/04/2011

Year 4

01/05/2009

30/04/2010

Year 5

01/05/2008

30/04/2009

Year 6

01/05/2007

30/04/2008

 

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.