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Enrolment at NMPS

2021 Prep Enrolment are now open: 

If you have a child due to commence Preps at NMPS in 2021 could you please complete an enrolment form and e-mail required documents to North.Melbourne.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Please note that with pandemic restrictions in place, can you please e-mail forms to the school or, alternatively, post if required.


How do I enrol my child for 2021?

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?

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.

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. 

The website also includes a link to the School Zones page on the Department’s website for more information. 

For further clarification please read this document:  School-Enrolment-management-plan.pdf   


Enrolment Form for 2021




Enrolment Process

The Enrolment Application should be completed and, while pandemic restrictions are in place, preferably e-mailed to north.melbourne.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au.  If this is not an option, please post to North Melbourne Primary School, 210 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Vic., 3051.  The following documents will need to be attached:

  • Birth Certificate and/or Child’s Passport
  • Child’s Passport (if a child born overseas)
  • Child’s Passport (if a 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 2021. 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 any 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.
  • Court orders relating to access, etc., if applicable.


Information Checklist

Information you will need to provide in the Enrolment Application includes:

  1. Parents’ home, mobile and work phone numbers

  2. Parents’ email address

  3. Contact details of emergency contacts (other than parents)

  4. Medicare number

  5. Ambulance subscription/coverage advice

  6. Contact details for your family doctor

  7. Hard copies of any reports or information from previous school or relevant outside agency (e.g. therapist)

  8. Medical conditions.

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 copies of all supporting documents, please e-mail or post to North Melbourne Primary School for checking and processing by Student Administration. Please note, incomplete enrolment forms will not be accepted.

Enrolments for 2021 will open 1st May 2020.  Please have forms submitted by 31st August 2020.  Families will be advised at the end of October 2020 on the status of their enrolment application.


Transition/Orientation Dates

Due to Covid restrictions, the Orientation sessions have been modified and new families will be kept updated on developments.


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.  https://www.collingwoodels.vic.edu.au/

How do I enrol my child in 2020?



Year Level to Age List

A child can begin Prep if they turn five in that year by 30th April.  The following sets out 2021 Year level birthdate ranges.


2021 Birthdate range







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Year 5



Year 6




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.


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