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​2025 Foundation Enrolments 

Our school zone

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 on the basis of your permanent residential address.

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:

2025 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including [insert name of your school].

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).

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

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school Principal, Carolyn Tavener, to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process. Our transition dates, including a school tour date in May, are listed over to the right of this information.

  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.

  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

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

  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

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.

Bendigo Primary School offers a wide range of exceptional educational programs for its students. There is a strong love of community and outdoor spaces here, which provide the children with opportunities they would not find elsewhere. 
 

There is long established cooking and gardening program which promotes sustainability and food awareness. Every student has a weekly session in the garden, with a qualified gardener.

Students explore their individual passions through Investigation Time using the Developmental Curriculum in the early years and an Inquiry Approach in the senior classes.

We have strong Music and Art programs that help form pathways into the Arts, including a choir which regularly performs in the community. We have an extremely beneficial P.E curriculum that instils a love of fun and fitness in the children. Students also learn Mandarin (as LOTE) in all classes.

The school has a strong focus on developing Literacy and Numeracy skills and great range of subjects that allows children to develop their creativity.

 ‘We give students a balanced curriculum with all subjects, giving students a chance to shine in one or more areas,’ Learning Specialist, Kim Kirkpatrick said.

 

Everyone is encouraged to Be Your Best at Bendigo Primary School.

 2025 Foundation Transition

9am School Tour Wednesday 15th May.
6pm-7pm Wednesday 5 June.
Prospective Foundation families information evening.
Child Care provided. Please contact the school to book.
6pm-7pm Wednesday 28th August
Confirmed Foundation families "Getting ready for school" information evening. 
Child Care provided. Please contact the school to book.

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