Enrolment information for our 2023 Foundation students and families

Information Evenings

Session One: Tuesday 24th May 2022 6pm- 7pm.

Welcome to Bendigo Violet Street Primary School - All about our school and the programs we offer.

Enrolment packs will be available on the evening.

Session Two: Tuesday 13 September 2022 6pm - 7pm.

School Readiness - How to support your child in readiness for school.

Hard copies of the 2023 Foundation enrolment booklet will be supplied to Kindergartens and ELCs early in Term 2.

In line with DET guidelines, students are required to attend their local neighbourhood school.


Families are asked to use findmyschool.vic.gov.au to access their designated local school zone.

Please contact the school or check our Facebook page for further details about enrolment processes and Information Packs. 


2023 Foundation enrolments close on Friday 17th June 2022.

Note: Childcare will be provided for the information evenings.

**Please email or phone if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to working with you, to help your child have a positive start to Foundation in 2023 at Bendigo Violet St PS.

Bendigo Violet Street 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.

The school social competencies philosophy is based on Wilson McCaskill’s ‘Play is The Way.’ It is founded on the idea that children learn best through play, one of our main focuses is to develop Empathy in children.


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

A Day in the life of a Prep

Virtual School Tour

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.  

 2023 Prep  Information Sessions

Tuesday September 13 2022
Getting Ready For School
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Childcare will be provided

2023 Foundation Orientation Program dates: 

Tuesday 22nd November 2022:  
9am-10am Foundation students visit school. Parents can stay with their child in the classroom.

Tuesday 29th November 2022:

 9am-10am Foundation students visit school. Parents can stay with their child in the classroom.

Tuesday 6th December 2022:  

9am-10:30am Foundation students visit school.

Tuesday 13th December 2022:  

9am-10:30am Foundation students visit school. Parents/Carers meet with Carolyn for morning tea and a Q&A session.