Thank you for your interest in enrolment at Essex Heights Primary School (EHPS). EHPS is a Victorian government primary school catering for children from Prep to Year 6.


A child must be five years of age by 30th April of the year they start primary school to be eligible for enrolment in a Victorian Government School. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age (this is the compulsory school starting age).


Essex Heights Primary School (EHPS) has an official enrolment zone applied by the Department of Education & Training (DET). The enrolment zone ensures that a place is provided for students for whom EHPS is their designated neighbourhood school; that is, EHPS must be the school that is nearest “in straight line distance” to a student’s usual/permanent residential address (where the child lives with their parents/guardians). Please check the indicative map of our enrolment zone on our school website or call the School Office to check if your address meets the enrolment zone criteria. If you do not meet this criteria, your enrolment is considered as an out of zone application. A place can only be offered if class sizes in the required year level permit entry.


Enrolments for entry in Prep 2019 are now being accepted, and should be submitted by the end of Term 2 (Friday 29th June 2018) to assist our planning and preparation for the coming year and enable participation in the School Transition Program. The first round offer of places in Prep 2019 will be advised early in Term 3; if enrolments received exceed the places available (we currently offer four Prep classes, which is approximately 80 children), you will have the opportunity to be placed on a waitlist if a place cannot be offered in the first round. If places subsequently become available, an offer will be made to the next eligible waitlisted enrolment. Waitlisted enrolments are ranked according to the distance of the child's permanent residential address to the closest enrolment zone boundary.


An orientation day for new students in Years 1 to 6 commencing in 2019 will be held in December 2018.


Children arriving from overseas:  if enrolment is sought for a child arriving from overseas you may be required to enrol via the International Education Division of the Department of Education & Training. Please advise the child's residential status in Australia (permanent or termporary) and the visa sub class number advised on their Visa Grant Notice when enquiring. For children who have little or no English speaking and comprehension ability we strongly recommended enrolment at Blackburn English Language School first to complete their two term program of intensive English language curriculum before seeking enrolment at EHPS if they are eligible for this program.


Enrolment Process:  Contact the School Office to enquire about eligiblity for enrolment. If you can be offered a place, you will be provided with an enrolment pack which contains the enrolment forms (student enrolment, student learning needs and medical details forms) and information about EHPS, health centre and immunisation, uniform, canteen, before and after school care program, and enrolment and child safe policies. Enrolment at EHPS requires completion of the following:

  1. Student Enrolment form (please read the Privacy Notice and refer to the Parental Occupation Group Codes to determine employment category)
  2. Student Learning Needs form
  3. Medical Details form

The following original documents must be submitted with your completed enrolment forms (we will take a copy at EHPS):

  1. Birth certificate (official Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages certificate, not the ceremonial copy).
  2. Passport (if child was not born in Australia).
  3. Immunisation certificate:
    1. Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) certificate if the vaccination schedule for the child has been completed in Australia (not the records in a child’s maternal and child health book); OR
    2. If your child received vaccinations overseas, an Immunisation Status Certificate must be obtained from the City of Monash Council Immunisation Service (Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley).
  4. Residential address verification documentation (three documents required):
    1. Certified copy of the Contract of sale OR Lease document for the child's permanent residential address; AND
    2. Utility bill (eg electricity, gas, or water); or
    3. Driver licence; or
    4. City of Monash rates notice.
  5. Immigration/Residency documentation (if child was not born in Australia):
    1. Visa Grant Notice from the Australian Government which provides visa details, including visa number and expiry date
    2. Certificate of citizenship (if applicable)
  6. Asthma Managment Plan (if applicable)
  7. Allergy and/or Anaphylaxis Management Plan (if applicable)
  8. Court orders (if applicable)
  9. Out of zone applicants only: Short statement explaining choice of EHPS.

All documentation must be supplied to the School Office before your application can be considered. We will confirm if a place can be offered, and if a place is offered and accepted, the enrolment will be confirmed in writing.

School Tours for families of prospective students for entry in 2019 will be conducted on Fridays at 9.30am, commencing on Friday 2nd March 2018. Tour duration is approximately 75 minutes. The number of participants on each tour is capped, so booking is essential – please contact the School Office between 9.30am and 2.30pm on 9807 4944 to book.

Note: children are welcome to accompany parents, but must remain with the tour group for the duration, which is over an hour. The tour will go through our open learning spaces where our students are working and all tour participants are asked to be respectful of the student's right not to be disrupted in their learning.


Enrolment for 2018 entry:   Contact the School Office to enquire about eligibility for enrolment.


Enrolment for 2019 entry:  Enrolments for entry in 2019 are currently being accepted. Prep enrolments should be submitted by the end of Term 2 2018 (Friday 29th June 2018) to be considered in the first round offers that will be advised early in Term 3.


Enrolment for 2020 entry and beyond:  Enrolments are only accepted for the year to come; that is we are only accepting enrolments for 2019 at this time. You may attend a school tour and we can advise if your child is eligible for enrolment. For 2020 entry, enrolment can be submitted from the beginning of the 2019 school year.

Our School Office can be contacted by phone on 9807 4944 or email at essex.heights.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au and is open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday during school terms. If you have a query about enrolment, we ask that you contact us between 9.30am and 2.30pm.