Essex Heights Primary School (EHPS) is a mainstream Victorian government primary school for Prep to Year 6 students in Mount Waverley. We welcome your enquiry about the enrolment of your child if they require placement in the current or next school year.
Refer to the Department of Education information about enrolling in a Victorian government school - CLICK HERE.
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 based on 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:
Foundation (Prep) Enrolment
Contact our Office to enquire about enrolment in Foundation (Prep) in the current school year.
For Foundation (Prep) in the next school year enrolment is lodged in the year prior to entry in accordance with the Department of Education Foundation (Prep) enrolment process and timeline and online application process.
Please note that if EHPS is not your designated neighbourhood school, it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that they have another school selected for Foundation (Prep) entry should a place not be available at EHPS.
** Click here for more information about Foundation (Prep) 2025 enrolment
Years 1 to 6 Enrolment
Contact our Office if placement in the current school year is required. For entry in the next school year, placement should be confirmed and enrolment documentation lodged not later than the last Friday in November. Out of zone applicants will be considered in mid Term 4. An Orientation Day will be held early in December for students commencing in the next school year.
Other Important Information
Children not born in Australia or not an Australian Citizen
If enrolment is sought for a child who was not born in Australia or is not an Australian Citizen you may be required to enrol in the International Student Program. This is determined by the visa held by the child. Please advise the child's residential status in Australia (permanent or termporary) and the Visa Subclass number and, where defined, the Sector, as advised on the child's Visa Grant Notice when enquiring about enrolment. If your child currently has a Bridging Visa, please also provide the Visa Subclass Number and, where defined, the Sector, of the visa held immediately prior to the Briding Visa.
Students from language backgrounds other than English are eligible to attend the intensive English program at Blackburn English Language School (BELS) if they are:
The BELS program commences at the beginning of each school term; mid term enrolment is not available. Enrolment at BELS should be the highest priority for children requiring language tuition prior to enrolling at primary school. We strongly recommend eligible students complete the BELS program, as it is our experience that students will transition more successfully into primary school. If EHPS is the designated neighbourhood school of the child, then their place at EHPS is guaranteed on completion of the BELS program.
Short Term Enrolment
Children in Australia on a tourist visa (or similar) may be eligible for short term (temporary) enrolment, subject to availability in the required year level. Please note the following:
When enquiring about short term enrolment, please advise:
Most short term enrolments are applied for through the International Education Division (IED). We will advise if this is the case when you enquire about short term enrolment. If application via IED is required, please ensure that you have confirmation from EHPS that a place can be offered before commencing the application process; allow a minimum three months before the enrolment is required for the IED and school enrolment processes.
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