Enrolment Overview

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.

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Prep Enrolment

Contact our Office to enquire about enrolment in Prep 2023 (children born on or before 30 April 2018 eligible). 

For Prep 2024 (children born on or before 30 April 2019 eligible) enrolment, the new Department of Education Prep/Foundation enrolment process applies - click here

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 Prep entry should a place not be available at EHPS. 


**  Click here for more information about Prep enrolment


Years 1 to 6 Enrolment

Contact our Office to enquire if a place is available. We request that for entry in the next school year, enrolment placement should be confirmed and enrolment documentation lodged not later than the last Friday in November. 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:

  1. aged between 5 and 18 years; and
  2. a permanent resident of Australia; or
  3. the holder of an eligible temporary resident visa in Australia; and
  4. have been in Australia less than six months (or 18 months if Prep entry is required).

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: 

  1. A child's date of birth determines which year level they are placed in. A place at EHPS can only be offered if there is space in the required year level.
  2. Tuition at EHPS is in English, so the child needs to have English language ability that will allow them to communicate with their teachers and other students, and comprehend at their year level. There are no extra support services available for short term students.
  3. Uniform is required at EHPS.
  4. If the child is enrolled through the IED program, the cost of any activities/excursions/incursions that occur during the period of enrolment must also be paid by parents/guardians.
  5. There will be no report prepared for short term enrolment. A confirmation of enrolment can be provided if required.

When enquiring about short term enrolment, please advise:

  1. Child's full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Visa Subclass number and type, and where defined, the Sector
  4. Residential address when in Melbourne; and
  5. Start and end dates of enrolment.

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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