Enrolling your child into a school is an important decision for all parents and carers. Whether it is for the first year of school or transitioning across from another school, we endeavour to make the process a simple one for your child and your family.
When To Enrol
To start primary school your child will need to turn five years old by 30 April in the year that they start school. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age. At Aldercourt PS, we begin taking enrolments in May.
How To Enrol
You need to fill out an enrolment form which can be downloaded from our website or please contact the office to organise an enrolment pack. You will need to provide the school with important information about your child, including:
- Evidence of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate, or, if they were not born in Australia, a passport or travel document such as a visa) Please visit the following site to arrange a birth certificate if needed; https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/births/get-a-birth-certificate
- Immunisation Status Certificate – Click on the following link for more information; https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register/how-get-immunisation-history-statement
When your child starts primary school, DET has a requirement that you fill in the school entrant health questionnaire. Some of the questions are about your child’s vision. You will be asked if your child has had their vision screened: either the Melbourne initial screening test or a vision screening performed by your doctor.