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Kinder to school transition

Bunyip Primary School prides itself on community involvement and placing the needs and values of our students first. We are aware that the transition to primary school is a very exciting time for your little ones. Along with the excitement can come nerves and some uncertainty as to what to expect in their first year of school. Therefore, it is our pleasure to offer you and our future Prep students every possible opportunity to appease those nerves, to provide opportunities to feel a sense of belonging and to above all, be excited to start next year with every success.


Our school zone is available on 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 on the basis of 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) enrolments

The Department of Education (DE) has a statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Bunyip Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2025 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 15 April, 24.).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Bunyip Primary School from 15 April, 24



What you need to do:

  1. Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.
  2. Contact a government primary school to book a school tour or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process.
  3. Download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers.' The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024 and will include an application form. The school may also provide you with a copy of the form to complete.
  4. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  5. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  6. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  7. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education's Placement Policy.

Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.

If you are seeking to apply to enrol your child in a school that is not their local school, you should read about school zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy found on the enrolling in a school page.


Enrolment information pack for parents and carers

The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024.


Additional supporting materials

A factsheet and poster providing a summary of the Foundation (Prep) enrolment process are also available to complement the Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers.

The factsheet includes key dates in the 2025 enrolment process and Frequently Asked Questions.

The poster provides a step-by-step guide of the enrolment process (without any specific dates for 2025 enrolment).


Factsheet for Foundation (Prep) enrolment process


Kinder to School visit dates for 2024/2025:


Find out how to enrol your child


Uniform price list and policy and important information about hats.

Policies and reports

Our policies are regularly reviewed and updated.

Out of school hours care

After school care and vacation care are offered at Bunyip Primary School

Contact us

All enrolment forms are available via contacting the office on 03 5629 5462 or emailing .


If we can be of any further assistance or would like to arrange a tour of the school, please contact our administration team on 5629-5462 or via email .