The Brandon Park Primary School zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards. Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations. You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps to enrol –
- Download the Student Enrolment Form from this page and print.
- Complete all fields on this form in capital letters in black or blue pen.
- Present a passport and any relevant visa documentation.
- Present 3 types of proof of address (please see the permanent address guidelines below).
- Present an Immunisation Certificate – only the ACIR (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) Immunisation History Statement is acceptable.
Please return all of these documents to the office via email to email@example.com. If there is any information missing, our office staff will contact you. Please ensure that email addresses are current and monitored.
Permanent Address Guidelines
To assist us in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, please include in your enrolment application original or certified copies of:
- Rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale
- A copy of two of the following:
- electoral enrolment confirmation
- council rates notices
- other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license or health care card.
Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on the school enrolment application form.
On request, you may also be required to complete a statutory declaration confirming the student is living in the address provided in the enrolment application and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent.
Note: Enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.
You are welcome to download our enrolment form. There are instructions for completion in this file and we also outline the necessary documents to accompany your enrolment.
Transitioning within the school
Early Links Transition 2020 – for 2021 Enrolments
Our Early Links Program is a gentle introduction to primary school activities, and gives children a flying start to their first year of school at Brandon Park.
Our 2020-2021 program will start later this year. Please ensure you have completed and submitted an enrolment form for your child in order to participate.
Transitioning within the school
After Foundation year, children in our school transition to single level classes. The focus in these classes is on the developmental needs of the student no matter what their age. Each year, towards the end of Term 4, the staff meet to plan the configuration of the following year’s classes. They review each child’s progress, achievements and challenges, and using a variety of assessment tools and other relevant factors, they make informed recommendations to the Principal about what groupings will work best for each child.
This process is thorough, methodical and considered, and is undertaken with the aim of ensuring that each child is in an appropriate grouping for their ability, social skills etc. In previous years, we have purposefully operated multi-age classrooms comprising two year levels. However, our current enrolment and parent feedback has driven our decision to revert to ‘straight’ year level classes.
Much of the research supporting multi-age classrooms holds for straight year level classes as there is often a wide spread of ages within a group, sometimes up to 18 months. All of our curriculum practices are holistic and child-responsive. We strive to consider the understandings, capabilities and dispositions that children need for future work, e.g. working in diverse environments that seek workers who are multi-skilled, literate, cooperative, creative, adaptable, independent and resourceful.
We are very proud of the interactions between older and younger children at Brandon Park; the younger children benefit from the positive models of older children, often aspiring to their levels of capability. At the same time, the older children rise to the expectations of the younger children and the teachers, being very responsible and having opportunities to lend and use their expertise.
These opportunities create an environment where students develop and build stronger social relationships, where students are encouraged to develop confidence with asking other peers for assistance and support.
Brandon Park School Tours
Our school tour program has finished for this year. Tours for 2021 enrolments are going to be are scheduled for Autumn next year (2020).