Thank you for considering Kensington Primary School for your child's education. We are very proud of the work we do and the opportunities that we provide for our students. We look forward to meeting you if you decide that our school is a good fit for your family and you meet the enrolment criteria. Please note: To enrol at school, children must be at least 5 years of age by the 30th April in the year they commence.
Foundation Students: We are now accepting enrolments for Foundation 2022. Year 1 – 6 Students: If you have recently moved into the area and wish to enrol your child at Kensington Primary in 2022, please contact the office to organise an appointment with the Principal.
CHECK OUR ENROLMENT BOUNDARY AREAIn recent years our school has continued to grow as a result of the quality programs we offer. To ensure we can continue to provide each and every one of our students with a top quality educational experience it is critical that we do not become over crowded. The designated neighbourhood boundary area is determined by the Department and based on distance from other schools. All children who reside within the designated boundary area are eligible for enrolment at the school.You are able to check if you are in the Kensington Primary School designated boundary by using this link www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
The Department’s policy is to ensure students have access to neighbourhood schools and the freedom to choose other schools subject to facility limitations. The DET website outlines the guidance used by schools to determine permanent residence, that supports the application of the Placement Policy and provides fair and consistent information for schools to assist in the verification of a student’s permanent residential address.
EVIDENCE OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Parents who wish to enrol their child/children at Kensington Primary School need to demonstrate that the child/children to be enrolled reside within the designated neighbourhood boundary area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated must be provided by way of the following:
The Enrolment Policy of the school will take account of all the requirements of laws relating to discrimination equal opportunity, privacy and immunisation.
Kensington Primary School is an inclusive school and it will provide programs for all students. A Disability and Impairment program will cater for students who have special learning needs.
Parents wishing to have an unsuccessful enrolment application reviewed may seek clarification from the principal. A written submission seeking a review of an unsuccessful enrolment application should present evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied fairly and equitably.
ENQUIRIES TO VERIFY PERMANENT RESIDENCE THAT CAN BE MADE
When assessing enrolment applications, Kensington Primary School may make the following enquiries to verify the information provided about a student’s permanent residence:
ENROLMENT FORMSTo enrol your child or children for 2022 please download the Enrolment Pack below (one per child) and return the completed forms to the school together with the relevant information required as per the Enrolment Checklist for Parents / Guardians. Alternatively – you are most welcome to collect an Enrolment Pack from the school office.Foundation 2022 - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2022 ENROLMENT PACKYear 1 - 6 2022 - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2022 ENROLMENT PACK
Please remember: You must also submit a copy of your child's Birth Certificate and up to date Immunisation Certificate that can be obtained from Medicare Australia.SUBMIT ENROLMENT FORMSCompleted Enrolment Forms must be submitted to the school office by 15th September 2021 to allow for planning for 2022.Please see our Enrolment, Placement and Admission Policy.ACCEPTANCE AND NOTIFICATION PROCESSStudents must be currently residing within the ‘designated school neighbourhood’ before an enrolment will be confirmed. Children who reside outside the school’s designated neighbourhood boundary who apply for enrolment at the school will be referred to their closest neighbourhood government school.To assist Kensington Primary School in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, please include in your enrolment application original or certified copies of:
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.