Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which 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 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: email@example.com
Enrolments for 2020 should be completed using the form attached below.
Along with this completed enrolment form please provide the following documentation as listed below:
Current Immunisation Statement. This is available via this link at the Department of Human Services or call 1800653 809.
Medical Action Plan (if applicable) Asthma/Anaphylaxis.
For Overseas students, a current visa.
To assist Bentleigh West Primary School in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, please also include original or certified copies of:
1. Rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale plus
2. 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.
Changes to address after an enrolment offer is made
Subject to any changes to Department enrolment policy, if, after a placement offer is made to the student, the student’s permanent residence changes or it comes to light that the address provided on the application form was not the genuine permanent residence for the student, a school may only withdraw a placement offer in the following circumstances:
The placement offer made to the student expressly states that the offer may be withdrawn prior to the first day of attendance if the student’s permanent place of residence changes or the school becomes aware that the address provided on the application form was not the genuine permanent residence for the student; and the new address is not within the designated neighbourhood area for the school.
Please finalise enrolments as soon as possible so we can schedule the Bentleigh West Primary Schools’ Transition and EYE (Early Years Evaluation).
Bentleigh West Primary School offers a positive transition to school.
Children develop skills as they grow and learn that are building blocks for their future learning.
At Bentleigh West we conduct a pre-Prep Assessment that is administered individually with the pre-Prep children. It is part of the important partnership between parents and the school, providing information to encourage a positive transition.
The pre-Prep assessment enables us to assess developmental strengths and readiness for learning at school and to identify any areas where children may benefit from additional learning experiences. Results assist us with the monitoring of learning gains during the first years of school. Parents receive a full report of their child’s results.
Useful enrolment information
The following Department of Education and Training (DET) links may be useful and interesting to parents and carers enrolling children at school for the first time.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Bentleigh West Primary School had advertised school tours during Term 2. Due to the advice of health authorities and the Department of Education the school has decided to cancel these tours in support of the community quest to limit the contact and chances of spread of COVID–19.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
We will advise when future tour dates are reinstated.