Application for enrolment can be made by completing the form below.
Enrolment forms can be sent to us by either:
mailing it to BWPS, 23 Brewer Road, Bentleigh 3204
dropping it in our mail box at the front of the school (opposite District Brewer)
emailing it to Rachel Helyer at Rachel.Helyer@education.vic.gov.au
2024 enrolments will be accepted from Term 2 (26 April) so please don’t submit your enrolment before this date as they cannot be accepted.
The Victorian Government Starting school webpage provides information for families on how to enrol their child in a Victorian government school and outlines the timeframes for submitting Foundation (Prep) enrolment applications for the 2024 school year.
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au 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:
School zones for answers to frequently asked questions
call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
email the VSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Bentleigh West Primary School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
Enrolment applications for Foundation (Prep) must be submitted by Friday 28 July 2023.
What you need to do:
Attend a school tour to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by 11 August 2023. If you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023.
Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023.
Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from 2024 - we will advise you of the start date during the transition session.
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
Enrolments should be completed using the form 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:
gas or electricity bill
electoral enrolment confirmation
other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license, health care card or council rates.
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.
More information about verification of your residential address for enrolment in Victorian Government schools can be found in this document: Residential Address Check: 100 point residential check.
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.
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.