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Enrolment Information

Enrolment Information

School Zone

Our school zone is available on 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 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.


When can I enrol my child for 2024?

School Enrolment Tours for 2024 available on Monday’s & Wednesdays 9:30am starting Monday 1st of May. Please contact the office on 5992 7900 to make an appointment.

2024 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education (DE) has released a new 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 Botanic Ridge Primary School.

The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.

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 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Botanic Ridge Primary School from 24 April 2023.

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school on 59927900 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 24 April 2023)
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023
  6. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.

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.

Can I enrol if I’m not in the zone?

Please see the ‘School Zone’ section for more information.

How many children are in each class?

Class sizes vary at Botanic Ridge Primary School. As the school population grows class sizes will even out, but for now we aim to keep all classes within 15-25 children.

What is being taught at BRPS?

The curriculum for children of all ages will cover Literacy, Numeracy, Hour of Power, Learning Quests, specialists (Art, PE, STEM, Music) and promote community. Adjustments are made to ensure all children are both comfortable and challenged.

What is the Hour of Power?

A daily program to help children at BRPS develop social and emotional skills. The four key concepts covered are Mighty Minds, Respectful Relationships, Cultural Curiosity and Digital Diligence.

Can I contact the teacher directly through email?

We ask communication be done briefly in person in the morning, after school, with the office or via the ‘Send Message’ button on FB.

This is to help teachers focus on the day and provide them with personal space and down time when they are at home.

This promotes good self care for our staff, so they can give their best effort to the children.

Does the school have air conditioning?

Yes, the school has air conditioning installed in our learning communities, portables, STEM/ART pavilion and admin building.

How come my Foundation child doesn't get time to eat?

Children in Foundation might bring leftover food home. A few reasons can be:

  • Very slow eating habits
  • Too much food packed for them
  • Not liking the food provided

Children in Foundation are provided 20 minutes to eat their snack and 25 minutes to eat their lunch.

Offering children some choice in the food provided can help, as can reducing the amount provided until they ask for more.

Where is the best place to enter the school?

We ask families to use the gate closest to the learning community. For those needing assistance from the Office please enter via the front entrance.

What time are the school grounds supervised?

The school grounds are officially opened and supervised from 8:30am in the morning and until 3:15pm in the afternoon.

Children who are yet to be picked up by 3:15pm are supervised in the office.

What time do we drop children off?

The yard is supervised from 8:30am. The learning community will open at 8:35am.  We ask all parents be out of the learning community by 8:45am. This gives parents a 10 minute window should they quickly have information to pass on. Please make a time for longer discussions.

Children arriving after 8:45am will need to enter via the front entrance to receive a late pass.

Do you have a school canteen?

BRPS uses flexischools, an online ordering system. At this stage families can place lunch orders for Thursdays, beginning Thursday 20 February.

Are dogs allowed on school grounds?

In the interest of keeping all children comfortable and safe, we ask that dogs remain out of the school grounds.