Enrolment Information

 

Enrolments

Echuca Primary School is zoned due to the large number of students at the school and the inability to place further classrooms on the site. Preference for enrolment is given to students who reside in our local neighbourhood

Parents who wish to enrol their child in a Prep grade are exempt from this rule until the yearly enrolment in the Prep area reaches 80. The zoning rule then applies.

Enrolments are achieved by contacting the office and arranging an interview. This enables parents and the enrolment officer to have a conversation regarding the child’s and the school’s needs. All parents are requested to bring along their child’s birth certificate, immunisation certificate and proof of residence to the interview. A $50 (Prep and Grade 3-6) and $60 (Grade 1-2) student requisite charge is paid on enrolment which contributes towards essential education items, activities and services that are essential to support student learning.

For further information and tours please contact the Office (03) 5483 0700 or via email echuca.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

New Enrolments

We welcome all enrolment enquiries into Echuca Primary School. We hold tours of the school for any interested families on request. Simply contact the Office to make an appointment time.

The placement of students in Echuca Primary School will be consistent with Department of Education Policy.

The enrolment procedure is held at the schools general office and is a straight forward interview that generally lasts about 15 mins. We will collect information applicable to the child/ren regarding contact names, medical information, emergency contacts etc.

The following documentation is required at interview:

Original Birth Certificate—if you do not have an original Birth Certificate you will need to apply to the Births, Deaths & Marriages.

Proof of Residency Evidence such as rates notice or rental receipt.

History of Immunisation

There will be a charge of $50 which is payable on the day of enrolment. Once you have accepted your child’s placement this fee will be receipted to your child’s essential education items for the following school year.

Payment Options

Payment options include EFTPOS, Credit Card, BPAY, Direct Deposit, CentrePay, Cash and Cheque and can be made either at the school’s office or placing the money, cheque or credit card details in an envelope and hand to the classroom teacher.

Payment of Student Charges can be made either by a full payment, payment per terms or by payment arrangement. Any families experiencing problems with their payment arrangement please contact the Principal.

We will assist in any way that we can as it is our goal to see all children have the necessary items and experiences required to improve their educational outcomes and maximise learning opportunities.

Student Charges

Echuca Primary School has a one-off Student Charge. This includes all individual stationery and related classroom materials such as pencils, exercise books, scrapbooks, pens, textas etc. In addition to the materials provided to children on an individual basis there are also ‘shared’ materials that are bulk purchased for use by children. These items include a variety of art/craft materials coloured papers, cardboard, glues, paint, marking pens and other construction materials used in classroom lessons and project presentation.

Also included in Student Charges are; all swimming and sports activities, special events, visiting arts performances, major camps and photocopied/print materials, use of shared text and worksheets that are distributed to participating children and special activities.

‘Individual’ activities such as Representative Sports are not included in Student Charges.

Transition

Pre School to Primary School

November: Prep teachers visit all local Preschools to talk to children, parents, and kindergarten staff.

Three transition sessions of 1 1/2 hours for Preschool children to experience part of a ‘typical’ school morning and become familiar with school environment.

December: Half day orientation morning at school.

Parent Information Night

January/February: Coffee Morning for new parents on the 1st day of school.

Parent/Teacher Interviews: Discussion on how the children have settled into school life and the progress made i.e. social, physical and educational.

Primary School Grade 6 to Secondary School Year 7

Information booklets from schools distributed to all Grade 6 children:

  • Open nights offered at Secondary Schools.
  • Visits of Grade 6 children to schools.
  • Transition forms completed by Grade 6 teachers.
  • Meetings with Year 7 Co-ordinators from the Secondary Schools.
  • Orientation Day for all Grade 6 children in December.
  • Post Primary schools frequently organise transition activities throughout the year and families are notified of these as they occur.

Whole School Transition

November/December: Three ‘Step Up’ sessions for students to become familiar with their new environment and expectations at the next year.