Foundation Information Evening.
Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 6.30pm- 7.30pm
No bookings necessary - Just turn up on the night.
School tours for Foundation 2022 Families.
Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 11.30am - 12.45pm
Thursday, 13th May, 2021 11.30am - 12.45pm
No bookings necessary - Just turn up on the day.
If you have decided to enrol at Deepdene Primary School, please email our Office with your child's name, date of birth and address and we will send you our enrolment form.
After you return the enrolment form and supporting documents, we will offer you the opportunity of an Individual Family Enrolment Meeting for us to get to know your child prior to the commencement of the year and for you to talk, one to one, with one of our Foundation teachers. Individual Family Enrolment Meetings will be held on Wednesday, 9th June and Thursday 10th June this year.
Your child will usually go to the primary school closest to where your family lives, if they are attending a government school. You can choose to send your child to a different government primary school if they have places available, or to a Catholic or independent school.
To make your child’s transition from kindergarten to primary school a happy and positive experience, it is important to consider which school will best benefit your child’s learning and development.
Keep in mind that some primary schools need to restrict their enrolments – and the number of students they can take – to a particular area or zone around the school.
For more information on how to choose a Primary School click on the following link:
How to Choose and enrol in a Primary School
Please see our virtual tour below that our Foundation students have made for you.
Once you have decided to enrol at Deepdene Primary School, please email our Office with your child's name, date of birth and address and we will send you our enrolment form.
In order to enrol you will need to provide us with:
- a completed enrolment form
- a copy of your child's Immunisation History Statement - How to request an Immunisation History Statement
- a copy of your child's Birth Certificate / Passport / any Visa Documentation
- proof of permanent residential address - (for new families only)
Starting primary school is a major milestone for your child. The first years are an exciting and engaging time for your child. Building positive relationships and experiences in the early years is important to long-term development, learning and wellbeing. The more you can help your child to become familiar with the layout of the school and what they need to do before day one, the less overwhelmed they are likely to feel.
To start Foundation, the first year of primary school, your child needs to turn five by 30 April of that year. Your child must be at school in the year they turn six, which is the compulsory school-starting age.
We welcome new enrolments each year from new families and current families alike! Once your child is enrolled at Deepdene for the following year, they will be involved in a variety of visits and sessions here at school. These sessions are aimed at building relationships with both students and families new to Deepdene.
Usually, your child will be involved in an informal enrolment meeting with the current Prep teachers in June, then later in the year a 'Transition Session' in November and a longer 'Orientation Day' in December. This year, after you return the enrolment form and supporting documents, we will offer you the opportunity of an Individual Family Enrolment Meeting for us to get to know your child prior to the commencement of the year and for you to talk, one to one, with one of our Foundation teachers. We will let you know when we run any Transition sessions and Orientation days later in the year.
We understand that commencing school is an important step for both students and their families. We are committed to working with you to ensure a smooth start to this important process.
For more detailed information about Deepdene Primary School, please see the following links.
Virtual Tour of Our School from a Prep's Perspective
Click on the image below to view 'A Day in the Life of a Prep at Deepdene Primary School'.