Getting Ready for School & Enrolment Info

2024 Foundation (Prep) enrolment

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on 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:

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 White Hills 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 White Hills Primary School from 24 April 2023.


Application to Enrol in a Victorian Government School


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school office 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.

2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Activities-White Hills Primary School


Education Week - Sunday 14th May to Saturday 20th May 2023.

Tuesday 16th May 2023 Foundation Parent Information Sessions

  • Morning: 9.30 -10.15am
  • Evening: 6.00 - 6.45pm


The following session is for enrolled parents to attend:

Getting Ready for School Parent Information Session.

Tuesday 8th August 6.00 -7.00pm




Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th November - 12.15 to 1.45pm

(students attend one of these sessions)


Monday 29th & Tuesday 21st November - 12.15 to 1.45pm.

(students attend one of the sessions)


State-wide Orientation Day. All enrolled students attend on this day.

Tuesday 12th December 12.15 -1.45pm



Visit the school’s website at under the Parent tab to find short videos that support enrolment and getting ready for school.

Individual Tours are available on request.

As part of the school’s comprehensive transition program, the school’s Foundation transition coordinator will visit every enrolled student at their kinder during Term 4.

Our School’s motto, “educating for the future” enables students to understand, contribute to and succeed in a rapidly changing society.


School Enquiries 5443 0799




 Enjoy our familiarisation video, with your Prep student. Our familiarisation video for Karen families
Check out our Getting Ready for School presentation
Watch the video below to take a tour of our school grounds. 





Watch the video below to hear Transition Coordinator, Jeanine Fitzgerald, speak about the benefits of WHPS.

Prospective parents can email 
with questions about Prep learning structures.

Watch the video below to hear Principal, Andrew Schaeche speak about enrolment.

Prospective parents can email 
with enrolment questions.

Watch the video below to hear Assistant Principal, Scott Ross, speak about student wellbeing.



Prospective parents can email 
with Student Wellbeing questions.

Watch the video below to hear some of our student leaders speak about what they love about WHPS.





Check out our Gr 5 Buddy Georgie reading stories for her Prep buddies.




Check out our Gr 5 Buddies reading stories for their Prep buddies.



School Policies - Click to read more
White Hills PS Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
Parents must supply the school with the following documents for full enrolment:

  • A completed full enrolment form (ONLY available from the school office)
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate (the school will photocopy the original for you). 

Birth certificates can be ordered from the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

  • A copy of your child’s immunisation certificate (the school will photocopy the original for you). 

This document is issued by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, on completion of their 4 year old vaccine.

School Tours

School tours outside of those in Education Week, can be arranged by contacting the school office on 5443 0799.

You can check information about our school's performance, and others in the local area, by accessing the Federal Government's My School website.


Click on this link to download instructions -MySchool Website Instructions