In line with DET Policy, Watsonia North Primary School will begin enrolling Preps for the 2025 school year from Term 2, 15th April 2024. If you are considering enrolment at our school, please do so as soon as possible from that date, as places at Watsonia North Primary School fill quickly.

The Department of Education 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 Watsonia North Primary School.

Enrolment information pack for parents and carers

The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024.

Enrolment Timeline

What you need to do:

  1. To book a school tour, please go to our School Tours page under the Enrolment heading – coming soon.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep)
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024
  6. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) on either Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 January 2025, depending on the Professional Development Calendar that will be developed in September.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


Due to its success, Watsonia North is a very popular school to enrol children. Consequently, to avoid overcrowding, an enrolment limit of 550 students has been agreed between our School Council and the Department of Education. Priority for enrolment is therefore given to children where Watsonia North Primary School is the designated neighbourhood school to the families’ place of residence (see ‘Enrolment’ link for further details).

You will find an Application to Enrol form to download, together with additional information when you follow the link ‘Enrolment’ in this website.

Children will need to turn five by END OF APRIL, 2025 and you will need to supply one of the following as proof of birth:

  • Full Birth Certificate; or
  • Passport

It will also be helpful for our records if you are able to bring the names and phone numbers of the following:

  • Spouse’s employment;
  • Family Doctor;
  • The names and phone numbers of two emergency contacts other than parents/guardians.

We will require an IMMUNISATION CERTIFICATE before you child begins school. A pamphlet explaining how to obtain this will be available when you enrol.

Immunisation History Statement – apply online:

HIC have set up a website where you can obtain your child’s Immunisation History Statement. This facility has been provided to help parents keep track of their child’s vaccinations and to ensure their child is fully immunised. Parents may request a statement of their child’s immunisation history as recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (Immunisation Register) by completing the form on the website. The statement will be mailed to the child’s most recent address recorded on the Immunisation Register. You will need to enter your Medicare Card number. The Website address is:

Prep Transition in 2025

At Watsonia North each year we offer our Preps enrolled for the following year, a comprehensive transition program to allow familiarisation with the school and staff.

We have found our program to be very successful in assisting our new Preps to feel comfortable and happy about starting school.

As part of these sessions, we also provide advice and information for parents/guardians about the Prep year and other relevant school activities.