How to Enrol


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.

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How to enrol

Enrolling your child at Ripponlea Primary School is the beginning of an exciting journey for your child and your family.

We aim to support your child’s enrolment with transition programs, either from Kindergarten to Foundation, or from another school to Ripponlea Primary School. This is managed through a formal Kinder to Foundation transition program and if transferring from another school, flexible arrangements to meet your child’s needs.

If you are considering our school for your child/children’s education, please join us for a school tour. You are most welcome to bring them along.

Click here to have a look at the Department's Frequently Asked Questions concerning enrolment in Victoria.

Download our school's Enrolment Form

In addition to the enrolment form, you will need proof of residency, your children’s immunisation record and their birth certificate.


For additional enrolment information please contact the School Office.

Foundation (Prep) Enrolment 2024

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 Ripponlea 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 Ripponlea Primary School from 24 April 2023.


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school via the 'Book a School Tour' tab on our website 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.



We have a comprehensive ‘Stepping-Up’ orientation program designed specifically to help all Foundation students settle into Ripponlea. This program gives children a chance to become familiar with the school environment, and for parents to meet each other and learn more about the school. 





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