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How to Enrol

Your child can start Prep at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 30th April in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child’s preschool teacher and health care professionals.

If you are wishing to transfer your child from another school into Grades 1 – 6 please contact our Office to arrange a meeting with the Principal.  We are zoned and currently at capacity, therefore we are only able to accept enrolments for children who live within our zone, except for exceptional circumstances after a discussion with the Principal.  Designated neighbourhood maps are set by the Department of Education & Training each year.

You can check your local school on the Find My School website:

Prep 2021 enrolments are now open.  Applications close on Friday 29th May 2020.  Unfortunately we are not able to facilitate school tours at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Term 2 is usually a busy time for us with school tours as we help prospective parents decide whether Manifold Heights Primary School is the ‘right’ school for their child’s education.  If you are interested in enrolling and a tour please contact the school via email to be added to our waiting list for when tours become available.

Please find below the neighbourhood map which shows the school’s designated neighbourhood area.

Manifold Heights Catchment area

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled in the following priority order:

– Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school
– Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
– Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school
– Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds. (NB This criterion applies to VCE programs in secondary schools, SEAL Programs, and Select Entry Schools only)
– All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
– In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

Enrolment forms can be obtained from the School Office by contacting 5229 9643 or