2024 Enrolments

Enrolments are now being taken for 2024. If you are seeking enrolment at Pinewood for the 2024 school year, please fill in the enrolment form below. You are advised to read the Privacy Statement prior to filling out the enrolment form.

Information Booklet 2023

In Zone and Sibling Enrolment Form

Out of Zone Application Form

Immunisation Information

If you are the parent of a child with severe allergies, please read the attached sheet below to ensure a smooth start to the school year.  Forms and medication must be provided on the first day of school.

2025 Enrolments

This year, our school will use an online system for new enrolments to Victorian government schools called VicStudents.

VicStudents will be available for students who are enrolling in a Victorian Government School for the first time. If you wish to enrol a student at Pinewood for the 2025 school year AND they are not already at a Victorian Government school, please submit an application via VicStudents. This includes Foundation (Prep) enrolments for 2025.

The link to enrol via VicStudents will be available from the beginning of Term 2 (April 15).

VicStudents has been assessed by the Department of Education to a high degree of security in line with the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards and is compliant with ISO 27001, the leading international standard for information security.

Foundation (Prep) Enrolments

The Department of Education (DE) has a state-wide 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 Pinewood Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025. 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 2025 school year from the Starting School webpage.

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Pinewood from 15 April 2024.

What you need to do:

  1. To book a school tour to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process please go to the booking page on our school website
  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 offer of placement, 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) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

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.

Prep Information

During Term 4, Pinewood Primary School runs a transition program for children commencing Prep in the following year.

What Is A Transition Program?

An effective transition program is designed to overcome the discontinuities that may disrupt children’s learning and development and includes preparing the children and parents for the new environment.

The program should:

  • provide a positive experience
  • prepare preschoolers for the challenges and demands of school
  • involve systematic, individualised, timely and collaborative planning
  • provide information to parents/families to enable them to share in the transition

Why Have A Transition Program?

The transition program is run for the following reasons:

  • to retain the benefits of early childhood education programs to reduce the stress children might experience entering school
  • to create an appropriate degree of continuity as children move into school as a response to the variety of children’s backgrounds and experiences as they enter school.
  • acknowledge that ages 4 to 5 is a critical period of development for all children
  • to develop strategies to help children start school ready to learn.

We are confident that at Pinewood Primary School we achieve all of the above.