Newtown Primary School 2024 enrolment tours are now avaliable to book

  • Culture of RESPECT
  • Quality Literacy & Numeracy programs
  • Expansive school grounds
  • Before School, After School and Vacation care program available

If you would like more information please contact the school office on (03) 5229 9730 or alternatively, email, newtown.ps@education.vic.gov.au with ‘2024 enrolment request’ in the subject line.

School Tours 

Individual & small group school tours with our Principal, Mr. Corrie Barclay are available on request, please contact the school office on (03) 5229 9730 to book a suitable time.

For Foundation (Prep) enrolments, we suggest boooking a small group school tour in Terms 1 or 2. School tours are generally held on Mondays and Wednesdays in 2023.   

General Enrolment Information 

Your child can start Prep in the year that they turn five on or before 30th April. 

From the 24th April, 2023 families will be able to download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) to commence the enrolment process at Newtown PS. 

If you are wishing to transfer your child from another school into Grades 1 – 6 please contact the school office on (03) 5229 9730 to arrange a discussion or meeting with the Principal.

Victorian Government Schools are now zoned and encouraged to only accept enrolments from their designated zone. Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

You can check to see if Newtown PS is deemed to be your designated neighbourhood school on the Find My School website here: https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/

Newtown PS manages enrolments in line with the Deaprtment of Education’s statewide enrolment timeline and 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.

What if Newtown PS isn’t our closest neighbourhood school? Can we still apply for enrolment?

In short, yes. 

Schools have the ability to accept enrolments that fall outside of their zone on the provision that student numbers have not reached the designated capacity of the school. Newtown Primary School’s built capacity is 275 students. 

The school is currently not at capacity. 

Out of zone enrolments will be considered on an individual case by case basis by the Principal, who will take into consideration a range of factors. These factors may differ depending on the specific enrolment request and the school’s profile at the time of the request. 

Please contact the school office to arrange a tour or meeting with our Principal to see if Newtown PS is the right fit for your child.  

Further Enrolment Information – Placements & Priority  

In circumstances when a school may not be able to accept all applications due to existing or future capacity concerns, schools must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement. 

All students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school are guaranteed a place. 

The allocation of enrolment places, if limited, is conducted in the following order:

  1. students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school – guaranteed enrolments. 
  2. students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  3. where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  5. all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Schools are permitted to assess and make a determination for exceptional circumstances applications on a case-by-case basis. 


Further DET Information

To view our designated enrolment zone, please visit the FindMySchool website. 

For more information you can:

– visit School zones for answers to frequently asked questions.

– call the School Provision and Establishment Division via the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950.

– email the VSBA at vsba@education.vic.gov.au.

– read the Placement Policy.