How to enrol
Seaholme Primary School is quickly approaching its enrolment capacity. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Seaholme Primary School and live within the catchment area, please contact our school office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an enrolment pack. Please include your name, phone number, residential address and postal address in your email. If you live outside of our catchment area, you will be required to complete an Expression of Interest form. You may obtain this form by emailing email@example.com. Please include your name, phone number, residential address and postal address in your email.
We strongly encourage all enrolment forms to be provided to the school by August 1. This will assist the school to finalise the enrolment process and to begin planning for the transition of your child. Confirmation of enrolment will occur by September 1. You may still enrol after this date, but we strongly encourage you to assist us with this process.
You can search for Seaholme Primary School’s catchment area using the following website; https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/
Seaholme Primary School is nearing enrolment capacity.
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.
The Department provides guidance through the Enrolment: Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
Each year, we conduct a number of school tours, hosted by a member of our Principal team. On these tours, we will take you through the school buildings and grounds, as we describe our approaches to learning and wellbeing and discuss the experiences offered to students at Seaholme Primary School.
We warmly invite you to our school tours on the following dates:
- Thursday, 29th of April at 9:30am
- Tuesday, 4th of May at 9:30am
- Thursday, 20th of May at 9:30am
- Tuesday, 1st of June at 9:30am – Cancelled due to 7 Day Circuit Breaker Restrictions
- Thursday, 17th of June at 9:30am – Cancelled due to COVID Restrictions
- Tuesday, 13th of July at 9:30am
- Tuesday, 20th of July at 9:30am – Cancelled due to 5 Day Snap Lockdown
- Thursday, 22nd of July at 9:30am
- Tuesday, 27th of July at 9:30am
- Thursday, 29th of July at 9:30am
School tours dates are subject to change and cancellation. Please call our office on 9398 2806 to confirm a spot.
Virtual School Tour
We are proud of our Pre Foundation Reading Program which involves our perspective Foundation students participating in Early Years Literacy sessions adapted to the needs of a pre reader. The program is conducted by our Foundation teachers and Learning Specialist. There are generally six sessions and they are conducted in August/September each year. Once your child’s enrolment has been completed they will be able to attend our Pre Foundation Reading Program.
In 2021, our session will run on Tuesday afternoon between 2:30pm and 3:15pm on the follow dates:
Tuesday the 10th of August
Tuesday the 17th of August
Tuesday the 24th of August
Tuesday the 31st of August
Tuesday the 7th of September
Tuesday the 14th of September
There will be two additional Foundation transition sessions during Term 4. Students will have a chance to meet their future Foundation teacher on these days. These sessions will be supported by a Foundation Family Information Night.
In 2021, our session will be:
Foundation Transition Session 1 – Tuesday the 16th of November – 9:15am to 10:45am – Foundation Double Classroom
Foundation Family Information Night – Thursday the 25th of November – 6:00pm to 7:00pm – Foundation Double Classroom
Foundation Transition Session 2 – Tuesday the 30th of November – 9:15am to 10:45am – Foundation Double Classroom
Each year the families of children in grade 6 complete forms listing their preferred secondary schools. All secondary schools offer the same core curricula, but a number specialise in specific curriculum areas, some offer accelerated learning classes, some provide the opportunity to work in single sex classes and many schools offer a variety of scholarships. There is no guarantee that students will receive their first choice of school, so it is important to come up with a number of suitable schools. Preference forms are completed in May each year.
Parents should consider which school will best suit the needs and aspirations of their child. We highly recommend that parents visit the secondary schools or attend open days by the end of year 5.
It is important that more than one government school is listed on the preference form.
Students from Seaholme P.S. who do not receive thier preferences will be enrolled at the closest government secondary school which is Altona P-9 College.
It is the role of Seaholme Primary School to pass the transition forms on to the secondary schools who then allocate positions.
To make an informed choice about which school to send your child to it is important that you gather as much information as possible. There are a number of ways to collect this information including:
- Talking to other parents who have sent their children to the schools you are interested in.
- Attending open days and information evenings at secondary schools (these are often advertised in local newspapers).
- Arranging interviews with the assistant principals of the secondary schools.
- Exploring secondary school websites.
This is a new Victorian Government site that allows you to search for information about all school in Victoria. Click on “search for a provider or a qualification.” You then type in the name of the school, or you can pick the type of school you want (eg secondary). You can specify postcodes or suburbs if you wish, and you also have a choice to choose surroundings suburbs. Once you find the school you want there is a link to their website.
Please contact the School Office on 9398 2806 for more information or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaholme Primary School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au.