Welcome! Thank you for considering Sunshine Primary School as the educational home for your family. The information on this page is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to our application procedures.


Book a Tour

School Tours for families interested in enrolling for 2025 can book a tour by clicking here


Our School Zone

Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.


Should you be interested in enrolling in our school but do not live in our school zone you can request an enrolment but we cannot confirm the enrolment until after we have enrolled all students that live in our zone first and have determined whether our school has capacity.

If you have any queries or questions about enroling at Sunshine Primary School please send us an email, phone our office on 8311 5700 or call in any school day, between 9:00am and 4:00pm.


Start your online enrolment process here

Expression of Interest Form for 2025 Click here


Foundation (Prep) 2025

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school.


You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).


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


How do I enrol my child in their first year of primary school:

  1. Book a school tour via our website home page or call 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 15 April 2024). 

  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you need to confirm that you are accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.

  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep).

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.


Once your child is enrolled

Read our tips for starting primary school to learn how you can support your child.


Arriving From Overseas

For families arriving from overseas, school entry is determined by the Visa Subclass Number on your child's passport.  Students unable to enrol directly into the school can enrol via the International Education Division.  Please contact them by phone on 03 637 2990, by email on international@education.vic.gov.au or visit their website at www.study.vic.gov.au 


Foundation (Prep) Transition Program

Our Prep Transition Program is the beginning of your child's journey to school, where they will have many opportunities to learn about our school and begin settling in. Our extensive transition program aimed at making your child's pathway from kindergarten to school a seamless experience. Our goal is to have students who feel happy, safe and excited about school. We endeavour to make this transition possible for each and every child that begins school at SPS. As each child has a unique set of abilities, needs, and attitudes towards learning this means that the transition to school will be different depending on the individual.

Our formal Transition Sessions for enrolled students are held in November.  During this time the children will be involved in activities that will familiarise them with the classroom setting and school grounds. 

Buddy System

At Sunshine Primary we have a 'buddy' system in place. The student buddies are a vital part of our transition program.

The buddy system operates on an informal basis.

The purpose of the buddy system:

  • assists with student transition to primary school
  • develops positive cross-age relationships 
  • contributes to a positive and caring school culture 
  • contributes to more positive behaviour by providing positive role models 
  • develops pro-social values and skills
  • develops responsibility 
  • builds self confidence 
  • develops empathy 
  • promotes inclusion