Enrolment




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.

Admissions at Sunshine Primary are led by the Principal Lyn Read, and our School Enrolments Officer Elizabeth Stefanovska.

Our Admissions team will:

  • Guide you through the admissions process
  • Book individual or group school tours
  • Answer questions about our school and its programs
  • Support and assist families' transition to Sunshine Primary

Our School Zone
At Sunshine Primary School we accept enrolments for students that live in our school zone. You can find out if your home address is in our school zone by clicking on the link Find my school

We only accepts enrolments for prep students in the year before they start school. We do not have a waiting list nor do we accept enrolment for students younger than 4 years of age.

If you are 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.

Enrolment forms must be completed, signed and returned to our office with the following original documents which will be copied by the School:

  • Proof of residential location (eg Rates notice, utilities notice)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunisation Certificate for further information click here
  • Passprt, if born overseas

This is a Department of education and Training requirement.  Enrolment forms will not be accepted without the documents listed above.

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 9637 2990, by email on international@edumail.vic.gov.au or visit their website on www.study.vic.gov.au for further information.

Find my school hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. 

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. However, if you are just out of our school zone and we have availability our administration team will make contact with those parents that submitted the Enrolment Request Form.


You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department's website under School zones 

(https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/zones-restrictions.aspx).

Prep 2022 Enrolments
Our school commences the enrolment process in Term 2 each year. We conduct school tours and meet with all prospective families.

 

Enrolment Packs are available from our school office. 

 

Come & Try School Open Morning

We are holding two Come & Try School Mornings for children that will be commencing school in 2022. If you wish to attend one of the sessions please ensure that you register your details. To register click here

 

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