Enrolling at Ruskin Park Primary School
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.
Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.
Our school manages enrolments 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.
For more information, you can:
- visit School zones for answers to frequently asked questions
- call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
- email the VSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Education has a statewide 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 Ruskin Park Primary School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
Starting school is an exciting event and an important milestone in your child’s life. It is also a time of great change and a shift in environment as they become a valued member of our Foundation classes. By working together we hope the transition into school will be a positive and enjoyable experience for all concerned. We recognise the important role of parents in their child’s life and education and look forward to working with you. At Ruskin Park Primary we encourage parents to assist with classroom activities, participate in excursions and volunteer to work on school committees.
Before beginning school your child has had a variety of experiences and has learnt a great deal from you, your extended family and friends and is therefore already on their way to a successful education. Together, working in partnership, we can ensure that your child’s joy of learning continues in a more formal setting. The importance of the first few years of schooling is well documented and our aim is to lay the foundation in literacy and numeracy to allow for future development.
Transitioning into the Foundation Level
2023 Transition Dates for 2024 Enrolment
2024 Foundation Information Evening – Wednesday 10th May 2023
7:00pm – 8:00pm – This session will focus on the programs offered at Ruskin Park Primary School. You will also have an opportunity to see our classrooms and speak with our Foundation Teachers.
Meet and Greet Session – Monday 9th October 2023
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Children will have the opportunity to explore activities in the Foundation classrooms and meet our Foundation Teachers.
Story Time Transition Session– Friday 20th October 2023
9:15am – 10:15am – A Literacy based activity will be held in the Foundation classrooms.
Number Fun Transition Session- Thursday 2nd November 2023
9:15am – 10:15am – Numeracy based activities will be held in the Foundation classrooms.
Japanese & Physical Education Transition Session – Wednesday 15th November 2023
9:15am – 10:15am – Our Japanese & PE specialist teachers will conduct some introductory activities along with the Foundation teachers.
Foundation Parent Information Night – Monday 4th December 2023
7:00pm – 8:00pm – The 2024 classes and teachers will be announced.
Foundation Orientation Morning – Date Tuesday 5th December 2023
9:15am to 10:15am – Children will have an opportunity to meet their teacher and classmates for 2024.
We are very proud of the teaching and learning programs, teaching staff and facilities that we offer at Ruskin Park Primary School. If you are considering a primary school for your child, we invite you to visit our school with your child to see what we can offer.
School tours are conducted by our Principal, Andrew Moore on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am from April onwards. Other mutually agreed upon times for tours can be arranged by calling the school office on 9723-3886.