Enrolment

The beginning of a childs schooling journey is one of the most exciting times of both a child and family’s life! 
At Ceres Primary school we have invested years of knowledge and experience into developing a nurturing, supportive and community focused program for our students and families choosing to join the Ceres Primary School Community. 
 
Our program enables students to learn through exploring, play and questioning in the classroom and school community. Through the use of the school values in all aspects of our school language, our students feel safe and connected to our Community. Our staff are focussed on providing a warm and supportive classroom environment with a strong focus on hands-on learning, our students thrive in all areas of their learning and self. Our teaching program focuses on the individual learner, catering for each child, ensuring they experience success at school. 
 
Ceres Primary School also has an engaging before and after school care program available for families, provided by local Geelong company 'Kelly Club.' You can learn more about Kelly Club in the 'Our Families' page. 
 
Ceres Primary School's catchment is primarily zoned to the Ceres and Gnarwarre areas, however if our classes are not at full capacity, we are able to accept students from the wider area.
 

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:

2025 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

 

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, including Ceres Primary School.

 

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

 

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 at Ceres Primary School from 15 April 2024.

 

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school either via (03) 5249 1382 or email to book a school tour or 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). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  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 should contact our school to 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) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

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.


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