Enrolment and Parent Payment Information
Gardenvale Primary School will commence running tours for the Prep 2024 intake on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15am from Term 2. Tours are limited to three to four parties, so bookings are essential. To book a tour, please call the Junior Campus office on 9596 8550 from Monday 24th April 2023. The Enrolment form and Criteria Checklist can be found below. We look forward to showing you around our amazing school and answering any questions that you might have.
Our school follows the Department of Education's
Enrolment Policy for the enrolment, placement, and transfer
of students. The enrolment form has changed since the
beginning of the 2023 school year.
Every child is guaranteed a place at their designated
neighbourhood school (or local school). Families may seek
enrolment for their child at a school that is not their local
school and should be enrolled if that school has sufficient
accommodation. To find out whether you live in-zone, visit
To support each child's right to attend their local school,
and to make sure the priority order of placement is followed,
school may need to verify a child's permanent residence. This
can occur for both in-zone and out-of-zone children, either
before an offer of enrolment or placement is made, or as a
condition of the offer.
If you intend to enrol your child at Gardenvale Primary School
for Prep 2024 and are within our school zone, please
complete the form available below and return it, along with
the other requested documentation. Please click here for
Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/
Completed Enrolment documents can be emailed to email@example.com or delivered to Reception at the Junior Campus, 44 Landcox Street, Brighton East. If you would like to speak with someone regarding enrolment for your child in 2024, please call 9596 8550.
Student Enrolment Form (in-zone) and Student Application Form (out-of-zone) are due by Friday 28 July 2023.
Primary schools will provide parents/carers with written notification of Foundation (Prep) enrolment outcomes as per the
department's Placement Policy by Friday 11 August 2023.
Please refer to the Department's policy for Foundation (Prep) Enrolment.
All out-of-zone applications will be considered subject to available space, and prioritised according to:
1. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time
2. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school zone.
A Student Application Form must be completed by all out-of-zone applicants and forwarded to us. For information about the
enrolment process, please refer to Processing Enrolment Forms and supporting documentation
To enrol in Prep in a school in Victoria, your child must turn 5 by April 30th in their first year of school. Gardenvale Primary
School currently has an enrolment of approximately 600+ students over two campuses.
Financial Information for Parents
Gardenvale Primary School offers a comprehensive education program which aims to deliver engaging learning outcomes for all students. While the Department of Education and Training funds a standard curriculum program, many of the highly valued programs and resources provided by our school go above and beyond this funding and could not be provided without the financial support of parents.
In order to maintain and enhance high quality teaching and learning programs and resources, School Council has approved the following 2023 parent payment charges. Gardenvale Primary School makes every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.
Gardenvale Primary School offers flexible payment plans which provide parents with a number of instalment options and various ways to pay e.g. the school Compass App, Credit Card, Cash or Cheque. Records of payments, contributions and any outstanding payments will remain confidential. Invoices for unpaid Essential Student Learning items are generated and distributed on a regular basis but not more than once a month.
Current and detailed account information will be provided to parents and will be available on our website.
GPS Stationery Packs
Parent payments and contributions are currently made via Compass app which is free.
Compass saves you time by
allowing you to pay for school items directly from your phone
reduces the need for your child to bring cash to school
Click here for Compass Parent's Guide to Billing
The office will receive a generated report detailing your school payments. Orders will be generated separately for the Uniform Shop and will be filled accordingly.
Should you have any questions regarding the use of Compass app, please contact the Senior School office. We hope you enjoy this new flexibility in managing your school payments.
Financial Support For Families
Gardenvale Primary School understands that some families may experience financial difficulty and offers a range of support options, including:
The school’s second–hand uniform shop
State Schools Relief Fund (SSRF)
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
For a confidential discussion about accessing these services, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, please contact:
Pauline Dunn – Business Manager – Phone: 03 9596 2871
Gardenvale Primary School will consider requests for partial or full refunds of payments made by parents on a case-by-case basis taking into account the individual circumstances. Generally we will not be able to refund payments made for items purchased or costs that have already been paid where those funds have already been transferred to a third party. For example, camp costs when a child becomes unwell and cannot attend in circumstances where the payment has already been made or committed to a third party and no refund is available to the school. Where possible, we will make this clear to parents at the time of payment.