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Enrolment and Parent Payment Information

2023 Enrolments

Gardenvale Primary School will commence running tours for the Prep 2023 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 between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. 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.

If you intend to enrol your child at Gardenvale Primary School

for Prep 2023, please complete the enrolment form available

below and return it, along with the other relevant requested

documentation.

 

Completed Enrolment documents can be emailed to 

gardenvale.ps@education.vic.gov.au 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 2023, please call 9596 8550.

Student Enrolment Form (PDF)

Enrolment Criteria Checklist (PDF)

School Privacy Notice (PDF)

Alternative Family (PDF)

To find out whether your residence is located within this zone, please refer to the Our School Zone page, or ring the Junior Campus office between 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

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 and the Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

 

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 2022 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 Parent Payment Arrangement 2022 (PDF)

GPS Stationery Packs

How to Order Sheet (PDF)

Prep Stationery (PDF)

Year 1 Stationery (PDF)

Year 2 Stationery (PDF)

Year 3 Stationery (PDF)

Year 4 Stationery (PDF)

Year 5 Stationery (PDF)

Year 6 Stationery (PDF)

 

Parent Payment Policy (PDF)

Payment Methods

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

 

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.

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO QKR (PDF) FOR LUNCH ORDER

 

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

Financial Refunds

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.