How to Enrol

Enrolments for new students are accepted at any time during the school year. We encourage new Prep students to enrol by the end of September to assist us with our planning.

Enrolment Form can be downloaded from the link: Student Enrolment Form 2021

Enrolments are arranged through the office and all newly enrolling families are encouraged to tour the school and chat with the Principal. Tours (currently video tours) can be booked by calling: 9547 1146 or via this link: https://forms.gle/oUymRiWejBGWNdtHA

We are always happy to explain the enrolment process with you, answer any questions you have and provide you with a personalised tour through our School. This will allow you to see first-hand how we can actively help further your child’s education. For more information or to arrange a tour call or visit our School Office.

When submitting the Enrolment Form, please also submit a School Entry Immunisation Certificate issued by either the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or the City of Monash and your child’s Birth Certificate for copying.

You will also need the following documents:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (for copying if relevant)
  • Work contact details
  • Doctor’s contact details
  • Emergency contact details (other than parents)
  • Access/Custody documentation (if relevant)

Our School Zone

Albany Rise Primary School zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au.
Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

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.

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

Enrolment Forms

Parent Info Booklet

For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

Our School Tour

Prospective Enrolment Form

Prep/Foundation Transition

At Albany Rise Primary School, we offer an extensive Transition program for your child. We believe, the more comfortable your child is with our school the easier the transition from Pre-School to School will be.

We offer the following sessions (please see Fly into Foundation Flyer 2021)

Dear Pre-school families, 

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, the staff at Albany Rise Primary School are working on an array of responses to ensure children’s transition to primary school is as smooth as possible. Our priority is to ensure that all families are supported in the event of potential school closures.

Given the uncertainty of the current situation, we plan to respond to advice in relation to ‘social distancing’ by cancelling our open afternoon planned for Friday 20th March. Our annual Colour Explosion Fun Run has also been postponed until 16th October 2020.

Our Group Parent tour for prospective families, planned for 26th March, has also been cancelled.

We do apologise for the inconvenience and encourage families to book a separate family tour, by contacting the school office on 9547 1146.

All other transition activities, including our October and November sessions for enrolled students, are still planned to go ahead as normal.

I look forward to meeting our transitioning pre-school families during the year and wish you all well at this time.

Warm Regards,

Judy Drew

Principal

Term 1

Two Open Afternoons
This is a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to come into our Foundation classrooms and play based learning areas. It allows parents to understand our Foundation Program and allows future students to explore different Foundation activities.

Term 2

Pre-School Visits
We invite the local Pre-Schools to come to our School for an hour session. The Foundation teachers run sessions with each Pre-School group and begin to build the excitement of our Foundation program. These sessions are run with the help of our Year 5 students who will be our 2021 Buddies.

Term 3

Story Time Sessions
We run two story time sessions to promote the love of reading. Each session focuses around a different picture story book. Pre-School students listen to the story and then complete a fun follow up craft activity with help from our current Foundation students.

Play Based Learning Sessions
We also run two play based learning sessions to allow pre-school students to get a feel for our ‘chatterbox’ sessions which are run three times a week for 45 minutes.

Term 4

Transition Sessions
We run fortnightly intensive transition sessions with the enrolled 2020 Foundation students. Our sessions include literacy and numeracy activities, specialist activities (Physical Education, Music and Visual Art), technology activities and general school expectations. While the students are enjoying their sessions, parents are invited to join the Principal and Assistant Principal for information sessions. We cover different topics about school, what we further offer and answer any questions you might have. It is also a great opportunity for parents to meet each other and join in with our school community.

Parent Information Session
This session is run by the Foundation teachers to highlight school expectations, what you can do to prepare your child for starting school and answer any questions.

Orientation Morning
This morning session involves the enrolled students coming into their future Foundation rooms and classes. We invite their Year 6 Buddies to come down and complete several activities with each other. This is a great time for the buddies to connect and form a bond before their official school life begins.

Secondary Transition

Moving from primary to secondary school can be an exciting and challenging time for students and their parents. Albany Rise Primary School aims to ensure a smooth transition for our students. It is a process of building relationships and understanding, with the aim of supporting students through identifying barriers to a student’s learning and implementing any adjustments that can be made.

Our students mostly attend Wellington Secondary College. Other students attend other local Secondary Schools (Lyndale Secondary College, Carwatha College). We have a strong committment to our transition program. Our students visit and participate in a range of activities (science lessons, home economics, performances, and more…) at the secondary colleges. These visits allow students to develop relationships and connections and also become familiar with the Secondary School

Past Albany Rise students often visit our school to maintain relationships with students, teachers and our community. Secondary students also attend a few Grade 6 lessons to form new “buddy” relationships with our students. This allows our Year 6 students to know some older students when they begin Secondary School.

Information for parents / carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found at Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents

New Students

We welcome many new students throughout the year.

We have many families joining our community throughout the year. We have a diverse community, with many families recently moving to Australia. We pride ourselves in having an inclusive, friendly and caring community.

New students’ progress is monitored by teachers and the Student Wellbeing Officer to ensure a successful transition into our school. Students are assigned a ‘buddy’ from their class to show them around the school and support them whilst playing in the yard. Parents are welcome to regularly make contact with teachers and staff to track the progress of their child.

EAL Support

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support

We have many families joining our community throughout the year. We have a diverse community, with many families recently moving to Australia. We pride ourselves in having an inclusive, friendly and caring community.

New students’ progress is monitored by teachers and the Student Wellbeing Officer to ensure a successful transition into our school. Students are assigned a ‘buddy’ from their class to show them around the school and support them whilst playing in the yard. Parents are welcome to regularly make contact with teachers and staff to track the progress of their child.

CSEF

Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

 Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student in primary school is $125.

 

How to apply:

Fill out the CSEF form below and hand it in at our school office.

CSEF Application Form 2020

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