Primary school transition/orientation is an important process for families, children and the school community to develop an understanding the needs of children, of school expectations, school environment and to promote a smooth beginning to school for foundation/prep students.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, many orientation opportunities have had to be significantly modified..

Many primary schools have strong links and processes in place to support transition including virtual tours and general information regarding transition on their school’s website.

Shine Bright EYM and Communities for Children Bendigo are pleased to support the Department of Education and Training to provide the following information and links to families to access information about their local primary school and transition in 2020/2021.

Information on school zones from Department of Education and Training.

Enrol NOW by phoning the school office or sending an email.

Visit the school website for details on the school zone, 2021 enrolment information and the Foundation (Prep) orientation program.

Information on Victorian government school zones is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information for 2020 onwards.

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

The Department of Education & Training provides guidance to schools through the 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

Onsite school visits and orientation programs will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.  Contact schools and regularly check school websites for updates.

Families are able to view the Foundation/Prep Enrolment information updated for COVID-19 by clicking on the link below.

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