If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school at Craigburn on the first day of Term One of that year. Where a child turns five on or after May 1 they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year.
Children who are older than 5 can enrol and begin school upon enrolment or as arranged with the Principal.
To confirm dates for your child's enrolment please contact the school.
Parents are welcome to School Tours held on Wednesday mornings of school Week 4 of each school term and / or make an appointment to meet with the Principal to discuss the school and obtain information regarding school policies and programs.
How to enrol
Parents are encouraged to enrol their child / children at school as early as possible. Enrolment forms are included in the school enrolment pack, available upon enrolment.
Parents are welcome to contact the school to enrol their child. The school does have a zone which allows local children first right of enrolment.
If spaces are available, enrolments will be offered to children/families from outside the zoned area.
What you will receive
For students commencing school in Reception, families will receive an information package and parent information booklet covering topics such as:
For older students commencing school mid-term, families will receive this information at the time of enrolment.
Transition from a ‘prior to school setting’ to Reception
The Transition program for students and families starting school at the beginning of the school year, takes place in Term 4 each year. This involves school teaching and support staff visiting prior to school settings (kindergartens, child care centres etc) and gathering information about each child. Students and families then are invited to participate in a transition program being 3 x 2 hour sessions, taking place in school weeks 5, 6 and 7. Specific details and times of the program are mailed to families early in Term 3.
Fees and materials charges
A materials and services charge is set each year. This fee covers the cost of books, technology services and other essential items and services used by students during the course of their study. Financial assistance, including the School Card, is available to help eligible families with the materials and services charge.