Enrolments and School Tours


 

ENROLMENTS

 

Our school is in a designated neighbourhood zone with the below map representing the current area for enrolment. 

 

Children must turn five years of age by 30th April to be eligible to attend school.

 

Neighbourhood School Zone Policy
The principles of the Department of Education and Training neighbourhood school policy are found in the Education Act 2008.

 

These are:

  • To guarantee the right of each child to a place in the designated  school
  • Wherever practical, to provide parents/carers with the opportunity to enrol their child at the same school as that being concurrently attended by an older brother or sister who resides permanently at the same address
  • To allow parents/carers not wishing to send their child to the neighbourhood school to select any other school in which space is available
  • To contain enrolments in each school within the limits of available resources as determined by the Regional Director
  • Attendance at a particular primary school does not automatically guarantee enrolment at a particular secondary school

We are here to support you through the enrolment process so please contact the school office for further information.

 

Our school zone:
Our 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.

 

OUR ENROLMENT PROCESS

 

Prior to a student being enrolled at Moonee Ponds West Primary School, parents/carers guardians are requested to fill in an Enrolment Expression of Interest form to determine eligibilty.

Once eligibilty has been confirmed, prospective families will be emailed all the required enrolment documentation.

Enrolment inquiries that do not meet the enrolment criteria, will also be advised via email.

 

SCHOOL TOURS

Our enrolment tours for Foundation students beginning in 2022 will commence on the 23rd March 2021. Tours will be by conducted by the Principal or delegate and will be held twice weekly, please see the tour dates below.

Please complete the Enrolment Expression of Interest form and contact the school office to arrange a booking for a tour.

 

SCHOOL TOUR DATES

March

Tuesday 23rd

10.30 am

June

Tuesday 1st

10.30 am

 

Thursday 25th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 3rd

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 30th

10.30 am

 

 

 

April

Thursday 1st

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 10th

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 20th

10.30 am

 

Tuesday 15th

10.30 am

 

Thursday 22nd

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 17th

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 27th

10.30 am

 

Tuesday 22nd

10.30 am

 

Thursday 29th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 24th

12.30 pm

May

Tuesday 4th

10.30 am

July

Tuesday 13th

10.30 am

 

Thursday 6th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 15th

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 11th

10.30 am

 

Tuesday 20th

10.30 am

 

Thursday 13th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 22nd

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 18th

10.30 am

 

Tuesday 27th

10.30 am

 

Thursday 20th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 29th

12.30 pm

 

Tuesday 25th

10.30 am

August

Tuesday 3rd

10.30 am

 

Thursday 27th

12.30 pm

 

Thursday 5th

12.30 pm

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10th

10.30 am

 

 

 

 

Thursday 12th

12.30 pm

 

Please join us in viewing our Virtual Tour, developed for both prospective and interested parents. Explore our learning spaces and curriculum, as our staff and students guide the way.

 

Q&A - Please find below the most frequently asked questions from our virtual meet the Principal Team sessions. 

 

What are the average class sizes for Foundation students?

The average class numbers for students in Foundation One classes is 21 students

 

Multi Age structure

At MPW we operate a multi age structure. Our 2021 class structure is:

  • Foundation/Grade 1 x 5
  • Grade 2 x 3
  • Grade 3/Grade 4 x 5 
  • Grade 5/Grade 6 x 5

Buddies:

Foundation grades are allocated a 5/6 grade to buddy up with. The individual teachers from each of the grades create opportunities such as reading and snacks together. This provides a point of call and peer support for Foundation students.

 

Specialist Programs available at MPW:

  • Lote – Japanese is the Language Other Than English (LOTE) that is offered at MPW. It is taught to all year levels from Foundation to Grade 6. All children attend Japanese classes for 1 hour per week.  Students in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to participate in a biannual tour to Japan, where students have the opportunity to experience a homestay with students from our Japanese sister school.

  • PE –All students participate in at least a 1 hour P.E. session each week with the P.E. Specialist covering such areas as fundamental motor skills, ball skills, gymnastics, dance, fitness work, athletics, games and sports.

  • Hall Program – The Hall Program is offered to students in Foundation to Grade 2. The Hall Program is an oral language and developmental play program. Developmental play is an important component in childhood development.  Children learn through experiencing and experimenting with language. Oral language and social skills are developed through shared experiences. Children engage with their peers negotiating, comparing, sharing, describing and problem solving in a stimulating environment.

  • Creative Arts –The Creative Arts Program is offered to all students from Foundation to Grade 6. Our Creative Arts program at MPW incorporates Singing, Music, Drama, Dance and the Visual Arts including 3 dimensional works.

Student Wellbeing at MPW:

The Rights and Responsibilities framework underpins all student wellbeing and learning at MPW. All students have the right to learn, feel safe, respected and included at MPW. Each class develops their Rights and Responsibilities in Term One and they are then published and referred to.

 

Transition:

Transition for 2022 Foundation students will occur in November 2021 over 4 sessions.  Whilst students are in their transition sessions, parents are invited to attend information sessions where you will hear more about our educational programs.

 

Uniform:

School Uniform is not compulsory at MPW, but is encouraged. The majority of students in Foundation to Grade 3 choose to wear uniform. Our uniform is sold by Lowes online and is also available in store at Lowes, Highpoint.

 

Please visit Lowes at http://www.lowes.com.au/campuscategories.aspx?depid=764.

 

We also stock good quality second hand uniform at school which is available to support our families.

 

Out of zone applications:

Our enrolment policy at MPW states that we follow the process of acceptance of enrolment:

  1. Siblings
  2. Students residing within our enrolment zone
  3. Out of Zone enrolment applications subject to enrolment capacity

When will enrolment applications be finalised:

We will be notifying all families by the end of the first week of September and sending out enrolment offers. We would then plan to have our 2022 enrolments in place to begin the transition process which start early November.

 

OSHC:

Camp Australia operates our before and after school program at MPW. Foundation to Grade 1 students are escorted to and from the OSHC program which is facilitated on site in our school gym.

 

Please visit Camp Australia at www.campaustralia.com.au

 

Parental involvement:

Parental involvement is encouraged at MPW whether it is by participating in School Council, assisting in classrooms as a parent helper or any of our working groups or committees. MPW is an inclusive school with a very engaged community.





 

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