Foundation Transition 2020
Moonee Ponds West Primary School is committed to working in partnership with parents/carers to ensure the best start for our Foundation Students.
To support the transition of children into Foundation 2021, the Department of Education and Training has advised that schools can now have:
Transition sessions are planned for Monday 16 & 23 November and Thursday 19 & 26 November.
Foundation Transition Parent and Carer Information
This section contains important dates and events relating to transition to Secondary School.
6-7 Transition Timeline
Below is a list of the schools where the majority of the students from MPW attend secondary school:
To determine your closest school use the following link www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
The principles of the Department of Education and Training neighbourhood school policy are found in the Education Act 2008.
Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students should be enrolled in the following priority order unless determined otherwise by the Regional Director.
Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school (determined by a straight line from the student’s home to front gate of the school).
If you select a school other than the neighbourhood school as first preference, you should provide at least four (4) school preferences in Section 2 of the Application Enrolment Form.
Note: If students are not successful in gaining their preferences, they will be placed in their designated neighbourhood school.
Placement Appeals Process:
Parents/carers have the right to appeal a Year 7 placement decision. In the first instance, the appeal should be to the Principal of the preferred school. If a parent remains dissatisfied, a further avenue of appeal to the Regional Director may be made.
Some schools provide entry based on curriculum grounds, such as sport, music and language.
If your first preference school requires an additional completed Curriculum Criteria Form, this needs to be submitted with your initial application through the Primary School.
If your second, third or fourth preference schools require an additional completed Curriculum Criteria Form, you must send this directly to the relevant school with a covering letter confirming this documentation relates to a future preference.
Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Programs:
Note – Various schools offer other programs to provide extension for motivated and academically advanced students.
Examples of special entry requirements:
Schools making additional requests:
Applying for non-government schools:
Please be aware of personal situations that may change and which may alter secured enrolments in non-government schools.