We warmly welcome you to visit our fabulous school where we can offer a friendly and comprehensive personal tour of our facilities, a chance to meet some of our staff, and to see our engaging programs in action. Simply contact the school to arrange a mutually suitable time – we'd love to see you.
If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please contact the school to ‘Book a Tour’ and request an Enrolment Form from our school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03-5144 3633.
Our school follows the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy for the enrolment, placement, and transfer of students.
Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in zone, visit www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
All other applications will be considered subject to available space, and prioritised according to:
Required documentation includes:
You will also be required to provide information about:
Starting school is an exciting time for children, parents and carers. We want to help make the enrolment process as easy as possible for you. Each year, our school holds an Open Day Information sessions and tour for Foundation-Support and Foundation (Prep) Parents/Carers. Our Open Day is held in May (Term 2) for students commencing foundation/prep the following year. These information sessions provide important information about what our school offers. Further information can be found on the Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) page of the Victorian Government website.
Enrolling your child in Year 7 is an important part of their education journey. We want to help you make the transition process as easy as possible. Each year, the department releases Year 6 to Year 7 placement information for schools and for parents/carers, with information packs available from the beginning of Term 2 for students commencing Year 7 the following year. These information packs, and other important information, can be found on Moving from primary to secondary school page of the Victorian Government website.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones which are determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. Our school also has additional capacity available to welcome students who are outside of our school zone.
Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.For more information, you can:
Children who are to be enrolled to school must have their fifth birthday on or before April 30th of the year of admission. An Immunisation Certificate, which can be obtained from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Telephone - 1800 653 809 or your GP, Shire of Wellington, and a Birth Certificate, must be presented at time of enrolment. For detailed information about the school entry immunisation click here.
Enrolments can be made at any time of the year with restrictions only applying to the Foundation-support (class).
An Enrolment Form can be requested from the school office or downloaded by clicking here.
You can click here for information about how to help prepare your child for their first day of school.
Go to the Transition page for information about making the transition from Kindergarten to School.
We currently have a number of Defence Force families at our school. We welcome their active involvement in our school life and aim to make the transition of moving schools as smooth as possible for their children.
Once initial contact is made, our Defence School Mentor will make phone contact or email relevant information. Our Defence School Mentor will act as the liaison person to welcome new Defence Force families to our school.
School Council has determined that the wearing of a school uniform at Guthridge Primary School is compulsory for all students. A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community and assists in developing pride in representing our school.
Our Uniform supplier is JSM Embroidery which is located at 71-73 Macarthur Street, Sale. Click here to view the current price list.
Please note: - skirts, jeans and leggings are not part of our uniform. The school jumper, jacket and polo shirt must have our logo and must be purchased through JSM. Our logo is not to be put on other jumpers or jackets
In addition to their school uniform students also require the following items:
Guthridge Primary School Parents' Club supplies a school hat free of charge to all children starting Foundation. We request that all removable clothing and personal items be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
There is a lost property box kept in the main office. Unclaimed, unnamed articles will be redirected to the second-hand uniform shop.
As part of the School Health Program, lunches and play lunches are eaten either in the classroom or outside under supervision. The students graze between the start of the day and lunchtimes. Children are asked to bring along a piece of fruit or vegetable each day as "brain food" to graze on. Chocolate bars, chewing gum, lollies and soft drink are not to be brought to school as we actively encourage healthy eating. Water is the best drink and it's free!
Lunch is eaten in class at the dedicated time of 1:30 - 1:45.
Lunch orders can be placed each morning at school and delivered via our local shopkeeper at lunchtime. Parents will be given a price list early in the year.
It is essential that lunch boxes and drink bottles are clearly named.
Breakfast Club is organised by our Student Wellbeing Team. It is available everyday from 8:45 - 9:00. Breakfast is provided at no charge and is available to all students to give them a healthy start to their day.
The provision of emergency contact details and student medical information forms a part of the student enrolment form. This includes asthma and allergy management plans. Please ensure all contact details are updated regularly. We strongly urge all families to download the Flexischools App and class dojo onto their phones as this is the most efficient way for us to contact you in the event of a school emergency.
If there are any issues with custody of, or access to children, please inform the school at the time of enrolment or when there are changes for families and students. Copies of custody orders need to be seen by the Principal and filed at the school.
Under the Education Act 1958, instruction in all key learning areas is free to all students attending a state school. However, parents are expected to pay for student textbooks, requisites/stationery, materials for programs where the student consumes or takes possession of the finished articles, student computer printing above basic requirements, diaries, camps and excursions, extracurricular programs, swimming lessons etc. Parents/carers also have the option of paying for school fees in instalments. For further information, please contact the Office.
Download our Parent Payments Policy
Families on low income may qualify for financial assistance through the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). You can discuss this matter with our Business Manager.