Starting school in 2025... what you need to know...

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.

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.

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2025 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Osbornes Flat Primary School.

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).


You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Osbornes Flat Primary School from 15 April 2024.


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school (02) 6027 1415 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


Osbornes Flat Primary School holds a number of transition days towards the end of the year for children joining us in Foundation the following year. During these sessions children become familiar with the school, the teachers and other students. Over the course of Term 4 these sessions increase in length and by their fourth visit to our school they stay for the whole day (Statewide Transition Day).


Step Up to School Program

Osbornes Flat Primary School has also commenced a Step Up To School program where children aged 3-5 years are able to join their parents for short small group sessions to practice the skills required at school. These sessions include early literacy and numeracy activities, oral language games and activities that develop children's fine motor skills. This program will run in Term 2, 2024 and is for any child attending any school in 2025.


If you would like to know more about this program please contact the front office.