Bilingual School Enrolment Policy for Camberwell Primary School

Camberwell Primary School is a Victorian government designated neighbourhood school (local school). Camberwell Primary School is part of the Department of Education’s Designated Bilingual Program and delivers the Victorian Curriculum F-10 to students in English and French, with instruction in French ranging from a minimum of 50% to 80% of class time.
Camberwell Primary School has delivered bilingual education to all students enrolled since 1991 and has developed a 50:50 model as well as an 80:20 model in the early years. The early year’s model supports early acquisition for non-native speakers enhancing their ability to articulate their thinking in the target language at an early age.

Thanks to the unique nature of the education that Camberwell Primary School provides, we enjoy a high level of interest from families in Melbourne, interstate and from overseas. To support families seeking enrolment in a bilingual setting, we have a specific Placement Policy in place.

Camberwell Primary School Local Zone Map

Camberwell Primary School Zone 2022

Our school zone

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

If you reside in our Area

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.

When applying for an in area enrolment you must provide our school with a 100 point check list. If you have any questions relating to this please contact the school.

If you reside Out of Area

If residing outside of our enrolment area there is a specific priority order that may be considered for enrolment:

Priority order of placement

Where Camberwell Primary School does not have sufficient accommodation to accept all students who apply from outside the school zone or is subject to an EMIP, Camberwell Primary School must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement:

  1. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  2. Students seeking enrolment into the French bilingual partial immersion program on language grounds.
  3. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.

For more information, you can:

2024 Enrolments

If you live within our school zone, your child is automatically eligible for enrolment at Camberwell Primary.

An Enrolment form for any year level relating to a 2024 enrolment can be accessed via the link below and once completed, should be submitted with the following documentation:

  1. a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  2. a copy of the student visa (if the student currently holds one)
  3. school Entry Immunisation Status Certificate
  4. proof of residency (100 points worth of documentation to support a Residential Address Check

Enrolment form (for students living in School Zone only) 

If you live outside of our school zone, please submit an Application to Enrol Form with the above listed documentation [1-4].

Foundation (Prep) enrolments for 2025

Children must turn 5 years of age by 30 April, 2025 to begin Foundation (first year of school) next year.

The Department of Education has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

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

You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets and the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers’, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

  • Applications for enrolment for Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Camberwell Primary School will be available from Monday 15 April 2024. The education department has developed Student Insight which is an online portal from where you will fill in an electronic enrolment for your child. You must complete and submit the enrolment application for Foundation by Friday 26 July 2024. 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 accept the offer by Friday 23 August, 2024.

What you need to do:

If your child will be starting in Prep in 2025 then you will need complete an enrolment application online (below) along with proof of identity and immunisation before Friday July 26, 2024. We encourage parents to enrol their children as early as possible so that their children can participate in the transition program for new Preps that runs later in the year.

Please note that outcome of enrolment applications will be provided by the school starting from July 29, 2024.

You can only use the online form for new Preps in 2025 — for all other enrolments, please contact the school.

We encourage you to book a school tour to learn more about our school.
School tours: 

Camberwell Primary School is not able to offer short term study placements.