Boroondara has a number of schools with enrolments that are restricted in various ways. Camberwell Primary School is one of those schools.
Demand for enrolment at Camberwell Primary School exceeds capacity. This means that Camberwell Primary School is currently not required to enroll any students residing outside its designated neighbourhood zone. The existing boundary has been reviewed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the current map represents the current area for enrolment.
Boundaries are defined by demographic change. Given changing demographics, multi-level housing and construction in the Camberwell area, we are unable to predict our future enrolment demand with any surety. Whilst we will give as much notice as we are able about boundaries, we must remain mindful that school boundaries or neighborhood areas are defined by demographic information. Boundaries are flexible and will change according to that demographic information and enrolment demand.
Enrolments are guaranteed if your residential property falls within our enrolment map.
Foundation enrolments will commence in Term 2. Please contact the school with your information now.
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.
Further Camberwell Primary School Capacity Guidelines
Following Departmental guidelines, dependant on capacity which will be assessed on an annual basis to ensure that current students will be able to be accommodated throughout their time at school, children will be accepted in priority order:
siblings whose families currently reside out of the neighbourhood area
children for whom the curriculum we provide is of relevance – in our case French
children of families who live close to our boundary
This will be re-assessed for each subsequent year.
To determine whether the unique context of Camberwell Primary School is the best option for your child, we recommend that you visit our school on the occasion of one of on our open days or on a school tour (held once a fortnight). Following this, you will be required to complete the enrolment form and provide evidence of your place of permanent residence and information about your child. NOTE: Completion of the enrolment form is not a guarantee of a placement at Camberwell Primary School.
To assist Camberwell Primary School in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, you are required to include in your enrolment application original or certified copies of:
1. Rental agreements for a minimum of twelve months or unconditional contracts of sale.
2. A copy of two of the following:
electoral enrolment confirmation
council rates notices
other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license or health care card.
Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on the school enrolment application form.
On request, you may also be required to complete a statutory declaration confirming the student is living in the address provided in the enrolment application and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent.
Note: Enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.