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Thank you for considering Merbein P-10 College for your child and family as you begin your learning journey.

At Merbein P-10, we understand that starting school is an exciting and important time for you and your child or children and we want to help make the enrolment process as easy as possible for you.


2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments

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 Merbein P-10 College.

The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year. 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).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Merbein P-10 College from 24 April 2023.

What you need to do:

1.       Locate your local school and other nearby government schools on

2.       Contact the school to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process

3.       Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep)

4.       Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023

5.       You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023

6.       Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023

7.       Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.

8.       For more detailed information about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


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 based on your permanent residential address.


Placement Policy

Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school but may enrol at another school, if there are available places. If you apply for a place at a government school that is not your local school, (including ours) the school will consider your application in line with the department’s Placement Policy.


Evidence of Permanent Residence 

Parents who wish to enrol their child/children and access their guaranteed place at Merbein P-10 College, need to demonstrate that the child/children to be enrolled reside within the designated neighbourhood boundary area. Please refer to the Residential Address Check for more information. All other out of zone enrolments must also produce proof of permanent residence prior to an enrolment being accepted.

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