Enrolment at Williamstown Primary School

For extensive information about the Prep 2021 Transition program, please click here to view our Prep 2021 Transition Newsletter.

Further information about:

Enrolment Process and Forms
School Tours
Information Session & FAQs

Are you interested in enrolling your child at Williamstown PS?

Choosing the right school for your child is important.  Matching your child’s needs to what a school has to offer can make a significant difference, so any time spent on making the right choice is worthwhile.

You might consider some of the following:

  • The emphasis the school places on academic achievement.
  • The importance the school places on a child’s social and emotional development.
  • If they offer specialist programs and extra-curricula opportunities.
  • The school’s expectations on student behaviour.
  • If the school seems like a happy place and if this is important for you.

It is also important you feel confident with your choice of school and support the direction the school is taking.  Seven years is a significant amount of time to spend in any environment and you need to feel it is the right place for you.

Our school’s most recent NAPLAN (academic) results can be viewed on the MySchool website: www.myschool.edu.au

Enrolment boundary

Under government guidelines, Williamstown PS will always accommodate students for whom our school is their designated neighbourhood school. These students are allocated the first placements for Prep students each year. If there remains any places available after these families have been accommodated, our policy is to accept out-of-our-immediate area siblings, followed by other families who reside in the Williamstown area, and then finally families located out of Williamstown.

While Williamstown PS has an enrolment boundary, we strongly encourage families to contact the school as we are generally able to accommodate students from the wider 3016 postcode. 

If you need further information on these matters please contact our office.

Below is a map of our neighbourhood zone or you can search for your designated neighbourhood school my accessing the Find My School website at www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

I have a child in Prep next year

If you are considering Willy PS for your Prep child, information evenings are held in May every year.  This is a great place to start.  A pamphlet and email advertising the time, date and venue will be available through all the local kinders early in May each year so be on the look out for them. Failing that, ring us directly for all the details.

Following the information evening we conduct tours of the school and are available to answer any of your questions.

If you are successful in gaining a place for your Prep child at Williamstown we conduct a transition program in Term Four where your child will have the opportunity to participate in “practice” days in readiness for their first year.

To enrol your Prep child for next year, please click here for further information.

I wish to enrol my child now

If you wish to enrol your child at Williamstown PS now, you will need to contact the school and arrange an appointment with the school principal, Ms Andrea Duxson.

Once you have met with Andrea and discussed your child’s situation, and decided on enrolment at Williamstown Primary, you can complete an enrolment form and return it to the school along with:

  • Proof of age – i.e. birth certificate or passport
  • Immunisation certificate
  • Three documents for proof of residency – e.g. drivers license, rates notice, utilities account etc

If your child needs to commence immediately, this is usually accommodated within a day or so of the enrolment form being lodged.  The school may be able to assist with uniform, stationery and the like.

If your child will commence at Williamstown in the future, e.g. at the beginning of a new term, it is possible for the school to organise one or two transition days to help your child settle into the school.

Please make sure you raise any matters likely to impact on your child’s learning and wellbeing when you meet with our principal.  This will assist us in placing your child in the most appropriate grade, and allow us to immediately cater for your child’s needs.

And certainly feel free to raise any questions about our school and what we offer from your very first meeting with us.  The more open the communication, the greater the opportunity for us to quickly get to know and cater for your child.

My child has additional needs

At Williamstown PS we work closely with families to cater for a range of additional learning needs, to ensure that all students are provided with a rich and successful education.  We employ around five educational support staff to assist funded children with additional needs, and we offer programs in all grades to cater for a range of abilities and interests.

Have you any other questions about enrolment?

While we aim to provide easily accessible information on this website, we acknowledge it is not possible to answer all of your questions.  If there are matters you need to discuss, please call or email the school and we will assist you.