New Enrolments

Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s life. It is an exciting and emotional time for both you, as parent, and your child. The transition can be made smoother through your positive encouragement and partnership with your child’s school. Together, we can support your child on their learning journey to achieve their potential. Sandringham East Primary School has been providing the local community with outstanding primary education for over 90 years. Our school community empowers, challenges and inspires learners to foster their creativity and talents, developing the skills and attributes to fulfil their dreams.


Enrolments for 2025

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.

For more information, you can:

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.  

For a video tour of our school please click here.


School Tours

Please book School Tours via trybooking link


Please book Story Time via trybooking link




Completing the Enrolment

Enrolment forms are available from our school office on or after the15th April, 2024.

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 Sandringham East 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 theFoundation (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 Sandringham East Primary School from 15 April 2024.

What you need to do:

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

1.    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.

2.    Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

3.    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.

4.    Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

5.    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.


In order to confirm placement we ask that these forms be submitted by the end of term 2.

  • The enrolment form must be completed
  • Proof of birth must be supplied (copy of birth certificate or passport)
  • Immunisation certificate. Children immunised within Australia must obtain a copy of their immunisation history from the Department of Human Services.
  • Children who are not Australian citizens are required to provide a copy of their current visa
  • Children enrolling in the Foundation year (first year of school) must be at least 5 years of age by the 30th of April in the year in which they enrol
  • Enrolments for Foundation 2025 are requested to be submitted by end of term 2, but can be accepted later in the year.


International Students

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see:

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see: How to apply

Contact our school

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Jane Briffa

Phone: 03 9598 1704
Generic school email or ISC email:

Sandringham East Primary School is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see:

Our school is able to receive international fee paying students. More information is available on the Department of Education's website.

If your child is an Australian citizen enrolment may commence immediately once you arrive. For certain categories of permanent and long term residency, the same applies.