Starting at NPS

Foundation Student Orientation Program – 2018

Thursday 2/11/2017

1st Foundation Orientation
9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Play based activities


Thursday 9/11/2017

2nd Foundation Orientation
2:00 -3.15p.m.
Story time in the school library and tour of the school.


Thursday 16/11/2017

3rd Foundation Orientation
10:00 -12:00 p.m.
Bring along your lunch and join in with the current transition class to play outside. Meeting our grade 5/6 buddies.


Thursday 23/11/2017

4th Foundation Orientation
9:00 – 10:00 am
Spanish and music activities


Thursday 23/11/2017

Transition Parent Information Session
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest

All families interested in enrolling a student for Foundation Year in 2017 or 2018 and who are interested Newlands Primary School are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form and return it completed to the school office. This form can be downloaded from this website.

Please make a time to meet with the Principal for a tour and to discuss your child’s enrolment.

If you wish to enrol your child at any other time during the school year then you need to contact the school to make arrangements to meet with our Principal and discuss your child’s enrolment.


Enrolling during the school year

Newlands P.S. accepts enrolments during the school year across all grade levels. To enrol you must make an appointment with the principal to discuss your reasons for enrolment.

International Students

Please contact the school if you wish to enrol. Our Principal will discuss the details of the enrolment process with you and advise you if we have a vacancy for your child. More information on the process can be found at :

What you will need
To enrol in a Victorian government primary school as an international student, you must:

  • submit an application form
  • attach the requested documentation, including a copy of the child’s current Australian visa and passport details, to the application form
  • pay the relevant fees
  • be accepted for enrolment by the school.

Enrolment Process

Families who have expressed an interest for their child/ren to be enrolled in our 2018 Foundation class will be sent an offer to join us. This will happen before the 30th of June  with a request to respond to the offer and completion of enrolment forms by the 31st of August 2017.

Our policy for enrolment is siblings first, then children whose closest school is Newlands and then, those who are interested in attending Newlands for curriculum considerations (Spanish and Performing Arts).


School Tours

School tours with our Principal  can be booked on the following website.

Insert the code n8au5 to access the link to our booking page.