Enrolment Information

We are now taking enrolments for 2018.

To start primary school your child must turn five years of age, or older, by 30 April of the year that they will start school. Before you enrol your child in a primary school, you may wish to visit a number of schools to decide on the best one for your child. Once you have made your choice you will then be ready to enrol.


As Coburg West Primary School has a ceiling cap on our enrolments, all enrolments are subject to a verification of address, initial enrolments will only be taken if we are your closest state government school, those who this does not apply to are welcome to place their child on our waiting list.


For more information and to book in for an enrolment tour, please phone the office on 9386 1286.


Enrolment Requirements

To enrol your child we will need the following:

  • A copy of your child's Birth Certificate
  • Names and addresses of the child and parents, guardians or carers
  • Parent's phone numbers (home, work, mobile) and email address
  • Names and contact details of emergency contacts
  • Doctor's name and contact details
  • Medicare details
  • Immunisation Status Certificate
  • Health and welfare information - for example, does your child have asthma, diabetes, allergies, poor eyesight or hearing problems?
  • Specific custody arrangements (copies of court orders are required)
  • Information about the language(s) your child speaks or can understand (to help the school build on your child's knowledge)
  • A copy of a current utilities account for address verification

Student Identification Number

The VSN is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to all students in government and non-government schools, and students up to the age of 24 in Vocational Education and Training Institutions. The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s school records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.


Please see the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority's School Administration page for more information.