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Enrolling at Hughesdale Primary School 

Selecting a school for your child should be an exciting time, and we strongly encourage a School Tour, where you can meet existing students, experience the educative environment, and pose as many questions as possible.

Please click on the Try Booking Link under Open Mornings further down the page to register your interest.

2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments 

The Department of Education (DE) 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 Hughesdale Primary School.

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, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Hughesdale Primary School from 24 April 2023.

What you need to do:

  1. Click on the Try Booking link below to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process

  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 24 April 2023)

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

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

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

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

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. 

2024 Year 1 to Year 6

Enrolment of Students from Year 1 to Year 6 is available anytime.

What you need to do:

  1. Please contact our school on (03) 9570-4808 to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.

Open Mornings in 2023

Wednesday 8th March at 9:30am

Tuesday 2nd May at 9:30am

Thursday1st June at 9:30am

Selection of Open Mornings, Virtual Tours & Onsite Tours available to book.

Bookings are essential and can be made via TryBooking

Questions Commonly asked by Parents

How does the school perform academically?

Statewide NAPLAN Tests (Levels 3 & 5) indicate that the school performs impressively when compared to other schools in the State and also against schools with similar demographics (commonly called Like Schools). The NAPLAN Tests assess students in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Numeracy and Measurement. Trend data over recent years indicates that in most cases, Hughesdale PS out performs both the State and Like Schools in these key curriculum areas.

How does the school address student safety?

During recess breaks there are always three teachers supervising the yard. Although the student enrolment doesn’t require two teachers to be on yard duty, the size of the playground does. Students are instructed not to play near boundaries or blind spots. Yard duty teachers are to question any unknown person in the yard who is not wearing an official visitor’s badge. Yard duty teachers wear brightly coloured fluorescent vests for easy visibility. During teaching time all external doors apart from the main door (Brine St.) are locked. This requires visitors to enter by the main door, which is directly in front of the General Office and Principal’s Office. All visitors are required to sign in on arrival. (See Student and Staff Safety Policy included in this information pack)

How does the school handle the issues of discipline and bullying?

The school has worked hard in these areas in recent years with excellent results. We have high standards for student behaviour and all classes follow the ‘Assertive Discipline’ approach. This approach basically sets out why we need rules, what they are and what happens if you break them. This management approach applies to both inside and outside the classroom. Consequences are graded in severity, with emphasis on students being accountable and learning to take responsibility for their behaviour. The school has an effective ‘Anti-Bullying’ Policy in place and a copy can be made available to you on request. This policy has proved to be a very effective in terms of giving all students strategies in order to deal with a range of bully-type situations and in identifying bullies and modifying their behaviour. The bottom line of the Student Management Policy is that all students at Hughesdale come to school to learn in a happy and safe environment, free from all forms of intimidation, bullying or harassment.

‘A school with Parental Approval’


As Principal, I always encourage parents to tour a number of schools in their area and to talk personally with the Principal about what their school can offer to meet the needs of their child. I also believe it is important to talk to the clients – in this case the parents who currently have their children at our school. I’m sure our parents will give you an accurate and honest assessment of what Hughesdale Primary School can offer your child and your family.

Nothing sells like a satisfied parent
Word of mouth is the school’s most effective marketing tool
Would you like to talk to some parents who currently have their children at the school?
Why did they choose Hughesdale Primary School and are they satisfied?

Sometimes talking to another parent can fill that gap of uncertainty and provide reassurance. Many of our parents are more than happy to talk to you about what the school has to offer. The following parents would be more than happy to talk to you:

Junior School (Foundation to Level 2)

Jacqui Corben - Ph. 0488 303 002

Middle School (Levels 3 and 4)

Kirsten Williams - Ph. 0474 263 896


Senior School (Levels 5 and 6)

Alexandria Muyemba - Ph. 0498 657 656

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