Prospective parents are requested to contact the school on 9460 1668, where an Expression of Interest will be completed by the office staff. This will be used to establish residency and/or a sibling claim.


William Ruthven Primary School uses the Department of Education and Training's app called Find My School (www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au). This information is used to complete the Expression of Interest form by the school to identify if your child’s permanent place of residency is within our zone.

School Tours
Families in our zone are welcome to participate in a school tour. Tours will generally be conducted by appointment. To make an appointment, please call the school on 9460 1668.

Enrolling at William Ruthven Primary School

A register of all ‘Expressions of Interest’ enquiries will be maintained.

Proof of residency is required when seeking to enrol your child at our school. Three pieces of evidence, one from List A and two from List B, must be sighted in original or certified copies as proof of residency.


List A – 1 document required

  • Rental agreement
  • Unconditional contract of sale
  • Statutory declaration confirming you are living in the address provided in the enrolment application and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent.
List B – 2 documents required
  • Electoral enrolment confirmation
  • Council rate notice
  • Other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency such as a driver’s license or health care card.

Further documents will be required for proof of age and Immunisation.

  • Birth Certificate (indicating that the child has turned 5 years of age by the 30 April of the year they intend to enrol)
  • Immunisation Certificate from Medicare 

No enrolment will be processed until all documentation is received.

Prep enrolments
New prep students in the our zone or who have a sibling currently attending the school will receive an enrolment confirmation within three weeks of the school receiving their application. Activation of this enrolment can only be established if the age, residence, or sibling claims have been confirmed.

New prep students enrolling for the following year will be allocated a class and advised in December the year prior to their enrolment.

Year 1-6 Student enrolment:

The Principal or Principal’s delegate will contact the previous school of all students seeking to transfer from another school. In accordance with the privacy guidelines we will ascertain the circumstances of the transfer, seek a transfer note and where applicable an Immunisation Certificate, and discuss any academic, social, special needs or behavioural matters. The Principal has the authority to defer admission in order to seek information from the previous school in the interest of both the student and the school community.


All children enrolling at our school will be involved in a transition program according to their age and year level. The purpose of the transition program is for students to start at William Ruthven Primary School with minimum disruption and maximum support.


The Principal or Principal's delegate, establishes which class the student will be allocated based on number of vacancies, student needs, gender balance, academic and social and emotional needs.

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