Enrolment Process & Forms


Starting Primary School: The Enrolment Process

The first step to enrolling your child at Fairfield Primary School is to complete the Student Enrolment Form. A paper version of the form is available at the school office, or you may complete the online version and email it to us.


If you are a separated family, one parent will need complete the Student Enrolment Form and the other parent will need to complete the Alternative Family Student Enrolment Form.


When submitting the Student Enrolment Form, also attach:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record
  • Proof of residence – utility bill, driver’s licence, rental agreement, etc. (for new families to the school.)


Please note:

  • To commence primary school, children must be five years old by 30th April the year they start school.
  • At Fairfield Primary School, we accept enrolments for the following year from March onward. We do not manage a wait list – so we do not accept enrolments beyond the next school year.
  • Families with a permanent residential address in our school zone are guaranteed a place at Fairfield Primary School. Government schools use the Department of Education’s school zone finder to determine neighbourhood schools. Please see the Department of Education’s Placement Policy to find out more about school enrolment and placement criteria.


Upon receipt of your enrolment form, an appointment may be scheduled for you and your child/ren to meet with the Principal or Assistant Principal to further discuss your application.


School Tours

Each year around May/June, we host school tours for families with kindergarten-aged children who plan to start school the following year. Our school tours are in-person tours held during the school day as we believe it is the best way to see our school – and our teaching and learning – in action.


Dates for school tours running in 2023 are to be determined. These dates, and information on how to register for a tour, will be available by the end of March 2023. Check back here for details.


We encourage all prospective families to watch the virtual tour videos, produced in 2020, which can be accessed here.


Enrolment Form Submitted – What’s Next?

Families of kindergarten-aged children are encouraged to submit their enrolment form for the coming year by mid-July. At Fairfield Primary School, we email our placement offers at the end of July and our transition program is held in November.


Important Dates in 2022 for Enrolment

  • Friday 15 July: Submit your enrolment form and supporting documentation (birth certificate, immunisation record, and proof of address) to the school office. This is the last day of term two.
  • Thursday 28 July: You will receive an email (to the addresses provided on the enrolment form) with either an offer/no offer of a place at Fairfield Primary School.
  • Friday 5 August: If you were offered a place, please reply to the email, either accepting or declining the offer by this date.
  • Mid-September: You will receive an email about the Foundation Transition program listing associated activities and dates.
  • November: The Foundation Transition program is held across multiple days in November.


Enrolment Process for Student in Years 1 – 6

If your family is relocating, or you are interested in having your children attend Fairfield Primary School, we ask that you first get in touch with the school office. At that point, we will walk you through the enrolment process and timeline.