Our school zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Placement Policy gives schools, parents and carers greater clarity and to support consistent and fair decision-making.

The Placement Policy includes a simplified priority order of placement, which is used to prioritise enrolment applications from outside the school zone. Students living within the school zone have been removed from the priority order as they are guaranteed entry to their local school.

The priority order of placement is:

  • students with a sibling at the same permanent address who is attending the school at the same time
  • all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.

Students from outside the school zone will no longer be prioritised for enrolment based on curriculum grounds. Enrolment on compassionate grounds remains in the Placement Policy as an overarching consideration.

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

Foundation Transition

The transition process from Kindergarten to Foundation is very important and we believe in working together with parents to ensure that students feel confident and well prepared for school. To make the transition process smooth and successful, Dandenong South Primary School staff and the kindergarten teachers arrange learning activities for the kindergarten children to help them become familiar with their new learning environment. This enables the transition program to be smooth and successful. During Term Four, there are three orientation days for children who have enrolled at our school. These orientation days provide opportunities for children to participate in engaging learning experiences. Parents are also invited to attend an information session. At this session, parents will receive an information pack that will assist them with their child’s first year at school.

What you need to do:

Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year:

1. Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.
2. Contact a government primary school to book a school tour or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process.
3. Download the Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers (PDF, 1.5 MB) This pack includes an application form. The school may also provide you with a copy of the form to complete.
4. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
5. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
6. Take part in information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
7. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025

Enrolment applications submitted after 23 August 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.


International Students Program

Dandenong South Primary School has an International Students Program (ISP). The school ensures that international students receive a high quality education experience through a high level of support and care in a safe, welcoming and engaging learning environment.

Applications from international students are handled by the International Education Division of the Department of Education and Training (DET). Individuals interested in applying need to contact DET on phone +61 3 9637 2990 or email 

The provider name is the Department of Education & Training and the CRICOS Provider Code is 00861K.

Further information about the International Students Program can be found on http://www.study.vic.gov.au

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