Choosing a primary school that will nurture your child's social, emotional and academic growth is an important and exciting decision. At Greenhills, we work hard to ensure every child makes a successful transition into our school community.
Prep at Greenhills
We welcome the opportunity to show you what Greenhills has to offer you and your child, and we extend an invitation to all parents considering a quality educational environment for their children to contact the school to arrange a personalised school tour.
During these tours, you will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms to get a feel for our school and see our school in action. You will also meet our school Principal, James Penson, and will be able to ask any questions you may have about our school.
School tours are usually held each Tuesday at 9:30 am. Please e-mail or ring the school to book a tour or to make a private appointment with the school principal.
Evening School Tour with Principal
Tuesday 9th March 2021, 6-7pm
All parents who are considering school for 2022 are invited to take a tour of Greenhills Primary School with principal James Penson.
Eligibility and Enrolment
Greenhills Primary School has an enrolment cut-off of approximately 500 students. While enrolment numbers vary from year to year, demand for enrolments at Greenhills has consistently exceeded capacity.
In order to enrol at Greenhills, you need to be residing inside our school zone, which means that Greenhills is the nearest primary school to your place of residence. If another primary school is closer to your house, you are considered to be outside Greenhills zone.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the 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.
Please complete an enrolment form and return it to the school office. The enrolment officer will contact you to confirm your place.
If you live outside the Greenhills school zone, we welcome you to apply to Greenhills. you will be placed on a waiting list. We do anticipate that some Prep places will be available to families who reside outside the Greenhills school zone in 2022.
Alongside the school enrolment form, you will need to provide an immunisation certificate as well as official evidence of your child's name and date of birth (e.g. birth certificate, passport).
All Prep enrolments were notified by email on 1 July about whether they will be offered a placement for the following year.
Once your enrolment in Greehnills Primary is accepted, you will be invited to attend Experience Greenhills Transition Sessions.
These sessions aim to assist children and families to feel comfortable
and informed as they begin their learning journey and transition from the preschool setting to a school environment.
The sessions for 2022 will include Literacy, Music, Physical Education, Art and Italian.
Three session times will be available: 9:30-10:30 am, 11:30- 2:30 pm and 2:00-3:00 pm. Dates will be posted on this page when confirmed. Bookings for the sessions can be made in Term 3 by ringing the school.
2022 Prep Parent Information Sessions
All enrolled families will be invited to attend an informative session to assist families in preparing for 2022. The date and time will be posted here when confirmed.
2022 Enrolled Preps Orientation Sessions
There will be two orientation sessions for children enrolled in Prep for 2022. The date and time will be posted here when confirmed.
2022 Enrolled Preps Meet the Teacher & Class
There will be an informal drop-in session for preps and their families to meet their teacher classmates. The date and time will be posted here when confirmed.