New students are welcomed at all year levels

Changing schools can be a daunting process and we encourage you and your child to visit often before you start. For example, if your child is due to start at the beginning of the year, orientation days are held at the end of the previous year. This can ensure that your child is looking forward to returning to the new school and to feel secure and happy over the holidays.

Our specialist Japanese teachers assist new students to catch up with Japanese language instruction. These one-on-one sessions ensure that students joining Caulfield Primary at any year level are not disadvantaged.

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We are currently accepting Prep enrolments for 2021.


We welcome enrolments for entry after 2021 however these will be held on file until the year prior to entry, when they will be considered.


Updated proof of in-zone residence may be requested at this time.


Open Days

Unfortunately both our Open Days on Saturday 21sth March and Saturday 23rd May have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.


Our School tours are currently not proceeding. We shall advise all prospective parents via our website as soon as we can commence School Tours, and we are also considering alternative methods of providing tours.

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Our school zone

Our school zone is available on hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2021 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 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.

For more information

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email:

Further information

If we determine we have some capacity for outside the zone enrolments, but not enough to fit all applicants from outside the zone, we will use the Victorian Department of Education’s Department Placement Policy to determine acceptance of enrolments.

To confirm a permanent address on enrolment forms, all enrolment forms MUST be accompanied by evidence of permanent residence including:

  1. A copy of  a rental agreement, unconditional sale notice or rates notice; and
  2. A copy of two of the following:
    • electoral enrolment confirmation;
    • a utilities bill; or
    • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license or health care card.

Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on enrolment application form


At Caulfield Primary School, Prep orientation is an exciting and enjoyable lead up to the start of school, which each Prep child will remember as the special time when Caulfield Primary became ‘their school’.

Prep Transition begins in Term 4 with children attending four, two-hour sessions. At the first session, parents are invited to attend a morning tea and information session, while the children meet their teachers for some special activities. The remaining three sessions focus on establishing a rapport with the teacher and getting to know friends in class. The children are ‘buddied’ with older students who will be their mentors during their first term at school.

The last session includes a celebratory lunch for new and existing children and parents.

In recent years, play dates have been held in the school grounds over the holidays, providing important opportunities for children and parents to get to know each other, and for the children to become more familiar with the school environment.

New parents often have lots of questions about school. Perhaps you are unsure about lunchboxes, uniforms or how to help in the classroom? Members of the Parents & Friends Club are available to call each new parent to see if there is anything they would like to know.

Full details of session dates and times are forwarded to all future-enrolled Prep student families in Term 3.
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We look forward to welcoming you and your child.


Caulfield Primary School is committed to providing a supportive and caring learning environment for its international students. Our school community is active and vibrant with many opportunities for all family members to be involved.

Our Principal, Mr Peter Gray, is responsible for monitoring all academic progress and welfare of our International students, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss the ways in which Caulfield Primary can support and educate your child.

Parents are key partners in their child’s education and are encouraged to help in the classroom, join committees and be involved in a range of educational and social activities. International students have the opportunity to share in the fun of learning English alongside our students and are encouraged to participate in many whole school, well-being and community-based activities.

As an English Japanese bilingual school we are privileged to offer a rich education in another language and culture. Sport, incursions, excursions, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Information & Communication Technology and Camp are many of the activities in which our students participate.

Caulfield Primary School meets all Department of Education & Training (DET) policies and guidelines in relation to International Student needs.

Caulfield Primary School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to