Harrietville Primary School takes enrolments from Foundation to Year 6. Your child is able to start with us at any time during the year and will always be welcome.

For children commencing Prep

All children entering primary school must be five years of age by the 30th April of the starting year. Children who turn 5 after that date begin school the following year. 
A completed Student Information Enrolment form. 
A copy of the Australian National Register Certificate of Immunisation. 
A copy of Birth Certificate / Extract of Birth.

Pre-prep program

Our school runs a Pre-prep program in term 4, preparing kinder students for school and ensuring they are ready to learn. The free program involves four-year-olds attending from 9-11am during the Literacy session. It is not replacing kinder and not teaching prep early but aims to lay the foundations for key learning in prep and beyond. Pre-preps learn the layout of the school, participate in perceptual motor activities and use the playground and toilets, while the emphasis remains on literacy – language and reading.


Child Safe Standards

Harrietville Primary School has always set high standards and expectations to ensure our school is a safe, happy and productive environment. During 2016, the new Child Safe Standards were released and upon self-reflection as a school, we are in a great place with a lot of the work we have done and continue to do. We hope this information helps you and the wider community become more familiar with the Standards, what your role is within the community and how we as a school continue to work towards these standards.

(Extracted from Ministerial Order No. 870) 
To create and maintain a child safe organisation, Harrietville Primary School will be implementing, reviewing and improving each of the standards as below: 
Standard 1 – strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements 
Standard 2 – Develop, implement and review a child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety 
Standard 3 – Review current code of conduct so that it establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children 
Standard 4 – Implement appropriate screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel 
Standard 5 – Continue to develop and implement processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse in line with DET 
Standard 6 – Implement recommended strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse 
Standard 7 – Further develop strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children. 
In complying with the child safe standards, Harrietville Primary School includes the following principles as part of each standard: 
• promoting the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander children 
• promoting the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse         backgrounds 
• promoting the safety of vulnerable children and children with a disability 
• make reasonable efforts to accommodate all students 

Child SafeSafe Schools

Please contact our school principal, Samantha Pellegrini or our Business Manager, Kristie Corbett for further information.

Phone: (03) 5759 2533 Email: HARRIETVILLE.PS@EDUMAIL.VIC.GOV.AU