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.



Harrietville Primary School has always set high standards and expectations to ensure our school is a safe, happy and productive environment.  New Child Safe Standards came into force on 1 July 2022 after an amendment to the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 (Vic) was passed by the Victorian Parliament in June 2021 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 11 standards as below:                                                                        

Standard 1: Culturally safe environments – Establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

Standard 2: Leadership, governance and culture – Ensure that child safety and wellbeing are embedded in school leadership, governance and culture. 

Standard 3: Child and student empowerment – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

Standard 4: Family engagement – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Standard 5: Diversity and equity – Equity is upheld and diverse needs are respected in policy and practice. 

Standard 6: Suitable staff and volunteers – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

Standard 7: Child-focused complaints processes – Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

Standard 8: Child safety knowledge, skills and awareness – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training. 

Standard 9: Physical and online environments – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

Standard 10: Review of child safety practices - Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved. 

Standard 11: Implementation of child safety practices – Policies and procedures that document how schools are safe for children, young people and students.

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 Strait 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