Our School Zone

Eligible children and young persons have the right to be admitted to their designated neighbourhood government school, regardless of capacity.  A student's designated neighbourhood school is generally the school that is nearest the student's permanent address as determined by the school zone.  The Find My School website provides guidance on which school zone a student's permanent residence is located within.

Students are able to apply for a place at a school that is not their designated neighbourhood school.  All students who seek enrolment in a school outside their designated neighbourhood school will be considered by the Principal.  Students can be enrolled in that school, if there is sufficient capacity at the school to accommodate all students who apply.  Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled according to the Placement Policy's  priority order of placement, which has five criteria. 

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

Newham Primary has always catered to our local Newham community as well as the surrounding towns and rural population and we continue to do so. 

For more information please contact us on (03) 5427 0235.  If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@education.vic.gov.au.