The enrolment form is strictly confidential. Personal information about your child, as well as family members and others that provide care for your child, is collected so that Yarra Primary School (YPS) can register your child and allocate staff and resources to provide for educational and support needs. All staff at Yarra Primary School and the Department of Education & Training (DET) are required by law to protect the information provided by this enrolment form.
If you are considering enrolment at our school, please do so as soon as possible. Early enrolment enables your child to be included in the important Prep Transition Program and also ensures YPS recieves appropiate resource allocations.
Along with the enrolment form, the school will need:
- evidence of your child’s date of birth
- names and addresses of the child and parents, guardians and carers
- parents’ phone numbers (home, work, mobile) and email addresses
- names and contact details of emergency contacts
- doctor’s name and phone numbersand Medicare number
- Immunisation Status Certificate
- health and welfare information (for example, does your child have asthma, diabetes, allergies, poor eyesight or hearing, specific custody arrangements)
- information about the language/s your child speaks and hears (to help the school build on your child’s knowledge).
How to apply online for an Immunisation History Statement
Parents may request a statement of their child’s immunisation history as recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (Immunisation Register) by completing the form on the website. The statement will be mailed to the child’s most recent address recorded on the Immunisation Register. You will need to enter your Medicare Card number. The Website address link is: Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.
CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNISATION
When enrolling your child for school, a Certificate of Immunisation is required, stating that the child has received the immunisations against measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio and tetanus. If there is an outbreak of any of these diseases in the school, a child without the necessary immunisations can be excluded from school to prevent further spread throughout the community.
The certificate is available from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register – Medicare Australia.
You can get a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement:
- by requesting a statement to be sent in the mail
- at your local Medicare office
- by calling 1800 653 809
In case of emergency, please help us to take the best possible care of your child by IMMEDIATELY ADVISING THE SCHOOL OF ANY CHANGES IN PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Please read this Notice before completing the Enrolment Form
The confidential enrolment form asks for personal information about your child as well as family members and others that provide care for your child. The main purpose for collecting this information is so that Yarra P.S. can register your child and allocate staff and resources to provide for their educational and support needs. All staff at Yarra P.S. and the Department of Education & Training are required by law to protect the information provided by this enrolment form.
Health information is asked for so that staff at Yarra P.S. can properly care for your child. This includes information about any medical condition or disability your child may have, medication your child may rely on while at school, any known allergies and contact details of your child’s doctor. Yarra P.S. depends on you to provide all relevant health information because withholding some health information may put your child’s health at risk.
Yarra P.S. requires information about all parents, guardians or carers so that we can take account of family arrangements. Family Court Orders setting out any access restrictions and parenting plans should be made available to Yarra P.S. Please tell us as soon as possible about any changes to these arrangements. Please do not hesitate to contact the Principal, Kevin Sertori, if you would like to discuss, in strict confidence, any matters relating to family arrangements.
These are people that Yarra P.S. may need to contact in an emergency. Please ensure that the people named are aware that they have been nominated as emergency contacts and agree to their details being provided to Yarra P.S.
Student Background Information
This includes information about a person’s country of birth, aboriginality, language spoken at home and parent occupation. This information is collected so that Yarra P.S. receives appropriate resource allocations for their students. It is also used by the Department to plan for future educational needs in Victoria. Some information is sent to Commonwealth government agencies for monitoring, planning and resource allocation. All of this information is kept strictly confidential and the Department will not otherwise disclose the information to others without your consent or as required by law.
This assists Yarra P.S. in managing health risks for children. This information may also be passed to the Department of Human Services to assess immunisation rates in Victoria. Information sent to the Department of Human Services is aggregate data so no individual is identified.
This information is required to enable Yarra P.S. to process your child’s enrolment.
Updating your child’s records
Please let Yarra P.S. know if any information needs to be changed by sending updated information to the school office. During your child’s time with Yarra P.S., we will also send you copies of enrolment information held by us. Please use this opportunity to let us know of any changes.
Access to your child’s record held by school
In most circumstances you can access your child’s records. Please contact the Principal to arrange this.
Sometimes access to certain information, such as information provided by someone else, may require a Freedom of Information request. We will advise you if this is required and tell you how you can do this.
If you have any concerns about the confidentiality of this information please contact the Principal. Yarra P.S. can also provide you with more detailed information about privacy policies that govern the collection and use of information requested on this form. This form is available on request.