Carranballac P-9 College welcomes new students. All eligible students are enrolled at Carranballac P-9 College in line with DET guidelines. Student enrolment application packs may be collected from the Boardwalk Campus office between 8.30am – 4.00 pm Monday to Friday during school terms. Alternatively, please call the College Registrar to have the information emailed to you, phone 9395 3533.

As part of our enrolment procedure parents are given the opportunity to take a tour of the college with a Campus Principal during school hours. Tours allow parents to view the school, ask questions and share information about their children. School tours are conducted in small groups and both parents may attend, along with the prospective student and siblings. Please note that small children are to be directly supervised by the parent/guardian during the tour.

Tour bookings can be made for the following dates in 2023 and must be made at your zoned campus. Please call the College Registrar, Jenny Arnold, to book your tour, phone 9395 3533.

Tours for Primary Years

Boardwalk Campus

16th May, 20th June, 8th August, 5th September

Jamieson Way Campus

23rd May, 18th July, 15th August, 12th September

Tours for Secondary Years

Boardwalk Campus

2nd May, 30th May, 25th July, 22nd August

Jamieson Way Campus

9th May, 6th June, 1st August, 29th August

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.

Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

For more information, you can:

2024 Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Carranballac P-9 College.

The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.

You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets and the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers’, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Carranballac P-9 College from 24 April 2023.

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school Carranballac P-9 College to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep)
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023
  6. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.

Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.

2024 Year 7 enrolments

If your child is seeking a place in Year 7 at Carranballac P-9 College in 2024, and they currently attend a government primary school they will receive the application pack from their current government primary school.  The application form needs to be returned to your child’s primary school and all communications about the placement must be with the Year 6 Coordinator or Transition Coordinator at your child’s primary school until the placement is confirmed.

If your child currently is attending a non-government primary school you will need to download the Placement Information Pack for Non-Government School Parents and Carers.  This will need to be returned to Carranballac P-9 College as soon as possible.

If your secondary school preferences include a school or schools that are not your designated neighbourhood school, you should read about School zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department’s Placement Policy.

You will receive notification of your child’s Year 7 placement in a government secondary school on Wednesday 19 July 2023. More information for parents and carers can be found on the Department’s website Moving from primary to secondary school

Students who currently attend Carranballac P-9 College in Year 6 do not need to apply for Year 7.

All government secondary schools will host a Year 7 Orientation Day (for Year 6 students) on Tuesday 12 December 2023.

2024 Enrolments – all other year levels

While there is no statewide timeline for enrolling in years 1 – 6 and 7 – 9 for 2024, we recommend you do this as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to source uniforms and attend any scheduled transition days that may be arranged.


Information for International Families

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see: www.study.vic.gov.au

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see: How to apply


Contact our school

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Jenny Arnold

Phone: 03 9395 3533
Generic school email or ISC email: carranballac.p9@education.vic.gov.au

Carranballac P-9 College is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see: www.study.vic.gov.au

Defence School Mentor


Defence School Mentor – Chriss Tracey 0400 548 618