Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.
Local enrolment area
Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.
How to enrol
Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.
As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.
We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.
Our principal conducts "walk-throughs" throughout the year. Prospective parents and carers are welcome to join a tour of the school or to ask questions about our school programs. Please meet at the main school office (Henry Street entrance). Dates for walk-throughs for 2020 will be added soon.
Our preschool is an integral part of the school. Please see Our Preschool page for detailed enrolment information.
Applying to enrol in Kindergarten
Children enrolling for Kindergarten are invited to attend and orientation program in Term 4 of the year before they start. Kindergarten students will also start one week later than other students to allow for a more settled start to the year.
Applying to enrol in our Specialised Support Unit
Five Dock Public School has three specialist support classes catering for students with moderate to high learning and support needs.
Parents or carers wishing to enrol a child with a diagnosed disability should contact their local public school (https://education.nsw.gov.au/school-finder) or local School Services teams for enrolment advice. Local teams can be contacted on 131 536 and calls can be made from anywhere in NSW. Specialist support classes cater for students with:
Mental health disorder
Autism spectrum disorder
The school principal, in consultation with the school’s Learning and Support Team, will assist you to find the right schooling option for your child, taking into account your choice, your child’s specific additional learning and support needs and proximity to local specialist services.
Applications are submitted to a placement panel. The decision to place a child is NOT made by Five Dock Public School.
Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.