Parent Information

Kindergarten Enrolment

Kindergarten enrolment is via a Central Enrolment System through the City of Ballarat. Please phone 5320 5500 or go to the City of Ballarat webpage for further information.
For further information regarding our kindergarten, please phone 5334 6104 or by emailing

School Enrolment

If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please request an Enrolment Form from our school office at or contact the school on 03 53346328. Our school follows the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy for the enrolment, placement, and transfer of students.
Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in zone, visit
All other applications will be considered subject to available space, and prioritised according to:
1. students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time
2. all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.

Foundation students for the next school year undertake a series of three Transition days each year. Dates can be obtained from the school office on the aforementioned phone number.
The three transition days follow the below format:
Day One = one hour for students in class time, 9.30-10.30am. An information session is provided for parents in the staffroom.
Day Two = 90 minute session for students in class time, 9.30-11:00 am. Parents are invited to remain at the school in the staffroom to enjoy morning tea, with information presented on learning and wellbeing at Miners Rest Primary School.
Day Three = usually aligned with the National Transition Day for all schools, i.e., early December. Three hour visit, 9.30-12.30. Students attend their confirmed class for the following year, meet their teacher and classmates, as well as become familiar with their learning environment for the following year. Parents attend a presentation from the Principal for approximately one hour on the operations of the school, and key information for the following year, before enjoying morning tea provided by our PFA.
When enrolling new students, parents are asked to bring some type of proof of the age of the child with them, e.g. Birth Certificate and their current Immunisation Record, easily obtained from your MyGov account.
Students transferring from other schools to Miners Rest Primary School, should bring with them a copy of reports from the previous school. The previous school will be contacted to provide information which may assist us in helping your child settle in at our school.

Click here to download Student Enrolment Form

Our school zone is available on 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.

This is of paramount importance to staff, students and families in our school community. We understand the busy lifestyle families lead and we work hard on providing various methods of communication for families to stay abreast of key information pertaining to operations, education and community news.


We provide a weekly newsletter, published each Wednesday via iNewsletter. Families can subscribe to iNewsletter, to receive an emailed iNewsletter each Wednesday afternoon via email. The newsletter is also posted on this website,
The newsletter contains valuable information such as Calendar of Events, news from the Leadership Team, Learning Teams, Kindergarten and Administration. As well as lots of celebrations of students in the form of Student of the Week Awards and lots of beautiful photos!! Information and events can change with little notice so it is important to read the newsletter each week.

Sentral App

The Sentral Parent app has been designed for parents to be more informed and in control of information. This app makes it very easy to; submit student absences, obtain your child’s academic reports, access term calendars and monitor and manage all aspects of your child’s education and interaction with our school. All new families will receive their unique Family/Student Key when their child(ren) commence school, with instructions on how to download the Sentral App on your personal phone/device.

Seesaw App/Showbie App

Staff communicate ‘real time’ work samples and interactive communication via our Seesaw App (Kindergarten – Year 2) and Showbie App (Year 3 – Year 6) from each of our classrooms. Staff regularly share out what is happening in our classrooms, to keep families abreast of student development and milestones.

Qkr! App

Qkr! App is the secure and easy way to order and pay for school lunches and other PFA fundraising events, from your phone/device at a time and place that suits you.
All School Apps are free to download on your personal phone/device and they have numerous capabilities. We ask all families to please take advantage of these apps and utilise them as required. If any families have any questions/concerns regarding the Apps, assistance is available by contacting the Administration Office.

Our website contains general information for prospective families, as well as enrolment option. Staff are generally available for brief discussion before and after school, however we encourage bookings be made via the school office for more in-depth conversations regarding your child/ren.

We hold a fortnightly assembly at 2:45pm each Friday to celebrate the week’s achievers and remind students/families of what is ahead the following week. Additional ways in which we communicate to keep you informed:

  • information evening for each year level at the beginning of each year
  • hard copy notes sent home with students
  • Phone calls/emails/texts where necessary
  • distribution of policies as required eg. Fees policy, safe & respectful school communities’ policy

We are most fortunate to have a vibrant and pro-active School Council at Miners Rest Primary School. Our Council is 15 members strong with an additional ‘community member’ as well. Mrs Larna Woodyatt is the current President and is well supported by members with a vast array of experience and expertise. Our School Council meets a minimum of eight times per year with an Annual General Meeting each March. We also form sub-committees from its members who apply their expertise in their chosen fields to:

  • Finance
  • Policy
  • Kindergarten/OSHC
  • Publicity; and
  • Master Planning

We are empowered in our role and regularly undertake School Council training provided by DET, which supports our journey with intent and high-level productivity.

Our Parents & Friends Association are an active and energetic group who do immeasurable good for our School/Kindergarten community. They are a positive group of approximately 25-30 members. Mrs Alyson McPhan is the current President, ably supported by “a cast of thousands!” The PFA raise precious funds for the School & Kindergarten each year, which all gets put directly back into facilities and resources for students/users of our setting. The PFA do much more than just fundraise, and are generally the heartbeat of the school, often catering and volunteering hours in the community on behalf of the students and staff. When you join our fantastic community, please consider joining, we are always keen for new ideas!!

The school provides an engaging, authentic, and progressive learning environment that meets the needs of our enrolment. With an enrolment of 347 students across sixteen classrooms, our students experience tailored learning throughout our expansive school, with the use of 21st century facilities. Our school site offers collaborative learning spaces, a competition-sized Gymnasium, an Arts Centre and Kitchen Garden facilities. Our outdoor facilities also include passive learning spaces, vegie gardens, as well as four playgrounds. Students also enjoy tennis courts, basketball courts and both a turf and a synthetic grass oval. The school is the educational hub of the community and its young families, providing learning opportunities from the early years to adulthood.

The Miners Rest Out of Schools Hours Care Program aims to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children at the highest possible standard. The OSHC Program is a not-for-profit service for families of Primary School and Kindergarten age children in our school community.
The Outside School Hours Care Program operates a similar curriculum to the kindergarten and is a play-based service targeted to supporting children’s learning development in a fun and engaging way.
Children who are 3 years old and above can access the Miners Rest OSHC Service. Enrolments need to be made through the school completing an enrolment form. Bookings can be made via the Myxplor App or email

Operation times & Fees:

ServiceOperating HoursFees
Before School Care7:00am – 8:45am$32 per session
After School Care3:20pm – 6:00pm$42 per session
Wrap Around Care1:45pm – 6:00pm$52 per session
Short Stay Wrap Around Care1:45pm – 3:20pm$27 per session
Holiday Care/Curriculum Days8:30am – 5:30pm$73 per Day

Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:

  • Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
  • Child Safety Code of Conduct
  • Child safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
  • Complaints Policy
  • Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
  • Bullying Prevention Policy
  • Volunteers Policy
  • Visitors Policy
  • Digital Learning Policy

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Miners Rest Primary School we welcome and encourage your feedback.

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions in relation to our child safe policies and practices, please contact Miners Rest Primary School at or by phone on 03 5334 6328.