We are a vibrant, growing school community situated in Alberga Street Kaleen. Strong partnerships between students, parents and staff bring many innovations and exciting experiences for all. Our students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to pursue excellence. Each student's gifts and talents are fostered by offering challenges across Literacy, Numeracy, The Arts, personal development, health and physical education, through building resilience, self-esteem and a spirit of enterprise. Maribyrnong Primary School is accessible by bicycle, car, and bus. We are minutes from Belconnen, The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra International Sport and Aquatic Centre (CISAC), and the new Bruce and Lawson precincts. Visitors are welcome to visit the school at any time or contact our Principal for an appointment on (02) 6142 0570.
Enrolments and Transfers for 2021
All enrolments and transfers will be taken via the ACT ED online enrolment form. We welcome enrolments and transfers from families who are moving into Kaleen, Bruce and Lawson. All other enrolment applications are considered in line with the ACT Education Directorate's enrolment policy. Enrolments for preschool 2021 opened on Tuesday 29 April at 9.00am. At Maribyrnong we like to get to know each of our families, as such we do not hold an open day. If you would like to tour the school and discuss your child's needs please contact our Principal Andrew Buesnel for an appointment on (02) 6142 0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All ACT children are guaranteed a place in an ACT Public School, from preschool through to college. Information about the enrolment assessment criteria and priority enrolment areas can be found at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school
Offers of enrolment which were received within the first application round for the 2020 school year were sent out on Monday 29 July at 8.30am in line with our Directorate's timeline. These offers were sent to the email address used is the one applicants registered with the online enrolment form. If you have not received this email, please call the front office.
Please note: If your child is attending Maribyrnong preschool this year (2019) you do not need to complete an enrolment form for kindergarten 2020 as you will be automatically enrolled into Maribyrnong Primary.
Transition to Kindergarten
To assist with preparing your child's transition to kindergarten, we encourage you to take a moment to watch the following video, you may wish to do this with your child. This will help them to get a deeper understanding of what kindergarten can look like at Maribyrnong. You may wish to pause the video and discuss particular aspects with them, for example, what their school bag or lunch box will look like.
Skoolbag School App
Our school has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our parent and carer community. The App can be installed on any tablet device also. We are asking parents and carers to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name 'Maribyrnong Primary School' in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively if you google 'Maribyrnong Primary School Skoolbag App', it will be listed in your search.
Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.