Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools  

Parents/carers are welcome to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education and Training Directorate website.

Starting at, or moving to a new school is an important step. We provide a range of strategies so that each child feels supported through this transition stage. At Lyneham we work hard to ease this process through a combination of personal interviews/discussion and warm orientation activities. We encourage families to 'check us out' as every day is open day at our school.

If you would like to discuss enrolment at Lyneham Primary School, please contact the school on 62056511 to make an appointment with the Principal, Annamaria Zuffo.

Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

Students who live in the suburbs of Lyneham, Downer and O'Connor (north of Belconnen Way and Macarthur Avenue) are automatically eligible for a place at Lyneham Primary School in Preschool to Year 6. Evidence showing the place of residence is required upon enrolment.

Non-Permanent Residents of Australia

Children who are not permanent residents of Australia are welcome to enrol at Lyneham Primary School, however eligibility to attend a school in the ACT as a non-fee paying international student must first be clarified by the International Education Unit of the ACT Education and Training Directorate.

In the first instance parents/carers of non-permanent resident children should contact the International Education Unit on 02 62059176 (phone) or 02 6205 9239 (fax) or email at ieu@act.gov.au


In the ACT children are eligible for a year of government preschool if they turn four on or before 30 April in that year.  We have two preschool sites each offering sessions totalling 15 hours per week - one in Garling Street, Lyneham and one in Cotton Street, Downer. 

Preschool enrolments for the 2016 school year will be open from 8.30am on Tuesday, 28 April 2015.

After you lodge the online enrolment form please come to the Primary site to show proof of date of birth and proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc).  Upon your child entering preschool in 2016 you will need to provide evidence of immunisation. We will then contact you to offer a preschool place.

Kindergarten to Year 6

In the ACT children are eligible to commence school in Kindergarten if they turn five on or before 30 April in that year. 

Kindergarten 2016 Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 20th May at 6pm in our school hall.

For all enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 6 please use the online enrolment form at the Education and Training Directorate website.

After you lodge the online enrolment form we will contact you to make an appointment at our Primary Site and you will be required to show proof of date of birth, proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc) and immunisation documents. 

If your child attends one of our preschools they are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten at Lyneham Primary School and you do not have to enrol again.


The ACT Health Directorate requires schools to collect information regarding each student's Immunisation status.  An Immunisation Record can be: 

  • A child's "Blue Book"
  • A statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • Similar statement or record from other jurisdictions

If your child is not immunised, or you have no record of such immunisation, or you are not sure if he/she has been immunised, a Statutory Declaration must be provided to the school to this effect. Non-immunised children will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease that is preventable by immunisation.