Enrolment

Legislation requires students between the ages of six and fifteen to be enrolled at a government or registered non-government school, and to attend school on each day that instruction is provided or to be registered for home schooling. It is the duty of the parent or carer of the student to ensure that these obligations are fulfilled.

Schools are required to have a written policy which states the grounds on which non-local enrolments will be accepted. The Evans River K-12 School Enrolment Policy was developed in accordance with the Act and in consultation with the local community.

All families seeking enrolment should apply using the Application to Enrol in a NSW Government School (pdf 579 KB) . The primary criteria for acceptance of non-local enrolments will include the availability of appropriate staff and permanent classroom accommodation. Enrolment ceilings apply for class groupings. An enrolment buffer is maintained to ensure places are held for approved local enrolments. Non-local enrolment applications are considered by a placement panel comprising of staff and school community representation. A non-local enrolment application form is available for use when applying for non-local enrolment. This should accompany the Application to Enrol in a NSW Government School.

Criteria for non-local enrolment includes factors such as (not listed in priority order);

  • Proximity and access to the school
  • Siblings already enrolled at the school
  • Medical reasons
  • Safety and supervision of the student before and after school
  • Availability of subjects or combinations of subjects
  • Special interests and abilities
  • Compassionate circumstances
  • Structure and organisation of the school

The Department of Education provides a range of services and resources to support the education of students with disabilities.  The decision on where to enrol a student with a disability, and with what level of support, will depend on a number of factors, including the student's educational needs, the expressed desires of parents and caregivers, the capacity of the system to provide the level of support services required generally and at a particular location and the availability of support services at alternative locations. Further information is provided in the Evans River K-12 Enrolment Policy.

 

When enrolling the General Permission Note K-6 or General Permission Note 7- 12 should be submitted. A Student Health Information Form should also be submitted.

 

Principals may refuse enrolment of a student on the grounds of previously documented violent behaviour if there is evidence that the student has not learnt the appropriate skills to manage this behaviour.

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We can help you with your enrolment enquiries anytime throughout the year.

Starting school

Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.

Because students start new work in their new class at the beginning of the school year, it would be an advantage for your child both socially and educationally, to start school as soon as possible in the new year.

Applying to enrol in primary school

If your child is currently enrolled in a NSW public school, contact us to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork.

If your child is coming from a non-government school, contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child's potential enrolment.

If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.

Enrolment appointments

For your appointment, if your child has not been previously enrolled in a NSW public school, you will need to bring these documents with you:

  • your child's birth certificate or identity documents
  • proof of student's address - originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill
  • Immunisation history statement based on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
  • family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).

If your child is not a permanent resident you will also need to provide:

  • passport or travel documents
  • current visa and previous visas (if applicable).

For children already enrolled in a NSW public school we only require:

  • proof of student's address - originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill
  • family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).

It's important that you tell the principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions, before your child starts school.

After your appointment with us, you may be asked to complete an application to enrol in a NSW public school form and return it to us. We will notify you of the result of your application. Please note that this form must be completed in English. Help is available for parents who do not read English. There are also translations of the enrolment application which may help you fill out the form in English.

High school expressions of interest

Year 6 into Year 7 enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a public primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact the Year 6 Coordinator at your current school to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to them. The primary school will forward the information to us and we will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a non-government primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact us to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

Year 7 to Year 12 enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in another public or non-government high school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school, contact us to obtain an expression of interest form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

Temporary visa or visitor visa

If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.

It's important that you tell the principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions, before your child starts school.