Enrolment Year 7 in 2021


Families seeking enrolment are advised that due to Covid 19 restrictions school tours will only be available via the 'virtual tour' on our website.

 

Enrolments into Year 7 are conducted through our feeder Primary school, both government and non-government. Grade 6 families seeking enrolment from outside the Wallan, Kilmore, Beveridge, Wandong, Upper Plenty areas are asked to contact the College on 5783 0300.

 

Our Middle School Assistant Principal; Mr Andrew Pizaro will be pleased to contact you via phone or electronic means to meet with you and your child for an enrolment enquiry interview. At this interview we will explore your child's individual interests and learning needs and hope to answer any queries you may have about our school, our educational programs, pastoral care program, our facilities, our House Sports competitions, our extra curricular activities and all facets of the life and culture of our College.. Successful pathways options to Year 12 completion will be investigated, and you will have further opportunities to ask any questions you may have. We always seek to contact your previous school prior to enrolment being confirmed.

 

Details regarding school uniform and booklists will be provided. Enrolments for students entering Years 8 to 12 are conducted on an individual basis.

 

We do hold information evenings throughout the school year for our upcoming Year 7's. We look forward to showing you more about our wonderful and engaging learning community.

 

PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

DESIGNATED NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL

In Victoria, children of compulsory school age are entitled to be enrolled at their designated neighbourhood school. The designated neighbourhood school is generally the government school within closest proximity to the student’s permanent residential address, unless the Minister or their delegate (such as the Regional Director) has restricted the zone of a school. In such cases, a child’s designated neighbourhood school may not be their nearest school.

 

Students are able to apply for a place at a school that is not their designated neighbourhood school. All requests from students living outside the school’s zone will be considered by the Principal at the preferred school.

 

If there are sufficient places, under the Placement Policy it is expected that government schools will accept all students of school age seeking enrolment at the school.

 

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled according to the Placement Policy's priority order of placement, which has six criteria. Schools ensure that all applicants eligible under a criterion have been offered a place before moving to consideration of the next. All students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school are guaranteed a place. The priority order of placement is as follows:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time
  3. Where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school
  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds
  5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.
For further information on siblings, restricted enrolment and appeals see the Placement Policy Guidelines (Click Here)
 
 
FIND MY SCHOOL WEBSITE
 
This new Find My School website visually represents all mainstream school zones in Victoria. You can find a designated neighbourhood school by a residential address search OR search using the name of a school.

The result will show:

  • the location of the school in the zone in relation to the residential address (if provided)
  • information about the school, its region and a link to the school website.
The website links to the Department’s frequently asked questions FAQs and more information on School Zones 
 
School Zones for specialist schools, English Language Schools, community schools, select entry schools have not been published due to enrolment criteria - see map for these locations.
 

 

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