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Enrolling from outside of catchment

Applications from any other person, not meeting the criteria outlined above, is an out-of-catchment application. Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area is restricted to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the Student Enrolment Capacity. This school can only enrol out-of-catchment students:

  1. If there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who move into the catchment during the year and
  2. After taking into account the school's projected future enrolment growth

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at this school are placed on a waiting list, assessed in order of receipt and prioritised as follows:

For P-12 schools:

Primary school-aged siblings of students currently enrolled in the secondary campus

Secondary school-aged siblings of students currently enrolled in the primary campus.

(Please note: As per the section above, siblings of current students who reside outside the catchment are eligible to enrol at the school, as long as they are applying for enrolment at the same campus.)

  • Students who live within the primary catchment, but upon enrolment would be attending the secondary campus
  • Students who live within the secondary catchment, but upon enrolment would be attending primary campus.

For schools with a Program of Excellence (ASPIRE Excellence)

Subject to available Student Enrolment Capacity, places will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments if they satisfy the school's criteria for placement in that particular Program of Excellence (ASPIRE Excellence) and the defined number of places has not yet been filled by enrolments from within the catchment. Sufficient Student Enrolment Capacity must be reserved for future in-catchment growth. (Please note: The enrolment criteria for the Program of Excellence (ASPIRE Excellence) is available from the school).