APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT – Open 1st May 2019
General Information for Kindergarten
- 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 begin Kindergarten in 2020
- 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017 begin Kindergarten in 2021
- 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018 begin Kindergarten in 2022
A parent/responsible person applying to enrol a child in a public school should complete the Application for Enrolment form which can be downloaded here.
Only permanent Australian residents and those children holding an approved visa subclass number are eligible to enrol in public schools. Children may be enrolled in Kindergarten in one school only, either public or private.
Please complete one form for each child. You will also be required to supply the following for each child:
- Birth Certificate
- Immunisation record
- Three (3) x hard copy Proof of residential address (i.e. driver’s licence, tenancy lease agreement, rates, utility account – electricity or water) showing your name and usual place of residence.
- Court orders (if applicable)
For children starting Kindergarten in 2020 the closing date for applications is Friday 26th July, 2019. Applications may still be made after this date and will be considered on a case by case basis, in accordance with the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy which can be found at https://www.det.wa.edu.au/policies.
Once accepted, you will be required to complete an enrolment form.
If your Application for Enrolment is not accepted, you will be advised in writing within three weeks of the advertised closing date for applications. Should you disagree with a school’s decision regarding your Application for Enrolment you can appeal to the District Education Office in the district in which the school is located. Prior to submitting an appeal, however, it is recommended that you contact the principal to discuss your grievance informally.
Students in the pre-compulsory year of schooling (Kindergarten) are guaranteed a place in a public school. Where possible this will be their local school. The following selection criteria are to be applied in considering applications for enrolment:
First Priority – Child residing in the local intake area who has a sibling also enrolled at the school in the current year, and who lives nearest the school.
Second Priority – Child in the local-intake area who does not have a sibling enrolled at the school in the current year, and who lives nearest the school.
Third Priority – Child not residing in the local-intake area who has a sibling also enrolled at the school in the current year, and who lives nearest the school.
Fourth Priority – Child not residing in the local-intake area who does not have a sibling enrolled at the school in the current year, and who lives nearest the school.
All information provided on the Application for Enrolment form will be treated confidentially. Section 242 of the School Education Act 1999 and the Department of Education’s Information Privacy and Security policy preclude this information from being used for any purpose other than:
- to determine whether your application for enrolment can be accepted;
- to assist the school with addressing any needs for your child if enrolment is accepted; and
- to comply with legal requirements or ministerial directions.