To determine when your child can commence school
please use the prep ready reckoner calculator. Children need to be age 5 by 30 June in the year
they start prep.
The collection of prep student
enrolments at Eatons Hill State School commences on the Monday of the second week of school in
the year preceding the enrolment taking effect. All enrolment forms are
accepted by the office, however this does not guarantee a position for students
whose principal place of residence is outside of the School Enrolment
Management Plan (EMP) catchment area boundary.
Interviews will be conducted from September and
continuing throughout term 4. The interview is an important part of our
enrolment process and informs your child’s placement in the coming year.
residing within catchment
Students whose principal place of
residence is within the school catchment boundary are considered 'Inside
catchment' enrolments. Enrolment forms must be accompanied by appropriate
“proof of residence” documentation as outlined in the EMP.
Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:
One primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement, and
One secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name
student’s original birth certificate must also be sighted and copied by the
Other students deemed
The following groups of students will be deemed as
eligible for enrolment, even though they may reside outside the school's
Children and young people who are subject to child protection orders that grant guardianship or custody to the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Child Safety Services)
Siblings of current students at the school
Students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by the school
Students who live outside the catchment area and are verified with a disability can enrol in the school to attend the specialised disability program if it is the closest program to their home and meets their individualised needs
Students who have been excluded from a school other than this school, dependent upon the conditions related to the exclusion, as determined by the Regional Director.
of catchment applications
'Outside catchment' applications are
retained on a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Parents are
notified during the year whether the application is accepted or not. This
decision is made in line with the EMP process.