If your child does not currently attend a public school, you will need to complete "Expression of Interest for Placement in Year 7 at a NSW Government Secondary School 2012" form . This will need to be completed with our "Out of Area" application form and sent to Engadine High School.
Click here for the DET Expression of Interest for Placement in Year 7 at a NSW Government Secondary School 2014 form.
Click here for the Engadine High School Out of Area Application form.
Ratified by the Parents and Citizens Association, 12th September 2007 In an endeavour to create an optimum learning environment, Engadine High School has determined the following enrolment policy whose conditions are designed to ensure:
A learning environment which maximises the opportunity for the successful integration of students into the school’s learning community;
Clear guidelines which are accessible to parents and the community.
The school recognises and follows the procedures outlined in Enrolment of Students in Government Schools: A Summary and Consolidation of Policy (August 1997).
A student is considered to be enrolled when he or she is placed in the admission register of the school.
A student is considered to have ceased his or her enrolment when either the school is notified in writing of this by the parent/care-giver or when, after a significant period of non-attendance, no response is received to enquiries concerning attendance/enrolment.
A student will only be enrolled from another state school if he/she has a Student Transfer Certificate. Students continue to be enrolled until issued with a Student Transfer Certificate to another state school, or until enrolling in a non-government school, or until notification is given by care-givers of the cessation of the enrolment due to the student having reached an age where school attendance is no longer compulsory.
The school recognises the importance of its position within the local community and the ease of transport when attending a local high school. For these reasons, the school supports the local enrolment of students.
The school rejects any discrimination in enrolment on any grounds; including age, race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality or physical disability (provided that the school has sufficient support services to deal effectively with the particular disability).
The school does not believe that it is generally advisable for new enrolments to be accepted in Term 4 of any year.
Students wishing to enrol at the school in the following year, will be required to complete an “Application to Enrol in a NSW Government school” form. It must be noted that until a completed application to enrol form has been accepted by the school, a child’s enrolment at Engadine High School has not been finalised. If accepted, an official confirmation of enrolment will be sent to parents.
Criteria for Non-Local Applicants
The school receives a large number of applications from non-local students, particularly for placement into Year 7. All non-local applicants will be considered for enrolment by a Placement Panel (for placement in Year 7 at the beginning of the following year), or its nominee (usually the Principal for other applications. The school will accept non-local enrolments based on the following criteria (in no particular order). No single criterion will guarantee automatic placement. Applications for placement into Year 7 of the following year.The criteria is as follows:
In Year 6 at Engadine Public, Engadine West Public School, Marton Public or Yarrawarrah Public Schools.
Siblings currently attending Engadine High School
Living within the greater Engadine area, including Woronora Heights and Loftus
Special interests and abilities in activities which are nurtured within the school – for example music/band, performing arts, leadership experiences, technology, sport and academic interests. (Supporting evidence might include recent school reports, results of external competitions and tests or certificates of achievement)
Recommendation from the student’s current primary school
Compassionate or family circumstances – these include travel considerations, maintaining friendships.
Respect and commitment to their learning and the learning of others.
Applications for placement in other circumstances:
There are sufficient vacancies within the school to accommodate the student while still allowing for possible local enrolments.
The student has a satisfactory record of attendance, behaviour and progress at the previous school of enrolment.
The student should be able to travel to and from the school in a way that is considered to be reasonable and not excessive.
Students should be able to obtain appropriate subjects to allow continuity of study.
The student has no history of violence or drug-abuse at the previous school, unless it can be demonstrated that appropriate skills have been learnt to manage these behaviours.
Students must show an appropriateness of age for the school cohort.
The school is able to offer adequate human and physical resources to meet the needs of the enrolling student. This will depend heavily upon the student’s educational needs and the availability of support services.
In some circumstances, the level of support required will make it necessary for the Principal to direct students to an alternative enrolment.
Based on historical data, on enrolment fluctuations, and on the number of families moving in an out of the local area, it is determined that a buffer of 8 should be established for each form during the year. Thus, while acknowledging the discretion of the Principal, the school will not accept non-local students in any form once that form has reached its buffer.
Where demand for non-local places into Year 7 for the following year exceeds availability, a Placement Panel shall be formed by the Principal. It will consist of the Principal, one parent representative, and a teacher representative. The committee will be chaired by the Principal. At other times in the year the Principal or his nominee shall decide on the enrolment of non-local students. Parents will be provided with an explanation of the decisions of the Placement Panel or the Principal in writing, should they request it.
Waiting lists for non-local students will be established where necessary. Parents will be advised in writing if their child is to be placed on a waiting list. Waiting lists are current for one year only. Students on waiting lists must be in full attendance at another school. The Principal will reconvene the placement panel in the event of an additional non-local enrolment. The list may be re-prioritised if the panel believes the additional enrolment more suitably fits the school criteria.
Where a parent wishes to appeal against the decision of the Principal/Placement Panel, the appeal should be made in writing to the Principal. The school recognises that if the situation is not resolved at the local level, parents have a right of appeal to the School Education Director to make a determination. Such appeals would be successful only if the school has failed to follow its stated criteria, or has failed to observe any directions given in Enrolment of Students in Government Schools: A Summary and Consolidation of Policy (August 1997).
Students from non-government schools, interstate or from New Zealand, will be enrolled at this school consistent with its policy. The Deputy Principal, in consultation with the school counsellor and other relevant specialist teachers, will determine the appropriate year and level of study for the enrolling student.
Students are generally enrolled in the school on a full-time basis. In exceptional circumstances, however, part-time enrolments may occur. These circumstances might include:
- Students in Years 11 and 12 who choose the HSC Pathway Option to accumulate units towards their HSC over several years
- Students who undertake some of their studies external to the school
- Students with medical conditions enrolling in distance education
Care-givers/Parents are required to attend an interview at the school prior to any enrolment being considered (Year 7 the following year being excepted). At this interview, it may be necessary for parents to produce previous school reports and other related documents. Should a student be accepted into the school, information will be required concerning student details. Parents will be required to complete an “Application to Enrol in a NSW Government School”. It must be noted that until a completed application to enroll has been accepted by the school, a child’s enrolment at Engadine High School has not been finalised. If accepted, an official confirmation of enrolment will be sent to parents.
Register of Enrolment
The school’s Register of Enrolment will be maintained through the records provided by OASIS.