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Enrolling at our school

Students within catchment

 
Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school’s catchment area, is subject to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 eligible for enrolment at the school.
 
The school Principal will hold places for students who relocate to within the catchment area throughout the school year.
 
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
    • a driver’s licence
    • unconditional sale agreement
  • one secondary source
    • a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas)
    • rates notice (showing this same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name). 

Primary enrolments: Preparatory year eligibility

 
Children must be aged five by 30 June in the year they enrol. To determine when your child can commence their prep year, click here.
 
Parents wishing to enrol their child in the preparatory year need to contact McDowall State School administration from term 1, the year preceding attendance.
 
For a child entering the preparatory year, the McDowall State School administration will require:
  1. Evidence of the date of birth of a child such as birth certificate, extract or statutory declaration, passport or visa.
  2. Evidence of the child's place of residence. 

Primary enrolments: Years 1 to 6 eligibility

 
Parents wishing to enrol their child in the primary years need to contact McDowall State School administration. For a child entering year 1 to 6 or on transfer from another school, the McDowall State School administration will require: 
  1. Evidence of the date of birth of a child such as birth certificate, extract or statutory declaration, passport or visa.
  2. Evidence of the child's place of residence.
  3. Student reports and data from their previous school.

Application for enrolment

 
Students applying for enrolment need to complete Enrolment Form Part A (PDF 0.3MB) and one of the following:

What happens next?

 
Parents are required to attend interview with a McDowall State School Deputy Principal as part of the student enrolment application process. Where possible, the prospective student should also attend. Information is collected to: 
  1. Confirm student entitlement under the Education Act 2006 to enrol at the McDowall State School.
  2. Verbally approve and accept the student enrolment.
  3. Better inform the school on how to best prepare for the catering of the child's learning needs prior to attendance.