To Parents/Caregivers of Year 7 students,
We know that your child has just begun the school year and the last thing on your mind is enrolment in high school. Unfortunately this process begins early and we need to share some information with you to help you make the best decision for your child. Many of you have been through this process before but others have not.
By the end of this term, you will receive a package which will contain the ‘Starting Secondary School’ brochure, an enrolment form (ED176), and brochures prepared by your zoned government secondary school.
We recommend that you check your local Messenger Newspaper as well as our school newsletter for dates of public and private school open days/nights. (We have included information from some schools below. Others will be included as they become available). These events are a good way to gain an idea about the individual schools, have a look around and ask any questions that are specific to each site. It is the parent/caregivers responsibility to visit the high schools you are considering for your child.
The DECD website is also a useful tool for parents during this time. The website address is www.decd.sa.gov.au go to the links ‘Enrolment information’ (on the right hand side of the screen) and ‘Enrolling in High School’.
You may or may not be aware that DECD secondary schools are zoned and you may not be in the correct zone for the school you wish your child to attend. Your child’s zoned school of right will automatically appear on the ED176 enrolment form. Students with siblings currently attending a high school will have the right to attend that same school (regardless of zoning issues.) However Adelaide High, Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Mitcham Girls High and Roma Mitchell Secondary College (Girls Campus) do not have sibling rights. For these schools you need to follow their separate enrolment policies.
If you have changed address recently, it is vitally important that you update your details with us so we can make the necessary changes online with DECD. If you think that we do not have your correct address, please contact the Front Office. If your details are incorrect, it is a DECD requirement that you provide proof of residency in the form of a utilities bill (Gas or Electricity) or a Bill of Sale or Rental agreement.
Anybody considering enrolment in Special Interest Schools for 2019 will need to either contact the specific secondary school direct or check their website to obtain further information about the program and an application form. All school web addresses are listed on the DECD website or simply “google” the required school. Please be aware that the application process and due dates vary from school to school. These applications are due well before the general secondary enrolment process and application forms must be returned to the school of choice by the date listed on the application form.
There are two single sex secondary schools for girls in the metropolitan area – Roma Mitchell Secondary College (Girls Campus) and Mitcham Girls High School. Neither of these two schools have district boundaries. Parents can obtain further information about enrolment from each of the schools.
Should you require any information at all regarding enrolment into secondary school, do not hesitate to contact either myself or Merrill Battista on 8353 2688.
Thank you and good luck,