The Department of Education website provides in-depth information on primary to secondary transition. Click on the link below to source fact sheets for parents and children and other information to assist in the preparation for secondary school.
Admissions – 2019 & 2020
Parents seeking to enrol their child at Southern River College in 2019 & 2020 need to complete an Enrolment Pack click the buttons to the right or (available in hard copy from our front administration office).
In completing the Application for Enrolment you will be required to provide evidence that you reside within the catchment area for Southern River College. Out of area applicants are invited to complete an Application for Enrolment. If you are submitting the form electronically, you will need to include scanned copies of documented evidence including your residential status and various other documents listed below to support the application. Applications cannot be considered until such time as documented evidence is provided to the school.
Completed applications can be hand delivered to the College front reception office.
The Enrolment Process
Enrolment in a public school is a two-step process. Parents first lodge an Application for Enrolment form with the College, along with proof of residence and other required documentation. You and your child will then be invited to attend an enrolment interview with a deputy principal to welcome you and intyroduce you and your child to the College as well as choose subjects for your child.
Parents seeking to enrol their child at Southern River College for Year 7 in 2020 need to complete the Enrolment forms and lodge it with supporting documentation by 20 July 2019. From Monday 23 July to Friday 3 August 2019 the College will assess out of area enrolments. The College will advise parents of the outcome of their application in writing by 10 August 2019.
Students Attending a Local Primary School
The local intake area contains all or part of the local-intake areas of Wirrabirra, Seaforth, Ashburton, Bletchley Park, Gosnells, Huntingdale & Southern Grove Primary Schools.
Click here to view the local intake area for Southern River College.
Application and Eligibility
Enrolment is entirely dependent upon the residential address of the applicant at the time the enrolment commences. To assist the school to determine the student’s eligibility under local intake, the following documentation (minimum of 3) needs to be attached to the Application for Enrolment:
- A current rates notice from the local council showing proof of ownership; or
- A current lease agreement of at least three months;
- Driver’s License;
- Power – connection or account;
- Gas – connection or account;
- Telephone accounts;
- Contents Insurance; or
- Any other official documents that may support the application as proof of residence.
Additional documents that are required include:
- An original or certified copy of the student’s Birth Certificate or birth extract;
- Original or certified copies of passports of the parents and the student if born overseas;
- Original or certified copy of visa (if applicable);
- Current Immunisation Certificate;
- Copies of Family Court or other court orders (if any);
- Two most recent school reports; and
- NAPLAN results.
It is also a requirement that all the information provided is accurate.
A birth certificate or extract of birth certificate or passport must be provided with the application for enrolment as proof of age. Only in very exceptional circumstances, and only with the permission of the Principal, will a student be placed in a group that does not correspond to his or her age group.
Cancellation of Enrolment
Parents are reminded that under the Education Act 1999, the Principal may cancel the enrolment if it was obtained by giving false or misleading information; or notice of changes have not been provided about the names and usual place of residence of the child, parents, or about any provisions in force at law for the long term and day to day care, welfare and development of a child (ss 16,17,20 School Education Act 1999).
Siblings are not assured enrolment at the school where the family is residing outside the school boundary at the time of the sibling’s enrolment.
Students who were born overseas must be Australians citizens or hold an appropriate visa before enrolling at the school. For overseas students who are in Australia using an entry visa it is necessary that we sight the passport and visa of the parent – primary visa holder – and student at this time. These should be submitted at the time of the application.