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Thank you for choosing ACT public education. Your application has been submitted to the first school you listed on your application. If you made a mistake on your application and wish to alter it you will need to lodge another application. If you submit more than one application for a child the latest application will override all earlier applications.
You will receive an email from a school in response to your application soon. You can then arrange to visit the school in accordance with the details in the email.
Offers for preschool places in 2020 will be made in two rounds. Round One offers will be made from 29 July 2019 for applications received before 5 p.m. on Friday 7 June. It is possible that not all applicants will receive a Round One offer, due to limits on preschool places. Your child will still be found a place in a preschool. Round Two offers will be made from 11 November 2019 for all applications that did not receive a Round One offer, and applications submitted between 5 pm on 7 June and 5 pm Friday 11 October. All applicants will receive an offer in Round Two. If you have not received an email offer of a place by Friday 15 November you should contact the preschool you applied to.
From 29 July 2019 all applications received before 5 pm on Friday 7 June will receive an email from a school in response. The email will set out the outcome of your application, the steps you need to take, and the documents you need to provide, in order to accept an offer of a place. If you have not received an email by Friday 2 August you should contact the school you applied to. Applications received after 5 pm on 7 June will be processed as they are submitted.
If you need further information you should check the Education Website at www.education.act.gov.au , or call (02) 6205 5429 (option 3).
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Application to Enrol in an ACT Public School
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Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in an ACT public school. If you are a temporary resident please contact the International Education Unit before commencing this form. This application form can be saved at any stage. You should record the Reference Code in the orange box at the top right of this form, as it is required to re-open your saved application. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be returned to or altered. If you wish to change or update any details, you will need to submit another application for enrolment. Each child can have only one active enrolment application at any time, so if you submit more than one application for the same child, the latest application will override earlier applications. The enrolment process has three stages: You complete an application for enrolment (this form). Your application is processed and an offer of enrolment is sent You visit the school that sent you an offer of enrolment to provide verification of information including proof of the student's residential address and original birth certificate or identity documents.
Your Priority Enrolment Area school, (or, for NSW residents, your designated NSW Pathway School), is determined by your residential address. You provide this address in your enrolment application. To be accepted into a school your residential address must be able to be confirmed by the school. The onus of proof of residence rests with the parent or carer of the child. Parents/carers should ensure that accurate information is provided on this form. It is an offence under the Criminal Code 2002 to supply false or misleading information to the Territory or make a false or misleading statement to the Territory. If you apply to a school or schools other than your Priority Enrolment Area school, you should be aware that the Directorate is unable to guarantee you will be offered a place at those schools. Where your preferred school/s are unable to offer a place, you will receive an offer of a place at your Priority Enrolment Area school. Please do not purchase items such as uniforms until you have confirmed an offer of enrolment by providing the required documentation to the school (Accepting an Offer of Enrolment).

Privacy Statement - Enrolment/transfer in an ACT Public School

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Ensuring your privacy is protected

The Education Act 2004 (ACT) sets out arrangements for education in the ACT including for compulsory education. The Education Directorate (the Directorate) collects information on this form to enable it to effectively manage enrolment in ACT public schools. This information is stored securely. The information is also used or disclosed for the following purposes: the education and welfare of the student communication with students, parents or carers the health, safety and welfare of students, staff and visitors to the school provision and management of IT services including student administration services ACT, national and international assessment and reporting purposes quality assurance activities such as high quality education and to enable the Directorate to perform its functions and activities under the Education Act 2004 any other purpose required by law or authorised under privacy legislation. The Directorate provides this enrolment information (on request) to other government agencies authorised to receive it including: Department of Social Services Centrelink Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Other information is collected during schooling to support and record your child’s progress and achievements. The Directorate participates in the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) which began in 2009 and is conducted every three years. The AEDC is a survey by the Australian Government and it measures how children are developing as they enter kindergarten. The Directorate will provide the Australian Government with information collected in this form to pre-populate the survey instrument. This includes information such as name, date of birth, address, gender, country of birth, language spoken at home and Indigenous status. Further information about the AEDC can be found on the AEDC website at https://www.aedc.gov.au. Please contact the school to access or correct any personal information or if you have any concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of personal information. The Directorate is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT), the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997 (ACT) and the Territory Records Act 2002 (ACT). The Directorate’s Privacy Policy and related Personal Information Digest are available on the About Us page of the Directorate website, http://www.det.act.gov.au/. The policy explains how the Directorate handles personal information when performing its functions including how it handles privacy complaints.
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A. Enrolment/transfer information

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Please submit only one online enrolment form per child. If more than one online enrolment form is submitted, any previously submitted forms may be made invalid.
This child does not meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in an ACT Public School. Please refer to the Enrolment Policy for further information.
Has your child ever been enrolled in an ACT school? *

B. Student Information

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If your child has attended school in the ACT they will have a student iD number. You can find your child's student ID in various places such as: their email address e.g. 9920659@schoolsnet.act.edu.au on their student reports their login to google classroom
Student's gender *
It is an administrative requirement that students enrolled in year 11 and 12 obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Further information about the USI can be found on the Unique Student Identifier website. If you have previously obtained a USI, please insert in box below. If you are unsure if you have previously obtained a USI, please visit the USI portal. If you do not have a USI, please visit the USI portal. Please note: Identification in the form of a Birth Certificate (Australian), Driver’s Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport etc. will be required when applying for a USI.
Have you applied and been approved to attend an alternative program? *
You cannot complete your enrolment unless you have been approved by the ACT Education and Training Directorate to attend an alternative program.
If the student has their own phone or email address, you can provide these here. If they dont, leave these fields blank.

Non-parental care prior to school

The following information is required for improving our understanding of your child’s experience and needs and for formulating early childhood and intervention policies.
Has this child participated in any non-parental child care in the two years prior to starting school? *
What types of non-parental child care has your child participated in, in the two years prior to starting school? Select ALL that apply.
Long day care (LDC)? *
Did the LDC include a preschool program? *
Family day care? *
Informal care? (e.g. grandparent, nanny, other relative, other person) *
Other? (any other form of non parental child care e.g. preschool that was not part of a day care program, occasional care etc) *

C. Student demographic details

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Is the student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? *
Is the student's origin *
For persons of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin, tick both boxes.
Is the first language spoken by the student at home English? *
Does the student speak a second language? *
Does the student speak a third language? If so please provide *
Has the student ever been enrolled in an Australian School? (Kindergarten to year 12 only, please don't include preschool)
Does your child go to a childcare centre or an English speaking family day care? *
Does your child have an opportunity to socialise with English speaking children of their own age? *
Is any parent/carer/guardian of this student a member of the Australian Defence Force? *
International students must obtain an Approval Reference Number (ARN) to proceed with this application. Please contact the International Education Unit. Please enter the approval reference number (ARN) provided to you by the International Education Section of the ACT Education Directorate. This number can be located on the top of the fee exemption letter. If your child is a full fee paying student, then this will be their student ID Number.
Enter the ARN with letters and numbers without any spaces or special characters.

D. Address and family information

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An independent student is a student under 18 years of age who can prove they:
1. have been assessed as independent by Centrelink, or
2. are not living at home or being supported by parents, guardians or a suitable adult.
Please select whether the student is independent or is living with a parent/guardian
It is possible to specify 2 addresses for a student and an emergency contact (which can be defined in the next section). Each address can have up to 2 adults associated with it.
Address
Address
Residential address
The priority enrolment area school will be derived from the address.
In November 2017 the ACT Education Directorate introduced Pathway School arrangements for families living in NSW towns close to the ACT who wish to apply to enrol their children in ACT public schools. If you live in a town close to the ACT and your town does not appear in the list please select Other at the bottom of the dropdown list and continue as an out area application. Once received, your application will be sent to the appropriate Pathway School. If you live elsewhere in NSW and will be moving to the ACT please submit your application once you have an ACT address. If you have any queries please call the Directorate on (02) 6205 5429.
Please enter your full address and click the Validate button. If your address cannot be validated, please check that you have entered your address correctly (correct country, state, suburb and unit number/street number and correct spelling of street name) and re-try. After two unsuccessful validation attempts you will be given the option to continue without a valid address.
The address you entered is valid.
The address validation service is temporarily unavailable. Please check the box below to continue.
Household contacts
Is this a silent number? *
This email address will be used for notes and letters from the school, and will receive a copy of this application.
Postal address
Adults living at this address
Please provide the details of the adults who live at this address:
Adult
Adult
Please enter at least one phone number: *
The following information is required for national reporting purposes
Please indicate all languages spoken at home:
What is the highest year of primary or secondary school that this adult has completed? *
(For persons who have never attended school, mark 'Year 9 or equivalent or below'.)
What is the level of the highest qualification that this adult has completed? *
What is the occupation group of this adult? *
Group 1: Senior executive/manager/Directorate head in industry, commerce, media or other large organisation. Public service manager (Section head or above), regional director, health/education/police/fire services administrator Other administrator (school principal, faculty head/dean, library/museum/gallery director, research facility director) Defence Forces Commissioned Officer Professionals generally have degree or higher qualifications and experience in applying this knowledge to design, develop or operate complex systems; identify, treat and advise on problems; and teach others. Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing professional Business (management consultant, business analyst, accountant, auditor, policy analyst, actuary, valuer] Air/sea transport
Group 2: Owner/manager of a farm, construction, import/export, wholesale, manufacturing, transport, real estate business Specialist manager (finance/engineering/production/personnel/industrial relations/sales/marketing) Financial services manager (bank branch manager, finance/investment/insurance broker, credit/loans officer) Retail sales/services manager (shop, petrol station, restaurant, club, hotel/motel, cinema, theatre, agency) Arts/media/sports (musician, actor, dancer, painter, potter, sculptor, journalist, author, media presenter, photographer, designer, illustrator, proof reader, sportsman/woman, coach, trainer, sports official) Associate professionals generally have diploma/technical qualifications and support managers and professionals. Health, Education, Law, Social Welfare, Engineering, Science, Computing technician/associate professional Business/administration (recruitment/employment/industrial relations/training officer, marketing/advertising specialist, market research analyst, technical sales representative, retail buyer, office/project manager) Defence Forces senior Non-Commissioned Officer
Group 3: Tradesmen/women generally have completed a 4 year Trade Certificate, usually by apprenticeship. All tradesmen/women are included in this Group. Clerks (bookkeeper, bank/PO clerk, statistical/actuarial clerk, accounting/claims/audit clerk, payroll clerk, recording/registry/filing clerk, betting clerk, stores inventory clerk, purchasing/order clerk, freight/transport/shipping clerk, bond clerk, customs agent, customer services clerk, admissions clerk) Skilled office, sales and service staff. Office (secretary, personal assistant, desktop publishing operator, switchboard operator) Sales (company sales representative, auctioneer, insurance agent, loss assessor/adjuster, market researcher) Service (aged/disabled/refuge/child care worker, nanny, meter reader, parking inspector, postal worker, courier, travel agent, tour guide, flight attendant, fitness instructor, casino dealer/supervisor)
Group 4: Drivers, mobile plant, production/processing machinery and other machinery operators. Hospitality staff (hotel service supervisor, receptionist, waiter, bar attendant, kitchenhand, porter, housekeeper Office assistants, sales assistants and other assistants. Office (typist, word processing/data entry/business machine operator, receptionist, office assistant) Sales (sales assistant, motor vehicle/caravan/parts salesperson, checkout operator, cashier, bus/train conductor, ticket seller, service station attendant, car rental desk staff, street vendor, telemarketer, shelf stacker) Assistant/aide (trades' assistant, school/teacher's aide, dental assistant, veterinary nurse, nursing assistant, museum/gallery attendant, usher, home helper, salon assistant, animal attendant) Labourers and related workers Defence Forces ranks below senior NCO not included above Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, mining worker (farm overseer, shearer, wool/hide classer, farm hand, horse trainer, nurseryman, greenkeeper, gardener, tree surgeon, forestry/logging worker, miner, seafarer/fishing hand) Other worker (labourer, factory hand, storeman, guard, cleaner, caretaker, laundry worker, trolley collector, car park attendant, crossing supervisor)
If the person is not currently in paid work but has had a job in the last 12 months or has retired in the last 12 months, please use the person's last occupation.

Parental responsibility details

E. Emergency contact

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Emergency contact residential address

Please provide the name, relationship to the child, phone number and address of an adult who can be contacted if parents/guardians can't be reached. This can be any adult who is not already listed in Section D Address and Family Information. The emergency contact can live in one of the addresses specified in Section D or at another address. They should live in the ACT area in case the child needs to be collected from school. If you are moving here and do not yet have an emergency contact in the ACT area, please list another emergency contact and update this information with the school when you have a local contact.

Emergency contact postal address

Emergency contacts

Is this a silent number? *

Adults living at this address

Please provide the details of the adults which live at this address:
Adult
Please enter at least one phone number: *

E. Emergency contact

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Learning & Teaching Branch, International Education Unit
Contact number : +61 2 6205 9178
Email: ieu@act.gov.au

F. Contact priority, school reports and news

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Contact priority

Contact priority will be used in an emergency, and those with contact priority 1 will receive absence notifications (if applicable at your child’s school).
Adult
Adult
Contact priority is an indication of who should be contacted in the event of an emergency. Contact priority will be used in an emergency. Adults with contact priority 1 will be contacted first, followed by those with priority 2, etc. Adults with contact priority 1 will also receive absence notifications (if applicable at your child’s school).

School reports and news

Please select the correspondence that each household would like to receive:
Address
Family
Does this household wish to receive:
School reports
School news

G. School information

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Most recent previous school

Is your child's current/most previous school an ACT public school?

New school

You have indicated that you would like to enrol your child into an Early Entry program, please be aware that there are eligibility criteria that must be met. This application does not guarantee enrolment in the program. Please contact the Early Years section within the Directorate on (02) 6207 1106 for further information.
You have indicated that you would like to enrol your child into an alternative program. Please be aware that there are eligibility criteria that must be met. This application does not guarantee enrolment in the program. Please contact Yarralumla Primary School on (02) 6142 3250 for further information.
Select an option from both the KOORI Preschool and the Schools in your Priority Enrolment Area dropdown.
Eligibity criteria must be met and will be assessed by the individual school.
Please enter EE number provided by the Directorate.
EEM
EEGT
Enter the EE number with letters and numbers without any spaces or special characters.
Does the student want to apply to enrol in an ACT school that a sibling already attends and will continue to attend at the same time as this student?
Please select your preferred preschool. This is the school that will receive your Online Enrolment Application. We are unable to take any second or third preschool preferences into consideration. While every effort will be made to offer a place at your preferred or nearest preschool, due to limited preschool capacity this will not always be possible. You are guaranteed a preschool place at the nearest preschool to the child’s home that has capacity to enrol them. You will have an opportunity to nominate your preferred preschool session after you have received an offer of a place.
Please select your preferred school/s; you can add up to three schools. To add another school, click the “Add School” button.
Preference
To add another school outside the Priority Enrolment Area click the “Add School” button.
The school you have chosen manages a number of preschool sites across a number of locations. Please select the preschool sites in order of preference.
Preschool site preference
Are you applying for *
Your choice of the Montessori program is a preference and not a guarantee for selection into the program.
Yarralumla is a bi-lingual Italian school, please refer to the Yarralumla Primary School website for further information.
Please note: This is a Specialist School for students with disability. Students need to meet specific disability criteria to be eligible to enrol in this school. For more information about enrolling in a Specialist School, please contact Disability Education on 62056925, email disabilityeducation@act.gov.au or visit the website at http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/disability_education/services-for-students-with-a-disability.
Does the student have a sibling already attending the school, who will continue to attend the school at the same time as this student? *
Sibling
Gender *
If you have selected a school other than your local school, enrolment at that school is not guaranteed. If a place is not available, you may be offered a place at your local school.
Does your child attend a long day care program at your school of choice? *
Identify all courses the student intends to study:
Course

H. Student access and carer responsibility

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Is there any limitation(s) on contact between the student and a parent or another person? *
Provide a copy of current Court Order or registered parenting plan that contains the limitation(s) when you come to complete enrolment.
Does the student have carer responsibilities? *
A carer is a person who provides daily care for someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail or aged.

I. Student medical information

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This is required in case of a medical emergency involving your child.
It is essential you tell the school before your child starts school if he or she has any allergies or other medical conditions. You should also notify the school as soon as you become aware of any new allergies or medical conditions.
Does the student suffer significant allergies or other medical conditions? *
Does the student suffer significant allergies or other medical conditions?
Does your child require an Emergency Treatment Plan? *
Please bring the Emergency Treatment Plan to the school when you are confirming enrolment. Proforma plans are available from the school. Without an Emergency Treatment Plan the school can only provide first aid treatment. In accordance with the First Aid Policy for Students, parents must give written permission and directions for the administration of any medication taken during school hours or after hours school activities. This plan needs to be updated yearly.
Is the student up to date with their immunisations?
Evidence or a Statutory Declaration will be required to support your answer and must be provided to the school when requested.

J. Permissions

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Computer network and internet

Students are provided with a computer network account and internet access to enable them to access learning opportunities in a secure environment. Students must abide by the Acceptable Use of Information Technology policy when using public school or Directorate network, internet or email services.
I agree for my child to have access to the school computer network.
I agree for my child to have internet access.

Media

I agree to my child's attendance at media events.
I agree to my child's work being published on the school's website.

Photographs and recordings

The Education Directorate seeks to use photographic (including video) images of students to promote public education. The photographs are used for Directorate and school promotional purposes including corporate publications such as the Annual Reports. This may include illustrations for printed materials as well as Education Directorate and school websites.
I agree to the release of my child's name and student number to the school photographer (Note: If 'no' is selected, the child will not receive a class photograph.
I agree to photographs and video recordings being taken and used by the school or the Directorate.
I agree to photographs and video recordings being taken and used by the media.
I agree that my child's name may be included in school newsletters, websites and media where it relates to an article or story that recognises the student's work and success.
If at any time you wish to change this information, please contact the school your child is attending.

Online services

The Education Directorate provides students with safe and secure access to a range of online learning platforms for students through an online portal called the 'The Digital Backpack'. Some platforms in the Backpack require some personally identifiable student information to be stored outside of the Directorate in order to provide the service, such as student first and last name to create a Google/Microsoft account. These services will only be made available after parental consent. More information on our online services in the Digital Backpack can be found on the Digital Backpack page.
I agree to my child accessing Google apps for education access and student email.
I agree to my child accessing Office 365.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The Directorate will provide the Australian Government with information collected in this form to pre-populate the AEDC survey instrument. This includes information such as name, date of birth, address, gender, country of birth, language spoken at home and Indigenous status. Further information about the AEDC can be found on the AEDC website at https://www.aedc.gov.au. I consent to the Education Directorate collecting sensitive information as defined in the Information Privacy Act 2014, including racial or ethnic origin, for the purpose of enrolment and participation in the AEDC. *

K. General consent of person with parental responsibility for student

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Warning: Parents/carers should ensure that accurate information is provided on this form. It is an offence under the Criminal Code 2002 to supply false or misleading information to the Territory or make a false or misleading statement to the Territory.
I,
hereby consent to the above-mentioned child attending supervised school activities approved by the principal. This consent covers all occasions during the time that the child is enrolled at this school, unless otherwise indicated in writing.
This consent for the child's attendance at school supervised excursions is for those excursions which occur in the immediate vicinity of the school and generally involve movement on foot or bicycle. Specific consent will be sought for all other excursions.
In the case of the above-mentioned child requiring medical treatment or in the case of a medical emergency, I consent to the school providing first aid or treatment as outlined in an emergency treatment plan (as indicated in the medical information section of this form). I further authorise the school, where it is impracticable to communicate with me, to arrange for him/her to receive such medical or surgical treatment as may be deemed necessary. I agree to accept responsibility for costs incurred on my behalf in securing medical treatment and associated services for the above-mentioned child including the securing of ambulance transportation in the event of an emergency. I understand that the Directorate does not provide automatic personal injury or liability insurance for student accidents. (You should therefore consider whether your current medical and/or ambulance cover is appropriate.)
The Directorate seeks your approval to collect information from your child's previous school(s). This approval will enable the new school to access information about your child's prior school experience and assist in their positive adjustment to the new school. Please complete the check box below to indicate that you consent to the new school seeking information about your child's prior schooling.
I give consent for information about my child to be obtained from their previous school if indicated from the Previous school section. I understand that I can request to see the information received from my child's previous school. (ACT Non-Government schools or interstate school only).
If you have selected an out of area school, submission of this form does not guarantee enrolment or transfer to that school. If your preferred school/s are unable to accept your application, you will receive an offer of a place from your Priority Enrolment Area school.
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