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Enrolling at our school

All students who reside within the local catchment area and are eligible for enrolment in the educational program offered by the school have a right to enroll at the school. The Principal will hold places for students who relocate to within the catchment boundary throughout the school year.
Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area will be managed to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the school’s current built capacity and where applicable will ensure there is an even spread of students across year levels or class groupings.
The school's Enrolment Management Plan (EMP) does not replace other departmental policy; for example Safe, Supportive and Disciplined School Environment, nor does it override subsequent determinations regarding built school capacity.
FOR ANY ENROLMENTS OR WAITLIST ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 3421 0333
 
IMPORTANT DATES for 2018 ENROLMENTS/WAITLIST
RESIDE WITHIN THE CATCHMENT
Applications for 2018 Enrolment are now OPEN
RESIDE OUTSIDE THE CATCHMENT WITH SIBLINGS AT THE SCHOOL
Applications for 20198Enrolment are now OPEN
NEW FAMILY RESIDING OUTSIDE THE CATCHMENT
If you wish to have your child placed on the school Waiting List for 2019 then please go to the school website and complete the ‘Online Application Form’ - www.coorpaross@eq.edu.au (submission accepted from 1 January 2018).  More detailed information can be found at the end of this document.
PREP ORIENTATION DAY - By invitation only

Enrolment Policy for Students Within Catchment

Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area/s, is (subject to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006) entitled to enrol at the school. The school Principal will reserve places for students who move into 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 in person to the school office:
One (1) primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement
AND
• One (1) secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name
If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student's principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residence, such as an additional utility bill (e.g. water) showing the same address.
The Principal may also request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student's principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.
Applicants should note that a false statement / assertion about the student's principal place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.

Enrolment Criteria

Students who reside outside the school's local catchment boundary who apply for enrolment at the school will be put on a waiting list in order of receipt of application. Where there is spare capacity, students will be enrolled from the waiting list based on the following criteria and order of priority:
• Children and young people who are subject to child protection orders that grant guardianship or custody to the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Child Safety Services)
• Siblings of current students at the school (excluding siblings of Program of Excellence students). Where a school has both a primary and secondary campus, siblings are only eligible to enrol in the same campus as the currently enrolled student
• Students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by the school
• Students who live outside the catchment area and are verified with a disability can enrol in the school to attend the specialised disability program if it is the closest program to their home and meets their individualised needs
• Students who have been excluded from a school other than this school, dependent upon the conditions related to the exclusion, as determined by the Regional Director.

Review

All enrolment applications will be considered on merit in accordance with the enrolment criteria.

Parents wishing to have an unsuccessful enrolment application reviewed may seek clarification from the principal. Parents may provide a written submission seeking a review of an unsuccessful enrolment application. This submission should present evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied fairly and equitably.
The Enrolment Management Committee will review written submissions and the reply should be in writing within 14 days of submission.

Enrolment Management Committee

The Enrolment Management Committee consists of Principal (Chair)/P&C or School Council Representative/Representative of Executive Director (Schools)/Staff Representative.
Further appeal should be directed to the Executive Director (Schools) whose decision will be final. Review date:  November 2014 - reviewed annually.
The Coorparoo State School Enrolment Management Plan is operational from August 2009.
Please contact the Principal at Coorparoo State School on (07) 3421 0333 should you wish to discuss, or need further assistance with enrolments.
2018/2019 Enrolments
Coorparoo State School is governed by an Enrolment Management Plan (EMP). All students who reside within the local catchment area (must provide the required proof of residency documents as per our Enrolment Policy) or currently have a sibling at school; and are eligible for enrolment in the educational program offered by the school are automatically entitled to enrolment in Prep and other Year levels.
To determine if you reside within the catchment please check the Education Queensland School Catchment Map. Once you have determined your residency status please read the relevant heading and follow the steps listed. For any queries please contact the School Office on (07) 3421 0333 and speak with the Enrolment Officer, Helen Sherman.
To determine when your child can commence their preparatory year, use the Prep Ready Reckoner calculator.
RESIDE WITHIN THE CATCHMENT
Applications for 2018 Enrolment are now OPEN
Obtain an Application for Student Enrolment Form, this can be download from the school website or collected from the School Office. Included with the CSS Enrolment Application Form are five (5) mandatory permission forms which must completed and signed upon application along with the documents listed below.
Submit the completed form in person to the School Office.
Checklist of required documents:
*      Application for Student Enrolment Form
*      One (1) primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement  AND
*      One (1) secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name
*      Original Birth Certificate
Mandatory Permission Forms (included with the CSS Enrolment Application Form)

State School Consent Form

Enrolment Agreement
School Network Usage
RI Permission Letter
Swimming Permission Form
An enrolment position will be offered upon submission of application and the above mentioned documentation.
Enrolment Interviews will take place during Week 1 with your allocated Prep Teacher at commencement of school.
Prep Orientation Day - By invitation only
RESIDE OUTSIDE THE CATCHMENT WITH SIBLINGS AT THE SCHOOL
Applications for 2018 Enrolment are now OPEN
Obtain an Application for Student Enrolment Form, this can be download from the school website or collected from the School Office. Included with the CSS Enrolment Application Form are five (5) mandatory permission forms which must completed and signed upon application along with the documents listed below.
Submit the completed form in person to the School Office.
Checklist of required documents:
*      * Application for Student Enrolment Form
*     * Proof of Residency, e.g, Tenancy Agreement, Utilities Bill, Statutory of Declaration (must be completed by the individual with whom you are residing – if you are not the owner/occupier)
*      * Original Birth Certificate
Mandatory Permission Forms (included with the CSS Enrolment Application Form)

State School Consent Form

Enrolment Agreement
School Network Usage
RI Permission Letter
Swimming Permission Form
An enrolment position will be offered upon submission of application and the above mentioned documentation.
Enrolment Interviews will take place during Week 1 with your allocated Prep Teacher at commencement of school.
Prep Orientation Day – By invitation only
NEW FAMILY RESIDING OUTSIDE THE CATCHMENT
Persons not meeting the enrolment criteria outlined above are classified as an Out-of-Catchment Application. This is restricted to ensure the total enrolment does not exceed our school capacity.  The school can only enroll out-of-catchment students if there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who may move into the school catchment during the year; and after taking into account the school’s projected future enrolment growth as per our Enrolment Management Plan.
If you wish to have your child placed on the school 2019 Waiting List please complete the following steps:
(Do not complete the Application for Student Enrolment Form)
(Submissions accepted from 1 January 2018)
1.    Complete the ‘Online Application Form’ for the 2019 Waitlist Application via the school website:  www.coorpaross@eq.eud.au
2.    Complete the fields and click SUBMIT (top right-hand corner).  Your application will be emailed to the Enrolment Officer and placed in Waitlist Order according to their arrival into the Inbox. If you experience difficulties submitting the form please follow these alternative steps (unfortunately some web browsers do not support this format) :

  a.   Save the 2019 Waitlist Application to your computer,
  b.   Open the saved docuent and complete the relevant fields,
  c.   Re-save and submit via the button at the top of the form,
  d.   If the Submit button is missing please email as an attachment to:
        klill18@eq.edu.au and dhans106@eq.edu.au.
3.    This Waitlist will only remain current for the year you seek enrolment.  If you wish to Waitlist for the following year than you must resubmit in the year prior to the year you are seeking an enrolment. (ie, the 2019 Waitlist will only remain valid until the 13 December 2019 – a new Waitlist will be created for 2020).
4.    If any spaces are available the school will make contact with you, so please ensure all details are up-to-date.
5.    If an enrolment position is offered families will be informed of the enrolment process upon contact.

Contact the Enrolment Officer on (07) 3421 0333 or visit the school office if you have any queries.

 

Review date: 24 November 2017