Not sure if this is the right area to post this. My daughter goes to prep next year in QLD and the schools we have shortlisted we are not in their catchments. No where near in fact. But the schools i am near i have heard really bad things about ie bullying being ignored, teachers uncaring ect. Can i still enrol my daughter in a school even if i'm not in the catchment or do i have to stay within my catchment? thanks in advance
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14-02-2014 08:55 #1
Prep but not in the catchment?
14-02-2014 09:08 #2
You can apply to the schools outside your catchment.
Check the Education Queensland website to see whether the any of the schools you are interested in have an enrolment management plan. If they do then it is up to the school and its process on whether or not you will be able to enrol your child there.
We enrolled my DD at a school that we were not in the catchment for and it was all okay as at that stage they didn't have an enrolment management plan. The school now have got an enrolment management plan in place and will only take children within its catchment area or siblings of existing students.
Best thing would be to call the schools and have a chat with them.
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14-02-2014 09:18 #3Senior Member
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yes generally just apply for the out of catchment waiting list. not guaranteed to get you a spot tho.
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14-02-2014 09:24 #4
I have dd down at two schools out of our catchment area. I just rang them and was told to just send the forms in to go on waiting list and we will hear from them around june/july
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14-02-2014 11:35 #5
Subbing. We are in a similar position OP (except not starting prep until 2016). I stupidly thought you could enroll your child in any public school.
14-02-2014 11:44 #6
At my sons school they generally don't have out of catchment enrollments anymore, but hopefully you'll be able to get on a shortlist or something
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14-02-2014 12:57 #7
One of our local school has an enrollment management plan (which means they do not as a general rule take out of catchment children), but you can put your name down on a wait list and if they have places after all local children have enrolled they will offer some places to outside catchment students.
Not all school have an enrollment management plan, so even if you fall out of the catchment you can enroll. You just need to check with the school.
14-02-2014 13:45 #8
14-02-2014 13:46 #9
When do they normally start to take in enrolments? Should i go to the school next week and just ask to be put on the wait list? Thanks for all the responses
14-02-2014 13:48 #10
I would contact the school and ask if they have an enrolment management plan and if so, put your name down on the wait list (this is for next year I am assuming?)
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