Enrolling at Mawson Lakes

Map of school zone

 

April Update 2017

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW ON THE CONDITIONS FOR ENROLLING IN MAWSON LAKES IN 2018.

THIS IS A COPY OF THE DECD CAPACITY MANAGEMENT PLAN WHICH THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW FOR 2018.

 

CAPACITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

Mawson Lakes School


This Capacity Management Plan sets out the conditions for enrolment at Mawson Lakes School ('the school').

School Enrolment Limit
The number of students entering at Reception in any given year is limited to 120 students.

Criteria for Enrolment
Year level: Reception

Priority consideration will be given to applications for enrolment from parents of prospective Reception students to attend the following school year, if they have been living inside the school zone prior to week 2, term 3 and whose application is received by this time.

If more than 120 applications for enrolment are received from parents living in the school zone by the end of week 2, term 3, places will be offered based on whether any, all or a combination of the following applies:

  • The child has siblings currently enrolled in the school;
  • The length of time the child has lived in the school zone;
  • The child's family has been relocated to the school zone by the defence force; and/or
  • The distance of the child's residence from the school.

The school will notify parents of the outcome of this process by the beginning of week 4, term 3Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on the enrolment register, and referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools. Families who move into the school zone after the end of week 2, term 3 will only have their applications considered if or when vacancies exist, with priority consideration afforded to those applicants already on the enrolmnet register. If no vacancies exist the applicatns will be placed on the enrolment register and referred for enrolmnet to other neighbouring schools.

Out of Zone Applications with Siblings Currently at the School

Applications for enrolment from parents of prospective Reception students, who live outside the school's zone and have opplder siblings who currently attend the school, will be given consideration for enrolment, if the student is living in:

  • The suburb of Mawson Lakes in the area bounded by the corner of Port Wakefield Road and Salisbury Highway, heading north east along Salisbury Highway, turning left on Elder Smith Road in a straigh tline ot Port Wakefield Road, turning south back towards Salisbury highway (commonly referred to as the 'sanctuary').

All other applications for enrolment from parents of prospective Reception students, who live outside the school's zone and have older siblings who currently attend the schoo,, will only be given consideration for enrolment if:

  • All Reception applications from parents of children living in the school zone have been considered, and
  • The school is under its student enrolment limit of 120 Reception students as at the end of week 2, term 3.

In these cases, places will be offered based on the distance from the school of the child's residence and other personal needs.

Intensive English Language Centre (IELC) Students

Any Reception student offered enrolment at the school and who is eligible to attend an Intensive English Language Centre (IELC), will be able to attend the IELC during Reception and begin Year 1 at the school the following year.

Year levels: 1 to 7

Applications for enrolment from parents of prospective students living inside the school zone will be considered if or when vacancies exists, with priority consideration afforded to those applicants already on the enrolment register. In these cases, applications will be considered based on siblings at the school, the length of time the child has lived in the school zone and the distance of the child's residence from the school. The school will notify parents by the end of week 10, term 3, if a vacancy is available for their child to attend the following school year. If no vacancies exist the applicatns will be encouraged to remain at their current primary school, or referred for enrolment to other neighrbouring schools, and upon an applicant's request placed on the school's enrolment register.

Out of Zone Applications with Siblings Currently at the School

Applications for enrolment from parents of prospective students, who live outside the school's zone and have siblings who currently attend the school, will not be considered for enrolment.

International Education Program

No new international students will be offered enrolment at the school.

Special Circumstances

Enrolment for special consideration for compelling or unusual reasons, including but not limited to students under the guardianship of the Minister may be given by the Principal, in consultation with the Education Director. These will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Mawson Lakes School zone

A school zone is a geographic area surrounding the school from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Mawson Lakes School operates within the following zone:

  • Students living in the area bound by Montague Road, Main North Road, Bennett Road, Adeline Street, Cathedral Circuit, Mapleton Circuit to Salisbury Highway turning south towards Port Wakefield Road.

A school zone map (guide only) is available here.

Enrolment Register

Only applications for enrolment from parents of a child living in the school zone will be placed on the register. Parents whose child's name has been placed on the enrolment register will only be contacted if vacancies become available.

The enrolment register will be reviewed and updated annually by the school. Where a child's name appears on the register is confidential and will only be disclosed as required by law.

Enrolment Process

All parents are required to complete the school enrolment form and provide the school with a copy of the following:

  • Proof of the child's identity and date of birth;
  • Proof of the child's residential address; and
  • Copies of any family law or other relevant court orders.
  • Copy of council rates or a copy of rental agreement and bond receipt
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Passport/Visa if born overseas
  • Drivers Licence showing residental address of Mawson Lakes
  • Copy of 2 x bill's eg Phone or Electricity with Mawson Lakes address

Upon receipt of the above to the satisfaction of the school the processing of the parents' enrolment application may begin.

Parents will be invited to attend a pre-enrolment interview or information sessions with the school once a vacancy is offered.

Monitoring and enforcement

It is the responsibility of the parents applying for enrolment to be able to verify to the satisfaction of the school that the information provided is true and factual. The Principal is responsible for the implementation of this Capacity Management Plan and all decisions on enrolments. This Capacity Management Plan will be reviewed annually.

Dated 29 March 2017,
SUSAN CLOSE, Minister for
Education and Child Development

If you have any further queries about the process of expressing an interest to enrol for 2018 or the school zone, please speak to Mandy Van Hees in our front office on 8260 1681.

Thank you
David Cowles
Principal
Mawson Lakes School

 

Mawson Lakes School
12-24 Garden Tce,
Mawson Lakes
SA 5095