We can help you with your enrolment enquiries anytime throughout the year.
Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.
Because students start new work in their new class at the beginning of the school year, it would be an advantage for your child both socially and educationally, to start school as soon as possible in the new year.
Applying to enrol
If your child is currently enrolled in a NSW public school, contact us to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork.
If your child is coming from a non-government school, contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child’s potential enrolment.
If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.
Each NSW public school has a defined local enrolment area. This means that your child is designated to a particular school based on the permanent residential address of the primary caregiver. Every public school reserves enough places within their school for students in their local enrolment area. View this map to confirm you are in-area or complete an out-of-area application form, below, if you live outside the school boundaries.
For your appointment, if your child has not been previously enrolled in a NSW public school, you will need to bring these documents with you:
- your child’s birth certificate or identity documents
- proof of student’s address – originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill
- Immunisation history statement based on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).
If your child is not a permanent resident you will also need to provide:passport or travel documents
current visa and previous visas (if applicable).
For children already enrolled in a NSW public school we only require:
- proof of student’s address
- originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).
It’s important that you tell the principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions, before your child starts school.
After your appointment with us, you may be asked to complete an application to enrol in a NSW public school form and return it to us. Please note that this form must be completed in English. Help is available for parents who do not read English. There are also translations of the enrolment application which may help you fill out the form in English.