ENROLMENT

Important Information Regarding Enrolment

Henley Beach Primary School is a zoned school and we request that families who are looking to enrol their child/ren complete a ‘Registration of Interest’ form

Families who live outside the school zone are also able to complete an expression of interest however we encourage you to contact your local school in the first instance; this information can be located on the Department for Education website using the ‘Find my School’ option.

If classes at the school are at capacity, in-zone families will be supported to access potential spaces at neighbouring schools depending on availability.  If a place becomes available throughout the year, families will be contacted and their child offered a place and the option to transfer from their current school.  Please note offers will be made for individuals and will not constitute an offer to other siblings.

If you have any queries regarding the enrolment process please feel welcome to contact the school on 8356 2117.

Henley Beach Enrolment Policy

Henley Beach Primary School is officially a Department for Education zoned school. Priority access is provided for students living within the strictly defined zone as long as spaces are available in the year level. Enrolments will not be approved if the class numbers are at capacity. A zone is a geographically defined area surrounding the school from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Our school operates within the following school zone:

Area bounded by Gulf of St Vincent to Henley Beach Road (Southern side only) , Chippendale Avenue/River Torrens (Eastern), River Torrens Linear park (northern side)

A school Zone Map is available below and also via the Department for Education Website

All registrations will require proof of the primary residence of the child, with a copy of the following:

  • A gas or electricity bill stating the new residential address (not a business address) and the name of the parent/guardian. The utility bill should be recent. Telstra and Water Rates bills are not acceptable as parents may receive these invoices for additional rental properties or businesses that they may own.

  • A copy of the property’s Contract of Sale (if the home is the permanent residence) or a copy of current council rates.

  • If the parent/guardian is renting, a rental agreement and bond receipt (from the Residential Tenancies Tribunal) stating where the parent/guardian is currently, and will be, residing for a minimum of 12 months after proposed student commencement.

  • If the student resides with a relative/friend, supporting documentation stating that the relative/friend is the legal guardian of the student must be provided. This documentation should include a Parenting Order from the Family Court which states that the relative/friend is the full-time guardian of the child. Statutory Declarations are not considered to be sufficient documentation in this regard

Any of this information may be called upon again prior to any commencement, to confirm details.

If successful in the current year, a letter confirming this and an enrolment form will be provided to the family for completion. 

Enrolment applications need to be submitted by the end of June in the year prior to commencement and will be acknowledged by email/letter at the time of receipt. 

Applications for enrolment during the school year will be considered in a timelier manner against the same criteria listed above, once all required information is provided.  The school enrolment officer will be able to advise if you meet the criteria for enrolment.  If there are special circumstances for consideration these must be supplied in writing with any appropriate support material.  Please note friendships and family convenience are not viable criteria for an out of zone enrolment offer. 

For non-local siblings applying through the registration of interest process, applications will only be considered if the older sibling will be enrolled and attend in the same calendar year.

Returning non-local students must return within 6 months to reactivate enrolment.

Starting school age (for Reception students):

Children turning 5 on or before 30 April are able to commence in January that year. Those whose birthday is on 1 May or later will commence school in the following year. The transition program is organised between the school and local kindergartens / childcare centres during term 4 of the year prior to them starting school. 

We are introducing a mid-year intake into preschool from 2023 and for school (reception) from 2024.

From 2024 children who turn 5 years old:
• before 1 May can start primary school (the first year is known as reception) at the beginning of the year
• from 1 May to 31 October start school through the mid-year intake at the start of term 3 of that year
• after 31 October start school at the beginning of the following year.
Students who start school at the beginning of the year will complete 4 terms of reception.

Students who start school through a mid-year intake (start of term 3) will complete 6 terms of reception. 

 

Find a school zone or preschool catchment area

The tool on this page will tell you which preschool catchment area or school zone you live in. If you live in an area that is not part of a catchment area or school zone, it will show you the closest school by road. www.education.sa.gov.au