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Enrolments

Caningeraba State School, nestled in the suburb of Burleigh Waters, supports a student enrolment of approximately 1000 students.  Due to the ongoing demand for student enrolments, particularly in the early years, Caningeraba operates under an Enrolment Management Plan. Enrolment management planning is utilised to ensure that students living within the school’s catchment area are able to access their local school.

Enrolment management plan / Catchment zone

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.

Check the catchment area map to ensure your residential address is within the  Caningeraba State School catchment area. 

If you reside outside the catchment area you may make a written application to the principal outlining the reasons why you would like your child to attend Caningeraba State School.  Your application will be placed on a waiting list and considered in order of receipt.  With the exception of new Prep enrolments at the beginning of a school year, a decision regarding applications will be made within two weeks of receipt dependent upon enrolment numbers at that time.

Parents who wish to enrol their child at Caningeraba State School under the Enrolment Management Plan will need to demonstrate that the child to be enrolled resides within the catchment area. The following documentation will be required:

  • Original Birth Certificate

  • Rates Notice or Rental Agreement stamped and signed by real estate agency for a minimum of six months’ duration, together with any two of the following showing full name and address:

    • Australian citizenship, permanent residence status or eligibility under a visa category

    • Electricity account

    • Signed unconditional house contract

    • Rental bond receipt

    • Registration on a State or Federal Electoral Roll

    • Driver’s licence

  • School reports (last two years) or as requested.

Please note - in some cases a statutory declaration may be requested with additional supporting documentation.

Enrolments

Enrolments will not be approved without enrolment administration staff sighting and copying your child’s original birth certificate.  Our administration staff will sight the original, make a copy and return the original to you immediately.  For international students approved for enrolments by Education Queensland International (EQI), a passport or Visa will be acceptable. 

Download the relevant enrolment package for your child:

Prep enrolment package 2017 (PDF)

Sibling enrolment package 2017 (PDF)

Years 1-6 enrolment package 2017 (PDF)

Prep enrolment package 2018 (PDF)

Sibling enrolment package 2018 (PDF)

Years 1-6 enrolment package 2018  (PDF)

Parent handbook 2017 (PDF, 1000KB)

Prep handbook 2017 (PDF, 268 KB)

 

The enrolment package needs to be read, completed in full and presented to the Administration Officer at the School Office between the hours of 8.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you would like to make enquiries to enrol your child at Caningeraba State School, please contact our Administration Officer on (07) 55 686 333 or send an enquiry via email to admin@caningerss.eq.edu.au.

To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.

Enrolment Process

Download the relevant enrolment pack or collect a hard copy from school administration.

A separate enrolment form must be completed for each child enrolling.  Once these forms are completed, submit them to the school office together with the following documentation:

  • Each child’s original birth certificate

  • Your proof of residency documents one of which must be a Rates Notice or Rental Agreement as outlined above

  • Each child’s previous two years of school reports (where applicable).

When all documentation has been provided to administration, an enrolment interview will be arranged by the appropriate Associate Principal.  At the enrolment interview, please bring your child so that we may meet them.

At the interview please allow time to:

  • Discuss the details of your enrolment application

  • Discuss Uniform Dress Code, Responsible Behaviour Plan and general school policies and procedures

  • Discuss Voluntary Contribution, Student Resource Scheme fees and Stationary Booklist requirements

  • Discuss any extenuating circumstances, court orders or complex circumstances

  • Review the enrolment and media consent agreement.

Pro Rata fees payable at the time of enrolment will be required to complete the enrolment process.  Your child will then be assigned a class by the Associate Principal who will make arrangements for a successful transition.  On the first morning of your child’s attendance at our school, the Principal or Associate Principal will escort your child to class and make them feel welcome in their new school setting.  Please note that all students must be in correct full school uniform before attending class.  Commencement times for newly enrolled students may therefore vary according to trading hours of the Uniform Book Shop.

Prep Year

Download the Prep Package or collect a hard copy from school administration (available from Term 2).  A separate enrolment form must be completed for each child enrolling.  Once these forms are completed, submit them to the school office together with the following documentation:

  • Each child’s original birth certificate (must be sighted and copied by administration staff)

  • Your proof of residency documents one of which must be a Rates Notice or Rental Agreement as outlined above.

N.B.  Parents of children who reside outside the catchment area are required to forward a written application for enrolment as outlined in the Enrolment Management Plan/Catchment Zone section above.  Please submit your letter of consideration to the Principal outlining why you would like your child to attend Caningeraba State School together with your completed enrolment form.  Applications will be taken on a first in first served basis and placed on a waiting list. 

When all documentation has been provided to administration:

  • Parents to attend the Prep Orientation Session and register your child to attend the Prep Experience Day. Please contact the office for dates and times.

N.B.  Parents and their children who reside outside the catchment area are most welcome and encouraged to attend both the Prep Orientation Session and the Prep Experience Day.  The Principal understands the importance of parents needing a final decision regarding out of catchment enrolment applications and maintains an inclusive approach where possible in making favourable decisions. The Principal will in good faith act in the best interest of families and commit to providing a final decision within 5 school days after the Prep Experience Day in accordance with known in-catchment Prep enrolments.