The new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area.
Because of enrolment capacity and growth the new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera may be unable to meet this obligation in the future, unless action is taken to manage enrolments. The principal must restrict the enrolment of out-of-catchment students to ensure in-catchment students can enrol at their local state school, without requiring additional facilities.
This School Enrolment Management Plan (School EMP) sets out the conditions under which students may be enrolled into the new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera, subject to any other requirements or limitations in:
This School EMP is supported by:
The new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera has a maximum Student Enrolment Capacity of 542 students.
The number of students entering Prep in any given year must not exceed 150 in 6 classrooms, unless there are more than 150 students enrolling from within the catchment area.
A school's local catchment area is the defined geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students.
The new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera operates under an equidistant catchment area.
The school's catchment map is available to be viewed at either the school's administration building or online at http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/maps/edmap/ .
Students within catchment
Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area/s, is (subject to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006) entitled to enrol at the school. The school principal will reserve places for students who move into the catchment area throughout the school year.
Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:
If the principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student's principal place of residence, then the principal may request further sources of proof of residency. Examples may include (but are not limited to):
The principal may also request a properly sworn statutory declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student's principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.
In addition to the documents listed above, students living with a relative/other person within catchment must provide the following:
The principal may also request additional pieces of proof of residency and interview/s with all parties to discuss the living arrangement.
Applicants should note that a false statement/assertion about the student's principal place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.
Other students who are entitled to enrol as if in-catchment
The following groups of students will be entitled to enrol, even though they may reside outside the school's catchment area:
**To be accepted under the sibling provision, the:
i. applicant must meet the definition of sibling in the School EMP procedure
ii. enrolled sibling must not have been enrolled in a Program of Excellence at the school (i.e. siblings of POE students are not automatically entitled to enrol), and
iii. intended enrolment commencement and/or attendance of the sibling must be concurrent with the attendance of current student for the application to be valid. For example, if the applicant will be commencing in 2017, but the current enrolled sibling finishes school in 2016, then the application will not be valid.
Applications from any other person, not meeting the criteria outlined above, is an out-of-catchment application. Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area is restricted to ensure that enrolments do not exceed the Student Enrolment Capacity. This school can only enrol out-of-catchment students:
i. if there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who move into the catchment during the year, and
ii. after taking into account the school's projected future enrolment growth.
Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at this school are placed on a waiting list and assessed in order of receipt.
Under the Department's State Education Fees procedure , a principal of a state school with an approved School EMP is able to charge a fee for recouping costs of enrolment processing (subject to consultation with the Parents and Citizens' Association) where:
Out-of-catchment enrolment applications will be recorded on a waiting list in order of receipt, by date and time. These applications will remain current only for the school year in which they are applying to enrol.
The principal is responsible for all decisions on enrolments.
Where a principal forms a preliminary view that an application will not succeed, applicants will be notified in writing. Applicants may respond to the principal's preliminary view by making a submission to the principal, no later than seven (7) school days after receiving the preliminary view letter.
If no submission is received, the principal's preliminary view will be treated as the final decision and no further notice will be provided.
If a submission is received, the principal will consider the submission and make a final decision. A final decision notice will be provided to the applicant as soon as is practicable. There is no internal review of the principal's decision.
The School Enrolment Management Plan for the new state school in Edwardson Drive Coomera was gazetted on 18 August 2017.
The School EMP is internally reviewed each year, and if required, updated to reflect any changes to Student Enrolment Capacity and/or Programs of Excellence.
This page was last reviewed on 21 Aug 2017