Enrolment capacity of school
Local catchment area
Proof of Residency
Acceptance and notification processes
Enrolment Management Committee
Ayr East State School is a Band 8 Primary School situated in the township of Ayr, 80 kilometres south of Townsville.
Over the last few years our enrolment have increased resulting in two new classrooms being built to assist with out increased enrolment. With Ayr State Primary only 3.8 kilometres away and having a large capacity for growth catered for by existing facilities, it is unlikely any new facilities will be constructed at Ayr East State School to cater for increasing enrolments. The enrolment management strategy is necessary because of the physical location and size of the school grounds limiting any further classroom building program.
A significant contributing factor to our enrolment growth has been the development of programs to support all sections of the community, continuing upgrade to school facilities and a commitment by the school to strive for excellence.
The Enrolment Management Plan, while maintaining our student numbers in proportion to the available facilities must allow for the continued enrolment of new families into the school.
Ayr East State School recognises as its prime obligation the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students resident within this community as defined by its local catchment area.
Because of enrolment capacity and growth Ayr East State School may be unable to meet this obligation in future, unless action is taken now to manage enrolment.
This plan sets out the conditions under which students may be enrolled into Ayr East State School
The school currently has the capacity to enrol up to 622 students in 27 classrooms.
The school's enrolment capacity for students who live outside the local catchment is dependant upon:
The local catchment area is based on equidistance boundaries with other schools. The attached map defines the boundary area for which Ayr East State School is the closest school by trafficable route. Should this capacity change because of changes to road networks, this will be formally notified through the registration and gazettal of an amended plan including the operative date for the new catchment area.
All students who reside within the local catchment area and are eligible for enrolment in the educational program offered by the school have a right to enrolment at the school. The Principal will hold places for students who relocate to within the catchment boundary throughout the school year.
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 schoolâ€'s current built capacity and where applicable will ensure there is an even spread of students across year levels or class groupings.The school's enrolment management plan does not replace other departmental policy; for example Safe, Supportive and Disciplined School Environment, nor does it override subsequent determinations regarding built school capacity.
Students who reside outside the school's local catchment boundary who apply for enrolment at the school will be put on a waiting list in order of receipt of application. Where there is spare capacity, students will be enrolled from the waiting list based on the following criteria and order of priority:
Students who reside outside the catchment area and who officially leave the school will be considered for re-admission in accordance with the enrolment criteria.
Parents who wish to enrol their child/ren at Ayr East State School under the Enrolment Management Plan will need to demonstrate that the child/ren to be enrolled, reside within the catchment area. The following documentation may be required if requested by the principal:
Applications for admission into Years Prep-7 will be accepted each year from the beginning of Term 4 for enrolment to commence from the beginning of Term 1 the following year.
Applications will be recorded in order of receipt.
Applications will remain current only for the year of submission.
All enrolment applications will be considered on merit in accordance with the enrolment criteria.
Parents wishing to have an unsuccessful enrolment application reviewed may seek clarification from the principal. Parents may provide a written submission seeking a review of an unsuccessful enrolment application. This submission should present evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied fairly and equitably.The Enrolment Management Committee will review written submissions and the reply should be in writing within 14 days of submission.
The enrolment management committee consists of Principal (Chair)/P&C or School Council Representative/Representative of Executive Director (Schools)/Staff Representative.
Further appeal should be directed to the Executive Director (Schools) whose decision will be final.