Enrolment capacity of school
Local catchment area
Proof of Residency
Acceptance and notification processes
Enrolment Management Committee
Kelvin Grove State College is a P-12 school delivering the core curriculum. The school is differentiated by a New Basics Curriculum in the Junior and Middle Schools (Years Prep-5 and Years 6-9) and by special courses in Sport (Tennis, Golf and Soccer), Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Art), Instrumental Music, English Extension, Aviation and three LOTEs. The specialist courses on offer are subject to review annually. The school also offers special links with the neighbouring Queensland University of Technology and other universities, usually described under Memoranda of Understanding. The school has a secondary special education unit, which provides services to intellectually impaired and ASD students. The school has an Outside School Hours Care program for students in Years Prep-7.
Kelvin Grove State College 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 Kelvin Grove State College 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 Kelvin Grove State College.
The school currently has the capacity to enrol up to 1795 students in 81 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 Kelvin Grove State College 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.
As Kelvin Grove State College is a Prep-12 school it has two catchment areas one for Years Prep to Year 7 and one for Years 8-12.
Programs for students with disabilities are regional programs for students whose educational support needs are additional to, or different from, other students. Students who live outside the catchment area and are verified with a disability can enrol in the school to attend the program if it is the closest program to their home and meets their individualised need.
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 school'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:
Applicants who are ill, or who have an ill family member, and who are in Brisbane to receive regular medial treatment at Royal Brisbane Hospital.
School should select which documentation is required to be produced:
Parents who wish to enrol their child/ren at Kelvin Grove 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 to Year 7 will be accepted each year from the end of Term 2 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.
Please contact the principal at Kelvin Grove State College on - Tel: (07) 3552 7333 should you wish to discuss, or need further assistance with enrolments.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Oct 2011 at 02:23PM