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Kepnock State High School

Overview

Kepnock State High School 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 Kepnock State High School 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 Kepnock State High School, subject to any other requirements or limitations in:

This School EMP is supported by:

Student Enrolment Capacity of School

Kepnock State High School has a maximum Student Enrolment Capacity of 1,598 students.

Local 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.

Kepnock State High School 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. External Link

Enrolment Policy

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:

Out-of-Catchment application

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:

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at this school are placed on a waiting list and assessed in order of receipt.

Fee

Under the Department's State Education Fees procedure, External Link 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:

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This page was last reviewed on 01 Jul 2016

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