Enrolment at Strathmore Secondary College
Strathmore Secondary College is situated between Pascoe Vale Road and the Moonee Ponds Creek in the northern suburb of Strathmore. The school was founded in 1957 with 186 students.
The 2006 Education and Training Reform Act (ETRA) underpins the Department of Education and Training (DET) enrolment policy which can be found at:
The policy states that all eligible children and young people have the right to be admitted to their designated neighbourhood government school.
The Strathmore Secondary College zone has been approved by the Minister for Education and ensures consistency with DET policy and the ETRA legislation regarding closest school.
A student's designated neighbourhood school is generally the school that is nearest the student's permanent address as determined by the school zone. The website https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au provides guidance on which school zone a student's permanent residence is located within.
Further guidance relating to the Placement Policy (click to open) can be found by accessing the DET website.
Priority Order of Placement
The potential future demand for enrolment places from within the local community indicates that Strathmore Secondary College must manage enrolments carefully and in accordance with the Priority Placement Order in the Enrolment Policy. A student’s permanent place of address determines eligibility for enrolment at Strathmore Secondary College.
In circumstances when a school may not be able to accept all applications due to existing or future capacity concerns, schools must manage enrolment applications in accordance with the following priority order of placement:
The future capacity needs at Strathmore Secondary College mean that enrolments will be confined to the first two criteria.
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Schools are permitted to assess and make a determination for exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Schools must ensure that all applicants eligible under a criterion have been offered a place before moving to consideration of the next. All students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school are guaranteed enrolment.
If you have any questions regarding the Strathmore Secondary College Enrolment Management Plan, please contact the school.
Strathmore Secondary College
Year 7 Catholic/Independent Primary School Enrolment Applications
If your Year 6 child attends either a Catholic or Independent Primary School and you wish to enrol them at Strathmore Secondary College in Year 7, please email Zelda Astell, Enrolments Officer, for a Year 7 Information Pack and an Application Form
Permanent Place of Address
The Permanent Address Guidelines for Schools supports the application of the Placement policy and provides fair and consistent information for schools to assist in the verification of a students permanent address.
More information - see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
For further details please contact the College on 9379 7999 or email Zelda Astell, Enrolments Officer.