The Legislative and Policy Framework
The Education and Training Reform Act 2006 underpins the Department of Education and Training (DET) enrolment policy which can be found at:
The enrolment policy states that all students are entitled to enrol at their designated neighbourhood government school. Most Government schools in Victoria have a designated neighbourhood area and a corresponding boundary.
In 2015 the Government expanded the designated neighbourhood area to include a small number of geographic areas previously included on a hand-drawn reference map the school had been using as a guide for enrolments. Please refer to the map on the school’s website (Neighbourhood Boundary Map) which defines the Strathmore Secondary College’s designated neighbourhood boundary.
Enrolment at Strathmore Secondary College
Enrolment at Strathmore Secondary College is consistent with Government legislation and Departmental policy which states that all students are entitled to enrol at their designated neighbourhood government school.
Strathmore Secondary College follows the Priority Order of Placement clause in the Policy.
Where there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled in the following priority order:
1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
3. Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest to the school.
4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.
Parents of students in Grade 6 will receive the relevant documentation regarding transition to year 7 in 2020 from primary schools. The Year 7 Placement Forms are issued by the Department of Education and Training and returned to the primary school by the specified date.
Students applying for enrolment in Years 8-12 should collect a form from the school’s office or download the enrolment application form and submit it to the school with a photocopy of the student's most recent school report.
Permanent Place of Address
An application must demonstrate that the student lives in the zone by providing the following documentation:
NB: Telephone accounts and drivers’ licences are not considered to be evidence of permanent place of address.
For further details please contact the College on 9379 7999 or email Carolyn Hamond, Enrolment Officer.