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Enrolment Overview

Meringandan State 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.
Meringandan State School is an enrolment managed school however applications from students residing outside of the defined catchment may be considered for enrolment subject to vacancies in the required year levels.
 
Please contact the school on 4696 9666 to enquire about enrolment.
 
For more information please view the catchment map.
 
Enrolment p​olicy
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. 
Students from outside the school's catchment area applying for enrolment are placed on a waiting list in order of receipt of application.​​  Enrolments outside of catchment may be considered if vacancies are available.
 
Required Documents
It is Department of Education and Training policy that the following  documents must be supplied before enrolment can take place:
1. Original birth certificate
In accordance with Education Queensland policy the student must be enrolled under the name as stated on the birth certificate.
The following exception applies: 
A “Change of Name” certificate supplied which identifies the surname has been changed by deed poll.
2. Proof of residency
Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:
One primary source – a current lease agreement, or driver’s licence, or unconditional sale agreement, and
One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), or rates notice showing this same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name
 

To assist you with enrolling your child/children at our school we have the following procedures in place to ensure a smooth transitioning process:

  1. Phone the school to request an enrolment package and to make an appointment to meet with the principal to discuss your child’s enrolment.
  2. This appointment is arranged for a mutually suitable time and must occur at least one day before your child attends our school for the first time. 
  3. At the interview, with the principal (or other member of the leadership team), you will be provided with information about our school. If the enrolment forms have not been completed prior to this appointment, you will have the opportunity to complete these at this time. You will also have the opportunity to provide information about your child/children as well as clarify any concerns that you may have.
  4. The principal will contact your child/children’s previous school and any other agencies that have a connection with your child. This will assist in successfully transitioning your child to our school. The more information we have the easier it is for the teacher to provide appropriate and timely learning programs.
  5. The date of your child’s first day at Meringandan State School will be discussed and timetabled either for the next day or when the family transfers from their previous school.  It is expected that students will attend their first day at our school wearing the Meringandan State School uniform. Now your child is set for a successful beginning.
  6. On your child’s first day please come to the school office at 8.45 am with your child and a staff member will escort you to his/her class.