Fairvale High School

Focused. Aspiring. Inclusive. Respectful.

Telephone02 9604 3118

Emailfairvale-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit secondary school enrolment.

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Out-of-area enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Fairvale High School Enrolment Procedure 

This should be read in conjunction with the Department’s Enrolment of Students in NSW Government Schools Policy (2020) and can be found using the following link: 

https://policies.education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/pd-2002-0006

Enrolment Process: 

All school’s have an “enrolment cap” which is the number of students that can be enrolled at the school based on the school’s permanent accommodation. The Department of Education is responsible for setting this cap for each school. All students who live in local intake area are entitled to a place in their local school irrespective of whether the school is at its cap. 

Schools must also keep aside a “buffer” of approximately 5% for the likely number of local students who will need to enrol during the year. If the school has reached its “buffer” then it will be unable to consider non-local enrolments, other than those with exceptional circumstances. 

Year 6 into Year 7 Expression of Interest: 

For Year 7 entry, parents will generally complete an Expression of Interest form in March of the year in which their child is in Year 6. This form is available from all public schools and is provided to the parents of Year 6 students by their primary school. The form enables parents to select the local school for their child. If this is not the preferred option, parents can rank three schools for which they would like their child to be considered along with the reasons for their application. 

Enrolment of Students in Year 8 to Year 12: 

Enrolment forms and information are available for parents from the school for all other students from Year 8 to Year 12. Non-Local Placement Panel: Where the school is under its enrolment cap, a panel will consider requests for non-local enrolment. This panel will be comprised of: 

  • A Deputy Principal 
  • Head Teacher Stage 4
  • Parent Representative 
  • Additional staff member (where required) 

The Principal will not be part of the non-local placement panel as she will be responsible for reviewing any appeals. Panel decisions will be recorded and make these available to the Director, Educational Leadership on request. 

All applicants for non-local enrolment will be advised in writing as to whether or not they have been successful. 

Non-Local Enrolment Criteria: 

The following criteria will be used to guide the panel in making enrolment decisions about non-local applications: 

  • Siblings of children already enrolled at the school will be prioritised (where possible)
  • Exceptional and compelling circumstances. 

100 Points Residential Address Check: 

Enrolment will not be finalised until parents have provided 100 points of identification to confirm that their residential address is within the school’s designated intake area. 

Documents that will assist in verifying the student’s address are detailed in the following fact sheet: 

https://education.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/main-education/public-schools/going-to-a-publicschool/media/documents/Residential-address-check.pdf 

Waiting List: 

If a school is able to take non-local enrolments, a waiting list may need to be created. Any waiting list will remain valid for the current intake period only. The waiting list is determined by the placement panel. Parents are advised in writing if their child is to be placed on the waiting list as well as his / her position on this list. 

Appeals: 

Where a parent receives notification of an unsuccessful application for enrolment, they may decide to lodge an appeal. Parents should lodge any such appeals in wiring to the Principal who will review the circumstances of the application.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.