How to Enroll Your Children in Australian Public School

by Mhai Tenorio on July 4, 2017

Are you enrolling your child in a primary school here in Australia? Do you want to know what are the requirements needed by the school?

Here are the following tips when enrolling your child in a public school in Australia.

    1. You have to go the nearest primary school in your area. The admin/registrar will ask your address because they need to know if you are in their zone. So you might need to provide a proof of address like bank statement, electricity bill and the like.
    2. If they already confirmed that you are in their zone, they will give you the enrollment form to fill up. You have to supply all the necessary information they need regarding your child and your family as well.
    3. You may need to ask them if your child can start to go to school as soon as you have completed all the things that your child needs. Sometimes they forgot to tell you so you better ask them.
    4. After filling up the form that they gave you, you have to bring it back to the registrar together with all the requirements that they will ask you to submit. The requirements are child’s immunization record, passport and birth certificate. And you have to pay the miscellaneous fee which include books, notebook, pens, pencils, and all the materials your child need in their study. It may take 1-2 weeks before your child gets all of the materials because they need to order it first.
    5. As soon as you have completed all of the enrollment, they will give you the name of the shop where you can buy your child’s uniform. If they don’t you might need to ask them for there are only few shop that sells uniform and quite hard to find.

You will spend at least $300 for the set of complete summer uniform for boys (bag and shoes not included). In my son’s case, we didn’t buy him a new bag (with school logo) since it is not compulsory or necessary. Same with the shoes. Please note that the price may change if your child is a girl.

If you are a busy person, you might need to buy the winter uniform too together with the summer uniform.  Just a friendly reminder, buy 1 or 2 size bigger so you don’t have to buy another set the next time.

Be reminded that the primary school in Australia didn’t provide school canteen, so you have to prepare your child’s lunch and snack every morning.

Your child are all set and ready for school!!!

Send them everyday with your prayer and love!

Proverbs 22:6 – Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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