Hurstville Public School

Strive for Success

Telephone02 9587 3963

Emailhurstville-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

All local children who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia and who turn five years of age on or before 31st July are eligible to apply for enrolment at Hurstville Public School at the beginning of that school year.

In 2018, an Orientation Day will be held in Term 4, and will be followed by a transition to school program. Invitations to attend Orientation Day and participate in our transition to school program will be sent to all students whose enrolments have been confirmed by the end of Term 3.

Applications for in-area enrolments for Kindergarten 2019 will be accepted from Monday 18th June 2018. An Application to Enrol in a NSW Government School can be obtained from our office or downloaded from the following website:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/translated-documents/enrolment-application

Unfortunately, there will be no capacity to accept non-local enrolments into mainstream classes in 2019.

Due to the growth in student numbers, there have been recent changes to our Enrolment  Policy of which parents and carers should be aware:

  • effective from 27 June 2016, holders of Temporary Visas will not be able to enrol at Hurstville Public School, irrespective of their local address. This does not effect students currently enrolled at the school;
  • siblings of Temporary Visa holders will not be able to enrol at Hurstville Public School; and
  • families enrolling a child for the first time at Hurstville Public School as a local enrolment, but who then move out of the school's catchment boundaries, will not be able to enrol siblings at the school as a local enrolment. Siblings may apply as a non-local enrolment, if vacancies exist at that time, or enrol at their local school based on their residential address.

Enrolment procedures for students who have been offered positions by the Department of Education in the Support Unit and OC classes fall under different guidelines and procedures. Parents and carers should note that an offer of a position into one of these specialist classes does not carry sibling entitlements for enrolment at Hurstville Public School.

Please read carefully the section at the bottom of this page as to the evidence required to prove you are eligible for local enrolment at Hurstville Public School.

Non-local enrolments can only be considered  where vacancies exist, and in accordance with the school's Enrolment Policy.

HPS Enrolment Policy 2016 (pdf 477 KB)

There will be no vacancies for non-local enrolments in 2019, nor for the foreseeable future.

Below is a map of our boundaries. Please note: these boundaries are determined by the Department of Education and are subject, with notice, to change. Families should not presume that these boundaries will be unchanged when they are planning, perhaps years in advance, for a prospective enrolment.

Students living within the red line are regarded as in-area, or local enrolments. However, this map is a guide only. For families who live in streets on the perimeter of our boundaries, it is important to confirm your eligibility to enrol. Our office staff will use the Department of Education's School Intake Zone Enquiry application to ascertain whether a particular address is within or outside our boundaries.

Download our school catchment (PDF 368KB).

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, you’ll attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

Application forms must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Non-local 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.

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.