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Enrolling at our school

Our main enrolment intake is at Year 7 and students are well supported in our Junior Secondary environment, a phase of schooling tailored to meet the specific needs of early adolescents.

A small number of places may be available in other year levels throughout the school year.  We welcome your enrolment application but an application does not guarantee a place at the school will be offered to the student.  Places will be offered subject to availability in particular year levels. The school is currently at capacity and it is unlikely your student will be able to select all of their preferred subjects.
 

School Tour Dates

School tours commence outside our main administration office, accessed off Russell Street, and last for approximately 1 hour.  You must register online to participate to be included on a school tour and students are welcome to come along. 
 
Register at www.schoolinterviews.com.au and use Event Code: c8p5e
 
 Monday, 29th April 2019
  
Tuesday, 21st May 2019
 
  Wednesday, 26th June 2019
 
 Thursday, 25th July 2019
 
School tours can be weather dependent, so please check our Facebook updates or call the school office if you have any concerns on the day of your tour.
 

Year 7 Academic Entrance Testing

To be considered for the Academic Extension Class prospective students will be required to complete academic testing held at Cleveland District SHS on Saturday, 1st June from 9.00am - 12.30pm.  The cost of participaing in this testing is $25 and will include lunch and necessary resources.  To register please go to TrybookingRegistrations close on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019.
 
The academic class studies the same range of subjects as other students but because of the students' abilities, more challenging activities and teaching strategies can be used as well as different assessment where necessary.  This class offers an environment where individual talents are valued and can be openly displayed among like-minded students.
 
Although extention opportunities are provided to all classes, Year 7 students with exceptional skills and abilities across all academic areas can become a member of our Academic Extension Class.  This class is by invitation only and only those students who complete our academic testing can be considered.
 
If you believe your child would meet the academic requirements, has a postitive attitude towards their studies and a record of good behaviour, we encourage you to register your child/ren to complete the academic testing.
 
Please note that completion of these tests does not guarantee enrolment at CDSHS nor automatic entry into the extension class.  The Principal's decision will be final on all enrolments and class placement.
 
Please also note your 2020 Year 7 Enrolment Application pack does not have to be completed prior to registering prospective students for academic testing.

Year 7 Application Process

If you would like your student to commence Year 7 at CDSHS you need to collect an enrolment application pack when your student is in Year 6.  Enrolment packs can be collected from the CDSHS Office or a feeder primary school (Cleveland, Mt Cotton, Thornlands, Dunwich, Bay View or Ormiston State Schools).

Enrolment packs cannot be posted, emailed or downloaded from our website.

Enrolment packs for 2020 Year 7 will be available for collection from the CDSHS office from Monday, 29th April 2019.  After this date, a CDSHS staff member will visit  our  catchment schools to distribute enrolment application packs to Year 6 students.   
 
Students who reside outside our catchment area are welcome to submit an enrolment application.  The enrolment pack for 2020 Year 7 contains an additional page which needs to be completed for students who reside outside our catchment area.
 

Please note your student's enrolment application cannot be submitted without all of the supporting documents, including your student's 2019 Semester 1 School Report.  When submitting your enrolment application you must bring your original supporting documents to be sighted and copies of these documents to be kept with the enrolment application pack.

2020 Year 7 Enrolment - Key Dates

 
2020 Enrolment packs available for collection –                                                  29th April 2019
1st of 4 School Tours – register online (*) with code   c8p5e                            29th April 2019
Parent Information Night (7pm Paul Bancroft Centre)                                          8th May 2019
Sports Development Trial – register online (*) with code   3sbyf                    13th May 2019
2nd of 4 School Tours – register online (*) with code   c8p5e                            21st May 2019
Academic Entrance Testing – Register https://trybooking.com/bcjdh            1st June 2019
Sports Development Trial – register online (*) with code   k7mqd                17th June 2019
3rd of 4 School Tours – register online (*) with code   c8p5e                            26th June 2019
4th of 4 School Tours – register online (*) with code   c8p5e                              25th July 2019
Enrolment lodgement closing date -                                                                          31st July 2019
Notification date of application outcome                                                  25th September 2019
(*) www.schoolinterviews.com.au and use event code noted above.
 

Enrolment Process for Other Year Levels

Parents/guardians  wishing to enrol their student during the school year in any year level can collect an Enrolment Application Form from school reception or download it from the Quicklinks section on the right side of this page.  Please note: CDSHS is an enrolment managed school because of high demand for our programs and pressure on enrolment capacity.
  
Your completed Enrolment Application, together with the supporting documentation, must be submitted at school Reception by at least one enrolling parent or legal guardian, between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm.  Enrolment Applications will not be accepted by mail and will be returned, by standard mail.  Enrolment Applications will not be accepted by email.  Please note that incomplete applications, or applications that are not accompanied by all necessary documentation cannot be accepted and will be returned to you.
 
Once submitted, your completed Enrolment Application and supporting documentation will be forwarded to our Enrolment Committee.  As a guide, most applications will receive a written response regarding the outcome with 5 to 10 working days.  In some instances, additional information may be requested and can extend this timeline.
 

To assist you in preparing the necessary supporing documentation to include with your application, please read the information below.

Compulsory Supporting Documentation

Parents/guardians  wishing to enrol their student during the school year in any year level can collect an Enrolment Application Form from school reception or download it here.  Please note: CDSHS is an enrolment managed school because of high demand for our programs and pressure on enrolment
 

All enrolment application forms must be accompanied by a number of documents to support the application.  Original documents, and a photocopy, are required for all applications to enroll at CDSHS.

Original documents must be sighted for all applicants, to confirm the child is eligible to attend a State School without paying full fees (as would be the case for fee-paying overseas students).
These documents include:
• Compulsory Parent or Legal Guardian identification documentation;
• Compulsory Student identification and reporting documentation;
• Compulsory Principal Place of Residence documentation; and
• Optional Student Achievement documentation.
 

Compulsory Parent Identification documentation

Passport or Queensland Electoral Commission enrolment confirmation for each enrolling parent.  Originals must be sighted and a copy must be provided to the school.
 

Compulsory Legal Guardian documentation

a) Current court orders or other legal document appointing the enrolling adult/s as the legal guardian/s.  Original must be sighted and a copy must be provided to the school; and
 
b) Passport or Queensland Electoral Commission enrolment confirmation for each enrolling legal guardian.  Originals must be sighted and copies must be provided to the school.
 

Compulsory Student documentation

a) Birth Certificate (with official translation, if necessary) or current Passport.  Original must be sighted and a copy must be provided to the school.
 
b) Report Cards – most recent three (3) semesters School Report Cards.  If you have misplaced the student’s report cards, please contact the school that issued them, they can usually be reissued to you.  Due to privacy laws, CDSHS staff are unable to contact other schools on your behalf.  Originals must be sighted and copies must be provided to the school.

c) NAPLAN – most recent NAPLAN report.  If you have misplaced the student’s NAPLAN report, please contact the school that issued it, NAPLAN reports can usually be reissued to you.  Due to privacy laws, CDSHS staff are unable to contact other schools on your behalf.  Original must be sighted and a copy must be provided to the school.
  

Compulsory Principal Place of Residence documentation

CDSHS has a strong commitment to students from the local area.  The documentation parents or legal guardians are required to provide will depend on whether your student meets the in-catchment enrolment criteria or the out-of-catchment area criteria. 
 
In-Catchment Enrolment Applications
To be eligible for enrolment under the in-catchment area criteria, parents or legal guardians need to fully demonstrate the student’s principal place of residence is genuinely within the defined local catchment map area. 
 
Various documentation to support an in-catchment application is weighted using a ‘points’ system and a minimum 100 points of proof of residential address is required with each enrolment application.  Originals of each document must be sighted and copies must be provided to the school.  The Enrolment Committee may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria.
 
Weighting of compulsory principal place of residence in-catchment documentation is as follows:

 80 points:  Home Owner – current rates notice showing identical mailing and residential address.  Rates notices showing a different property address and mailing address will not be accepted, including PO Boxes.
 
• 80 points:  Lease Holder – full residential lease agreement that is current (with a minimum of 3 months prior to the date of application and 12 months overall), type-written, commercially drawn, arms-length and in the name of the parent/s or legal guardian/s only; together with the Bond Receipt issued by the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA).  Private and/or hand-written rental lease agreements are not accepted.
 
• 20 points each:  most recent, concurrent three (3) bills – and evidence of payment – for either electricity, gas, internet, telephone or equivalent (demonstrating reasonable levels of usage as compared to other households).
 
• 20 points:  A current, paid up home and/or contents insurance policy
 
• 40 points:  A properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent/s or legal guardian/s attesting the student’s principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application and the expected duration of the arrangement, together with a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the owner of the property attesting it is the student’s principal place of residence and the expected duration of the arrangement, together with the current rates notice for the property.
 
 
Out-of-Catchment Enrolment Applications
To be eligible for enrolment under the out-of-catchment area criteria, parents or legal guardians need to provide proof of the student’s principal place of residence address.  Originals of each document must be sighted and copies must be provided to the school.    Acceptable documents are:
 
Home Owner – a current rates notice showing the residential address noted on the application OR

Lease Holder – a full residential lease agreement that is: current, type-written, commercially drawn, arms-length and in the name of the legal parents or guardians.  A lease will preferably be for a period of 3 months prior to the enrolment application and extend to 12 months after the students proposed enrolment date.  Private rental lease agreements are not accepted.
 

Optional student achievement documentation

 Additional documentation may be provided to support a student’s selective entry based on academic, sporting, performing arts or visual arts merit.  The enrolment committee will consider any additional information provided with an enrolment application.  Please note these documents cannot be returned to you.  In the instance of original artwork, please make arrangements for return of the artwork when submitting your enrolment application.
 

Decision on Enrolment

The Enrolment Committee is responsible for all decisions on out-of-catchment enrolments and their decision on selection will be final.  There is no internal review of the Enrolment Committee’s decision.
 
The Enrolment Committee is responsible for all decision on enrolments and may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria.
 
Where the Enrolment Committee forms a preliminary view that an application will not satisfy the conditions of enrolment, applicants will be notified in writing.  The applicant may respond to the Enrolment Committees preliminary view by making a written submission to the Executive Principal, no later than ten (10) days after the preliminary view letter was issued.
 
If no submission is received, the Enrolment Committee’s preliminary view will be treated as the final decision and no further notice will be provided.
 
If a submission is received, the Executive Principal will consider the submission and make a final decision.  A final decision notice will be provided to the applicant as soon as is practicable.
 
There is no review of the Executive Principal’s decision.