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2021 ENROLMENT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION2021 ENROLMENT

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONTRANSITION FROM YEAR 6 TO YEAR 7

  • Tours of the college will be conducted during term 1. This provides ample time for parents to return the Application for Year 7 Placement to the primary school by due date (early-mid May).
  • Initially, primary schools are responsible for managing the Year 7 application process.During the first week of term 2, primary schools will distribute to the parents of Year 6 children the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Pack, including an Application for Year 7 Placement form. On this application form, parents are asked to list up to three secondary school preferences. If you would like your child to attend Brighton Secondary College, it is important to list us as your first preference. The form is to be returned to the primary school. The primary and secondary schools work together to ensure all Year 6 students are placed for Year 7 (not always at your first preference school).
  • The transition pack includes all relevant dates relating to the Year 7 placement.
  • Parents must be patient throughout the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process which culminates on 19th August. The primary school will notify parents in writing, with the Year 7 placement offer. The college cannot discuss outcomes or offers prior to you receiving notification from your school.

Parents/Guardians should also note the following requirement specific to Brighton Secondary College – Year 7 Expression of Interest:

  • Tours of the college will be conducted during term 1. This provides ample time for parents to return the Application for Year 7 Placement to the primary school by due date (early-mid May).
  • We provide families with the college Prospectus and our Expression of Interest during tours and at the Open (Information) Night on the Thursday 26th March for Year 7 2021 enrolment. Due to the cancellation of this event the Prospectus can be viewed on the college’s website.
  • The Expression of Interest: Year 7 Enrolment 2021 form must be completed for ALL students applying to Brighton Secondary College along with the precise evidence requested (see below), to the Brighton Secondary College General Office by Friday 1st May 2020.
    Click here to download the Expression of Interest form.
    Please email the completed form to the college registrar; Gayle Whittaker: registrar@brightonsc.vic.edu.au, alternatively post to our mailing address (120 Marriage Road, Brighton East, 3187).

All applicants must include the following documentation together with the Expression of Interest form:

  • If the student was born in Australia – a copy of their birth certificate or Australian passport
  • If the student was born overseas – a copy of their passport and current visa or an Australian Citizenship certificate
  • Most recent full School Report, (Semester 2, 2019) and Year 5 NAPLAN report

Families claiming “in zone” residence are required to provide the following documents:

1. Rental agreement from a registered real estate company (agreement must be going forward 12 months to at least June 2021) [Note: Serviced apartments; studio or one-bedroom apartments do not qualify as a permanent residence]
or    Council rates notice if you own the property and it is your permanent residence
or    Unconditional and fully signed Contract of Sale if purchasing a property, with settlement prior to the enrolment date
plus

2. A copy of the following (documents must show the same address and parent’s name as recorded on the Expression of Interest form):

  • electoral enrolment confirmation
  • a recent electricity account or confirmation of a new connection
  • copy of the bond receipt if you have commenced a new lease this year
  • one other form of official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license or Centrelink health care card

A photocopy of a map with your residence clearly marked X

Only copies of documents should be sent, except for original electricity bills. Documents will not be returned to applicants, unless special arrangements are made.

On request, you may also be required to complete a statutory declaration confirming the student’s permanent residence is the address provided with the Expression of Interest and that the arrangement is genuine and intended to be permanent. We remind all applicants that a person who makes a false declaration is liable to the penalties of perjury.

Note: Enrolment applications may not be considered if the requested documentation is not provided.
When assessing enrolment applications, Brighton Secondary College may make the following enquiries to verify the information provided about a student’s permanent residence:

  • Checking the electoral roll at the Australian Electoral Commission office
  • Checking with a real estate agent or a service provider
  • Checking whether the contact home number provided is registered to the residence provided
  • For a rental property which is an apartment, checking whether there are any regulations or codes limiting the occupancy of these apartments to one person per apartment.

YEARS 8–12 ENROLMENT INFORMATION

Due to the exceptional growth of the College’s student population and limited infrastructure, we are often only able to enrol students who reside permanently within the College’s zone. The school endeavours to maintain the integrity of the school zone as a means of maintaining a productive learning environment for staff and students alike.

Families of students wishing to enter at Years 8 – 12, can apply directly to the school by requesting and completing an Expression of Interest Form. This form along with supporting documentation should be returned to our College Registrar at the general office.It should be noted that an application for enrolment does not guarantee enrolment.Students will not be considered for enrolment during term 4. Enrolment at this time will only be accepted for the college’s Commencement Program in preparation for the following year.

To ensure the correct decision is made in relation to your son/daughter’s education, carefully note the following:

  • The College Registrar should be contacted before accommodation arrangements in the designated school zone are finalised. This is essential as places may not be available in preferred subjects.
  • Brighton Secondary College is a zoned school and therefore requires families and students to be permanent residents in the school zone. Requirements of permanent residency in the zone involves:
  • The purchase and occupation of a property in the zone; or a long-term lease and occupation of a property in the zone (please see Evidence of Residence requirements above).

Where there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students must be enrolled in the following priority order:

1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school (i.e.: those residing within the Brighton Secondary College Zone).

2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending Brighton Secondary College at the same time.

3. Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest to the school.

4. All other students in order of closeness of their home to Brighton Secondary College.

5. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.

6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

Brighton Secondary College

Address
120 Marriage Road
Brighton East, Vic 3187
Australia

+61 3 9592 7488
+61 3 9592 5724
brighton.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Bob Stewart: +61 3 9036 7383