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#1 Chibi

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

Hello,

Does anyone know if we could legitimately use DS's grandparent's address for enrollment into a public school in NSW? My parent's will be the ones picking up DS from school when he starts and there is a school within walking distance from their house to which our own house is just out of the catchment for.

TIA

#2 Dionysus

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

Not on my watch


And I do enrolments for my school

#3 JustBeige

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

QUOTE (Chibi @ 29/01/2013, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello,

Does anyone know if we could legitimately use DS's grandparent's address for enrollment into a public school in NSW? My parent's will be the ones picking up DS from school when he starts and there is a school within walking distance from their house to which our own house is just out of the catchment for.

TIA

Not legitimately no.  They arent his registered carers.

#4 Chibi

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks ladies,

I will give them a call today re. out of area enrolment then.

#5 Freddie'sMum

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

I was just going to say OP - I don't think you can legimately do it but by all means ask the school about out-of-zone enrolments and see how you go.





#6 Julie3Girls

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

You can't legitimately use it as a home address unless you are living there.

BUT ... It would give weight to an out of zone enrolment, if the grandparents are picking up everyday.

#7 ~sydblue~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:39 AM

I think if you explained to them the grandparents were his afterschool carers and they lived nearby, then it would add a lot of weight to an out of area placement.


#8 Soontobegran

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

I agree that the fact that your parents will be doing the drop off and pick up may help you get enrolled in a school that is not in your catchment area but like the others said it is not OK to give your parent's address as yours.

I was on SC at a very keenly sought after school where there were people falsifying addresses just to get in. Some were actually offering to pay strangers to allow them to register their addresses as their own.
Because the enrolments were about 300 above the intake the school went to the electoral roll and all those who were not being honest did not get in.

Good luck, I do think you have a chance though with your care situation.

#9 ~sydblue~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

Did anyone else watch the story about private schools hiring investigators to look into people enrolling their kids?
Some parents even went as far as to rent houses near the schools, but not live there just to get their kids in. So they were knocked back.

#10 SeaPrincess

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

We moved back to the city last year and were staying with my parents when we enrolled the children at school.  Our house is still rented, so we rented in the area, but we are probably going to move back into our own house when it is available. However, for a number of reasons, I don't want the children to move schools again.  I will discuss it with the school closer to the time, but I would rather be upfront about our plans, including the reasons for staying there.

#11 Chibi

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thanks everyone.

I have spoken to the school and they said my situation will bear a strong case for acceptance, but obviously, they still need to cater for all in-zone and sibling students first.  I will have to submit a form with my reason's when the time comes.

Fingers crossed!



#12 Mumsyto2

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (~sydblue~ @ 29/01/2013, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did anyone else watch the story about private schools hiring investigators to look into people enrolling their kids?
Some parents even went as far as to rent houses near the schools, but not live there just to get their kids in. So they were knocked back

Huh? How does that work - do some private schools have specific catchment areas? I have never heard of that, only with public schools. Why would a private school have a catchment area?


#13 SeaPrincess

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (Mumsyto2 @ 29/01/2013, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh? How does that work - do some private schools have specific catchment areas? I have never heard of that, only with public schools. Why would a private school have a catchment area?

I know some Catholic schools have a catchment area.  I don't think it's necessarily as strictly enforced as for public schools though - the catholic school near my parents has students from 60-odd km away with a number of other catholic schools in between, but parents want their daughters to go to the high school.

#14 Dionysus

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

the catholic schools near me give first preference to catholic families within the parish, then catholic families in other parishes.

I guess that's where they look into the legitimacy of addresses.

One of the public high schools I worked at also did intense investigations into the information parents put on the forms.  It was/is a very popular school within a tight zone.

You would be well advised to completely explain your circumstance to the enrolment officer (as I see you have done)

I appreciate an attached letter of explanation to the expressions of interest I look at.
I am looking for:
- reasonable/legitimate reasons for not going to your zoned school
- solid attendance records
- results/grades
- a recommendation from the current school holds a lot of weight, too

(I deal with secondary enrolments, so can ask for attendance/achievement history and recommendations)






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