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Palmwoods State School is a growing school of more than 485 students in classes from Prep to Year 6, and our enrolment is bound within our Catchment Area and by Palmwoods State School  Enrolment Management Plans
Parents or Legal Guardians who wish to enroll their child at Palmwoods School will need to demonstrate that the student’s principal place of residence is within the catchment area or make an Out of Catchment application
Our latest enrolment packages, parent handbooks, uniform and booklist information are available in the Document Folder.
 
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Prep is the first year of school and provides the foundation for your child's education  (opens in new page). It is a full-time program held in primary schools. At Palmwoods, we consider the prep year to be an integral part of our school.  Children attend Monday-Friday, generally from 8:30am-2:50pm.
Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol.  When can my child start Prep.
 
Palmwoods Excellence Program (PEP) As an Independent Public School we are able to offer this program to provide students who meet the criteria the opportunity to reach their full potential in The Arts.
To maintain the highest standards possible numbers are limited in these programs, so students will need to be selected to participate.  For Dance and Drama students in Yrs 3-6 and Expression of Interest form will need to be submitted and students will then undergo auditions. For more information read the PEP Brochure on this website.
 
 
Enrolling at Palmwoods State School
 
Check the Enrolment Management Plan map to ensure your residential address is within the catchment area.

New enrolment – Yr 1 to Year 6  
 
In catchment
 
1.      Complete the forms in the Enrolment Package and submit to the school, either in person or via email admin@Palmwoodsss.eq.edu.au together with your two current proof of residency documents  Acceptable documents include the following:
  °   One primary source – a current lease agreement, rates notice or unconditional sale agreement
    and
 °   One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), driver’s licence showing the same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name as the primary source document
    Please also include a copy of your child’s latest report card and Birth Certificate.
 
2. Once the school has received your registration form you will be contacted to discuss an interview time with the Deputy Principal
 
Out of  catchment
 
1.      Complete an Out of Catchment Expression of Interest Form (EOI) and submit to the school. Please include a copy of your child’s latest report card.
 
2.  If seeking enrolment through our Palmwoods Excellence Program (PEP) complete the PEP Expression of Interest Form.
     
 An enrolment management plan has been developed and EOI applications will be placed on a waiting list and   considered in order of date of receipt. The processing of your Expression of Interest will be done as soon as possible.  You will be contacted for further information and/or the outcome of your EOI.
 
Next year enrolment - Prep
 
In catchment 
 
1.    To register your child for Prep in the following year submit, in person or via email admin@palmwoodsss.eq.edu.au, a Prep Enrolment Application Package together with your two documents confirming your residency in the school’s catchment area.
  °   One primary source – a current lease agreement, rates notice or unconditional sale agreement
    and
 °   One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), driver’s licence showing the same address      and parent’s/legal guardian’s name as the primary source document
 
2.      Provide a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and Immunization Record
 
3.      Early Entry to Prep (born 1 July -31 July) will need to arrange an interview with the Principal through the school office. Enrolment application forms are not required at this stage.
 
Out of catchment
 
 
2.  Submit to the school in person or via email  admin@palmwoodss.eq.edu.au 
   Families submitting out of catchment EOIs will be contacted during term 4 with the outcome of your application.
 
EOIs will be accepted from the first Monday in March in the year prior. 
 
Enrolment information
 
Parents or caregivers must be the adults enrolling the students.
Please collect an enrolment package from the School Office or download them from this page. 
 
Prep Enrolments
Prep enrolments for the 2017 school year will commence at the beginning of term 2.  Applications can be collected from our School Office for those families who reside within our catchment area (open in new window).
Once we receive your application, we will begin our admission process which includes:
·            Attendance at a Prep parent Information session for new families to our school; to be he held 16 August 2016.
·           Taster day for future Prep students on 11th and 13th October
·           Information sessions for Parents of accepted enrolments on November 15, 2016.
 
Please see our 2016 enrolment details for general information.  The Student Resource Scheme (SRS), stationery lists and dates may change for the 2017 school year.  2017 information will be available in Term 4.
 
 
Interviews for enrolling
All new enrolling students are required to have an interview as part of the enrolment process.  All completed forms must be lodged with the School Office before any interview can be booked.  Office staff will advise and negotiate suitable times with enrolling adults when the enrolment application is lodged. 
Parents or caregivers may complete the forms on the day and lodge them with the School Office. All documents will be checked thoroughly on lodgment.  Please allow for up to a half hour to ensure all documentation is complete and any supporting documents are included in your enrolment application.
 
What to bring
·       All enrolments require proof of age.  A full birth certificate must be provided for all students.
·       If you are coming from interstate you must have a birth certificate as acceptable proof of birth. A passport alone is not sufficient.
·       If you are coming from overseas you must have a passport and current visa details or Australian Citizen Certificate.
·       Provide a copy of proof of place of residency.
·       Report cards and records of previous schooling are helpful particularly with interstate enrolments.  Student's most recent report cards are requested to assist with class placements.
·       Special needs information including:  Reports from specialists or medical practitioners and health workers to help us to meet the needs of your child.
·       If a court order exists the latest and current orders must be provided.
·       Medication forms need to be completed if your child has any specific problem requiring the administration of medication. These medications must have clear written instructions about quantity and time of administration.  Further information around medication requirements will be discussed at the enrolment interview.