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Cheltenham Girls' High School

Cheltenham Girls' High School

Truth Unity Concord

Telephone02 9876 4481

Emailcheltenham-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Every child is entitled to be enrolled at the government school that is designated for the intake area within which the child’s home is situated and that the child is eligible to attend.

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.

The Department of Education Director of Educational Leadership has now declared Cheltenham Girls High School full to capacity. The Department of Education has therefore approved the school requirement requesting a 12 month residential agreement as proof of residential address. Private and 6 month residential tenanncy agreements will not be accepted. The school will seek evidence demonstrating local residence status through the provision of current original documents. It is the school’s expectation that families demonstrate a commitment to a local area residence through property ownership or tenancy agreement of 12 months or more.

Enrolment is based on the fact the parent has declared in the enrolment form that their daughter resides permanently in the schools designated enrolment area. The enrolment is conditional and is offered based on the residential details provided which indicates the student resides in the designated drawing area. Due to the pressures of significantly increased enrolments, school infrastructure at capacity and the requirement to retain spaces for local students, the school is not able to enrol students residing outside our designated drawing area.

Further, should the school determine after enrolment that a false address was provided on the Enrolment Form, the enrolment will cease and you will be required to enrol your daughter in her local high school. Factors the school may use when deciding whether an enrolment address was falsely provided include: 

  • The student moves out of the drawing area or the address becomes a non-local address within 12 months of the enrolment commencing;
  • The student returns to a previous residential address that is outside the designated drawing area within a short period of time of the enrolment commencing; or
  • It becomes known that the student regularly resides at an address outside of the drawing area.

 

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.

Cheltenham Girls’ High School Enrolment Policy

Our school enrolment policy has been developed with the agreement of the Principal, parents and the Director of Public Education. Our policy can be viewed here (PDF 286KB) and is reviewed each year by the enrolment panel.

False or Misleading Enrolment Information or Practices

The “Application to Enrol in a NSW Government School” form requires the applicant to declare the information provided is correct. It also makes it clear the provision of false information can result in the enrolment being reversed. Any decision to reverse an enrolment needs to take into account the special circumstances of the matter. This includes determining if the student was an ‘out of area enrolment’.

If a person knowingly provides materially false or misleading information to a school when making an application for enrolment, this may be an offence which has a penalty of up to 2 years imprisonment, $22,000 fine or both (Section 307B of the Crimes Act 1900).

If a person provides a statutory declaration, he or she knows to be false for the purpose of gaining entry to a school, he or she commits an offence which has a maximum penalty of 7 years imprisonment (Section 25A of the Oaths Act 1900).

Year 7 to Year 12 Enrolment Procedures

For enrolment consideration for current Year 7 to Year 12 students, please complete all sections of the CGHS Expression of Interest for Enrolment (PDF 384KB) and submit to the school with all documentation requested. Completed submissions will be reviewed and the applicant will be contacted once a decision has been made.

During the enrolment process, let the principal know of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions affecting your child.

Year 6 Into 7 Enrolment Procedures

The enrolment process for government high school placement commences for students when they are in Year 6. In Term 1, Year 6 government primary school students are provided with a Moving into Year 7 in a NSW government school information guide which contains an expression of interest form to complete and submit.

For further information please contact your Year 6 into Year 7 transition coordinator at your current primary school or visit the NSW Department of Education at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/enrolment/high-school-enrolment

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 at a non-government primary school and you wish to apply to enrol at Cheltenham Girls' High School for the following year, visit the NSW Department of Education website using the following link;

https://education.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/main-education/policy-management-schools/year-6-to-year-7-transition/Moving_into_Year_7_in_a_Government_School_2022_online.pdf

and download the Moving into Year 7 in a NSW government school information guide and expression of interest form. The Expression of Interest form should be completed and submitted to Cheltenham Girls' High School within the deadline stated on the form.

All applicants will be contacted in Term 2 advising the status of their enrolment submission.

Temporary visas and international students

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

Temporary residents and International students must submit an application to the DE International to enrol in a NSW Government school in accordance with the Enrolment of Non-Australian Citizens - Procedures and Eligibility. Temporary residents may be enrolled at a school if the school can accommodate the enrolment. If a school is at capacity, temporary residents are to be referred to the next available school with capacity. 

The Department of Education Director of Educational Leadership has now declared Cheltenham Girls' High School full to capacity. We are therefore unable to enrol any International students or temporary residents. 

International Student Visa Holders

Contact International Student Centre (ISC) 1300 302 456. Cheltenham Girls’ High School is unable to accept International Students on a student visa.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150

For more information

Visit high school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.