Background

Glen Waverley Secondary College is a State Secondary School bound by the Neighbourhood Schools policy. For families seeking enrolment of their children into the College, the following guiding principles underpin the policy and the College's enrolment process and requirements.

The Neighbourhood Schools Policy seeks:

Enrolment Criteria

Glen Waverley Secondary College is a school with restricted enrollment. To be eligible for enrollment, the family's permanent residence must be within the college neighbourhood area.

Where an enrolment is being considered the following criteria and notes apply:

Notes:

  1. Staying with a relative or friend does not qualify as "permanent" residency. Guardianship is not a criterion for enrolment unless supported by the relevant papers endorsed by the Family Law Court.
  2. It is the family's responsibility to immediately notify the College if details (including residential details) change during an enrolment period. The College must also be immediately informed when details change after the student has commenced at the school.
  3. When assessing enrolment applications, Glen Waverley Secondary College may make the followingenquiries to verify the information provided about a student's permanent residence:

Permanent residency in the School Neighbourhood Area

For the purpose of student enrolment in Victorian government school, the Department considers permanent place of residence is the address at which a child permanently resides at the time of enrolment. If a child resides at multiple addresses, the child's 'permanent residence' is the address at which the child spends the majority of his/her weekdays. 

To assist schools in verifying a student's permanent residence when assessing enrolment applications, schools may request parents/carers to provide supporting documentation. The enrolment application may not be accepted if the requested information/documentation is not provided.

Glen Waverley Secondary College has the expectation that the family will remain permanent residents within the School Neighbourhood Area for the duration of their child's/children's education at Glen Waverley Secondary College.

Enrolment Constraints

The College continues to experience exceptional, unabated growth in its school population. The increase in numbers has been particularly exacerbated by the number of families moving into the School Neighbourhood Area, as well as the increase in the number of rental properties within the Area.

All enquiries about residence, particularly any queries about whether a property is in or out of the GWSC catchment, should be made by contacting the GWSC General Office on 8805 6700.