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Important notice to all families considering enrolling at Glen Waverley Secondary College
At this time the College is at capacity at a number of year levels and therefore may not be able to offer any further placements for 2014.
For this reason, it is strongly advised that families considering leasing or purchasing a property in the College Neighbourhood Area contact the College prior to doing so, as a place for your child cannot be guaranteed.
The College will, where required, support families in enrolling students into neighbouring schools.
Students may be directed to other schools even if they are able to demonstrate that they are now permanent residents in the neighbourhood area.
Please refer to the information below for clarification of enrolment criteria.
This information is current and up-to-date as of January, 2014, and remains so until further notice.
PARENTS OF PROSPECTIVE YEAR 7 STUDENTS FOR 2015 PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE INFORMATION IN THE ARTICLE "2015 - Year 7 Enrolment - Important Information".
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
» To provide each child with the right to a place in a designated neighbourhood school
» Wherever practical to provide parents with the opportunity to enrol their child in the same school as that being attended by an older brother or sister who resides permanently at the same address
» To contain enrolments in each school within the limits of available resources
Where an enrolment is being considered the following criteria and notes apply:
» The family must live within the College neighbourhood area, indicated below by the light blue boundary (see note in red below):
This map provides an outline of the boundaries of the College's neighbourhood area. It should be considered a guide or approximation at best. The boundaries as depicted should not be considered as definitive.
A more detailed map is available from the General Office.
» An enrolling student will live with his or her parent(s)
» Applications to transfer from neighbouring schools on residential criteria may not be granted
» The College should be contacted before accommodation arrangements in the school neighbourhood area are finalised to clarify (a) if the property is in the neighbourhood area and (b) that the College has available spaces
» Property or Lease documents must be under the parent's name. The minimum leasing arrangement is 12 months through a Registered Estate Agent and must be concurrent to the year of enrolment.
» Even though families may lease a property inside the neighbourhood area, an owned/mortgaged property outside the neighbourhood area will be considered the primary residence and enrolment will not be accepted on the evidence of the leased property.
» Proof of residency must be determined before the enrolment process can begin. Families are required to present documentation that proves they are living in the property such as utility bills/connection notices or a removalist account, and must include a current driver's licence (indicating a residential address in the College's Schools Neighbourhood area)
» If the College is unable to offer a place in the appropriate year level the College will assist the family in enrolling into another neighbourhood school, where the student will complete his/her secondary education
» Students who have a permanent residential address within the school neighbourhood area are to maintain accurate and up-to-date student, family, and residency records
» Sibling applications may not be granted if the family resides outside the neighbourhood area
» Where the student is coming from an English Language Centre, Glen Waverley Secondary College will complete an English language competency assessment to determine the readiness for enrolment. If the student is deemed not ready, the College will support the student to enrol in further intensive learning of English.
 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.
 "Permanent residential address" will be deemed to be the primary property (owned/mortgaged) over a leased property within the College's neighbourhood area. Documentation must be provided on investment properties as part of the enrolment process.
 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.
Permanent residency in the School Neighbourhood Area
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.
The requirement of permanent residency in the School Neighbourhood Area will be actively monitored and enforced by the College.
Therefore, should a family move out of the School Neighbourhood Area beyond neighbouring schools, the parent/guardian may be required to enrol their child in the more appropriate neighbourhood school at the end of semester or school year. Parents are advised to contact the College to discuss the consequences of changing their residential address to outside the College's School Neighbourhood Area.
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.
Is it possible to enrol at GWSC if we are not living within the College's School Neighborhood Area?
The college is on occasion in a position to enrol a small number of students into Year 7, who may be attending local primary schools but whose permanent residential address is outside the college School Neighbourhood Area.
This is managed through the year 7 application process conducted by the primary school. Please refer to the article 2013 – Year 7 Enrolment – Important Information.
Due to extreme enrolment pressures, the college is not currently in a position to consider any year 8-12 enrolments for families living outside the college neighbourhood area.
We are planning to move into the GWSC neighbourhood area. What steps are involved in enrolling my child?
Contact the College General Office to arrange a time to collect an 'Expression of Interest to Enrol' form. At the same time check with our enrolment officer to confirm that any properties that are being considered are, in fact, within the College's School Neighbourhood Area.
General Office phone number: 61 3 8805 6700
If we are not residing in the GWSC neighbourhood area, is it possible to enrol at GWSC if my child is living with a relative whose residence is within the School Neighbourhood Area?
No, as this is not the permanent place of residence for the child. The child must be living with at least one of his/her parents.
Am I required to buy a property within the College's School Neighbourhood Area in order to gain entry into Glen Waverley Secondary College?
No, a rental property will suffice, providing the lease agreement is for a minimum of 12 months and is in the family’s name.
Is it possible to enrol my child if we are renting a property within College's School Neighbourhood Area, whilst owning another property outside of the neighbourhood?
In such a case, the owned property will be considered the permanent place of residence, therefore your child will not be considered for enrolment.
Please note: the College site redevelopment has not resulted in increased teaching and learning spaces.
Questions can be directed to Vin Penso, Assistant Principal by phone on 8805 6700.
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Published: 2 Feb 2009
Updated: 28 Jan 2014
Article contact: Mr V Penso
Filed under: Enrolling