Banora Point Public School

Telephone07 5524 1444

Emailbanorapt-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Enrol at Banora Point Public School

Parents enrolling their children complete an enrolment form (further down the page) which provides the school with important information. If you change your workplace, emergency telephone contact number, home telephone number or address, please inform the office of the change straight away.

In 2020 the New South Wales DoE has tightened arrangements significantly around out of zone enrolments. Schools beyond 'capacity' such as Banora Point Primary School cannot accept enrolments of families living out of zone for any reason. Should the school have available vacancy below the specified 'capacity' then the school may consider accepting out of zone enrolments. At this time Banora Point Primary School is well beyond 'capacity' as capacity is determined by the number of permanent classrooms in the school.  Banora Point Primary School has a high number of demountable buildings.

Should you have an address within zone, your enrolment will be automatically accepted.

Starting school – ages

Children may start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five years of age on or before 31st July in that year.  Kindergarten children will start the school year one day later than the rest of the students. Students must enrol in Kindergarten the year they turn six.

Enrolment of Students in NSW Government Schools Please click this link for the NSW Department of Education Policy for more information on Enrolment within NSW Government Schools Including specifics around age of enrolment.

Download the department's getting ready for school (PDF 3.27MB) brochure for helpful lists and activities.

Kinder orientation

An extensive orientation program for prospective Kindergarten students is offered.

We begin with promotional meetings and school tours from Term 2, and end with class visits in Term 4.

2021 Kindergarten Information Booklet

Kindergarten Readiness Brochure

Key Dates

  • Kindergarten Parent Meeting for 2021 students who have been accepted for enrolment: Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 6:00 - 7:00pm - school hall
  • Kindergarten Orientation (for students officially enrolled for 2021): Thursdays: 29 October, 5, 12 and 19 November 2020 from 10:00am -11:00am

For more important dates, visit our school calendar and navigate through the terms in the top right.

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.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

I am enrolling my child at Banora Point Primary School. What do I need to do and understand?

1.     Complete the Enrolment Form. Click here to obtain a copy of the Enrolment Form or call the school office on 07 5524 1444.

2.     Ensure all documentation is submitted as required.

-        Copy of child’s Birth Certificate

-        Immunisation History Statement

-        100 points Residential Address Check (Click here for further information.)

-        General Consent Form

-        Special Religious Education Form

-        Copy of Drivers Licence

3.     Attend enrolment interview with Principal. Please contact the school office on 07 5524 1444 to arrange an interview.

4.     Attend School Tour on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 2pm. Please assemble in the school hall COLA.

5.     Attend Kindergarten 2021 Parent Meeting on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 6pm in the school hall.

6.     Ensure your child attends all 4 Kindergarten 2021 Orientation sessions. Please contact the Early Stage 1 Assistant Principal, Therasa Trew if your child is unable to attend.

-        Thursday 29 October 2020 from 10am to 11am

-        Thursday 5 November 2020 from 10am to 11am

-        Thursday 12 November 2020 from 10am to 11am

-        Thursday 19 November 2020 from 10am to 11am

7.     Attend Parent Information sessions that will run concurrently with Kindergarten Orientation sessions.

8.     Anticipate advice from school in mid-December regarding Best Start interview and class placement (teacher) and commencement date and time for 2021.

9.     Obtain the following items:

-        Uniform and Backpack from BPPS Uniform Shop. Open from 9am-10am on Orientation days.

-        Black School Shoes

-        Label all items (shoes, socks, all clothing, lunch boxes and water bottles)

-        Click here for full details about our school uniform.

10.  Bring your child to designated Best Start interview. Click here for further information about Best Start.

11.  Drop your child to the classroom door at designated starting time for 1st day Kindergarten 2021, Tuesday 2 February 2021.

12.  Please click here to obtain a printable checklist.

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.

Temporary visas and international students

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

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.