My two have both attended high school as out of area students.
It’s not an easy process.
Our school has had up to 200 applicants for 20-30 spots each year so the application process has to be strict. They have had instances where one sibling met the criteria and another didn’t
A couple years back they almost had to deny every out of area applicant that year as they simply did not have enough room, nor enough teachers to cover the size of the year. My son was an applicant that year. Even though his sister was already attending and our ‘local school’ was over a 2km walk and crossing two major highways. He wasn’t afforded a ‘priority’ placement.
Yes, they will look at NAPLAN, sports achievements, academic records, music ability, language ability. Really they will look at everything that your child may have to offer the school. They also have discussions with teachers from local schools in regards to both the in are and out of area students. Students who apply based on musical ability have to perform an audition
I’m on the P&C so I know how hard they review the applicants and that each student’s file is reviewed by no less than three people and they all make notes and discuss their reasons for acceptance or denial.
The committee who review the applicants takes the job very serious and I know they struggle with some of the decisions at times.
Oops! Sorry. I came in from We are discussing. My experience is in NSW.
Edited by Coffeegirl, 18 October 2019 - 09:32 PM.