recommended year of placement
in the high school will be decided by the Counsellor, in
consultation with the teachers and Head Teacher. Choice
of school year is a complex decision and factors such as
previous education, age, progress in the Centre, and the
time of Australian school examinations, are all considered.
It is most helpful if documents (translated) from previous
schools can be provided: it must be remembered that educational
levels and qualifications are not necessarily the same from
one country to another. The Education Department has a special
office which assists in establishing equivalence.
Parents/guardians are given the opportunity to make an appointment
to discuss this placement if they wish to.
The Centre will let parents/guardians know
which is their most accessible single sex and/or co-educational
secondary school and also those schools which specialise
in particular subjects or courses. Most students will be
placed in their local secondary school but parents/guardians
may request placement in other non-local schools. Proof
of address will be required to determine 'local' schools.
If parents or guardians wish to send their
child to a private school it is the responsibility of the
parents or guardians to arrange placement/enrolment and
school experience at the particular private school.
The high school and year level will be
decided at a meeting with parents before students leave
the centre. No changes will be made by this school once
the initial placement is made. Further changes of school
will be the responsibility of the family to organise.
Some senior students may enter alternative
educational options such as TAFE, AMES transition courses
or work skills training when they leave the Centre. The
School Counsellor, the post compulsory education teacher,
Ms Ball will assist students in making appropriate choices
and advise on enrolment procedures.
Parents/guardians will be asked to complete
the following forms to assist in the student's high school
here for CHOICE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS APPLICATION
FORM to be completed by Parent or Guardian.
CHOICE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS
schools have a designated local area. All students
living in that area will be able to attend that school.
Parents however, have a right to apply for enrolment of
their children in non-local schools. The numbers of non-local
places at each school will depend on staffing and classroom
space. Some schools will have no available non-local places.
Non-local placement may be requested for
reasons such as:
Single sex or co-educational
Particular educational programs or philosophies
Special school resources or activities
Structure and organisation of school
Size of school
Particular disciplinary procedures
Attitude to school uniforms
Travel arrangements and/or distance
Brother or sister attends
Parents can appeal against decisions regarding
non-local placement by writing to the district superintendent.
Parents failing to obtain a non-local placement must enrol
students at local school.
here for a FORM
to be completed by Parent or Guardian if seeking Non-Local
TRANSFERRING TO HIGH SCHOOL:
When you are ready to leave the Centre
and go to an area High School, you will be placed in a school
according to where you live, which year you are to go into,
and whether you prefer a single sex or co-educational school.
In Week 7 or 8 of your final term at the
Centre, you will attend your high school from Monday to
Friday for school experience, to give you an idea of high
school life and high school English. You will have a "buddy"
from the high school to help you, and you will follow your
buddy's timetable for those five days. At this time, your
class teacher will help you enrol and choose suitable electives.
This Centre will make checks every so often to find out
how you are progressing at
your area high school.
here to view and/or download The
School Experience Booklet
Each high school has certain core subjects
that it requires the students to do:
English, Maths, Science and usually Geography or History.
There are also
electives which students elect to do, such as Commerce,
Art, Technics, Music etc.
When enrolling at high school the elective
you prefer may be full, but your teacher will do his/her
best to help you enrol in the electives most suitable to
In Years 11 and 12 students do 12 units
(6 subjects). English is compulsory, but other subjects
can be selected according to what your high school offers.
Some - high schools specialise in certain subjects: e.g.
Computers, Languages or Music.
If you are graduating from the Centre and
going to Year 11, it is important that you enrol in your
language at Saturday morning school. Classes go from 9.00
a.m. to 12.00 p.m. every Saturday and a wide range of languages
is offered. In some cases you can study your language at
3 unit level or a year level above your high school year.
Please see your class teacher to find out where to go to
study your language.
Click here for more information
about Saturday School.