State School recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an
appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence
is within the school’s catchment area.
State School is an enrolment managed school however applications from students
residing outside of the defined catchment may be considered for enrolment
subject to vacancies in the required year levels.
Please contact the school on
4696 9666 to enquire about enrolment.
students who reside within the local catchment area and are eligible for
enrolment in the educational program offered by the school have a right to
enrolment at the school.
from outside the school's catchment area applying for enrolment are placed
on a waiting list in order of receipt of application. Enrolments outside of catchment may be
considered if vacancies are available.
is Department of Education and Training policy that the following documents must be supplied before enrolment
can take place:
Original birth certificate
accordance with Education Queensland policy the student must be enrolled under
the name as stated on the birth certificate.
following exception applies:
“Change of Name” certificate supplied which identifies the surname has been
changed by deed poll.
proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of
each of the following:
primary source – a current lease agreement, or driver’s licence, or
unconditional sale agreement, and
secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), or rates notice
showing this same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name
To assist you with enrolling your child/children at our school we have the following procedures in place to ensure a smooth transitioning process:
Phone the school to request an enrolment package and to make an appointment to meet with the principal to discuss your child’s enrolment.
This appointment is arranged for a mutually suitable time and must occur at least one day before your child attends our school for the first time.
At the interview, with the principal (or other member of the leadership team), you will be provided with information about our school. If the enrolment forms have not been completed prior to this appointment, you will have the opportunity to complete these at this time. You will also have the opportunity to provide information about your child/children as well as clarify any concerns that you may have.
The principal will contact your child/children’s previous school and any other agencies that have a connection with your child. This will assist in successfully transitioning your child to our school. The more information we have the easier it is for the teacher to provide appropriate and timely learning programs.
The date of your child’s first day at Meringandan State School will be discussed and timetabled either for the next day or when the family transfers from their previous school. It is expected that students will attend their first day at our school wearing the Meringandan State School uniform. Now your child is set for a successful beginning.
On your child’s first day please come to the school office at 8.45 am with your child and a staff member will escort you to his/her class.