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Congratulations to our Year 12 students
• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally
Junior School Twilight Tour:
Monday 4 September at 5pm
Our next whole School Tour is:
Thursday 14 September at 9am
It is the policy of St Peter’s Girls’ School that all students be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The School has an inclusive Enrolment Policy and all applications are welcome.
Application for Enrolment
All parents of prospective students are required to complete an Application Form and to pay the non-refundable Application Fee. Upon receipt of the completed Application Form, the applicant’s name is added to the waiting list of those seeking entry in the year and at the year level nominated.
All applicants are requested to supply the following information with the Application Form:
- Copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate, passport or extract.
- Any current reports and/or assessments related to your child’s needs e.g. educational testing carried out by an accredited professional.
- Any special requirements e.g. health, personal care.
- Any past or current agency support.
- Copy of most recent School report/NAPLAN report.
The programs available at the ELC are:
- Playgroup: 6 months to 2 years with parents/ carers
- 2 year old program: must be two years old to commence
- 3 year old program: must be three years old to commence
- 4 year old program: must be four years old to commence
On receipt of the Application Form, a waiting list letter will be sent to you advising the enrolment status of your child.
ELC staff will consult with eligible families regarding your child’s transition from each program. Considerations are made regarding availability of placements, the developmental needs of the child and whether students are enrolled in our School.
Reception Enrolment Age
Students who turn five years of age between 1 October and 30 April in the following year may commence Reception in Term 1. Students who turn five years of age between 1 May and 30 September may commence Reception in Term 3.
Within these dates, consideration will be given to the developmental needs of individual students. This may relate to physical, social, emotional or intellectual needs and a student’s overall readiness to commence school.
Enrolment criteria and procedures
Enrolment applications are placed on a waiting list and places are offered subject to the following priorities:
- The date when the application is received
- Child attending St Peter’s Girls’ School or Early Learners’ Centre
- Daughters or granddaughters of Old Scholars
- Students who are awarded a Scholarship
- Students already on the waiting list for Reception at St Peter’s Girls’ School (for ELC enrolments)
- Compassionate and special circumstances at the discretion of the Principal.
It is the case in all enrolments that, if materially false or misleading statements are made in the Application Form, or if relevant information is not disclosed at the time of enrolment, the Principal has the discretion to terminate enrolment at any time, where the Principal is reasonably justified in doing so.
Confirmation of Enrolment
A formal offer of a place at our School will be made by the Principal/Enrolments Manager after an enrolment interview up to two years prior to the requested entry date. ELC places are offered up to one semester prior to the requested entry date. Acceptance of the offer is confirmed by returning a signed Enrolment Confirmation Form. School places must also be secured by payment of a non-refundable Confirmation Fee.
Places are allocated having regard to the criteria for enrolment set out above. If the year of entry is fully enrolled and a place cannot be offered, the application will be transferred to the waiting list of the following year.
The person(s) signing the Enrolment Confirmation Form will be required to accept liability jointly and severally for the payment of fees, and are expected to support the School’s rules and regulations.
It is the responsibility of Parents/Guardians to provide the School with change of address details, telephone numbers, or information concerning changes to family circumstances. Failure to do so may preclude an applicant from receiving an offer of enrolment.
Places are allocated based on the earliest date of receipt of the Application for Enrolment Form, with due consideration given to the Criteria for Enrolment.
Conditions of Enrolment
Parents will be required to agree to the following arrangements as a condition of enrolment at the School:
- At all times during School outings, the staff in charge shall have the same powers of control and guardianship as the Parent/Guardian would have if present, including the power to consent to emergency medical, surgical or hospital treatment, and the Parent/Guardian will be responsible for any expense incurred for, or on behalf of, the student.
- The School will not be responsible for the loss of or damage to clothes and effects of students. The Parent/Guardian will be responsible for all breakages and damage to School property caused by a student. The cost of repairs or replacement will be added to the student’s account.
- The student shall comply with any requirements the School may make in respect of dress, general appearance, behaviour and participation in the School’s program of activities.
- The School reserves the right to suspend a student for disciplinary purposes, temporarily or permanently, without a refund of fees.
- The person(s) signing the Enrolment Confirmation Form agrees to pay full fees by the due date shown on the term’s account and accept that in the event of an overdue amount, they may incur the prescribed late payment fee.
- The School requires copies of all Court Orders relating to the guardianship, custody, residence, parental responsibility, care, control or welfare of students.
These conditions must be accepted by a student’s parents, in writing, before commencement at the School.
Applicants may elect to defer the point of entry to a later year level. Deferrals need to be notified in writing to the Enrolments Manager. Applicants will then be added to the waiting list of the requested entry year level according to the date of their original application. Placements cannot be guaranteed, and applicants on the waiting list will be considered for enrolment in their preferred entry year level in accordance with the same criteria for all other enrolments as set out in this policy.
Cancellation or withdrawal of an enrolment
Cancellation of an offer prior to starting at the ELC or School must be made in writing to the Enrolments Manager.
When a student leaves the School prior to the completion of Year 12, one full term’s notice is required in writing to the Principal. Where less than one full term’s notice of withdrawal is given in writing to the Principal, one term’s School fees will be payable in lieu of notice. An equivalent fee may also be payable by a family who cancels enrolment after having accepted a place to commence the following year where less than one full term’s notice of withdrawal is given in writing to the Principal.
For ELC enrolments, a full term’s notice must be given in writing to the Enrolments Manager or a term’s fees will be payable. This also applies to new students who have accepted a place but withdraw before commencing. If a placement is accepted and then withdrawn, a term’s fees will be charged.
The ELC holds a ‘Certificate of Approval for the purposes of Child Care Benefit Centre Based Long Day Care Service’.
Special needs can be determined as intellectual impairment, physical impairment, social/emotional difficulty, sensory impairment or severe multiple disabilities.
Where a student is identified with special needs to her learning, enrolment cannot be confirmed without full consideration to the individual needs of the applicant and whether the School can meet those needs.
The process for enrolling students with special needs is the same as that for enrolling any student and the family will be required to undertake an enrolment interview with the Principal together with any appropriate staff. This interview will ensure that the School fully understands the particular requirements of the student.
It may be necessary and appropriate for the School to hold discussions with, and receive reports from, school teachers, health professionals and other relevant persons prior to any decision regarding the enrolment of a student with special needs and the determination of a program of support. Any such consultations would only be undertaken with parental knowledge and consent. In addition, parents of any child who has special needs may be required to meet with staff from the Learning Support faculty to discuss how we are able to best cater for their child’s needs.
Failure to disclose and provide details of students’ special needs may result in the School’s inability to accommodate the student and may delay the enrolment process. If a student is identified as having special needs after enrolment at the School or if the student’s special needs increase substantially, the Principal, in consultation with parents and on receiving expert assessment, may reassess the enrolment in the light of the needs of the student and the School’s normal enrolment criteria. If the outcome of such a review is that the School considers it cannot adequately meet the needs of the student, other options will be discussed with parents and assistance will be given in the identification and evaluation of options. At all times, the School will act in accordance with relevant disability discrimination legislation.
Supporting students with special needs
St Peter’s Girls’ School aims to identify students with learning needs as soon as possible. We provide specialist teachers, classroom teachers and volunteer assistants to foster opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential.
Our Junior School structure enables classroom teachers to work closely with specialist teachers and teacher assistants to address children’s specific developmental needs. A combination of supported classroom work, small group work and individually tailored programs provides the best learning opportunities for our students.
The Middle School students who require extra help may be offered modified work in smaller class groups as well as working with a support teacher to assist their progress.
Senior School students who have been formally assessed as having specific learning difficulties are eligible under SSABSA guidelines for special consideration in assessment tasks.
Extension program for gifted and talented students
Gifted and talented students will be challenged and extended to the best of their abilities through strategies and programs individually created to enrich their education. Opportunities exist at St Peter’s Girls to provide accelerated learning within the curriculum and participation in a range of problem solving and critical thinking exercises.
- I love the small community and great teachers who care not only about their students’ grades, but also well-being and inclusivity for all.
Eloise, Year 11
- As a learner, I want to know more
Gabriella, Year 12
- Even though we have to get up early, I love rowing. Competing at the Head of the River made all the hard work worthwhile.
Sophia, Year 10
- I really like how when you walk down the main corridor, everyone says hi, including the teachers.
Tegan, Year 6
- Things I love about Saints? Non-judgemental, strives for excellence, wonderful opportunities, great teachers, international and multicultural.
Klea, Year 11
- The girls and the teachers are so friendly to be around and you can always get help from anyone in the class.
Dimity, Year 8
- The St Peter’s Girls’ ELC gives my daughter a place to be herself and explore her world in an environment she feels safe in and is immensely proud of.
- Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.
Ebony, Year 8
- I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.
- I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.
Emma, Year 8
- Good results come from hard work, commitment (on both the teacher’s and students’ behalf) and the establishment of positive relationships between the teacher and the students. Mutual understanding and respect are key.