Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.
Enrolment of students at Mawson Primary School follows the same procedures used by other ACT public schools. This provides an assured place for students living in the school's designated priority enrolment area (PEA). Enrolment of a student residing outside of the school's PEA is welcomed but carefully monitored to ensure the school caters to its local needs in the first instance. Consideration of 'out of area' enrolments includes siblings already attending the school, and other circumstances that make the school the right choice for your family.
Most 'in area' enrolments take place through a family's entry into preschool. The enrolment process is promoted across the community throughout Term 2 and is all but complete by the close of Term 3. Throughout Term 4, the school conducts orientation activities to enable a smooth transition to preschool in the coming year.
Kindergarten enrolments represent our second largest group of new students. Most Kindergarten enrolments are drawn from our onsite preschool but a significant number come from other early childhood centers or day-care arrangements.
Across the year, the school provides for families moving into the local area. The first point of contact for prospective enrolments is through the school's front office. Staff will assist with the process and coordinate an appropriate orientation program to help with the move to our school.