Epping Boys High School

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Telephone02 9869 2701

Emaileppingboy-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

During the enrolment process, let the principal know of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions affecting your child.

For more information, visit high school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

For Year 7-12 in 2018 and beyond, changes have been made to the designated enrolment areas of your local single sex comprehensive high schools - Cheltenham Girls' High School and Epping Boys High School - to provide reassurance of local entry to students living in the relevant intake areas.

It should be noted that for Years 7-12 students, historical enrolment procedures will not change for any 2017 enrolments. The new school designated intake area will only apply when assessing enrolment applications for Years 7-12 students commencing in 2018 and onwards.

As you are aware, Cheltenham Girls' High School and Epping Boys High School have traditionally enrolled students using geographical proximity as a key criteria. When these schools opened, Cheltenham Girls' High School and Epping Boys High School were gazetted as single sex comprehensive schools. Under Section 34 of the Education Act 1990, the Secretary is required to designate intake areas for government schools. The Education Act 1990 also states that a child is, in any case, entitled to be enrolled in a government school in the designated intake area in which the child's home is situated.

At present, the enrolment area for both Cheltenham Girls High School and Epping Boys High School is larger than both school's capacity to enrol all potential students in those areas, which places the schools at risk of not being able to enrol all students that reside in the current enrolment area. In short, the current larger identified enrolment area needs to become a tighter fixed boundary, designated by the Secretary as the intake area, like all other government schools. The tighter designated intake area has been developed using demographic information available to the Department of Education, and will provide certainty to those future students residing in those areas.

Both principals, Mrs Bridge and Mr O'Brien have met on different occasions with the local Director Public Schools NSW to discuss this change and are at present working through the implications for their school enrolment policy, school practices and school communities.

The department advises that this change for Year 7-12 in 2018 will provide enrolment certainty to approximately 80% of students applying to attend the school. In accordance with the department's policy, the school will also determine and maintain an enrolment buffer to accommodate local students arriving throughout the year. Following this, the school will then be in a position to consider the enrolment of non-local enrolment applications.

In line with the Department's Enrolment of Students in Government Schools – A Summary and Consolidation of Policy, students who live outside of this designated area will still be able to apply to Cheltenham Girls' High School and Epping Boys High School utilising the Department's non-local enrolment procedures. A placement panel comprising of the Principal or nominee, one other staff member and one school community member nominated by the school's parent organisation as a minimum, will consider and make recommendations on all non-local enrolment applications. The placement panel will be responsible for developing criteria – consistent with the general principles governing enrolment in the policy - for the enrolment of non-local students.

The changes to the school enrolment intake areas will be reflected in the new School Finder tool developed by the Department of Education. This online tool - http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/gotoschool/nswps-finder/index.php - for parents and carers, helps locate NSW public schools close to their home, and seeks to provide the community with more clarity and information on school enrolment areas.

Users enter their home address and a map displays their home location and the enrolment area of their eligible school (primary or secondary). Parents, teachers and school communities can view local and other public schools' enrolment areas, their contact information and even transport routes with the integration of Google maps.

The new School Finder will make it easier for the community to search and gather information about public schools in their area.

Any enquiries or questions can be directed through the school office on telephone number 9876 4481 for Cheltenham Girls' High School enrolments or 9869 2701 for Epping Boys High School enrolments.

The Epping Boys High School enrolment policy may be accessed from the link: Enrolment Policy 2019 (PDF 409KB)

Applications for enrolment at Epping Boys High School for 2018 onwards will be determined by a new boundary map. Please download the map below:

Download and view Enrolment Information 2018 (PDF 3.3MB)

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.