Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
ACT public school enrolments for 2020 opened on Monday 29 April 2019. This is for all enrolments from Preschool to Year 12.
Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.
Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)
Students who live in the suburbs of Lyneham, North Lyneham, Downer and O'Connor (north of Belconnen Way and Macarthur Avenue) are automatically eligible for a place at Lyneham Primary School in Kindergarten to Year 6. Evidence showing the place of residence is required upon enrolment.
Non-Permanent Residents of Australia
Children who are not permanent residents of Australia are welcome to enrol at Lyneham Primary School, however eligibility to attend a school in the ACT as an international student must first be clarified by the International Education Unit of the ACT Education Directorate.
In the ACT children are eligible for a year of government preschool if they turn four on or before 30 April in that year. We have two preschool sites - one in Garling Street, Lyneham and one in Cotton Street, Downer.
Preschool enrolments are generally open from the end of April each year.
All four year old ACT children are guaranteed a place in a public preschool. However, you are not guaranteed a place at the preschool site of your preference, due to capacity constraints at some sites.
Preschool places are not allocated on a first come first served basis. Preschool applications are prioritised in this order:
- First consideration is given to siblings of students concurrently enrolled in the primary school and any compelling cases of exceptional circumstances based on student wellbeing.
- The Directorate then prioritises applicants living within the Priority Enrolment Area of the primary school, up to the limits of available places.
- Where there are not enough places for all children living in the PEA, applications will be ranked by “proximity”, that is the distance that your child lives from the preschool. The distance is measured “as the crow flies”.
- The Directorate will find a place for all other children at a preschool, taking into account where your child lives and the number of remaining places.
After you lodge the online enrolment form you will be contacted by the school to be offered a place and to bring documents to the Primary site to show proof of date of birth and proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc). Upon confirmation of this information and acceptance of the enrolment offer, further information will be provided regarding session choice. Upon your child entering preschool you will need to provide evidence of immunisation.
Kindergarten to Year 6
In the ACT children are eligible to commence school in Kindergarten if they turn five on or before 30 April in that year.
For all enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 6 please use the online enrolment form on the Education Directorate website.
After you lodge the online enrolment form we will contact you to make an appointment at our Primary Site and you will be required to show proof of date of birth, proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc) and immunisation documents.
If your child attends one of our preschools they are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten at Lyneham Primary School and you do not have to re-enrol for Kindergarten.
Our handbook is available to read through this link.
Lyneham Primary School P-Yr 6 Handbook
The ACT Health Directorate requires schools to collect information regarding each student's Immunisation status. An Immunisation Record can be:
- A child's "Blue Book"
- A statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
- Similar statement or record from other jurisdictions
If your child is not immunised, or you have no record of such immunisation, or you are not sure if he/she has been immunised, a Statutory Declaration must be provided to the school to this effect. Non-immunised children will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease that is preventable by immunisation.