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Vermont Secondary College’s 2013 Open Evening will be on Wednesday 27 March 2013, commencing with a Year 7 information session at 6:30pm.
2013 College tours for parents and students will commence in Term 1 and conclude in mid Term 2 (dates will be listed on tours flyer and website); they will be conducted by the college assistant principals from 9:15am–11:00am on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Parents and students wishing to attend a tour must contact the college General Office on 9873-1077 for further information and to book. Information packs will be distributed during the tours.
A child residing permanently in the neighbourhood area has the right to attend Vermont Secondary College unless already enrolled in a secondary school.
The designated neighbourhood college, as defined by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), is the secondary college that is nearest in a straight line from the student’s permanent residential address to the college boundary. The student must be living with the parent/guardian* at the permanent address or spend a substantial part of their time at that address. In calculating the distance from the student’s address to VSC please refer to the Melway street directory (Map 63 A4) or confirm with the college.
The permanent residential address is defined as one where:
* A parent/guardian is defined as one who has been legally appointed to take responsibility for the student making the application for enrolment.
The status of ‘permanent residence’ must be proven to the college’s satisfaction, so evidence of the above will be required to authenticate residence, particularly with regard to leased properties. Suitable documents to provide are:
Also to be provided is:
Other evidence may be required, and a home visit may be conducted. Any misleading or inaccurate claims will lead to the application being rejected, or withdrawn at a later date.
There is no automatic sibling claim, as the number of neighbourhood claims cannot be predicted in advance, but wherever practical a student should be enrolled at the same school as that attended concurrently by an older sibling who resides permanently at the same address. A sibling claim is only valid if Vermont Secondary College is listed as the first preference secondary school on the DEECD/EMR 'Application for Enrolment' form.
During grade 6 DEECD/EMR ‘Application for Enrolment’ forms are distributed by primary schools and completed applications are returned to the primary schools by mid Term 2 (with all supporting documentation, including photocopied grade 5 first and second semester school reports and grade 5 NAPLAN results, to be given directly to Vermont Secondary College). These 'Application for Enrolment' forms are then forwarded by the primary schools to the relevant ‘first choice’ secondary college. Students will be enrolled in the following priority order:
All applicants from outside the neighbourhood must complete the separate VSC Consideration for Year 7 entry – Additional Information for Out-of-Neighbourhood Students form. This includes students attending our cluster schools (Livingstone PS, Rangeview PS and Vermont PS) but living outside our neighbourhood.
If places remain after neighbourhood students and siblings have been accepted, curriculum grounds are considered. It is suggested that parents attach supporting information related to curriculum to their application (see VSC Consideration for Year 7 entry – Additional Information for Out-of-Neighbourhood Students form). Only after those processed in terms of curriculum are considered, will those who have only listed distance from the school be considered.
Students may be considered on the following curriculum grounds:
The college may seek additional information in relation to an application for enrolment on curriculum grounds.
Demand for entry to Vermont Secondary College is extremely high. If our college is listed as a second choice on the application form, communication will not occur until neighbourhood, sibling claims and first choice applications are processed.
Those who will be offered a place at the college will be notified by their primary school late in Term 3, as well as those who were unsuccessful. Unsuccessful students will be considered for any vacancies that may arise - a waiting list will be developed based on family request. All enquiries for Year 7 enrolment should be directed to the Registrar, Mrs Sherryn Davies on 9873-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Demand for entry to Vermont Secondary College at these levels is high. Our college is your neighbourhood school if it is the closest state government secondary college to your permanent residence in a straight line to the college boundary. Places are offered at the college to those students outside our neighbourhood area only if there are vacancies. The number of vacancies varies significantly from year level to year level. Applicants will need to complete an Enrolment Enquiry Proforma. All enquiries should be directed to the Registrar, Mrs Sherryn Davies on 9873 1077 or email@example.com
Please refer to our school website for information regarding our LEEP program. Enquiries regarding ‘LEEP’ should be directed to our Assistant Principal, Joanna Alexander on 9873-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org