Frequently Asked Questions - Enrolment

The following questions and answers will hopefully supply you with much of the information you require as you look at enrolling a student at Mount Lawley Senior High School. If you have any further questions, please contact the school (contact details are at the bottom of each page of this website.

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When will Enrolment Forms be available for next year's Year 7?

Generally speaking Application for Admission Forms are available in the second half of Term 2. They will be distributed to local feeder primary schools, and posted to applicants from outside the local feeder primary schools.

Can we download a copy of the Enrolment Form?

Yes, copies of the Application for Admission Form are available for download. Copies of the Application for Admission Form will be distributed to Year 7's in local feeder primary schools in the second half of Term 2. They can also be posted to applicants from outside our feeder primary schools. If you would like a form, please contact the school (contact details are at the bottom of this page).

When are the Enrolment Forms due in?

Generally speaking Application for Admission Forms will be due by the end of Term 2. All applicants will be contacted during the second half of Term 3, with successful applicants being issued with an Enrolment Package. Enrolment Packages need to be returned within 2 weeks. Please check the Enrolment Timeline for the Year 7 Intake for exact dates.

How do I enrol in a Specialist Program?

The school has two Specialist Programs. Applications for Specialist Visual & Performing Arts (SVAPA) are available from our website, and should be made when students are at the beginning of Year 6. Applications for Gifted & Talented (GAT) Languages need to be made through the Department of Education & Training's Gifted & Talented Section. Please note that students need to apply whilst in Year 6 for this program. Please check the Enrolment Timeline for the Year 7 Intake for exact dates.

If I am in a local primary school, do I automatically get in?

Eligibility for enrolment is based on where you live rather than which primary school you went to. Details of the Local Area Intake Boundary, the Priorities for Enrolment and a copy of the Local Area Intake Boundary Map are available here.

Is my house within the school intake boundary?

Mount Lawley Senior High School has been declared as a local intake school. The local intake boundary is gazetted by the State Government. Details of the Local Area Intake Boundary, the Priorities for Enrolment and a copy of the Local Area Intake Boundary Map are available here.

If my brother or sister is already here, do I get in as well?

Due to demand from within the intake area sibling enrolments can not be guaranteed. Students who live outside the local intake area, and who have siblings currently enrolled at the school (but not those siblings who gained their enrolment through a specialist program) can be offered an enrolment subject to capacity. A sibling who completes Year 12 before the student starts Year 7 is not included. If the places available is less than the number of applicants in this section, the places will be allocated on a nearest the school basis. Details of the Local Area Intake Boundary, the Priorities for Enrolment and a copy of the Local Area Intake Boundary Map are available here.

What documentation do I need to provide when we enrol?

The following original documents must be presented with your Application for Admission Form.
The enrolment application cannot be processed until originals of all documentation requested have been sighted and copies attached to the application.

  • Original Full Birth Certificate
  • Passport if child born overseas.
  • Relevant Visa documentation must also be provided.
  • Access Restriction Documentation (if applicable)
  • Four pieces of documentary proof of Residential address
    • One must be a Lease Agreement from a recognised real estate agent of at least 12 months (if renting) or evidence of home ownership.
    • Three others (eg. Synergy, Alinta Gas or Telstra accounts, Drivers Licence)