More local families will be able to enrol their child into reception and year 8 at Mark Oliphant College following the successful management of enrolments through the existing capacity management plan introduced in 2016.
The updated plan includes:
- an increased enrolment ceiling for reception students which better reflects in-zone demand and aligns with the preschool enrolment ceiling;
- an increased enrolment ceiling for year 8 students;
- consideration for preschool children living outside the preschool zone, but within the primary school zone;
- consideration for enrolment of in-zone students attending an Intensive English Learning Centre or Adelaide Secondary School of English New Arrivals Program.
Applications for enrolment from prospective mainstream students in years 1 to 7 who live in-zone will be considered if or when vacancies exist.
Applications for enrolment from out of zone students will be considered by the principal on a case by case basis in accordance with the Education Regulations Act 2012.
No International Education Program places will be offered at the school or preschool.
Enrolment applications for special consideration, including children under the guardianship of the Minister, will be considered by the principal.
If places are not available at the time of enrolment application, prospective eligible students will be placed on the school’s enrolment register upon request, and referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools.
Families who have already received enrolment offers at Mark Oliphant College for 2020 will not be affected by the updated CMP.
Full details of the plan are set out in today’s Government Gazette.
Quotes attributable to Executive Director Infrastructure, Ross Treadwell
Northern Adelaide is experiencing significant growth in the number of families and school aged children.
This plan has been successful in assisting the school to return to a sustainable enrolment level and make room for more prospective students who live locally to attend.
We are providing the college with interim accommodation, to be operational in term 1, 2020, to ensure the school has sufficient capacity to cater for short-term enrolment demand. We will also ensure they have the infrastructure to support an increase of 100 enrolments to cater for year 7s moving into high school.
The new north school in Angle Vale will also cater for population growth in the area and reduce enrolment pressure on existing local schools. It will cater for the growing demand for public education in the area, accommodating up to 1675 students, including 100 inclusive places for students with disability and a 75 place children’s centre.