Roma Mitchell Secondary College has introduced a capacity management plan (CMP) to assist with the management of enrolment numbers and ensure local families have priority access.
The CMP will support the capital works investment that will increase the number of places at the school by 500. This expansion will cater for the significant local growth in school age children and ensures places will be available when year 7 students move into high school in 2022.
The CMP criteria includes:
- student enrolment ceilings for year 8 at the co-education and girls’ campuses;
- priority consideration for prospective year 8 co-education campus students who live in the school zone;
- a limit on the number of out of zone enrolments in the school’s special interest sports program, depending on in-zone demand;
- a limit on the number of international students who can be offered enrolment at the school in the International Education Program;
- a limit on the number of additional out of zone students who can be offered enrolment at the school to undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program from 2021, depending on in-zone demand;
- consideration for future enrolment of in-zone students attending an Adelaide Secondary School of English New Arrivals program;
- some restrictions on out of zone co-education campus siblings.
As regional facilities, the girls’ and special education campuses are not zoned and can accept enrolments from nonlocal students. There is however, an enrolment ceiling for the number of students entering the girls’ education campus at year 8.
Under the CMP, children who identify as Aboriginal and are enrolled through the Enter for Success Program will be accepted. 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.
The CMP will come into effect from today, meaning those families who have already received enrolment offers for the school in 2020 will not be affected by the CMP. Full details of the plan are set out in today’s Government Gazette.
Quotes attributable to a/Executive Director Infrastructure, Deb O’Riley
The inner north is experiencing significant growth in the number of families and school aged children due to the construction of new housing and demographic change.
The Capacity Management Plan will support our capital works investment that will ensure the school has the infrastructure to support increased enrolment demand and year 7s moving into high school in 2022.