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Online registration of interest form for starting secondary school

The transition process for starting secondary school for 2021 is now online for public primary school families. 

Families should receive a unique URL (or web address) by email or letter from their public primary school. This is for the online registration of interest form to nominate the public secondary school you want your child to attend for 2021. 

Year 7 students at non-government schools who want to apply for a public high school can get application information from their local public high school, local education office, or by filling in the registration of interest form for non-government school students (PDF 378KB) and emailing education.startingsecondaryschool@sa.gov.au.

See the starting secondary school in 2021 brochure (PDF 2.3MB) or the starting preschool or school webpage for more information.

Videos to help you complete the online form

The department has some videos on how to use the new online form.

Online form video – attend your local or zoned secondary school

Video transcript for 'parents accept zoned school'

Open the form by clicking on the email link or typing in the URL provided.

Check that the student name is correct.

Select ‘Student details’ from the menu.

Confirm the child’s current residential address, and if they’re Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander

Click the question marks throughout the form for further information.

Select ‘Parent/carer details’ from the menu, or ‘Next’.

Enter the parent details, and select ‘Zoned/local school’ from the menu, or ‘Next’.

Select ‘Yes - I would like my child to attend their local/zoned school’.

Click ‘Submit’ from the menu, or Next’.

Check details are correct on the form summary.

Tick the ‘Privacy’, ‘Authority’ and ‘Information’ declarations and then ‘Submit’.

(End of transcript)

Online form video – nominate your preferred local or zoned secondary school, when living in a shared zone

Video transcript for 'parents accept shared zone school'

Open the form by clicking on the email link or typing in the URL provided.

Check that the student name is correct.

Select ‘Student details’ from the menu, or ‘Next’

Confirm the child’s current residential address, and if they’re Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander.

Click the question marks throughout the form for further information.

Select ‘Parent/carer details’ from the menu, or ‘Next’.

Enter the parent details, and select ‘Zoned/local school’ from the menu, or ‘Next’.

Select the preferred shared zone school and provide reasons for this selection.

Select ‘Yes - I would like my child to attend their local/zoned school’.

Click ‘Submit’ from the menu, or ‘Next’.

Check the details are correct on the form summary.

Tick the ‘Privacy’, ‘Authority’ and ‘Information’ declarations and then ‘Submit’.

(End of transcript)

Online form video – seek placement in another secondary school

Video transcript for 'with preferences zoned school'

Open form by clicking on email link or typing in the URL provided.

Check that the student name is correct.

Select ‘Next’ or ‘Student details’ on the left menu.

Confirm the child’s current residential address and if Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander.

Click the question marks throughout the form for further information.

Select ‘Next’ or ‘Parent/carer details’ on the left menu.

Enter parent details and select ‘Next’ or ‘Zoned/local school’ on the left menu.

Select ‘No – I am seeking a place in another SA government secondary school’.

Click ‘Preferences’ on the menu, or ‘Next’

Start typing the name of the school in the preference box, and select school from the list. Up to three preferences can be selected.

Provide reasons for the preference.

There are explanatory notes for each reason.

You can select more than one reason.

Click ‘Next’, or ‘Submit’ on the top left menu.

Check that the details are correct on the form summary.

Tick the ‘Privacy’, ‘Authority’ and ‘Information’ declarations and then ‘Submit’.

(End of transcript)

Online form video – seek placement in another secondary school, when living in a shared zone

Video transcript for 'with preferences shared zone school'

Open form by clicking on email link or typing in the URL provided.

Check that the student name is correct.

Select ‘Next’ or ‘Student details’ on the left menu.

Confirm the child’s current residential address and if Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander.

Click the question marks throughout the form for further information.

Select ‘Next’ or ‘Parent/carer details’ on the left menu.

Enter parent details and select ‘Next’ or ‘Zoned/local school’ on the left menu.

Select the preferred shared zone school and provide reasons for selection.

Select ‘No – I am seeking a place in another SA government secondary school’.

Click ‘Preferences’ on the menu or ‘Next’.

Start typing the name of the school in the preference box, and select school from the list. Up to three preferences can be selected.

Provide reasons for the preference.

There are explanatory notes for each reason.

You can select more than one reason.

Click ‘Next’, or ‘Submit’ on the top left menu.

Check that the details are correct on the form summary.

Tick the ‘Privacy’, ‘Authority’ and ‘Information’ declarations and then ‘Submit’.

(End of transcript)

Online form video – change child's current home address

Video transcript for 'change of address'

Open form by clicking on email link or typing in the URL provided.

Check that the student name is correct.

Select ‘Next’ or ‘Student details’.

‘Is this your child’s current residential address’? Select ‘No’.

Start typing the new address and select from the list.

Select the type of property from ‘Own house’ or Renting a property’,

and attach the required documents, in this case a rent agreement, a rental bond receipt, and a utility bill.

Click the question marks throughout the form for further information.

Confirm if Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander.

Click ‘Next’, or ‘Parent/carer details’ from the top left menu.

Enter the parent details and select ‘Zoned/local school’.

The zoned/local school will update.

Select the preferred school and provide reasons for the selection.

Select ‘Yes - I would like my child to attend their local/zoned school’.

Click ‘Next’, or ‘Submit’ on the top left menu.

Check that the details are correct on the form summary.

Tick the ‘Privacy’, ‘Authority’ and ‘Information’ declarations and then ‘Submit’.

(End of transcript)

Paper forms

Talk to your primary school if you cannot access the internet so they can send you a paper form.

Contact

Contact your local primary school if you have more questions about your online form.

General enquiries

Phone: 8226 1000
Free call: 1800 088 158
Email: education.customers [at] sa.gov.au