Choosing the right school can be one of the most difficult decisions every parent has to face. The School strives to ensure that students are treated with respect and courtesy.
It is the responsibility of the School’s Principal and employees to provide a safe and positive learning environment and develop each student to reach their full potential.
The School is committed to child safety. Established in 1982, The Knox School is a modern, dynamic school serving a diverse student population. Our core values encompass the celebration of diversity, tolerance of others, a respect for human rights and care for the environment.
The School provides students with a strong academic program and offers a range of extra-curricular activities to enable each student to continually grow.
This Policy is designed to be consistent with the philosophy, mission statement, values and ethos of the School and provide guidelines and processes to enable appropriate selection and enrolment of students.
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Our Enrolment Process
Lead by our Registrar and Principal, our enrolment process allows us to get to know prospective families through information on their homelife
As a guide, the process for local enrolments are:
- submit an enrolment application form (separate application for each child);
- pay a $110 non-refundable enrolment fee (including GST) per application;
- provide a copy of child’s birth certificate;
- for Pre-Prep and Primary School applications, a current immunisation statement is mandatory for entry into the School; and
- for permanent and temporary residents, a copy of the relevant visa and child’s passport
Your application will then join a general waitlist until the School is ready to commence reviewing enrolments for the year level requested.
Offer of places
Our Admissions team will contact prospective families approximately 12 to 18 months prior to entry to arrange interviews with the relevant Head of School.
School and NAPLAN reports along with any other relevant educational assessment reports and/or test results will be requested prior to the interview. Pre-Prep enrolments are usually contacted 8 to 10 months prior to entry. Children that are not fully immunised will not be permitted to enroll into Pre-Prep, in accordance with the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation.
You are welcome at any point to contact The Knox School to discuss the progress of your enrolment or make any changes to the enrolment year level or year of entry.
Confirmation of Placement
A formal offer will be made by the Registrar once an interview has been completed and the School is satisfied that it will be able to meet the specific needs of the student. To accept and confirm the place, parents are required to sign and forward the Enrolment Agreement together with the $1,500 Confirmation Acceptance Fee within 14 days from the date of the offer. A portion of this fee (currently $750) will then be provided back to the families as a credit towards their Term Four fees invoice in the first year of enrolment.
The Confirmation Acceptance Fee is payable per child and is not transferable to a later entry year should the parents decide not to proceed with the initial requested year level. Should the enrolment be canceled prior to the student commencing at the School, the $1,500 Confirmation Acceptance Fee will not be refunded.