Enrolment Policy


Entry into Year 7, 2021
Enrolment and Placement Policy Guidelines at Braybrook College

For enrolments from Year 7 to Year 12 directly from another secondary school please contact the college on 9312 2900


Over the last few years, Braybrook College has experienced unprecedented demand for Year 7 places. For example, for entry in Year 7 in 2020, over 300 applications for places were received, far in excess of the school’s capacity to accommodate.

As of 2017, living permanently in proximity to the College (designated neighbourhood school), as measured in a straight line from door to door, is the only guarantee of entry. Please be aware that if you present documents claiming residence at a particular address, the school may conduct checks to confirm this.

The college enrols students into Year 7 in accordance with the Department of Education & Training (DET) Placement Policy. Students are enrolled in the following priority order:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who is attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the DET Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  5. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

How to apply

All Year 7 applications are made using the Department of Education Transition form. This form is given out by Government and Independent primary schools at the end of Term 1 or beginning of Term 2 to Grade 6 students. Copies of the form are also available from the South Western Victorian regional office of the DET.
If you are a Grade 6 parent, much of the information you require will be provided to you by your primary school. There is further information on this page.

If you are a parent of an International student, please note that Braybrook College does have an International Student Program. Prospective families should contact the International Division of the Department of Education.  Additional information is available here.

Frequently asked questions

Is Braybrook College my nearest government school?

The best way to find out if your home is in the Braybrook College designated neighboured area is to check the Department of Education school zone map at findmyschool.vic.gov.au

 

Permanent residence

The student must live permanently with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) at this residence. A permanent residence does not include:

 

  • staying with a relative or friend
  • owning a business in the area
  • financial interest in a property in the area.

All families applying under the designated neighbourhood school category (Placement Priority 1) are required to demonstrate permanent residency with the following evidence:

 

Original or certified copies of:

Rental agreements or unconditional contracts of sale, and

A copy of two of the following documents:

  • electoral enrolment confirmation
  • council rates notice
  • utility bill (gas or electricity)
  • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at the address, such as a drivers licence or Health Care Card.

 

Documents must show the same address and parent’s or carer’s name as recorded on the enrolment application form.

 

We check the accuracy of all documentation and carry out due diligence to verify application information, in accordance with the Department of Education Permanent Address Guidelines.

 

Siblings

The school enrols siblings in accordance with the placement priorities outlined above.

 

What is the enrolment timeline for Year 7, 2021?

  • Beginning of Term 2, 2020: A Transition pack, including the Application for Year 7 Placement forms, (also known as Transition forms) will be distributed by primary schools to families. If you don’t receive one, contact the office of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET on 1300-333-232. 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011.
  • 15th May, 2020: Parents return the completed Application for Year 7 Placement form to the primary schools. The completed forms will then be passed on to secondary schools, like Braybrook College, for processing in accordance with DET guidelines.
  • By the end of July, Application for Enrolment forms will be processed by Braybrook College and other secondary schools. In accordance with DET guidelines. Primary schools will be notified of this.
  • 29th July, 2020: Primary schools will advise parents and guardians of the success of the application. Primary schools act as the parent’s advocate throughout the process.
  • 6th August 2020: The first of several mailouts from Braybrook College will be sent to families of successful applicants.

    Please note:  Dates above may be subject to minor change in line with the release of 2020 Departmental Guidelines.

Where can I find more information?

Your primary school is your first port of call for more information and your Principal or Transition Coordinator often has useful information regarding the process. If you are interested you can find more information about the transition process and guidelines for all Government schools on the website of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET website, phone 1300-333-232.


Do I have the right to appeal regarding my Year 7 enrolment outcome?

Unsuccessful parents and guardians may write to ask the Principal of Braybrook College for a review of a decision. A request for review must be in writing to the Principal, and can only be considered on the grounds that the selection criteria (above) were not appropriately applied or that the evidence presented was not appropriately considered.

 

The address to write to is:

The Principal, Braybrook College, 352 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019.


Can I appeal a decision directly to the DET?

Yes. Whether you have appealed to the school or not, Parents or guardians also have a right to appeal this decision in writing to the Regional Director, DET.  The address to write to is:  Regional Director, South-Western Victorian Region, Department of Education and Training, 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011. Telephone: 1300-333-232.

 

2020 College Tours
We will be conducting tours on the following dates:

  • Term 1 : Monday 16th March and Wednesday 25th March
  • Term 2 : Tuesday 21st April, Friday 8th May and Thursday 21st May

 

Tours will begin at 9.30am on these days.

Please contact the college on 9312 2900 as bookings are essential.

2020 Twilight Expo

Wednesday 11th March, 2020 - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Parents of primary students (at any level) are invited to the college to meet key personnel, to have programs explained, have a tour of the college facilities and participate in classroom demonstrations.

 

Scholarship Applications

Scholarships are offered in Academic Achievement, Music/Performing Arts, Sport and Leadership.  Application forms will be distributed to primary schools during Term 3 but will also be available from our website.

 

Select Entry for Enrichment and Knowledge

(SEEK) Program

Students entering Braybrook College at Year 7 have the opportunity to apply for our SEEK Program.  Acceptance into the SEEK Program is based on multiple sources of information, including the ACER test results, previous reports and NAPLAN results.


Our program challenges students to perform at their very best in the four core subjects of Mathematics, English, Humanities and Science, as well as in a range of subjects which contribute to the breadth of their educational experience.

The program will require students to study more complex and abstract concepts in class with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills.

Students will remain in the Advanced Class until Year 10 in core subjects and Year 11 English classes if they continue to excel academically.

 

Click here for further information – YEAR 7 SEEK 2021
Or contact Ms De Silva or Ms Singleton on 9312 2900 


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to Download the Application form

 

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