Prospective Parents

We can help you with your enrolment enquiries anytime throughout the year.

Are You Within our School Catchment Area?

The map below gives a general idea of our school catchment area (click on it for a larger view). If you are still unsure if you live within the boundaries please come to our school front office to view a more detailed map.

Out of Area Enrolments

Students who live outside of the school catchment area can apply to Berry Public School as an out of area enrolment. Out of area enrolments are only accepted if the application meets the school out of area enrolment policy. Please contact the school for enrolment procedures as an out of area enrolment.

Starting school

Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.

Applying to enrol in primary school

If your child is currently enrolled in a NSW public school, contact us to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork.

If your child is coming from a non-government school, contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child’s potential enrolment.

If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program (see the web link below) who will give you forms to bring to the school.

http://www.detinternational.nsw.edu.au/schools/index.html

Enrolment appointments

For your appointment, if your child has not been previously enrolled in a NSW public school, you will need to bring these documents with you:

  • your child’s birth certificate or identity documents
  • proof of student’s address – originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill
  • Immunisation history statement based on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
  • family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).

If your child is not a permanent resident you will also need to provide:

  • passport or travel documents
  • current visa and previous visas (if applicable).

For children already enrolled in a NSW public school we only require:

  • proof of student’s address – originals of different documents such as your council rates notice or residential lease and electricity bill
  • family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).

It’s important that you tell the Principal if your child has any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions, before your child starts school.

After your appointment with us, you may be asked to complete an application to enrol in a NSW Public School form and return it to us.

Parents can also download the enrolment form by clicking the following link. http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/gotoschool/enrolment/index.php

For more information about Berry Public School you can download the School Handbook by clicking the link on the left.