Princes Hill Secondary College continues to experience significant enrolment pressures, and like any other Victorian secondary government school, follows a priority order of placement where there are insufficient places for all students who are seeking entry. Princes Hill Secondary College has currently exceeded our enrolment capacity and applies the priority order as described on the Enrolment page.
Fairness and Equity in Enrolment Process
School enrolment practices must be fair, equitable and comply with state and federal laws. Factors such as ability, history of behaviour or level of engagement with education are irrelevant factors for placement decisions. The Department of Education Placement Policy and priority order of placement ensures schools enrol students in a way that is fair, equitable and lawful.
Further information about fair, equitable and lawful enrolment practices is available at:
- Disability Standards for Education
- Help for students who can’t attend school due to disability and complex health care needs
Parents/Carers are able to appeal against a school’s decision to not provide a placement.
Appeals are to be made in writing and lodged with the school at which the student has been unsuccessful in seeking a placement. Appeals are considered by the school’s placement committee and/or Principal, and the school’s decision will be communicated to the parent/carer in writing. In assessing the appeal, the school will check to ensure compliance with the priority order of placement, and the processes for verifying permanent address, as appropriate.
If the appeal at the school level is unsuccessful and parents/carers are not satisfied that their appeal has been adequately considered, they are able to escalate the appeal to the relevant Regional Director, by lodging an appeal in writing. Appeals are considered by a panel of senior regional staff which then provides advice and a recommendation to the Regional Director who makes the final decision. This concludes the appeal process.
Please complete the Pre-Enrolment Application process outlined below if you believe that you meet the priority orders of placement as outlined above. This is a mandatory 2-step process applied to all new enrolment enquiries at Princes Hill Secondary College.
The PHSC enrolment form is available after successful application via online link or via the general office.
1. Proof of Address
The Department Placement Policy provides enrolment eligibility on the basis of a child’s address (where they permanently reside at the time of seeking enrolment). If your child lives at multiple addresses, their permanent residence is the address at which they spend most of their weekdays.
To support accurate processing of your Pre-Enrolment Application, you must first provide proof of address:
2. Pre-Enrolment Form
Once the Proof of Address documentation has been submitted, please use the link below to submit the online Pre-Enrolment Form. Prior to submitting the form the Parent/Carer should make sure PDF versions of the following documents are readily available for inclusion:
- Proof of Name (Birth Certificate/Passport)
- Student’s two most recent reports
- Any Educational and/or Psychological Assessments (if applicable)
The following Department of Education Policy and Information provide further information to support the process defined above for Princes Hill Secondary College: