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Student Enrolment Policy and Priorities

Matamata Christian School has a maximum roll entitlement of 120 students, 9 of whom may be non preference. As a State Integrated school it is required to have a fair and transparent student enrolment policy which includes priority of enrolment for student applicants. The full policy is downloadable at the bottom of this page and priorities of enrolment are listed below. Please contact the school if you have any further queries.

Enrolment priority

First priority group for enrolment shall be preference children whose parents are members of Peria Christian Education Inc (the Association). At any time if the number of first priority applicants takes the school roll over 120, then places shall be allocated according to the following criteria.

  1. Children who have siblings at the school
  2. Children of teachers at the school
  3. Children who are siblings of or children of past students
  4. Children with parents who are ministers or pastors in local mainstream Christian Churches.
  5. Children who have previously attended a school or preschool with a Special Christian Character.
  6. Children of parents who work (paid or unpaid) for local Christian ministries.
  7. Children who live close enough to walk to the school or a bus route delivering students to the school
  8. Children drawn by lot.

Second priority group for enrolment shall be preference children whose parents have chosen not to be members of Peria Christian Education Inc (the Association). At any time if the number of second priority applicants takes the school roll over 120, then places shall be allocated according to the following criteria.

  1. Children who have siblings at the school
  2. Children who are siblings of or children of past students
  3. Children with parents who are ministers or pastors in local mainstream Christian Churches.
  4. Children who have previously attended a school or preschool with a Special Christian Character.
  5. Children of parents who work (paid or unpaid) for local Christian ministries.
  6. Children who live close enough to walk to the school or a bus route delivering students to the school
  7. Children drawn by lot.

Third priority group for enrolment shall be non preference children, (children whose parents are not included in either the first priority group or the second priority group for enrolment), subject to non preference places being available up to the number agreed between the Crown and PCE. At any time if the number of third priority applicants takes the school roll over 120, then places shall be allocated according to the following criteria.

  1. Children who have siblings at the school
  2. Children who are siblings of or children of past students
  3. Children who live close enough to walk to the school or a bus route delivering students to the school
  4. Children drawn by lot.

Definition of Preferance and Non Preferance children

Preference children:

Preference children are children whose parent/s or care giver/s have proven the existence and sufficiency of their “particular or general” connection with the Special Christian Character of the school by providing a signed and verified copy of the attestation form declaring their agreement with and acceptance of the Association’s statement of faith and Special Character Definition Policy. (Attestation form downloadable below)

Non preference children:

Non preference children are those children who are not preference children

 

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