Enrolment Policy, Neighbourhood Boundary Map

The college was constructed as one of 15 government schools delivered by the Department of Education and Training (the Department) across some of Victoria’s fastest growing metropolitan and regional communities in 2017 and 2018 through the New School Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project.

Under the PPP model, Featherbrook College has been financed, designed, constructed and maintained by the private sector to high contractual standards over 25 years, allowing Principals and teachers to focus on student learning, rather than asset management. The college has been designed as a community hub and encourages community use and additional community facilities and programs through a partnership with the YMCA. The college also supports inclusion of all learners, including students with special needs through its universal design features.

Consistent with Department requirements an Enrolment Policy has been developed to ensure clarity for the local community and to ensure a high quality education for all students enrolling at Featherbrook P-9 College.

The Enrolment Policy supports the college to manage the establishment and development of the school, the staffing and high quality teaching and learning programs enabling the growth of a strong and positive school culture.

Therefore enrolments:

  • Must be confined to families living in the Designated Neighbourhood Area. Please refer to the relevant map
  • Commenced with Prep to Year 6 in 2017, and  Year 7 in 2018
  • Will commence Year 8 and Year 9 enrolments in 2019 and 2020 respectively
  • Will observe the Department Priority Order of Placement Policy.
  • During the interim enrolment period, enrolments for students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will attend their next closest Designated Neighbourhood School in the Point Cook Precinct. Please refer to the relevant map.


Featherbrook P-9 Primary Designated Neighbourhood Area Map

Featherbrook P-9 Secondary Designated Neighbourhood Area Map


Please note the Designated Neighbourhood Area maps are accurate as of June 12, 2018 and are subject to change without notice.

Priority Order of Placement

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the 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.

Appeals

Parents/guardians are entitled to appeal enrolment decisions. Appeals will be considered based on the Interim Enrolment Policy in the first instance and with the following department placement principles.

  • provide each child with a place in the designated neighbourhood school
  • provide parents/guardians with an opportunity to enrol their child at the same school as an older sibling who resides at the same address
  • allow parents/guardians to send their child to any alternative school where space is available
  • contain enrolments in each school within the limits of available resources as determined by the regional director.

Enrolment Application Forms

Enrolment packs may be obtained from Featherbrook College or emailed to you on request . Completed enrolment forms and other required supporting documents such as immunisation record, proof of residence as listed in the Enrolment Pack, may be returned directly or emailed to Featherbrook College.


Contact: Enrolment Registrar

Email: featherbrook.p9.co@edumail.vic.gov.au

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