The enrolment process for year 8 is managed by the Department of Education. Students in year 7 in government primary schools are automatically issued with a ‘Starting Secondary School’ application pack in April/ May of their year 7.
Those attending a non-government school need to request an application pack (including the ‘registration of interest for placement in year 8’ form) online from www.sa.gov.au.
You can apply to enrol at your zoned school or can opt to be considered for your non-zoned school. The pack explains the criteria you need to address to be considered for a non-zoned school. (Included in this is the Special Interest Volleyball Program application process, see our website for details).
In zone enquiries year 9-12
As a zoned school under enrolment pressure we can offer enrolment to those who live within our zone, however there may be restrictions on the subjects that can be offered.
Please complete an ‘expression of interest for future enrolment’ form, proof or residence*, attach copies of their two most recent reports, NAPLAN/ PAT testing results and any other supporting documentation (e.g. educational psychology assessment reports) then send all back to Heathfield High School. The wellbeing officer will then contact you to arrange a pre-enrolment interview.
Proof of residence
Ensure that the enrolment process is fair and equitable to all students, especially where some secondary schools are at or nearing their capacity, it is important that residency details are correct.
The following information is required to verify proof of residence:
You own your home, proof documents must include:
- copy of the contract of sale for the property, or a recent council rates notice and a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.
Please note, the provision of a contract of sale or council rates notice on its own is not considered to be sufficient. The property may have been purchased by the parent/guardian and rented to other occupants. This is why a copy of a recent gas or electricity bill is also required.
If you rent your home, proof documents must include:
- a rental agreement and a bond receipt lodged with Consumer and Business Services showing the current place of residence
- a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.
For the purpose of zoning, the rental agreement needs to cover at least 12 months of the students’ first year at school. Both the agreement and bond receipt will need to be provided in order to satisfy this criterion.
The renting of a room/s for your child at a property is not considered to be a primary residence. Families must rent an entire property for it to be considered their primary residence.
If the student is living with a relative or friend, you will need to send supporting documentation such as a parenting order from the Family Court confirming the relative or friend is the formal full-time carer of the student.
Generally, a statutory declaration on its own is not considered sufficient evidence.
It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to verify that the information provided is true and factual.
The school principal is responsible for determining whether proof of residence has been satisfied.
Out of zone year 9-12 enrolment enquiries
As a zoned school under enrolment pressure we are currently unable to offer places to out of zone students and have a waiting list for 2019 and 2020.
If you would like to place your child on the waiting list, please complete an ‘expression of interest for future enrolment’ form, attach copies of their two most recent reports, NAPLAN/PAT testing results and any other supporting documentation (e.g. educational psychology assessment reports) then send all back to Heathfield High School.
If one of your children is already enrolled at Heathfield High School, your younger children have ‘sibling rights’ to also enrol. Sibling rights for older siblings only apply should there be vacancies in the year level required.
Please note that the sibling rights rule will not apply after 2020 for siblings of a student who has enrolled through a special entry program (Volleyball, Entrepreneurial).
Special entry programs
Students who wish to apply for entry into Heathfield High School's special interest volleyball program or entrepreneurial program at year 8 need to submit an application prior to the published closing date. Entry to these programs are very competitive. You can find further information about the volleyball program application process at the Volleyball Application page of this website.
If you would like to learn more about Heathfield High School, you are welcome to attend our showcase evening, which is held each year in term 1. Alternatively, principal tours are held regularly. Please contact Reception on 8139 9300 during school hours for further information, or to make a booking.
If you have further queries, please email either -
Heathfield High School offers a number of programs specifically designed for year 8 students, to ease their transition to high school. These include -
|Peer support||Selected year 12 students are assigned to year 8 Homegroup as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, to provide support and guidance.|
|Aquatics day||An aquatics day is held early in term 1. In small groups, year 8 students take part in aquatics programs, and get to know each other and their teachers.|
|Acquaintance night||This is held in term 1 to give parents the opportunity to meet the homegroup teacher, and other staff involved with year 8 students.|
|Year 8 leader of learning||A staff member is appointed as year 8 leader of learning, and is available to assist with student and parent issues.|
|Year 7-8 transition program||This includes year 8 representatives.|
|Wellbeing team||Our wellbeing leader is always available to assist students with any concerns.|