Enrolment Information

Special Consideration

13 September 2019


Dear Parents,


We are currently in the process of organising Home Groups for the 2020 school year. This is a very thorough process that takes into account a number of factors. The process is guided by school’s Home Group Placement Guidelines.


The following principles guide the decision making process when allocating students to Home Groups:

Each child is a member of a home group that provides the best opportunity to learn.
Connectedness to peers and opportunities for the development of constructive peer-to-peer relationships is imperative for all students over the course of their primary schooling.
Parents/carers maintain accurate, effective communication with the school, particularly the home group teacher about all issues related to their child’s education.

When considering the composition of a home group the following factors are considered:

Social, emotional and academic needs of each child.
Sensory and physical needs of each child.
Gender mix within the home group
Parent concerns and requests for their child’s class grouping.
Previous year home group placement and the impact on their development.

Requests by parents/carers for special considerations regarding their child’s home group placement are to be made in writing on the Request for Special Consideration Form and submitted to the Principal. This form is made available to parents/carers via the school website, Skoolbag and the School Office.

Parental preference for individual teaching staff based on grounds other than recommendations from external agencies (eg: psychologist, counselor, pediatrician) is not considered appropriate criteria for the placement of children.

While all requests will be given due consideration, there is no guarantee that the Principal will accommodate the request.  Each request will be considered in light of the above principles and criteria.  In each instance, the Principal will notify the parent/carer of the outcome of their request.

Home Group Placement Guidelines, revised October 2017


Request for special consideration for your child’s 2020 Home Group must be made in writing on the attached form
Form must be returned to the school office by no later than Wednesday, 6 November 2019.
Requests received after this date will not be considered.


Should you have any questions regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.


Yours sincerely,

Paul Sedunary



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