Year 7 Application Process

The decision about which secondary school your child is an important one. All students under the age of eighteen years are entitled to a place in a Victorian Government school. They are guaranteed a place in their neighbourhood school and may choose any other school in which space is available. The designated neighbourhood school is defined as the secondary school which is nearest to the student’s permanent residential address measured in a straight line distance.

Applications for Enrolment (Year 7) are distributed with secondary education information to parents in Term 2 each year. Parents are then asked to indicate on the Application for Enrolment form which secondary school you would prefer your child to attend the following year.


The principles of the neighbourhood school policy are:

  • to guarantee the right of each child to a place in the designated neighbourhood school.
  • wherever practical, to provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to enrol their child at the same school as that being attended by an older brother or sister who resides permanently at the same address.
  • to allow parents not wishing to send their child to the neighbourhood school to select any other school in which space is available.
  • to contain enrolments in each school within the limits of available resources as determined by the Regional Director.

Please use the Application for Enrolment form to indicate your choice of secondary school. If you are unsure about which school would be more likely to suit your child’s educational needs you are encouraged to discuss the matter with your child’s teacher or the primary school principal who will be able to advise you further.

Most secondary schools will conduct information nights before you need to make a decision. Your primary school will endevour to provide you with further information regarding these information sessions.

A copy of the Placement in Year 7 At Secondary School  information is available from the link below.   If you have lost or misplaced the Application for Enrolment, please contact the Camelot Rise school office.

Important Dates for 2016

Tuesday 6th December Year 6 to Year 7 Orientation Day