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Catchment area

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Student enrolment capacity of school

Dalby State School has a maximum Student Enrolment Capacity of 551 students.

The number of students entering Prep in any given year is not to exceed 100 in 4 classrooms, unless there are more than 100 students enrolling from within the catchment area.

The school's Programs of Excellence in Music and Rugby League are supported through the allocation of a defined number of places. Places in the Programs of Excellence will only be available to out-of-catchment enrolments once the demand for in-catchment enrolment has been met and sufficient Student Enrolment Capacity has been reserved for future in-catchment growth.

Local catchment area

A school's local catchment area is the geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students. A catchment map defines the catchment area for Dalby State School.

This school operates under an equidistant catchment area. The school's catchment map is available to be viewed at either the school's administration building or online.

Students within catchment

Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area/s, is (subject to the Education General Provisions Act 2006) entitled to enrol at the school. The school Principal will reserve places for students who move into the catchment area throughout the school year.

Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:

  • One primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement, and
  • One secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name

If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student's principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residence, such as an additional utility bill (e.g. water) showing the same address.

The Principal may also request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student's principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.

Applicants should note that a false statement / assertion about the student's principal place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.

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Last updated 26 October 2018
Last reviewed 26 October 2018