Children who turn five prior to the end of July may be enrolled in the kindergarten class at the start of the same year. Year 1 – 6 students may also enrol during the year. As Tambelin enrols a maximum of 32 per year, a successful new enrolment application depends on class numbers.
If you would like to enrol your child at Tambelin or discuss any questions about the school, pleaseÂ read on for enrolment information and forms.
Print and complete the Expression of Interest in Enrolment Form (on the left) which should be brought to your pre-enrolment interview. If there is no place available for your child, please lodge an Expression of Interest Form and we will contact you when a place becomes available.
When meeting to talk about enrolment, it is ideal if both parents/guardians and the prospective student(s) attend the interview with a Tambelin teacher and parent representative from the school association. The interview will cover the history, philosophy, and educational structure of the school as well as the child’s educational development/needs and previous educational experiences.
Before or during the interview, an Enrolment Information Package will be made available to parents/guardians. The package includes:
- Enrolment Form
- Tambelin Membership Application Form
- Permission for Medical Treatment Form
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
- Tambelin Information Booklet
- Infectious Diseases Information sheet
- Enrolment checklist
When returning the completed forms, you are also required to give the school documentary proof of age (e.g. birth certificate), and a copy of the child’s Immunisation record. Once all forms are returned to the school the enrolment process can continue.
Kindergarten orientation usually takes place at the beginning of December. This is usually 3 consecutive half days at school, from 9am to 12 midday. During this time, children are introduced to school routines and have a chance to make friends and experience school life. These days are very beneficial to the students as they begin school the following year with friendly faces in a familiar environment.
When enrolling new students in Year 1 and above, Tambelin will arrange a number of trial days. Trial days usually span a week. This allows the student, parents/guardians and Tambelin to further consider enrolment of the student. The school will then contact you regarding your application.
In order to finalise enrolment:
- enrolment forms and documents must be completed and submitted
- the parent committee reviews and approves the enrolment application