Westmead Public School logo

Westmead Public School

Westmead Public School

Celebrating Excellence in Learning

Telephone02 9635 7793

Emailwestmead-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

Changed school enrolment boundaries for students 2020 

Due to increased student enrolments in and around the Parramatta area, the Department of Education will opened a new school called Bayanami Public School.

In 2019, the new school opened  for Kindergarten students from within the school's enrolment area. Click here to see a map of the Bayanami Public School catchment. 

In 2020 Bayanami Public School opened for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

To establish a new enrolment area for Bayanami Public School, the Department of Education reviewed the current enrolment areas for Westmead Public School, Parramatta North Public School and Parramatta Public School.

 The changes do not apply to students who:

  • have a sibling enrolled in our school

Before enrolling your child you should check that you live within the Westmead Public School enrolment area.

The new changes for Bayanami Public School can be found by contacting Westmead Public School. We cannot accept enrolments from students outside of the area.

Enrolment

Please look into the WPS Enrolment Boundary Map to understand if you are in the designated local area. 

Enrolment procedures

  1. The designated local area is defined by the map featured on this website.
  2. All children whose home is situated within the defined boundary area and who are eligible to attend a NSW government school are guaranteed a place.
  3. Local area enrolments will be required to provide suitable proofs of address with their application illustrating a purchase contract for property or a current rental lease agreement including the rental bond lodgement advice and at least two rental payment receipts.
  4. The school will not accept proof of address documentation pertaining to sub-letting of rental lease agreements and/or purchase contracts for property that are not in the applicant's name. Statutory declarations regarding issues of sub-letting will not be accepted.
  5. The school will not accept non-local students and/or in-area enrolments (ie, where the lease or proof of purchase document is not in the applicant's name) as all permanent accommodation at Westmead Public School is full and there are demountable classrooms on site.
  6. However, in the event of exceptional circumstances regarding non-local and/or in-area enrolments (ie, where the lease or proof of purchase document is not in the applicant's name) a non-local expression of interest form may be given.
  7. An enrolment committee will look at all such expression of interest. This enrolment committee consists of the a senior executive, teacher representative and community representative.
  8.  A non-local expression of interest form is available upon request using set criteria. The decision to enroll or otherwise a non-local applicant and/or in-area enrolments (ie, where the lease or proof of purchase document is not in the applicant's name) will be based on the majority decision of this committee.
  9. Students who apply to enroll as non-local enrolments are considered in exceptional circumstances only. Criteria for non-local enrolments are those students with severe medical grounds and who need to attend Westmead Children's Hospital and/or have siblings attending Ronald McDonald House for extended periods of time greater than one term.

 

 

 

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment.

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Out-of-area enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Temporary visas and international students

At this moment, Westmead Public School is not accepting temporary visa holders due to our large number of students. Temporary visa holders can enrol at Bayanami Public School

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.