Riverstone High School

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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Out-of-area enrolments

If your child does not live within our intake area, visit out-of-area enrolment. Out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

If you have received an offer for an out-of-area placement, visit the online enrolment sign in page to accept or decline the offer.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

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.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area based on the criteria set out in our Out of Area Enrolment Policy (See below)

Riverstone High School

Out of Area Enrolment Policy

The Enrolment of Students in NSW Government Schools policy is in place to assist schools to meet their obligations under the Education Act 1990 – to ensure that every student has a place at their local school. The policy also communicates to staff and the community a transparent enrolment process.

The enrolment cap

The enrolment cap is the number of students that can be enrolled at a school based on the school’s permanent accommodation. Within the enrolment cap, a number of enrolment places (the buffer) must be kept aside for the likely number of local students who will need to enrol during the year. For this reason, Riverstone High School will not take non-local students once the buffer is reached, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Selection criteria for non-local enrolment

If non-local enrolments are able to be accepted, a selection panel (consisting of the Deputy Principal, Year Advisor and parent representative) will assess out of area applications according to the following criteria in order of priority.

  •  Students who live out of area and have siblings at the school.
  •  Students who live out of area and attend an in area (partner) primary school (Riverstone, Schofields, Marsden Park, Galungara, Northborne and Vineyard).
  • Students who live out of area and are directly related (children or siblings) of ex-students.
  • Students who live out of area and whose safety requires a geographic placement.
  •  Compassionate circumstances.

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.