Enrolling at our school


​​​​​​​Algester State School is an enrolment-managed school as per Algester's School Management Enrolment Plan. Families who live within our catchment area are guaranteed a position at our school. If you live outside our catchment, enrolment can only occur if there are vacancies in that year level.

Local catchment area

A school's local catchment area is the defined geographical area from which a state school accepts its core intake of students.

The school’s catchment map is available from EdMap.

Enrolment policy

Students within catchment

Any student whose principle​ place of residence is within the school's catchment area is (subject to the Act) entitled to enrol at the school. The 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 rental/lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional contract of sale.
  • 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 residency. Examples may include (but are not limited to):

  • additional utility bills (e.g. water bill) or a series of bills at for the same address over a sequential period to demonstrate continued/ongoing residency
  • electoral roll verification letter
  • mobile phone statement (with current address details)
  • statutory declaration
  • driver's licence (with current address details)
  • bank statement (showing current address details; financial details are not required)
  • tax assessment notice (financial details are not required)
  • documents demonstrating recent change of address/re-location to within the school's catchment area (e.g. proof of sale or termination of lease for the previous principal place of residence in a different catchment).

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.

In addition to the documents listed above, students living with a relative/other person within catchment must provide the following:

  • Properly sworn statutory declaration from the student's parent/legal guardian.
  • Properly sworn statutory declaration from the person(s) the student will be residing with in-catchment.

The Principal may also request additional pieces of proof of residency and interview with all parties to discuss the living arrangement.

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.

How do I enrol?

  • First check that you are living within our designated catchment area on a map available from the School's Catchment Map website.
  • Then read Education Qld's Enrolment Management Policy for Algester Primary School available from Education Qld's Enrolment Management Policy.
  • Phone the school office on (07) 3712 5111 between 8am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday to make an enrolment interview time
  • Collect an enrolment package from the main school office  
    Enrolment agreement
  • Make a time for your enrolment interview

To the enrolment interview, please bring

  • Your proof of address including at least two of the following: a rental agreement, rates notice, electricity or phone bill, a statutory declaration of your address, a bank statement, your licence etc.
  • Your completed Application for Student Enrolment form
  • Birth Certificate or Passport (if student born overseas)
  • Your child who you are wishing to enrol
  • Any report cards or information from your previous school

2023 Calendar - Year level placements on year of birth

  • Year 6: 01/07/2011 - 30/06/2012
  • Year 5: 01/07/2012 - 30/06/2013
  • Year 4: 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014
  • Year 3: 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2015
  • Year 2: 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016
  • Year 1: 01/07/2016 - 30/06/2017
  • Prep: 01/07/2017 - 30/06/2018​

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Last reviewed 10 February 2023
Last updated 10 February 2023