Looking to enrol


Beldon Education Support Centre is now taking enrolments for this year and next. 

 

If your child turns 4 before 30 June 2021, they are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2021.

If your child turns 5 before 30 June 2021, they are required to attend Pre-primary in 2021. Please note, all 2020 Kindergarten students must re-enrol for 2021 Pre-primary.

 

Enrolment Process

Thank you for inquiring about enrolling your child at Beldon Education Support Centre

 

We accept applications year-round. We’re very flexible with enrolments to ensure your child gets the support they need sooner rather than later. As such, there is no application period to enrol them into the Centre. Simply review the information below to get started.

 

Before enrolment

Everything you need to know

Applying to our special needs education school in Beldon is easy. All the key information is available online – including our  programs, contributions and charges, booklist, uniforms, canteen and transportation.

 

Zoning

Our intake area isn’t restricted. However, if the school bus is required to school it only caters for students living closest to their nearest centre.

 

Your child’s eligibility

Our Education Support Centre offers enrolment to students aged 4 to 11 in the following categories:

  • students with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability
  • students with a diagnosis of Global Development Delay
  • students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a demonstrated high educational need
  • students with demonstrated high educational need – they may enrol for up to one year with the expectation that they
  • return to or enrol into their local school after this time
  • students with a diagnosis of a Severe Mental Disorder and demonstrated high educational need that cannot be met at their local school
  • students with a diagnosis of a Physical Disability and demonstrated high educational need that cannot be met at their local school.

Introductory meeting and tour

All parents and carers are encouraged to make contact with the centre and arrange to speak with the Principal to arrange a time meet and have a tour of the centre.

 

This will give us an opportunity to:

  • answer all your questions with regard to enrolment
  • discuss your child’s specific needs and goals
  • review all assessment reports from specialists
  • determine possible programs available
  • make recommendations for the way forward
  • give you a tour of the Centre while school is in session

Please bring copies of medical, psychological and educational reports to your appointment. These documents will help us determine whether your child meets eligibility for an education support placement.

 

Book your appointment now.

 

Application

The enrolment process starts with a Request for Approval for Enrolment in an Education Support Facility form which our principal will help you complete. This form must be signed by the child’s primary parent/guardian, local school principal (if applicable) and our principal.

 

The School Psychology Service must also endorse it. If the child is returning to their local school upon completion at our program, then the Regional Executive Director is also required to endorse the form.

 

Don’t worry, we will get all of this done on your behalf. We’ll also help you complete the forms as some can be a bit complex.

 

Documents to provide

The following materials may also be required:

  • For Global Development Delay: a report from the diagnosing paediatrician which has been completed in the six months prior to the start of kindy
  • For Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis: the reports from the speech therapist, psychologist and paediatrician
    Once your application is complete, you will receive an offer of enrolment from our principal. In their letter, they will inform you that your child is eligible for enrolment, and invite you to complete additional forms required to enrol your child into Beldon Education Support Centre.

After enrolment

Once your child is enrolled, the principal and teacher works with you to implement a transition plan if needed to ensure a smooth adjustment or a suitable time to begin.

 

Your child’s teacher will communicate with you directly to organise a meeting date and time for any Parent-Teacher meeting to discuss your child’s Individualised Education Program.

 

Do you have a question about enrolment?

There are many ways we assist to ensure a stress-free enrolment. Please call the Beldon Education Support Centre on 9402 3544 for assistance.

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