Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

Aranda Primary is a Preschool to Year 6 School. The school day at the primary school is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Preschool students will attend 5 days each fortnight from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Education Directorate places a limit on the number of students who can be enrolled at a school, this is called the school’s capacity. To ensure that schools are able to operate within their capacity, the Directorate designated Priority Enrolment Areas (PEAs). Priority Enrolment Area maps for 2018 onwards are available on the ACT Education Directorate website.

The current PEA for Aranda Primary for 2021 only includes the suburbs of Aranda and Cook (Shared Zone).  Please refer to the Priority Enrolment Area maps for 2018 onwards on the ACT Education Directorate website.

In some instances parts of a suburb may be in a shared PEA with different schools.  The principals of the schools with a shared PEA will negotiate the enrolment of students within the PEA dependent on their enrolment capacity.

In line with Directorate Policy, children who turn four by 30 April each year are able to enrol at preschool. For more information about Preschool enrolment see the Enrolment Management Plan.

New enrolments from families who are residing in the current PEA are accepted throughout the year. Children who turn five by April 30 of the current enrolment year are eligible for enrolment in Kindergarten. When transferring from interstate, overseas or a local school, it is helpful if a written report is available at the time of enrolment.

Applications for enrolment can only be submitted via an online form provided by the Education Directorate. (Click here to access the enrolment form) If your application is accepted the school will contact you by email.

NSW residents should be aware of the following important information.

Information for NSW residents applying for preschool in 2018.

All applications from NSW residents for preschool in 2018, regardless of when they are submitted in 2017, will be held by the first school listed on the application and considered in 2018.  If you have any queries about this process please call the ACT Education Directorate on 6205 5429.

Information for NSW residents applying for kindergarten to year 6 in 2018.

Applications from NSW residents for kindergarten to year 6 will be processed later in 2017.  Our school receives a high number of applications from ACT residents.  We will finalise processing of these applications before we consider NSW applications; this may be as late as Term 4 2017.   If you have any queries about this process please call the ACT Education Directorate on 6205 5429.

For further information:
Enrolment Management Plan (PDF 298.1 KB)

Education Priority Enrolment Areas.

Students eating lunch on the playground.