Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.
Students who live in the suburbs of Macquarie, Cook and parts of Belconnen are automatically eligible for a place at Macquarie Primary School. For specific information about our Priority Enrolment Area you may wish to read the Education Directorate's Priority Placement Areas page. Siblings of current students who live in the ACT are also eligible for a place. Evidence showing your place of residence is required upon enrolment.
After students in these suburbs have been placed, consideration may be given to students residing elsewhere in the ACT, and then to students who live in NSW as per the ACT Education Directorate's Enrolment P-12 Policy.
Students who move into our Priority Placement Area during the year can be enrolled immediately. Please make contact with us as soon as you know you are moving into the area.
Children who are not permanent residents of Australia are welcome to enrol at Macquarie Primary School. Their eligibility to attend a school in the ACT as a non-fee paying international student must first be clarified by the International Education Unit of the ACT Department of Education. A student's status as non-fee or fee paying is dependent upon their visa.
Parents/carers of non-permanent resident children should contact the International Education Unit on 02 6205 9176.
In the ACT children are eligible for a year of government preschool if they turn four before 30 April in that year. At Macquarie our preschool offers two sessions.
In the ACT children are eligible to move into Kindergarten or commence school in Kindergarten if they turn five before 30 April in that year.
At the time of enrolment the following information is required:
The ACT Department of Health requires schools to collect information regarding each student's immunisation status. An Immunisation Record can be:
For entry into Kindergarten we will collect the blue and yellow carbon pages from the "Blue Book", or retain a copy of the immunisation statement.
then a Statutory Declaration must be provided to the school. Non-immunised children will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease that is preventable by immunisation.
For further information about enrolling at Macquarie Primary School please contact the school on 6142 1550.
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.