Parents/carers are welcome to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using the Education Directorate's online application form. The Education Directorate's Enrolment Policy (pdf, 284kb) provides an outline of the enrolment process in the ACT.
Enrolment applications for term 1 of 2019 open on Monday 30 April 2018 and must be submitted online.
All ACT children are guaranteed a place in an ACT Public School, from preschool through to college. Information about the enrolment assessment criteria and priority enrolment areas can be found at https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school.
If you are applying to enrol in preschool, year 7 or year 11 we ask that you submit your application by 4 June 2018 to support timely processing and school planning. From 30 June 2018, after the application has been processed, parents/carers will commence receiving advice from the school on the enrolment. Please note, that the order in which applications are received is not a factor in schools determining places and as a result, there is no requirement to submit your application form on the first day applications open.
Turner School will hold information and open sessions during May for parents and carers of prospective students.
In keeping with the Directorate Enrolment Policy, Turner School accepts student enrolments in the following priority order:
- Students who live in Turner School's Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) & ACT resident siblings of students concurrently enrolled at the school
- ACT resident students outside of Turner PEA
- NSW resident students
Please see the ACT Education Directorate's page for how enrolment/transfer applications are decided.
To view a map of the 2018 PEA boundaries, visit the Education Directorate's PEA section of the website.
Enrolling children with a disability
Enrolment of children with disabilities at Turner School is managed centrally by Disability Education. Call 02 6205 6925 for more 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.