Fennell Bay Public School

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Telephone02 4959 2264



Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

  • Children are entitled to be enrolled at the government school that is designated for the intake area within which the child's home is situated and that the child is eligible to attend.
  • Parents may seek to enrol their child in a school of their choice.
  • The primary criteria for acceptance of non-local enrolments will include availability of appropriate staff and permanent classroom accommodation.

Enrolment Ceiling

All schools must establish an enrolment ceiling based on available permanent accommodation.

The enrolment ceiling for Fennell Bay Public School is 262.

Enrolment Buffer

All schools must establish within the enrolment ceiling a buffer to ensure that no additional accommodation will be provided to the school for increased enrolments resulting from non-local placements at the school.

The buffer for enrolment at Fennell Bay Public School is 15.

This indicates that the school will not accept non-local placement of students upon reaching an enrolment of 247 students.

Current enrolment at Fennell Bay Public School in 2019 is 178 students.

The Principal welcomes the opportunity to discuss any enrolment at Fennell Bay Public School.

Further Information

Further information about enrolment can be found in our document titled Fennell_Bay_PS_Enrolment_Procedures (PDF, 370 kb).

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.