North Haven Primary School

Admissions / Enrolment Policy

Please phone the school (82483011) to make an appointment so that we can spend some time showing you our school facilities and filling out required forms. It is very important that the information provided is correct, so let us know if there is a change of telephone number or address once information has been provided, so that you can be easily contacted.

Same First Day: From 2014, South Australia has the same first day of school for all children - the beginning of Term One. Having the same first day of school will ensure that every child is guaranteed four terms of Reception before they go on to the rest of their primary schooling. It will also mean a more stable environment for children with fewer changes to classes throughout the year. This change brings SA into line with other states and territories.

  • The minimum age for starting school is four years and eight months.
  • Where a child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One of that year. Where a child turns five on or after May 1 they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year.
  • Children are not under any compulsion to attend school until they are 6 years of age. There may be circumstances where kindergarten / school, staff / principals or another agency believes that delaying a childís starting date is appropriate.

Proof of Age : At the time of enrolment parents / guardians are required to provide proof of their childís birth age. The following documents are accepted by schools in this regard:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate, or
  • Official Centrelink documentation stating the childís name and birth date.

Children transferring from an interstate preschool or school and who are able to be accommodated will be eligible for enrolment subject to:

  • Details of other circumstances that should be taken into consideration.
  • The child meeting the eligibility criteria and who was enrolled in and regularly attended a recognised preschool/school prior to transferring.
  • Proof of Age requirements

We hope you and your child(ren) will enjoy their time at North Haven. Please donít hesitate to discuss any concerns or queries with the Principal or Assistant Principal.