Enrolment

We are pleased to welcome new students and their families to ASSOA. Our team of staff look forward to being a positive part of your child’s learning journey.

All new students and their families are invited to our school for an enrolment interview prior to commencement where you will meet our staff, tour the school and learn more about our unique learning environment.

In order to make the enrolment process simple for you, please either complete the online enrolment form or complete the PDF form here and email it to assoa@assoa.nt.edu.au. Please be aware that you will be required to present and sign all enrolment forms on your first visit to our school.

In addition to your enrolment forms you will also be required to present the following documentation:

  • A copy of the student’s Birth Certificate or Proof of Australian Citizenship or if the student is not an Australian citizen, a copy of their Visa and Passport
  • A copy of the student’s medical records – eg immunisation
  • A copy of the student’s file from previous school (if transferring from Interstate or another school)
  • A copy of the student’s most recent school report (if transferring from Interstate or another school)
  • Contact details of a person from the student’s previous school for additional information (if transferring from Interstate or another school)

Once your documentation is received one of our team will contact you to make an appointment to meet our Principal and complete the enrolment process.

Age of entry policy

Children turning four on or before June 30 are eligible to enrol in a regular preschool program at the commencement of the school year. Children turning four after June 30 are eligible to enrol in a preschool program after their birthday, if places are available and with the understanding that the child may need to access more than 12 months of preschool. Enrolments of children turning four after June 30 will be negotiated on a case by case basis within the scope of the DoE Age of Entry Policy.

Children turning five on or before June 30 are eligible to enrol in a transition program at the commencement of the school year. Children who turn five after June 30 are eligible to enrol in a transition program from the commencement of the following school year.

School of the Air requires proof of date of birth and a copy of a student’s Medicare details on enrolment.

Start of the year procedures

Students begin their learning program as soon as the school year begins. All students will begin to work on learning programs in Week 1 and will commence IDL lessons on Wednesday of Week 1. Lesson times for Week 1 will be a variation on the regular IDL timetable which will commence in full in Week 2 of Term 1. If your child will be absent or you are unable to commence please ensure you have discussed this with the class teacher and the Principal.

A Home Tutor session and Class Meeting is held in Week 1. This session enables teachers and tutors to clarify any issues that affect the whole class and plan for a smooth start to the year.

In Week 1 of Term 1, teachers will make contact with all families and at that time, PLTs are negotiated and IDL lesson times are advised. At this time, teachers will contact you to ensure that work has commenced, that your technology is working and will ensure that any IDL clashes are avoided. Scheduled lessons begin in Week 2 for Primary students and Week 1 for Middle Years students. PLTs and Student Support Programs commence in Week 3.

You can find more information about the school and its policies in our handbook