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Winmalee High School

Winmalee High School

A positive education and positive behaviour for learning school

Telephone02 4754 2822

Emailwinmalee-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

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.

Winmalee High serves the communities of the mid Blue Mountains. Students travel from nearby townships by train and by bus. Excellent transport links enable students who live some distance from Winmalee itself to attend the school. Parents seeking to enrol their child are always welcome to contact the school enrolment officer for further information.

The school runs Expo Days and Expo Information Evenings each year as a means to provide more information to parents and students that may wish to enrol at Winmalee High School. Details of these events will be released as soon as the school has planned the dates for the following year's enrolment. The Principal is happy to answer questions and show parents the school.

The student population of over 875 means that the school can provide a wide choice of subjects. There are approximately 180 students in each year group in the junior school and approximately 130 in each senior year.

When a student enrols we like to know about his or her interests so that we can help new students to make friends and settle quickly into their new school. Please let us know about skills, interests and abilities of any enrolling student and we will try our best to ensure each student reaches his or her maximum potential. Winmalee High School is a government school serving the public of NSW. The following information explains the rules that we follow.

General principles

The government school system in New South Wales exists to provide high quality education for all students. The Education Reform Act 1990 outlines the legal requirements for schooling.

  • Parents may seek to enrol their child in the school of their choice.
  • Schools are required to set an enrolment number to cater for anticipated local demand and to seek to ensure that every eligible local child has a place at his or her local school if he or she chooses to attend it.
  • The primary criteria for acceptance of non-local enrolments will include the availability of appropriate staff and permanent classroom accommodation.
  • The decision on where to enrol a student, and with what level of support, will depend on a number of factors, including a student's educational needs, the expressed desires of parents and caregivers, the capacity of the school to provide the level of support services required and the availability of support services at alternative locations.

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 high 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.

Criteria for non-local enrolment applications

Criteria will include the following factors:

  • siblings already enrolled at the school
  • proximity and access to the school
  • access to single-sex education
  • medical reasons
  • safety and supervision of the student before or after school
  • availability of subjects or combination of subjects
  • compassionate circumstances
  • structure and organisation of the school
  • recent change in local intake area boundaries. 

Temporary visas and international students

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

International students

Winmalee High School welcomes all international students into its caring school community and has done so for many years. Winmalee High School's international student programme helps international students experience and understand Australian culture, lifestyle and customs. Students with English as their secondary or tertiary language also have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and communications skills by becoming totally immersed in an English-speaking environment.

For further information about International Students and their enrolment in Department of Education schools, please go to the DE International website. 

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.

Distance education schools also provide single subjects for students in Years 9 to 12 to enhance curriculum choice. Please contact us for details.

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