John Palmer Public School

Integrity, Excellence, Innovation

Telephone02 8882 9480


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.

JPPS Catchment Area

How to enrol 

When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, contact us. 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 or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 579KB).

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

When presenting your enrolment to the school, you must also include:

  • your child's birth certificate or identity documents
  • proof of child's address such as a residential lease, electricity or gas bill etc. Schools that are above or near their local enrolment buffer will use the Department's 100-point residential address check.
  • immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • any family law or other relevant court orders, if applicable

If your child has health, disability or other support needs you will also need to provide:

  • copies of medical/healthcare or emergency action plans
  • evidence of any disability and learning and support plans

Temporary visas and international students

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

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.

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.