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Catchment area

A School EMP is implemented in a school which is nearing its enrolment capacity, in order to prioritise enrolment places for students living within the school’s catchment area.  A catchment area is the defined geographical area from which a state school is to have its core intake of students. Emu Park State School has a School EMP.

Identifying students living within catchment:
All students, whose principal place of residence is within the school’s relevant catchment area, are entitled to enrol at the school (subject to the Act).
Under the Act, the student must be living within catchment at the time of enrolment application in order to be eligible to enrol at a school with a School EMP.
Proof of residency requirements:
Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school are required to demonstrate that the student’s principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided as follows:
·         One primary source a current lease agreement, rates notice, or unconditional contract of sale, and
·         One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name
In addition to the documents listed above, students living with a relative/other person within catchment must provide the following:
·         Properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the students parent/legal guardian; and 
·         Properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the person/s the student will be residing with in-catchment. 
The Principal may also request additional pieces of proof of residency and interview/s with all parties to discuss the living arrangement.  

The Catchment Map allows you to enter your address to see if you are in our catchment area.