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
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
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 student’s parent/legal guardian; and
sworn Statutory Declaration from the person/s the student will be residing with
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.