If you are considering your child attending Cashmere Avenue School, or you would like further information please fill out our online form:
Pre Enrolment Form
This does not commit you to attending the school but will help us to contact you, guide you through enrolment requirements and provide you information that you may need.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there an enrolment zone?
Yes. At this time we are only able to take enrolments from students who will be living in the school zone when they start at our school. We accept pre enrolments throughout the year from new students who live or are considering moving into our school home zone
When can my child start school?
Children starting school for the first time can start school on their 5th birthday, or the next school day if their birthday is in the holidays or the weekend. Parents sometimes choose to start their child at school on the day after their birthday, or the first Monday after their birthday, or at the beginning of the next term if their child's birthday is near the end of a term. Legally children must be enrolled at school by age 6 years.
Children transferring from other schools can start school as soon as they are living in the school zone. If a family has shifted from another area or arrived after a period of travelling, parents may reasonably choose for their child to have a few days off between schools. If a child is transferring from a nearby school, parents will often choose to start their child at the beginning of a term. In all cases we are happy to work with you to support a positive transition for your child.
Can I visit the school?
Yes, we'd love you to! We have some very keen student councillors who love showing people around the school, are sharing their views and experiences. Our friendly office staff can help you out with your queries, and our principal would be happy to meet you. If possible, it is best to contact the school to arrange a suitable time.
Can my child have 'school visits'?
For students starting school for the first time, we like them to have school visits before they start school. Most students have two visits, and these are usually on Friday mornings from 9.30-11.00am. For children who will be starting school in the first few weeks of the school year (late January - early March) we have one longer school visit in December of the year before they start. If you are pre-enrolled (see form above) we will send you the invites about 5 weeks before the visits are scheduled.
For students transferring from other schools we are happy to arrange a visit for a morning (9.00am - 1.30pm) a few weeks before they start school.
Sometimes a child may have special needs that mean they may require more visits before starting at our school. We are happy to work with parents, pre-schools and other support agencies to develop a successful transition plan.