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- Created on Friday, 23 September 2011
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012
SIDE Eligibility Guidelines
Enrolment at SIDE is based on:
- eligibility criteria being met, and
- documentation being provided.
There is a minimum enrolment period of one Western Australian school term. Each student’s enrolment eligibility is reviewed annually.
To enrol, a student must be a permanent resident of Western Australia. Proof of permanent residency may be required.
The following categories are guidelines for determining enrolment eligibility:
- Geographically isolated students
- Students temporarily living overseas or travelling within Australia or overseas and who do not have access to suitable schooling.
- Elite performance: Categories include sport, dance, theatre and music.
Please refer to the eligibility forms under each section for further details
Students for whom their base school cannot provide an appropriate course.
This category covers situations where:
- specialist teachers are not available
- students transfer between schools, and
- there are timetabling constraints within a school.
Students can apply to enrol with SIDE through the Referral Program. This Program is coordinated by SIDE’s school psychologists and is designed to provide support for students who are unable to attend a regular school due to:
- severe medical/chronic health problems
- severe mental health issues
- pregnancy or parenting responsibilities
- other special cases
Contact one of SIDE’s school psychologists to discuss eligibility. Supporting documentation to substantiate the nature of a condition will be required.
Students, who do not fit any of the above categories, may still apply to enrol with SIDE. To do so, they need to gain approval from their relevant Director of Schools, who will then liaise with the Principal of SIDE.
The final decision regarding eligibility is made by the Principal of the SIDE Secondary School.