Enrolments for 2023 open on 5th September. Please read Fast Track to SIDE and Parent Supervisor FAQ prior to starting the application. 2023 Courses and Programs information is available at 7-12 Curriculum.

Please get your 2023 enrolments in by the 21 October 2022.

Home-based students are those students where SIDE is the only school at which the student is enrolled.

Enrolment at SIDE is based on eligibility criteria within one enrolment category being met and documentation being supplied. There is a minimum enrolment period of at least 20 school weeks or one Western Australian school semester. Students must participate in a full-time program. Enrolments are reviewed annually.

To apply to enrol, a student must be a resident of Western Australia and an approved Australian resident.

New timetable structure for 2023

  • Applicants are advised to follow the steps below and track them with the checklist.

    Step 1. Read

    Determine if your child is eligible and the enrolment category.

    Dance/Ballet Schools  

    The student needs to demonstrate that they are enrolled in a full time registered ballet/dance school and unable to attend a mainstream school.

    Conditions of enrolment
    For enrolment to be accepted parents/caregivers must sign their agreement to the general conditions stated in the online Enrolment Declaration (initial enrolment application). In addition parents/caregivers enrolling dance/ballet school students understand:
    • Students must attend SIDE half a day per week (8.30 am – 1.10 pm)
    • Students will complete the academic program set by SIDE for their year level
    • Students will sit tests and exams on site at SIDE

    Additional documents required for enrolment:
    • an acceptance letter from a registered ballet school

    Elite Performance (Arts/Sports)  

    The student needs to demonstrate that they are participating in high level competition or performance and unable to attend a mainstream school.

    Additional documents required for enrolment:
    • Evidence of involvement with competition/performance at a national/international level and
    • Evidence of support by an official organisation in particular area and/or
    • Independent documentation attesting to level of achievement.

    Geographical Isolation  

    The student needs to demonstrate that they are geographically isolated in WA as defined by at least one of the categories below:
    • The distance between home and the nearest appropriate government school/s is 16km or more and the distance between home and *available transport service/s to the nearest appropriate government school/s is 4.5km or more, or
    • The distance between home and the nearest appropriate government school/s is 8km or more and distance between home and *available transport service/s to the nearest appropriate government school/s is 8km or more, or
    • The travel time between home and the nearest appropriate government school/s return journey takes 3 hours or more.

    *Available transport service means any regular scheduled public transport, private carrier or school service that currently provides a pick-up point within the specified distances of the student's home or would do so if requested by the family.

    Travelling Temporarily  

    Overseas  

    The maximum enrolment period is usually two years.
    Students are not eligible to apply for SIDE if they are enrolled at another school.
    Additional documents required for enrolment:
    • Travel documents (airline tickets/itinerary) and/or
    • Signed parent/care-giver work contract with place of employment and time period of employment or
    • Evidence that may be approved by the SIDE Principal.

    Within Australia  

    The maximum enrolment period is usually one year.
    Additional documents required for enrolment:
    • Holiday itinerary and/or
    • Parent/care-giver work contract or
    • Evidence that may be approved by the SIDE Principal

    Step 2. Confirm eligibility

    Contact SIDE and ask to speak to the Student Coordinator responsible for your category / region.

    or

    Send a message to Secondary Enrolments and Enquiries . A relevant Student Coordinator will contact you to confirm eligibility to continue with the enrolment process.

    Step 3. Gather

    E-documents for the student’s application from the list below:

    All applications
    • Birth certificate and/or Passport
    • Proof of Western Australian address e.g. driver’s licence and utility account
    • Immunisation record
    • School Reports from the previous two year’s schooling
    • NAPLAN and OLNA results
    As relevant:

    Step 4. Commence application

    Start and complete online application within 2-3 days by visiting our

            Application for Enrolment Portal .

    For Dance/Arts/Sports students OR students who attend SIDE Leederville on a regular basis, complete the online form below:

            Student Leave Pass Form

    Step 5. Check

    During the process, several emails requiring responses will arrive from either:

            enrolments@side.wa.edu.au or noreply@side.wa.edu.au

    Remember to check junk email.

    Step 6. Sign

    Tick, print, sign and scan Declaration Form (PDF preferred) and email to: forms@side.wa.edu.au

    Step 7. Approval

    Check for confirmation email from: noreply@side.wa.edu.au

    Student Coordinator will make contact in due time to help with getting your child started.

  • Step 1

    Download, save and then complete the  appropriate Re-enrolment Form:

    Year 7 Re-enrolment Form

    Year 8 Re-enrolment Form

    Year 9 Re-enrolment Form

    Year 10 Re-enrolment Form

    Year 11 Re-enrolment Form

    Year 12 Re-enrolment Form

    Step 2

    For Dance/Arts/Sports students OR students who attend SIDE Leederville on a regular basis only, complete the online form below:

    Student Leave Pass Form

    This form is required to be filled in for every year that the student is enrolled at SIDE.

    Step 3

    Submit completed, signed, scanned copies of the following documents to enrolments@side.wa.edu.au.

    1. Re-enrolment Form
    2. Student Leave Pass Form (only if applicable)

    Step 4

    A SIDE Student Coordinator will contact you shortly.