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.

Applicants are advised to follow these enrolment steps.

  • girl playing in her home propertyThe 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 the 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, or
    • There is no School of the Air that provides schooling in the student's geographic area.

    *Available transport service means any regularly 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 kids studying at the beachThe student needs to be travelling for a minimum enrolment period of one school semester or 20 school weeks.

    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 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
  • The student needs to demonstrate that they are enrolled in a full-time registered ballet/dance school and unable to attend a mainstream school. An acceptance letter from the registered school is required.

    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 that students will complete the academic program set by SIDE for their year level.

  • 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 state/national/international level and/or
    • Evidence of support by an official organisation or state sponsored program in particular area and/or
    • Independent documentation attesting to level of achievement.