Enrolment Procedures


North Adelaide Primary School is a zoned school with a Capacity Management Plan in place. We do not register families outside of our school zone.
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Enrolling at North Adelaide Primary School – Please read the following information carefully.

North Adelaide Primary School is under constant enrolment pressure.  Due to a Departmental assessment our numbers are capped and a Capacity Management Plan has been put in place until advised otherwise. This means that there are changes to our enrolment procedures and that living in the North Adelaide Primary School Zone does not guarantee enrolment at the school. Please click on this link to access the gazetted Capacity Management Plan pages 65-66 of the SA Government Gazette – 29 July 2021.

We DO NOT GIVE OUT ENROLMENT forms until an enrolment has been confirmed by the principal.

Reception Enrolment Enquiries – **REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN**
2024 Semester 1 (Starting school on 29 Jan 24) for preschool children who turn 5 from 1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024 inclusive.
2024 Semester 2 (Starting school on 22 Jul 24) for preschool children who turn 5 from1 May 2024 to 31 October 2024 inclusive.

Families who wish to register must provide the school with adequate proof of residency to the Front Office to go on the Register for 2024.

2024 Semester 1 Reception enrolment enquiries will close on Friday the 4th of August 2023.

2024 Semester 2 Reception enrolment enquiries close date To Be Advised.

If more applications than available places for enrolment are received from parents living in the school zone, places will be offered based on whether any, all or a combination of the following applies:

  • The child has siblings currently enrolled at the school
  • The length of time the child has lived in the school zone
  • The distance of the child’s residence from the school
  • Other personal needs such as curriculum, transportation/location convenience, social/family links at the school.

Families will be notified of the outcome of this process by the end of Week 7, Term 3 (8 September 2023).  Unsuccessful applicants will be referred for enrolment to other neighbouring schools.

Families who move into the school zone or who are already living in the school zone but lodge their application for enrolment after the end of Week 3, Term 3, will only have their applications considered if or when vacancies exist, with priority consideration afforded to those applicants already on the school’s enrolment register.


2023 – Years 1–6  –  Register for a Vacancy
We have now reached capacity for 2023 in most year levels. Please enquire with the school, and if we are not able to accommodate the year level required you will be referred for enrolment to another neighbouring school.

Enrolment enquiries from parents of prospective students living inside the school zone will be considered if or when vacancies exist, with priority consideration afforded to those applicants already on the enrolment register. If a family has provided us with adequate proof of residency (see below) we will ask you to complete a (Registration of Interest) and add your child/ren’s name to our register. If a place becomes available we will contact you.

All information listed below must correlate with the parents of the child. We will not accept proof of residency whereby the residence is in another persons name ie: parent or grandparent.

Documents can be emailed to the school Enrolment Officer at:  dl.0179.admin@schools.sa.edu.au, or brought into the office. 

Owner – must reside at the property

  • A current Council Rates Notice or Property Purchase Agreement
  • A recent gas or electricity bill for that property (a ‘Welcome Letter” will also suffice for new connections)
  • A current drivers licence showing the same name/address details as the property

Rental Property – must reside at the property

  • A Rental Contract which must extend 12 months beyond the date of your child commencing school*
  • A Bond Receipt registered with the Consumer and Business Services Tenancies Board
  • A recent gas or electricity bill for that property (a ‘Welcome Letter” will also suffice for new connections)
  • A current drivers licence/s showing the same name/address details

*We do understand that most lease agreements are 12 months in duration. We will accept the current lease for adding your child’s name to the Register of Interest, however, this would be conditional on us receiving an extension, or formal offer of extension, of the lease from the landlord/agent before offering or confirming a placement.

In addition to the above, the following documents are also required:
Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport
We require a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport to verify proof of age.
Visa Papers
If you have immigrated to Australia, please provide us with your Visa papers and Visa Number. Families on 457 or 482 visas need to contact Temporary Resident Student Fee Administration on (08) 8226 7598, or by email at  Education.TempVisaStudents@sa.gov.au.

Subsequent Siblings – Outside of School Zone

There is no automatic entry for students who live outside the school’s zone and have older siblings who currently attend the school.

Once residency has been confirmed, you will receive a Registration of Interest form which will need to be returned to the school at your earliest convenience. 

If your child has limited oral and written English, we expect that they attend an Intensive English Language Centre (IELC) to develop their English proficiency. The zoned IELC school for North Adelaide Primary School is Hampstead Primary School. They can be contacted via email at Hampstead.ielc62@schools.sa.edu.au, or phone 08 8261 2248.