Arden’s main entry points are Pre-School, Kindergarten and Year 7. The School will consider applications for entry to other years when places become available both in class groups and relevant support and enrichment programs. Arden endeavours to offer preferred placement to siblings of students currently attending the School and to children whose parents, grandparents or siblings have attended the School. All prospective students, regardless of preferred placement, must complete all steps in the enrolment process before they will be offered a place at the School.
CURRENT ENROLMENT INFORMATION
PRE-SCHOOL ENTRY IN 2018
The enrolment process for Pre-School 2018 will begin in April 2017. Existing families will be given a preference of either the 5Day, 3Day or 2Day programs in 2018, then siblings of existing students will be offered a priority on our waiting list and we will endeavor allocate their program preferences for 2018. Any remaining places will be offered to families who have submitted an application form and are on our waiting list.
KINDERGARTEN ENTRY in 2018
Our Head of Junior School has started interviewing families from our waiting list and will continue to offer places for Kindergarten 2018 throughout Term 1, 2017. These interviews will continue until all places have been offered and confirmed. Interested families are advised to attend the Term 2 Primary School Open Morning on Wednesday 24th May and then submit an application form to place their child’s name on our waiting list.
Primary School entry in 2017
Our Head of Junior School is currently interviewing for available places in Years 1-3, and Year 5. Families are encouraged to submit an Enrolment Application Form to be considered for an interview. The invitation to attend an interview does not guarantee the offer of a place.
YEAR 7 ENTRY
All existing Arden Primary School students have continuing enrolment into our Secondary School. After those places are confirmed, Arden endeavours to offer preferred placement to siblings of students currently attending the School and to children whose parents, grandparents or siblings have attended the School. In order for this preferred placement to apply, the connection must be clearly indicated on the Enrolment Application.
YEAR 7 ENTRY IN 2018
The majority of places in Year 7, 2018 have been offered and confirmed. We anticipate some further places will become available later in 2017. Parents who are interested in a place for their child in Year 7, 2018 are strongly advised to download and submit an Enrolment Application Form to gain a place on our waiting list.
YEAR 7 ENTRY IN 2019
Interviews for entry to Year 7, 2019 began in Term 4, 2016 and will continue throughout 2017 until all places have been allocated. Parents who are interested in a place for their child in Year 7, 2019 are strongly advised to download and submit an Enrolment Application Form to gain a place on our waiting list.
Year 7 entry in 2020 and beyond
There are healthy waiting lists for entry to Year 7 in 2019 – 2024. Parents who are interested in a place for their child are advised to attend an Open Morning in 2017 to find out more about the educational offerings at Arden. Once parents have determined that they would like to have the opportunity of enrolling their child at Arden in the future, we encourage parents to submit an Enrolment Application as soon as possible to have the best opportunity of being offered a place in the future. Parents should also consider enrolment at Arden Primary School to provide for a transition to Arden Secondary and to guarantee a place in the Secondary School.
Year 8, 9 and 10, 2017
Limited places are available in Years 8, 9 and 10 in 2017. Interested families should contact the Registrar as soon as possible to receive further information on subject choices and availability.