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Year 7 Entry

da vinci decathlon winnersThank you for considering potentially becoming a part of our Cannon Hill Anglican College (CHAC) community. 

Our independent co-educational offering, pastoral care program and modern facilities provide an inclusive and connected environment which supports our students while they develop their personal identity, manage the physical and emotional demands of adolescence, and renegotiate their relationships with peers and teachers.

In January 2016, the purpose-designed Junior Secondary Precinct welcomed its first students. It provides a facility that harnesses the benefits of natural light and the calm and tranquillity of CHAC’s surrounding Wetlands environment. Learning spaces are open and flexible, to promote the engagement and motivation previously referenced. The addition of the Junior Secondary Precinct - ‘our own space’ - further enhances Junior Secondary students’ feelings of social inclusion.

The Junior Secondary phase of the College represents a transition period for students as they come to terms with their move from Primary School. At CHAC, students embrace the opportunity to create a Junior Secondary identity and take on board the significant role they can play in adding to the history of the College.

- Chris Nastrom-Smith, Director of Junior Secondary

With so many new students joining the College, the Year 7 Orientation Camp (included in our tuition fees) takes place in the second week of the new school year, and presents the perfect opportunity to challenge one another and forge new friendships.

Year 7 students also have the opportunity to participate in CHAC Sport's inter-school competition, with training held at the College before or after the school day, and matches played on Saturday mornings either at home or at competitor schools. Participation fees and playing jerseys are also included in CHAC's tuition fees.

Students can also audition for any of CHAC's Performance Music Ensembles, with many opportunities provided throughout the year to perform publicly. Private music tuition is also available, and our seven-day timetable ensures students miss as few classes as possible to attend these extra-curricular activities.

Due to an excellent reputation and a strong demand for places, with lengthy waiting lists, families seeking placement in the College up to and including 2020 are advised to contact the College Registrar prior to submitting an Application. Offers of places for intake in Year 7 are made up to three years prior to entry. To discuss your enrolment requirements for entry into Year 7, please contact our Secondary Enrolments Registrar.

Year of Entry Guide

Birth Year Year 7
1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 2019
1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 2020
1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 2021
1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 2022
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 2023
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 2024
1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 2025
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 2026
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 2027
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 2028
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 2029
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2030
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2031

Apply online for Year 7 Entry

Admission Procedures

Step 1 - Application

Apply online to join the College's Enrolment Waiting List. Due to high demand, early application is advised.

Applications for admission to the College are registered when the Application for Admission, copy of Birth Certificate and Application Fee are received by the College Registrar. Please note that an Application cannot be processed unless accompanied by the Birth Certificate copy.

On receipt of the Application for Admission and Application Fee, the child’s name will be placed on the Enrolment Waiting List, for the nominated year of entry. Please note that this does not automatically guarantee a place at the College.

The College’s current intake years are Prep and Year 7, with applications for other years considered if vacancies are available.

Step 2 - Review

The College currently progresses to the Review phase of enrolment in the year prior to entry for Prep and up to three years prior to entry for Year 7, to assist short-listing students for interview. Further data will be requested at this time.

Parents will be required to submit a signed Verification of Applicant Details form, along with a recent school report and other requested supporting information.

The key considerations within the current College Enrolment Policy include:

  • support of the College ethos and Code of Student Conduct
  • whether a sibling is currently enrolled at CHAC
  • gender balance
  • date of application
  • scholarship offers.

Consideration is also given to each applicant’s educational needs and circumstances, and information is gathered in consultation with parents and other relevant persons/professionals prior to a review by the College’s Enrolment Team.

Step 3 - Interview and Offer

In the year prior to entry for Prep and up to three years prior to entry for Year 7, all selected students are invited to attend an interview, from which offers are made to successful students.

Once all returned Verification of Applicant Details forms are received and reviewed, selected students are invited to attend an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, or specialist staff where appropriate.

Offers of places for our key intake years (Prep and Year 7) are made up to the nominated capacity for the year group. If a student is successful in securing a place at the College, a Letter of Offer will be sent to parents. If a student is unsuccessful in securing a place, the College will advise parents in writing, as the enrolment review process progresses.

Step 4 - Enrolment

Successful applicants are invited to enrol their student at the College and unsuccessful applicants are notified. Parents are sent the College’s Enrolment Agreement and Letter of Offer, which are signed and returned to the College, along with the nonrefundable Enrolment Fee, which need to be received by the required due date.

If an offer of a place is not accepted, the College may make a subsequent round of offers to others on the waiting list.

FAQs

When can I make an application to the waiting list?

As all applications must be accompanied by a copy of a birth certificate, applications to go onto the Enrolment Waiting List can be submitted any time after birth.

Do siblings of wait-listed students need to submit a separate application?

Yes, All applicants are required to make application by submitting the Application Form, birth certificate and Application Fee.

Do I need to send school reports with our application?

No. Applications must be accompanied by a copy of a birth certificate. Supporting data such as school reports are not required until the review stage.

Do you have to be Anglican to attend CHAC?

No. However, as an Anglican College, our philosophy is based on the principles and traditions of the Anglican Church, which fosters among its students, staff and parents a lifestyle based on Christian values.

Do you have dedicated feeder schools?

No. CHAC attracts students from up to 40 Primary schools.

How many students are there in the Secondary School?

CHAC currently has approximately 800 students in our Secondary school.

When will we know if we have secured a place?

The College currently progresses to the Review phase of enrolment in the year prior to entry for Prep, based on the Enrolment Waiting List at that time. Based on the submission of supporting data during the Review phase, selected students are invited to attend an interview. Following a review of all supporting information and interviews, the College will make offers for places up to the nominated capacity for the year group. If a student is successful in securing a place at the College, a Letter of Offer will be sent to parents. 

What happens if our child does not secure a place in Year 7?

The application will be rolled up to the next year of entry; however, entry at all other year levels is dependent on vacancies created due to current families transferring from the College.

Enrolments Glossary

Application Fee

The Application Fee is payable when lodging the Application for Admission to place your child on the Enrolment Waiting List. Families with students who want to commence studies at the College within the next three years should contact the Registrar before paying this fee.

Application for Admission

The Application for Admission form is the form completed when registering your child to be placed on the Enrolment Waiting List. Families with students who want to commence studies at the College within the next three years should contact the Registrar before completing this form.

Enrolment Agreement

An Enrolment Agreement – a contract between the College and the enrolling parents – is signed at the end of the Application and Enrolment process, when a student has received a confirmed offer of a place at the College.

Enrolment Fee

Once a student is offered a confirmed place at the College, an Enrolment Fee is paid to secure the place.

Enrolment Policy

The Enrolment Policy is a set of guidelines which determine the factors considered when reviewing prospective students for enrolment.

Enrolment Waiting List

The Enrolment Waiting List is a list of students for whom Application for Admission forms have been received.

Interview

Up to three years prior to entry for Year 7 and in the year prior to entry for Prep, all families on the waiting list, for the relevant year, are contacted and required to complete a Verification of Applicant form. Once all this data is received, all applications are reviewed and students are selected for interview.

Letter of Offer

Once selected prospective students have attended an interview, parents of the successful student are sent a Letter of Offer.

Verification of Applicant Details

Up to three years prior to entry for Year 7 and in the year prior to entry for Prep, parents on the Enrolment Waiting List are required to complete a Verification of Application form to confirm the details supplied previously and to provide updated supporting information, such as latest school reports.