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Waterford West State School is highly regarded within our local and wider community for our high expectations. We have a proud tradition of providing quality learning experiences for all students.

Waterford West State School operates under an enrolment management plan that sets out the conditions under which students may be enrolled at our school.

A catchment area defines the geographical area from which Waterford West State School is to have its core intake of students.

Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at Waterford West State School will need to demonstrate that the student’s principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:

  • One primary source – a current rental/lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional contract of sale; and
  • One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent’s/legal guardian’s name.

If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student’s principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residency. The Principal may also request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student’s principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.

Students living with a relative/other person within catchment must provide the following:

  • properly sworn statutory declaration from the student's parent/legal guardian and
  • properly sworn statutory declaration from the person/s the student will be residing with in-catchment.

The principal may also request additional pieces of proof of residency and interview/s with all parties to discuss the living arrangement.

Applicants should note that a false statement/assertion about the student’s principal place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.      

Out-of-catchment students applying for enrolment at Waterford West State School are placed on a waiting list, assessed in order of receipt.

Enrolment Procedure

  1. Check the enrolment management plan and catchment area to determine if you live in or out of the catchment area. Alternatively you can contact us to assist you with enrolment enquiries
  2. Complete an enrolment form and collect an enrolment package from the office
  3. Gather proof of residency and any other required documentation
  4. Provide the completed enrolment and proof of residency documentation in person to the office
  5. Await contact from the school regarding an enrolment meeting


Parents or legal guardians are informed that an enrolment meeting will only be conducted following the receipt of all enrolment documentation to the Principal’s satisfaction.

Enrolment Meeting

At the enrolment meeting we will:


Please feel free to contact us on with any questions related to enrolling your children at Waterford West State School.

Parents and carers are encouraged to look through our parent handbook (PDF, 935 KB) for information about our school.

To determine when your child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.