Al Amanah College is a comprehensive co-educational K – 12, school offering education underpinned by Islamic values and operating within the requirements of the BOS. The purpose of this document is to assist the School in providing and implementing a step-by-step application and enrolment process which provides a transparent and consistent reference point to both those seeking enrolment and those responsible for enrolment at the school. All applications will be processed in order of receipt and consideration will be given to the applicant’s support for the ethos of the school, siblings already attending the school and other criteria determined by the school from time to time. Once enrolled, students are expected to support the school’s ethos and comply with the school rules to maintain the enrolment.
BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Families wishing to enrol their children and siblings at the school must follow the enrolment process outlined below. This means that a child may be recorded on the waitlist in order to be considered according to the School’s Best Practice Guidelines; however this does not mean that enrolment is guaranteed.
Notification for interview and assessment
If parent and child do not attend the interview or the entrance assessment the child’s name will be removed from the waitlist. All placements are subject to withdrawal of offer by Al Amanah College, should circumstances under which the offer was made alter prior to enrolment.
It is essential that parents have an understanding of Al Amanah College Philosophy and a desire for their children to participate fully in the life of the school. Once a child is enrolled, parents are advised to further their knowledge of Al Amanah College as their child progresses through the school by attending all Parent Evenings, visiting the school, and supporting the college ethos and principles.
Before your child is offered a place at Al Amanah College, the following factors are considered:
– Interview and Classroom Appraisal (entrance exam, previous school report).
– Current student numbers, application date, age, balance in the classroom, child’s readiness for school, learning needs, academic and behaviour record.
– Sibling priority is not guaranteed. Preference will normally be given to siblings of children attending the school, provided the family has continued to demonstrate support for the school.
Conditions for Acceptance
On acceptance of the offer of a position the following conditions must be agreed to:
– That a non-refundable, non-transferable $150 Enrolment Fee In Advance is paid.
– That once students are enrolled they are expected to support the school’s ethos and comply with the school rules to maintain the enrolment.
In certain circumstances there is a probationary period of one (1) term for new students. At the end of the probationary period, parents are advised of the continuation or termination of their child’s enrolment. The probationary period may be extended at the discretion of the School Principal or his delegate. If the child is withdrawn within the probationary period, the balance of the tuition fee only (excluding building fund payments and the Enrolment Fee In Advance) is refunded for that term. After the probationary period has lapsed, no refund is applicable.
THE ENROLMENT PROCESS
Step One – Expression of Interest Form
Step Two – Student/Family Information Form
Step Three – Interview
Step Four – Notification of Outcome of Interview
Parents/Guardians’ Enrolment Contract is a legally binding contract between the parents/guardians and Al Amanah College.
The school will acknowledge enquiries in the most appropriate and timely manner according to its documented procedures.
THE ENROLMENT REGISTER
An electronic register of enrolments (MAZE) will be used. The register will contain:
Students and parents/guardians are required under the Enrolment Contract to abide by and support the school policies as outlined in the Enrolment Contract. From time to time these policies may change as the need may arise.