Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

  • enacted
5 Sections 5 to 5B replaced

Replace sections 5 to 5B with:

5 Restrictions on primary school enrolment

The following persons may not be enrolled in or continue to be enrolled in a primary school or a class below form 3 at a composite school:

(a)

a child under the age of 5 years:

(b)

a child who turned 14 years of age in a previous year:

(c)

a child who, in the opinion of the Secretary,—

(i)

has completed the work of form 2; or

(ii)

has completed the work equivalent to form 2.

5A Cohort entry policy

(1)

A State school or State integrated school may adopt or revoke a cohort entry policy after complying with the requirements in section 5C.

(2)

A cohort entry policy must—

(a)

apply to all children aged 5 who have not previously enrolled in a registered school; and

(b)

provide that all such children may be enrolled only on a date determined in accordance with section 5B.

5B Dates for starting school under cohort entry policy

(1)

This section applies to a school that has a cohort entry policy.

(2)

A child may be enrolled not earlier than the child’s fifth birthday on a date that is—

(a)

a term start date:

(b)

a mid-term start date.

(3)

In this section,—

mid-term date means a date that is published as a mid-term date under section 5D

term start date, in relation to a school, means a date that is the first day of a term that the school is open for instruction.