Newcastle East Public School

Australia's oldest school - since 1816

Telephone02 4929 2911


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment.

For more information, visit:

How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

If you have received an offer for placement into Year 7 next year and submitted your expression of interest online, visit the online enrolment sign in page to accept this offer and progress your application to enrol.

If you did not submit your expression of interest online, are not eligible or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.


The Education Reform Act 1990 requires students between the ages of six and fifteen to be enrolled at a government or non-government school, and to attend school on each day that instruction is provided.

Specifically: -

  • A student can be enrolled at one school only.
  • Any student residing within the zone of a public school is entitled to enrol at that school.
  • Documentary evidence from two sources must be provided to prove residency within the school's zone.
  • Parents may seek to enrol their child at a school of their choice.
  • International students may apply for enrolment.
  • No person will be discriminated against in enrolment on the grounds of their sex, age, race, religion or ethnicity.

2023 Enrolment Cap and Buffer

Newcastle East Public School has a centrally established enrolment cap based on 11 permanent classrooms and provides a buffer to accommodate designated intake area students enrolling throughout the year. The enrolment cap for Newcastle East Public School, with 11 permanent classes, is 281 (K – 6). The buffer is 14. Places in the buffer will not be offered to non-local students. Therefore, once enrolments reach 267, places will not be offered to non-locals.

If a non-local child is enrolled in Kindergarten at the commencement of a year, later enrolment of younger siblings is not guaranteed and will happen only if the application can be accepted under the school's enrolment capacity.

Download our 2023 Enrolment Procedures