The processing of Applications for Enrolment and the offering of places is done in the following order: siblings, sons and relatives of Old Boys (preferential consideration), then the remaining places are offered by date of application (the earliest application first).
Boys will be accepted into the Kindergarten class if they have turned five, or will do so prior to the 1st April in the year they are to start school and only if the School feels they are ready to start School given the ages and abilities of the other boys in the class. The Acceptance of students into other grades depends upon the availability of a position.
When you accept a position at Coogee Prep, you are giving your agreement to the School’s philosophy, ethos, discipline and behavioral policy, School rules and Fee payment schedule. When an offer of place is made (after an interview with the Headmaster), the Conditions of Entry document must be read and signed as part of the enrolment and registration process.
A non-refundable Application Fee of $150.00 must accompany all applications. (This fee is waived when the applicant is a sibling of a boy currently enrolled in the School).
Upon acceptance of a position at Coogee Prep, payment of a non-refundable Registration and Administration Fee is required for all Years K-6 of $500.
Coogee Prep does not take boys on 457 VISA's. Only Australian Citizens or permanent residents are accepted into the School.
Coogee Prep’s definition of ‘special needs’ applies to students who may have: learning difficulties, family problems, behavioural problems, problems associated with bullying, psychological and social difficulties, students who may have difficulties with the English language, students with specific religious or cultural observations, students with physical disabilities, health risks and students who require medication for various reasons.
Coogee Prep acknowledges its responsibilities to provide quality outcomes for all students. However, the School relies on parents/guardians to provide full disclosure of any special needs of an enrolling boy so it can accurately assess its capability to meet this student’s needs and to advise the parents/carers accordingly.
The offer of a place to a student with special needs will be subject to the School being able to provide the necessary resources to adequately provide a quality outcome for the prospective student. In the absence of any special needs disclosure by parents/guardians, the School will assume the student has no special needs about which is should be aware and any offer of enrolment will be made on this basis.
The importance of full disclosure regarding any special needs is further highlighted in the ‘Conditions of Entry’ document that parents/guardians must sign when an offer of a place is made. Parents/guardians are also advised to notify the School in writing of any special needs should they arise during their son’s enrollment at Coogee Prep.