Enrolment at the College

Welcome prospective parents and students of our college community!

We know that making a decision about your secondary college is a ‘big one’ and finding the ‘right’ college is important. To help you begin making this decision, we recommend you have a look at the information available on this website and contact us on 5443 4522.

The Parent Page has been updated with new advice and Transition Information Packs. This is useful information for parents/ guardians of students going from Year 6 to Year 7.

To ensure that you are in the Bendigo South East College zone, please check on www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au/#school=1783701 which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/participation/pages/placement.aspx
to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/zones-restrictions.aspx.

Information for parents and carers with Grade 6 children at government primary schools

For grade 6 students enrolled at government primary schools in the same zone/designated neighbourhood as Bendigo South East College, you recently received the Transition Information Pack and Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 form from your child’s primary school. On page 5 of the Transition Information Pack is information relating to checking if Bendigo South East College is your designated neighbourhood school. You will also find on page 6 important transition timeline information. If you have not received this information you will need to make contact with your child’s primary school as soon as possible to receive this information.

Parents/Carers of the child are required to complete the Application for Placement 2021 form and return it to their primary school’s Transition Coordinator by Friday 29th May 2020. These forms will then be forwarded on to Bendigo South East College.

Parents and carers with Grade 6 children at non-government schools - Catholic, independent and home schooling

Please find attached the Transition Information Pack and Application Form if your Grade 6 child is from a Catholic or independent school or are part of a home schooling program.

On page 6 of the Transition Information Pack is important transition timeline information.

Please complete and return your Application for Year 7 Placement 2021 for Bendigo South East College by Friday 29th May 2020 directly to the college.

Address to: Kim Polglase

Bendigo South East College

56 Ellis Street, Flora Hill, Victoria, 3550

If you require further information or have questions about your non-government primary school child applying and enrolling at Bendigo South East College, please contact the college and ask to speak to the Year 7 Transition Facilitator.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2020 Information Evening?
The information evening is on May 13th starting at 7:00 pm. This will be an online presentation.

When will I receive information on my allocated school?
Notification of placements will be distributed in late June 2020 via your student’s primary school. Enrolment packs will be distributed at the start of Term 3. Transition information will be distributed at the start of November.

What if I live outside Bendigo South East College zone?
You have the right to apply for any Bendigo 7-10 school. This will not be an automatic acceptance and there will be a process through which appeals are considered. Please check your permanent address at www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

If I have had a child/children at Bendigo South East College in the past will my child be accepted?
If you are outside the zone for Bendigo South East College and currently have a child attending, you are entitled to make a sibling’s claim. You need to specify this on your application form. Applications for a sibling claim cannot be processed for former students of the College. Be aware that a sibling claim is also not an automatic acceptance.

I would like to apply for the Athlete Development Program or Academy of Creative Arts, who do I contact?
You may visit the Performing Arts or the ADP Hub to get further information on applying for these programs. More information on these programs will be available at the information evening.

Do I need to purchase the school-designated computer?
We operate on a leasing system for our One-to-One notebook program. This program provides students with a machine that is set up for maximum learning outcomes at BSE. This lease needs to be paid before the school year commences. We do not have a bring your own device (BYOD) option.

How do I organise uniform?
Uniform information will be in your transition pack in November. All BSE uniform is sourced through Mensland at Strath Village.

How much am I expected to pay to start Year 7?
The cost of beginning Year 7 can vary depending on the programs your child is involved in. There are three main aspects to start-up costs: 1) College levies and fees; 2) Uniform and; 3) Books and stationery. More information will be provided in your transition pack in November.

How will I be able to monitor my child’s academic process?
BSE has a virtual learning platform called BSE Virtual. Here, you will be able to access feedback, marks and additional information. The students receive login details at the beginning of the year and parents will receive theirs shortly after.

My child has additional needs in their learning, who do I contact?
Bendigo South East College has a number of trained professionals in our Student Support Centre. The General Office will direct your inquiries to the appropriate person.

My child will need to catch a bus to school, how do I organise this?
Go to the Transport to BSE page on our website, which is under the ‘Community’ tab.

Information as of 12/05/2020