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Local Catchment Area

A school’s local catchment area is the geographical area from which the school is to have its core intake of students. A catchment map defines the catchment area for Tingalpa State School.

Tingalpa State School operates under an equidistant catchment area.

The school’s catchment map is available to be viewed at http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/catchment/.

Students within catchment:
Any student, whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area/s, is (subject to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006) entitled to enrol at the school. The school Principal will reserve places for students who move into the catchment area throughout the school year.
Parents or legal guardians who wish to enrol their child at the school will need to demonstrate that the student's principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following:
 
One primary source - a current lease agreement, or rates notice, or unconditional sale agreement, and
One secondary source - a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas) showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name.
 
You will be required to provide these documents before an interview time can be made.

If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student's principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residence, such as an additional utility bill (e.g. water) showing the same address.
 
The Principal may also request a properly sworn Statutory Declaration from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student's principal place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application.
 
Applicants should note that a false statement / assertion about the student's principal place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The school Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.
 
Out-of-catchment application:
Applications from any other person, not meeting the criteria outlined above, is an out-of-catchment application. Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area is restricted to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the Student Enrolment Capacity. This school can only enrol out-of-catchment students:
if there is sufficient spare capacity after reserving places for students who move into the catchment during the year; and
after taking into account the school's projected future enrolment growth.
 
Please see our Enrolments page to find out more about our enrolment process.