Enrolment Procedure and Conditions of Attendance
Applications for enrolment as a pupil of Pymble Ladies’ College, Sydney should be made in writing by a parent or guardian on the form provided by the College for that purpose, and accompanied by the non-refundable Application Fee.
The Application must be accompanied by the names, addresses and signatures of two persons of public standing to whom the pupil and/or applicant is known. The Applicant, in making the application, consents to the Principal consulting such persons if it is deemed necessary or appropriate.
Copies of the Applicant’s Birth Certificate and Immunisation Certificate must also accompany the application. If the pupil has an overseas Birth Certificate, a copy of their passport showing resident status or Australian Citizenship is also required.
If a place is available for the required year, the applicant will, within one month, receive a letter from the Principal of the College offering the pupil a place, subject to the procedure outlined in point one of the conditions of attendance below.
The applicant may accept the initial offer by notifying the College, in writing, of such acceptance on the form provided by the College for that purpose and by paying a non-refundable Booking Fee, within one (1) month.
If the offer is not so accepted, then it will lapse.
The offer, above mentioned, is made subject to the following Terms and Conditions.
- An informal and brief interview will be required with you and your daughter at the College two years prior to entry. This interview is intended to ascertain whether Pymble is able to offer an education which is appropriate for your daughter. Pymble enrols girls across a wide range of abilities, but is not a Special School equipped to serve students with complex physical or intellectual disabilities. Parents are asked to state the nature of any such special needs and to provide medical reports as appropriate. Information regarding special needs must be updated if the student’s needs change in the period between the initial application and the desired date of entry.
- Following a satisfactory interview the College will require a further payment of a non-refundable Enrolment Fee, which confirms that the offer of a place is accepted.
Parents wishing to transfer their daughter’s enrolment at Pymble will be limited to two transfers, after which the non-refundable Enrolment Fee will apply in order to maintain the confirmed position.
Conditions of attendance include the following.
- The prompt payment of all fees and charges due in respect of the pupil. NOTE: The present practice of the College is to forward accounts for fees in three instalments at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3. All fees and charges are due for payment within 30 days of an account being rendered.
- An overdue account fee may be added to any account which falls into arrears at such rate as the Council of the College shall from time to time determine.
- At least one school term’s notice in writing of the withdrawal of a pupil is required, or the payment of a sum representing 25% of the annual fees in lieu thereof. As part of the Board of Studies’ requirements it is now compulsory to advise the College, in the notice of withdrawal, the name of the school to which the student is being transferred.
- Girls enrolled as boarders are expected to remain as boarders for the full year unless otherwise specified and agreed to by the Principal. Notice of change from boarding to day status should have at least one (1) term’s notice, otherwise boarding fees in lieu of notice will be charged.
- The pupil will be subject to the discipline of and comply with the directions of the Council and Principal of the College; and the parent or guardian of the pupil will use his or her best endeavours to ensure such compliance.
- Any change of address of the parent or guardian or pupil should be notified to the College, in writing, within one (1) month of such change.
- A breach of any of these Terms and Conditions shall entitle the Council of the College, at its discretion, to suspend or terminate the attendance of the pupil at the College; provided that in a matter of discipline or conduct the Principal may suspend the pupil, pending determination of the Council.