How to Enrol
Thank you for considering The International School of Western Australia. We are committed to providing an inspiring whole school education that encourages all of our students to excel to their full potential.
ISWA caters for both local and international students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our Primary School runs from Kindergarten to Year 6, and our Secondary School from Year 7 to Year 12. Our academic programs are further broken down into the Early Learning Centre (Years K-2), Primary Years (Years K-6), Middle Years (Years 7-10) and Senior Years (Years 11-12).
At ISWA, we accept enrolment admissions throughout the school year. Our website is dedicated to giving you as much information as we can, but we suggest paying a visit too, to get to know the school, staff, student and community.
If you are considering enrolling your child at ISWA, or have any queries, please contact our Registrar Megan to book a tour of the school or to discuss your child’s enrolment. You can contact Megan via email or +61 8 9285 1144.
Entry Ages at ISWA
ISWA’s academic year runs from July until June. We enrol students based on the calendar year they were born, though we do offer flexibility. This will involve a review of previous school reports and a meeting between the parents and the Deputy.
The Enrolment Process
Step 1: Apply for a Priority Placement
Families are encouraged to apply for a Priority Placement. By sending in an application for Priority Placement, your family will be considered for an enrolment at ISWA. A Priority Placement is not a formal commitment to attend our school. The cost of the Priority Placement application is non-refundable at AUD $110 per child.
Step 2: Visit the School
We believe the best way to choose a school is to visit and get a true feel for the school community and culture. We offer personalised tours, monthly open days and have a fantastic school trialing programme where students can attend ISWA for up to a week.
We also accommodate twilight tours, for those who cannot come and see us during the day, and virtual tours for international families.
Step 3: Meet with our Registrar and the School
The school enrolment process involves a one-to-one meeting with the Registrar, followed by a school tour and meeting with senior staff. The Principal will meet prospective families where possible. This meeting can be facilitated via Skype and/or a virtual school tour for international families.
Step 4: Offer
It is at the Principal’s and school’s discretion whether a student will be enrolled at ISWA. We will contact you regarding our decision. Upon the decision to offer your child a place at ISWA, a full Enrolment Package will be sent to you from our Registrar.
Step 5: Complete the Enrolment Package
The full enrolment package will be sent to you from our Registrar upon the decision to offer your child a place at ISWA. The Enrolment Package is an online form which is required to be submitted together with copies of your child’s:
- Birth Certificate
- Recent School Report;
- Immunisation Record; and
- Visa Status (this is only for families applying for residency and families of CRICOS international students)
Please contact our Registrar at email or +61 8 9285 1144 if you have any difficulties completing the form.
Families applying for residency and families of CRICOS international students should note, a copy of your child’s Visa Status is essential for enrolment. The Registrar must receive this at least one week prior to your arrival.
Step 5: Acceptance of Place
A student’s place is secured when the Enrolment Package has been submitted and the non-refundable enrolment fee and deposit has been paid.
Step 6: Welcome to our School
Our Registrar will welcome you to our school and you will receive all the tools necessary to make your child’s transition a seamless experience.