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(3) NSW students will be allocated to schools in the ACT in a similar manner to which ACT students are allocated to ACT schools. The region surrounding the ACT has been divided into a northern and a southern zone. Families living in the northern zone have access to schools located in Belconnen. Families living in the southern zone have access to schools located in Tuggeranong. More detailed advice as provided to parents can be found on the ACT Education Directorate website at the address below:

https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school/nsw-resident-enrolments

These arrangements are intended to ensure certainty for NSW families enrolling children in ACT public schools during a period of rapidly rising enrolments in the ACT public education system. Families enrolling from NSW in the schools identified in each zone will be subject to the same guidelines as ACT students. However, the ACT government will review the zones if required.

(4) No. The recent changes to the guidelines regarding NSW residents attending ACT public schools will not impact funding.

Schools—New South Wales students (Question No 936)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 16 February 2018:

(1) How many students considered NSW residents are enrolled in the ACT in (a) preschools, (b) primary schools, (c) high schools, (d) secondary colleges, (e) special schools and (f) mainstream schools' student with a disability.

(2) How many students considered NSW residents are enrolled in the ACT Belconnen school network in (a) preschools, (b) primary schools, (c) high schools, (d) secondary colleges, (e) special schools and (f) mainstream schools' student with a disability.

(3) How many students considered NSW residents are enrolled in the ACT North/Gungahlin school network in (a) preschools, (b) primary schools, (c) high schools, (d) secondary colleges, (e) special schools and (f) mainstream schools' student with a disability.

(4) How many students considered NSW residents are enrolled in the ACT South/Weston school network in (a) preschools, (b) primary schools, (c) high schools, (d) secondary colleges, (e) special schools and (f) mainstream schools' student with a disability.

(5) How many students considered NSW residents are enrolled in the ACT Tuggeranong school network in (a) preschools, (b) primary schools, (c) high schools, (d) secondary colleges, (e) special schools and (f) mainstream schools' student with a disability.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The table below provides the distribution of NSW resident persons enrolled in ACT public schools and disaggregated by schools network as at the Canberra Public Schools Census August 2017. Please note that there may be slight differences in totals from previously reported figure for 2017 due to different extraction dates for the data.


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