Enrolment

ACT public schools are non-selective. Hughes Primary School gives priorirty to enrolment of children living in our Priority Enrolment Area (PEA). If our school has the capacity after accepting students from our PEA, we may offer enrolment to students who live outside our PEA. Many parents have made Hughes Primary their school of choice.

Enrolments are made at Hughes Primary School and are based on the ACT Education Directorate's Priority Area Policy.

All new students on enrolment must show proof of their residency status.

Enrolment ages:

  • Children must be four years of age on or before 30 April to enrol in the preschool program, and
  • Children who are enrolling in an ACT public primary school for the first time at Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before 30 April of the current year.

For Permanent residents the required proof may be:

  • an Australian birth certificate and/or
  • an Australian passport or
  • permanent resident stamp in passport or
  • a refugee document for travel to Australia.

All temporary residents must produce the Visa on which they have been granted entry to Australia. Permission to enrol temporary residents is determined by the Department of Education's International Education Unit and in some cases tuition fees are required.


Enrolments | Preschool

Preschool is provided for all four year old children in the year before they attend school. Children must turn four by the 30th April to be eligible to attend.

Hughes Primary School administers all enrolments for Hughes Preschool. When lodging your enrolment form, office staff will need to sight official documentation showing your child's:

  • Date of birth
  • Proof of residence
  • Your child's immunisation details

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time using the online enrolment/transfer form External linkj. Once submitted, forms cannot be altered. If you have made an error you will need to submit another form. If more than one form is submitted any previously submitted forms will be made invalid.

Applications for enrolment will open in Term 2 of each school year for preschool that will commence school next year. Please visit the enrolment section here for more information about this process.


Enrolments | Kindergarten to Year 6

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time using the online enrolment/transfer form External linkj. Once submitted, forms cannot be altered. If you have made an error you will need to submit another form. If more than one form is submitted any previously submitted forms will be made invalid.

Applications for enrolment will open in Term 2 of each school year for kindergarten that will commence school next year. Please visit the enrolment section here for more information about this process.


Further Information

We welcome to contact our front office staff directly, or via email, to assist you with your application to enrol your child at Hughes Primary School.

Further information about this process can be located on the Directorate's Prioritory Enrolment Area or at: Canberra Public Schools website.

In addition, the Parent Guide webpage provides an overview of the criteria and procedures when enrolling in an ACT public school or transferring between ACT public schools.

The policy about enrolment in an ACT public school is available at:

Require further assistance

If you require assistance or clarification on the enrolment procedure or process please contact the ACT Education Directorate at:

Applications are processed by the school/s you have listed on the online enrolment form. If you wish to enquire about the progress of your application please contact the school/s you listed in your application form.