From October each year, we start collecting the names of families interested in registering their child/ren for the next academic year. Once siblings have been registered (around January), depending on what spaces are available we will either have a lottery for the remaining places or invite families directly to continue with the registration process. This normally happens at the beginning of March.
We currently offer Grades 1 to 6 (Year 2 to 7). Grade 7 (Year 8) will be added in the 2018-2019 school year.
The following process will be followed for all new applications invited to register:
A new application must be accompanied by the following before it will be considered:
The purpose of the Placement Assessment is to allow RICE to better assess into which Year a child should be placed. It is not a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ test. The Leadership Team will use the information gained from the Placement Assessment to decide which Year is appropriate for that child. The class teacher will also use this information as a baseline assessment for the child, which will help the teacher to know how much progress the child has made over the first year. Several areas will be considered in the Placement Assessment including the child’s level of competency in English (both reading and writing), their mathematics skills and how they relate socially to others.
Priority will be given first to siblings of existing students.