Enter for Success strategy

The Enter for Success strategy supports the inclusion, attendance, participation and retention of Aboriginal students at school. It gives Aboriginal students the opportunity to enrol and be accepted into any government school they nominate the year before they start primary or secondary school.

Who can apply

Students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can apply.

The strategy applies to:

  • children eligible to start reception in 2024
  • year 6 students starting secondary school in 2024.

Choosing a school

There’s already a place available at your local government school. If you don’t want your child to attend your local government school, you can select another school.

Families and students should consider a school that:

  • meets their educational needs
  • provides the best opportunity for a healthy social life
  • provides encouraging environments for educational success.

Support in the chosen school

Once a school is chosen, the school will work with you to make sure they give your child the necessary support and opportunities to achieve educational outcomes throughout their schooling.

The success of the strategy depends on quality consultation and clear communication between:

  • your child’s preschool or primary school
  • your child’s intended primary or secondary school
  • student support services
  • Aboriginal education staff
  • students and their families.

How to apply

Year 6 students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander on their registration of interest form will be automatically included in the strategy when they participate in the department’s statewide registration of interest process.

If your child is eligible to start reception at the beginning of the next school year, you can submit a registration of interest form directly with the school you have chosen for your child. It's recommended you apply by 30 June.

However, you have until the last day of term 4 to apply.

Refer to starting school for more information.

If you’re interested in participating in the strategy, you and your child should meet with your preschool or primary school to discuss enrolment options, expectations, responsibilities, and commitments of everyone involved.

Help with the strategy

Contact your preschool or school if you need more information.

Related information

On this site

Financial help, scholarships and grants
Learning plans for Aboriginal students

Other websites

Wirltu Yarlu – Adelaide University
Yunggorendi – Flinders University
Access and equity – TAFE SA
International College of Hotel Management

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