Burnside Primary School is a zoned school with a Capacity Management Plan. We do not register families outside of our school zone.
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All schools in the eastern suburbs are under constant enrolment pressure. We currently have over 800 students attending for 2019, with all possible classroom areas occupied. Due to a DECD assessment on the 6th September, 2016 regarding our numbers being capped, a Capacity Management Plan has been put in place (reviewed annually). Please click on this link to access the gazetted Capacity Management Plan Burnside PS CMP Gazetted 13-6-2019


Our Principal Tours provide a great opportunity for you to gain valuable information regarding our enrolment process, insights into the curriculum and student learning. A member of our leadership team will also take you on a short tour of the school facilities and help gain an insight into what makes our school so valued within our community.

2020 Principal Tours will take place as listed below. There will be one Principal tour scheduled each term for terms 1, 2 and 3, bookings are essential. No Principal Tours take place in term 4. Individual Principal tours are not scheduled due to the high demand of enrolment enquiries.

Term 1
Wednesday 18th March, 2020 at 9am – please arrive promptly
Please click on this link to secure a position at this tour – https://www.trybooking.com/BIGIW

Term 2
Wednesday 17th June, 2020 at 9am – please arrive promptly
Please click on this link to secure a position at this tour – https://www.trybooking.com/BIGKD

Term 3
Monday 21st September, 2020 at 9am – please arrive promptly
Please click on this link to secure a position at this tour – https://www.trybooking.com/BIGKE

Please read the following information carefully:

The Reception 2021 Registration of Interest Process:
DATE OF BIRTH 1.5.2015 – 30.4.2016

Opening Date for Registrations – Monday 10th February, 2020
Closing Date for Registrations – Friday 7th August, 2020
#dates may be subject to change, please ensure you monitor this website for any future changes

Adequate Proof of Residency (see below) must be provided directly to the front office – Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm. We will then ask you to complete a ‘Registration of Interest’ form which will secure a place on our 2021 Reception Register. After the closing date of registrations, all submissions will be reviewed. Families will be notified via their postal address of the outcome in early September.


All information listed below must correlate with the parents of the child. We will not accept proof of residency whereby the residence is in another persons name ie: parent or grandparent.

Owner – must reside at the property

  • A current Burnside City Council Rates Notice or Property Purchase Agreement
  • A recent gas or electricity bill for that property
  • A current drivers licence showing the same name/address details as the property.

  • Rental Property – must reside at the property

  • A Rental Contract which must extend 12 months beyond the date of your child commencing school
  • A Bond Receipt registered with the Consumer and Business Services Tenancies Board
  • A recent gas or electricity bill for that property
  • A current drivers licence/s showing the same name/address details.

  • Child’s Birth Certificate or Passport
    In addition we require a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport to verify proof of age.

    Subsequent Siblings

    Families who no longer live within the parameters of the BPS catchment zone who wish to register any subsequent children (sibling/s of a child/ren currently attending BPS) will not be guaranteed a place once you have moved out of our zone. Your child who currently attends will not forfeit their place.

    2020 – 2021 Year 1 – 7 Registration of Interest for a Vacancy
    Some vacancies are available from Year 1 to Year 7. Families who provide adequate proof of residency and complete a Registration of Interest for enrolment form will be considered if or where a vacancy exists. Priority consideration is afforded to those applicants already on the Registration of Interest for enrolment register.
    We DO NOT GIVE OUT ENROLMENT FORMS until an enrolment has been confirmed by the principal.

    Visa Papers

    If you have emigrated to Australia, please provide us with your Visa papers and Visa Number.
    If your child has limited oral and written English; we expect that they attend an Intensive English Language school to develop their English proficiency. The zoned IELC school for Burnside Primary School is Gilles Street Primary School.

    International Students
    As we are a government school with a Capacity Management Plan we do not take International Students.
    For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

    International Education Services
    Department for Education
    PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    Telephone: +618 8226 3402 Fax: +618 8226 3655
    Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au
    Website: http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au