Placement Appeals

Enrolment applications at Montmorency Secondary College will be managed in accordance with the Department of Education and Training’s priority order of placement as follows: 

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school Students who reside within our College zone and for whom the College is the designated Government school. Privacy Notice - Montmorency Secondary College needs to collect your personal information to establish that you reside within the College’s zone. Your information will not be disclosed to any other organisation without your consent, or unless authorised or required by law. Copies of any documents you provide to verify your permanent residence will not be retained. Please note that your enrolment application may not be successful if the requested information is not provided. 
  2. Students with a sibling who lives at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time 
  3. Where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school 
  4. Students seeking enrolment under specific curriculum grounds (Please see details below about applying under this criteria) 
  5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to Montmorency Secondary College. 

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be enrolled in a school based on compassionate grounds. This is an overarching consideration and does not form part of the priority order of placement. Schools are permitted to assess and make a determination for exceptional circumstances applications on a case-by-case basis. 


Montmorency Secondary College has established an appeals process in consultation with the Department of Education and Training’s North Western Victoria Regional Office. 

Parents and carers are able to appeal against the College’s decision not to provide a placement for their child. All appeals are considered by the College’s Placement Committee, chaired by the College Principal. 

Appeals are submitted using the “Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Placement Appeal Form”, which is included in the ‘Placement Information Pack for Schools’ provided to families by the Primary School. Appeals must be received by the College by Friday 29th July 2022. 

The College’s decision will be communicated to the parent or carer in writing by Tuesday 9th August 2022. In assessing the appeal, the College will check to ensure compliance with the priority order of placement, and the processes for verifying permanent addresses, as appropriate. Schools will assess and make a determination for appeals on compassionate grounds on a case-by-case basis.Page 2 

To assist Montmorency Secondary College in assessing your child’s eligibility for enrolment, please include in your enrolment application original or certified copies of: 

1. Rental Agreements or unconditional Contracts of Sale PLUS

2. A copy of two of the following: 

  • electoral enrolment confirmation 
  • council rates notices 
  • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at that address such as a driver’s license or health care card 

Documents should show the same address and parent’s/carer’s name as recorded on the school Enrolment Enquiry Form.

3. Name of any siblings currently attending Montmorency Secondary College, and their current Year Level. 

Please email your ‘Placement Appeal Form’ and supporting documentation to, or post to: 

Placements Committee Officer 

Montmorency Secondary College 

Para Road 

Montmorency, 3094 

The review will be conducted by the Montmorency Secondary College’s Placement Committee. Please note that appeals may only be considered on the grounds that the priority order of placement mentioned above has not been appropriately applied, or that the evidence presented was not appropriately considered. 

If the appeal at the school level is unsuccessful and parents/carers are not satisfied that their appeal has been adequately considered, parents/carers are able to escalate the appeal to the relevant Regional Director, by lodging an appeal in writing. Written appeals must be lodged by 23rd August 2022. 

Appeals to the Regional Director are considered by a panel of senior Regional staff who provide advice and a recommendation to the Regional Director who makes the final decision. This concludes the appeal process.