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
  2.  students with a sibling at the same permanent address who is attending the school at the same time.
  3. where the Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school (not applicable to Montmorency Secondary College)
  4.  students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds
  5.  all other students in order of closeness of their home to the school

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

For students who have not been granted a place at the College, families are able to appeal against the College’s decision.  An appeal may be lodged with the College in writing, using the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Placement Appeal Form, by close of business on Monday 31st August, 2020.  A copy of the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Placement Appeal Form may be downloaded below.

All appeals to the College will be considered by the College’s Placement Committee and/or Principal and families will receive written notification of the outcome by Friday 11th September, 2020.

When preparing an appeal, please ensure you include the following information: 

  1.  Name of Student
  2.   Primary School the student is currently attending
  3.  Student’s current address and the following documents as proof of current address:

a)     A copy of a Rental Agreement or unconditional Contract of Sale, and

b)     A copy of two of the following documents:

·       electoral enrolment confirmation

·       council rates notice

·       other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at the address, such as a driver licence or Health Care Card.

Documents must show the same address and parent or carer’s name as recorded on the enrolment application form.

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


 Please post your appeal to:

Placement Committee
Montmorency Secondary College
Para Rd
Montmorency VIC 3094

Alternatively, you may email your appeal to: 

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 an appeal to Montmorency Secondary College is unsuccessful, a further written appeal against the College’s decision may be lodged with the Regional Director (North-Western Victoria Region) by close of business Friday 25th September, 2020.  Placement appeals to the Regional Director are considered based on the priority order of placement and in exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.  Parents/carers will be advised in writing of the outcome of their appeal to the Regional Directory by Friday 30th October, 2020.  The outcome of this appeal will conclude the appeal process.


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