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Enrolling at King’s
There are very few things more important to you as a parent than your child’s education. We are privileged to play a pivotal role in shaping who your child becomes and how they live their life. We thank you for considering King’s Baptist Grammar School.
We cater for parents who want their children to be educated in an environment that will extend and challenge. King’s works for students who want to be part of something bigger than themselves; who aspire to being the best they can possibly be and who are willing to work hard for that discovery.
As a Christian School, our Enrolment Policy encourages children of Christian families, however, we also welcome students from non-church attending families. Within this broad category siblings of current students, children of staff, and children of past students will be given priority.
A reference from your Minister or faith leader is an important factor in considering applications for enrolment. Religious faith and practice are important criteria for enrolment.
The Enrolment Steps below outline the enrolment procedure at King’s Baptist Grammar School. Please understand that following these enrolment steps does not guarantee enrolment at King’s.
You are welcome to contact our Enrolments team on 8289 0222 or email@example.com
The main entry points for our Wynn Vale Campus are: ELC, Reception, Year 6 and Year 10.
The main entry points for our Adelaide Hills Campus are: ELC to Year 2 commencing in 2023, followed by additional year levels each year thereafter (Year 3 in 2024; Year 4 in 2025; and so on). Applications for Enrolment for future students at the relevant year level are welcome.
Request a Prospectus (optional)
Thank you for expressing your interest in King’s Baptist Grammar School. To receive a Prospectus, please fill out the request form. Inside the Prospectus you will find information about our:
- Pastoral Care
- Curriculum and Co-curricular Activities
Complete and submit the Application For Enrolment Form
The second step in enrolling your child at King’s is completion of the Application for Enrolment Form. Application for Enrolment Forms may be submitted at any time. There is no application fee. We encourage early applications to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred entry year.
Gather the following documents:
- Copy of child’s Birth Certificate
- Most recent school report/NAPLAN (if applicable)
- Any relevant medical, psychological, speech, occupational therapy reports
- Two written family character references, one from your family’s Minister/Pastor (if you attend church) and one other
Book a School Tour (optional)
We warmly invite you to visit and join us on one of our regular School Tours. Our School Tours are held during school hours, so you can see King’s in action. They are a great opportunity to experience the warmth that fills our classrooms and hallways. Please allow 1.5-2 hours for your School Tour.
Due to a high demand for places and to ensure all families are treated with respect, all tours must be booked in advance. We encourage you to book early to secure your place on one of our regular tours held throughout the year.
You are also welcome to contact the Enrolments team on 8289 0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour.
Receive an Enrolment Offer or Waiting List Offer
Receive an Enrolment Offer – If a vacancy exists, you will be notified of the offer in writing.
Waiting List Placement – If a vacancy does not exist, the applicant is given the opportunity to place the child’s/children’s names on the Waiting List and will be notified if/when a vacancy arises.
Interview with the Principal
Successful applicants will be notified by phone to make an appointment for an interview with the Head of School two years prior to enrolment.
Acceptance of Offer
At the conclusion of the Principal’s interview, the applicant is given the opportunity to formalise enrolment by signing an Enrolment Agreement. A $600 non-refundable booking fee is payable per family. $500 will be deducted from the student’s first term fees.
An official letter of acceptance, together with a receipt for the booking fee is mailed to the parents of the new student.
Frequently Asked Questions
King’s is a highly sought after school and as such we encourage early applications to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred entry year.
King’s is a Christian School that strives to provide excellence in a range of academic, sporting and cultural programs in a caring Christian community. While all families are welcome, those who actively support the Christian mission and purpose of the community are given priority at enrolment.
At King’s we believe that every student is made in the image of God. Therefore the unique needs of every child are the primary concern of King’s. The mission of a Christian school is the spiritual, educational, emotional, social and physical development of every child in a holistic way.
There are a number of opportunities throughout the day where our Christian faith is demonstrated:
- Daily devotions and bible reading in classrooms by our students
- Weekly devotions by all staff
- Christian Education classes
- In our Junior School, grace and prayers are said before fruit time and before lunch.
- One lesson per week on Faith Studies
- Holy Week Activities and Service
- Weekly chapel for all year levels – praise and worship songs are performed.
- Lunchtime prayer and activity groups
- Many fundraising initiatives which are Christ centred
It is compulsory for all students to be involved in all school based religious activities. Our Christian faith is fully integrated into the life of King’s.
At the top of the Application form you will see that it asks for two written family character references to be supplied along with your Application Form.
If you are an active member of a Church we ask that you provide a written Character Reference from the Pastor of your church, explaining your involvement in church.
If you are not active members of a Church, we ask that you simply supply two references from people that know you well. This could be a family member, family friend or perhaps a work colleague. The reference is just so we have an understanding of you as a family.
A number of weekly sports are offered and include basketball, netball, football, cricket and futsal.
The SACSA competitions include 9 A-Side Football, Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Netball, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Touch Football and Volleyball.
School Sports SA:
King’s is part of the South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) Salisbury East District, allowing students to compete for the school in competitions against other local schools. Following these competitions, some students are selected to represent the District at State competitions.
King’s Early Learners opened in January 2020 influenced by the inspirational early childhood, educational work and philosophies from Reggio Emilia, Italy. The centre caters for children aged from 3 years to school aged children. It will share the same philosophies, policies, practices and curriculum of King’s. Click here for more information on King’s Early Learners.
No. Enrolment in the ELC and Enrolment in Reception at King’s are two separate entities, requiring two separate Enrolment processes. Whilst we encourage you to apply for both the ELC and Reception, we cannot guarantee acceptance into Reception based on your Enrolment in the ELC.
Yes, Keithcot King’s OSHC offers an after school care program for both Keithcot Primary and King’s Baptist schools. It is located onsite at Keithcot Farm Primary School right next door to King’s for easy drop off and pick up. Holiday programs are also offered.
At King’s we offer extensive extra-curricular programs including:
- Performing Arts
- Hip Hop
- Music tuition
- Chess club
- Strings Club
- Children’s University
- School gym
King’s is blessed with a very talented and dedicated team of Instrumental Music teachers. Lessons are available for the following instruments:
- Bass & Amplifier
- Violin / Viola
- Double Bass
- Guitar – Acoustic & Electric
Learning Enrichment, for our Highly Able students, is implicit in all classrooms and is the responsibility of all teachers. Catering for the Highly Able at King’s is not seen as a standalone program or a model of removing children from their classrooms to access specialist support within the Australian Curriculum.
We are inclusive of all students hence the development of our King’s Learning Support Centre which specifically provides support for students with an intellectual disability, or those who have significant or complex learning needs or severe expressive or reception language delay.
King’s does not have its own school bus, however, the Adelaide Metro Route 545, 545X or 566 bus travels stops right outside King’s (Bus Stop 57/58 & 59).
There is also a Link SA Bus Service from Houghton to Golden Grove. For more information, please view the Link SA Website.
The laptop program begins in Middle School where families will purchase a school for years 7-9 and again for Senior School for years 10-12. Participation in the Laptop programme is compulsory.
We have a large contingency of Parent Volunteers at King’s and we always welcome any new parents to journey along side us. Once parents have undertaken our Parent Volunteer Training and they have provided a Police Clearance, they are able to assist in a number of ways in the classroom and throughout the school.
We offer discount for fees paid a full year in advance (4%).