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EDUCATION ACT 1990 - SECT 34
Admission to government schools
(1) The parent of a child may enrol the child at any government school if the
child is eligible to attend the school and the school can accommodate the
(2) A child is, in any case, entitled to be enrolled at the
government school that is designated for the intake area within which the
child's home is situated and that the child is eligible to attend.
Secretary is to designate intake areas, and the government school or schools
for each such area, so that all school-age children in the State will be
eligible to attend a government school.
(4) The Minister may refuse the
admission of a child to all or any government schools if--
(a) the child has
been expelled from any government school, or
(b) the Minister is of the
opinion that there is other sufficient reason to do so.
(5) A child is not to
be refused admission to a government school because of the child's race or
(6) The following matters may (without limitation) be taken into
consideration in determining whether a particular government school can
accommodate a child--
(a) the child's age and sex,
(b) the kind of school
established under section 29,
(c) the financial and other resources provided
to the school,
(d) the existing number of classrooms and other facilities at
(7) Nothing in this Part prevents the principal of a
government school from accepting an application for the enrolment of an adult
at that school for the purposes of receiving instruction.
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