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Admission to government schools

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 child.
(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.
(3) The 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 religion.
(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 the school.
(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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