Student Transition Coordinator
The Student Transition Coordinator Julie Coonan will support the enrolment process. She is available Monday and Tuesday and can be contacted directly through email at
All students at JSA must be funded under the PSD category of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and eligibility must be determined prior to enrolment. Please refer to our Enrolment Policy for further information. In addition, students must live within the school zone (referred to as the Designated Transport Area or DTA) to be eligible for enrolment. Please see the link below to see if your residential address lies within our DTA.
Please note that the school is at capacity and has reached its ceiling as set by the North Western Western Region. Places in year levels other than prep for the next academic year are not available at present. Should one become available, those already on the prospective enrolment list will be considered. At present our prospective enrolment list has many students on it and less than a handful of positions become available each year due to student relocation or integration into mainstream settings.
Designated Transport Area Map (DTA)
Many students at Jacana School for Autism participate in dual enrolments with mainstream schools. Please refer to our Enrolment Policy for further information.
Please note all tours for Term 2 (May and June) have been cancelled due to Covid -19. Please find a day that suits you and call reception or 0438 047 548 to make a time to tour the school in Term 3. We thank you for your understanding at this time.
School Tours will be held during terms 2 and 3 for prospective prep students for the following academic year. Individual tours will be arranged for students who are transitioning between schools and are offered a place in another year level. To attend a tour and receive a prospective student information pack, please call the office 9309 6258, to book a session.
Tour dates for 2020:
Maintaining staff and student safety while on a school site requires schools to adhere to physical distancing measures developed in consultation with the Victorian Chief Health Officer (CHO). At this time, schools are required to limit entry only to visitors providing urgent and essential services. Due to the evolving situation of COVID-19 JSA will postpone the school tours booked in for the month of July. We will continue to monitor the situation and will release new tour dates towards the end of July.
If you have a booking for a tour in July our Student Transition Coordinator will call you to discuss this further. If you are wanting more information with regards to enrolling your child for 2021 please email Julie Coonan on Julie.Coonan@education.vic.gov.au.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during in these unprecedented times.
Requests for Interpreters to Support Enrolment
If you require an interpreter to support you during the school tours, prep orientation, meetings or to translate the policies and information on this website for the purpose of enrolment, please contact the school office via phone on 9309 6258.
State the day, time and purpose of the booking, along with the language required and the office will make a booking for you. The interpreter will meet you at the school office at the designated time of the booking. If you specifically require a female or male interpreter, the request can be made at the time of booking however your request is dependent on availability of interpreters at the time.