Rutherford Public School

Together We Strive

Telephone02 4932 5900


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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Out-of-area enrolments

If your child does not live within our intake area, visit out-of-area enrolment. Out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

If you have received an offer for an out-of-area placement, visit the online enrolment sign in page to accept or decline the offer.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

School Information Booklet

Click Here to download the School Information Booklet this booklet will assit current and new guardians to find out all you need to know about our wonderful school. 

School Information Booklet

Little Dragons Enrolment information

For information about the Little Dragons program click the below links.

Little Dragons Information Booklet for Parents 2019 - Kindergarten 2020

2019-2020 Little Dragons brochure

Little Dragons Information flyer

Enrolment Policy

Click here to view our Enrolment Procedures

Rutherford Public School has a large drawing area and is currently one of the largest schools in the Maitland area with over 925 students. 

We currently have 17 demountable buildings and subsequently not able to accommodate any out of zone enrolments.

We cater for students who live in Rutherford and Aberglasslyn (on the northern side of the New England Highway, Rutherford). 

Our current school zoning area:

RPS Zoning Map

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.