Enrolment Information

Darwin Middle School takes great pride in being the leading middle years STEAM education provider in the Northern Territory.

Darwin Middle School caterers for students in Years 7 to 9. Our students continually achieve high levels of excellence across all learning areas and continue to rank in the top percentile in the Territory. Our Middle School offers many specialist programs including Students of High Performance (SOHP), Concert Band and Dance. We believe in nurturing and supporting every student’s unique talents, interests and potential. Our dedicated and highly qualified staff and state of the art facilities and resources ensures a creative environment where students can thrive. Our commitment to character development, inclusivity and social responsibility ensures that students not only grow academically but also develop into compassionate humans ready to make a positive impact on society.

Please feel free to reach out to our enrolment team, who would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you with the enrolment process.

Enrolling at Darwin Middle School

Darwin Middle School is a well-respected establishment and in high demand, we operate at capacity with 700 students with the number of students wanting to enrol often exceeding the physical capacity of the school. To manage this demand and ensure a fair and equitable enrolment process for families and students, there are two main categories of enrolment.

Priority Enrolment Area

Students that reside within our Priority Enrolment Area are given priority for access to enrolment places at Darwin Middle School, this is in accordance with the Department of Education priority enrolment area.

The Priority Enrolment Area plan can be viewed here.

The Priority Enrolment Area for Darwin Middle School includes:

  • Bayview
  • Berrimah
  • Cullen Bay
  • Darwin City
  • Eaton (RAAF Base)
  • Fannie Bay
  • Larrakeyah
  • Ludmilla
  • Parap
  • Stuart Park
  • The Gardens
  • The Narrows
  • Wagait Beach/Mandorah
  • Winnellie
  • Woolner

Where there is capacity for additional enrolments, students from the primary schools that feed into Darwin Middle School – Larrakeyah Primary School, Ludmilla Primary School, Parap Primary School and Stuart Park Primary School - are also given priority for enrolment places at Darwin Middle School.

Out of Priority Enrolment Area

There are limited places available for students who live outside Darwin Middle School's Priority Enrolment Area and do not attend the feeder primary schools and these students must apply for entry.

Consideration is given to those students who either:

  • have a sibling currently enrolled at Darwin Middle School
  • have been accepted into the Students of High Performance (SOHP), Concert Band or Dance Program

Enrolment Management

Darwin Middle School recognises its obligation to ensure students living within the Priority Enrolment Area have access to educational services and facilities at this school. At times our enrolments are at a level requiring the school to place restrictions on out-of-priority enrolment area enrolments to ensure that is meets its educational obligations to local students. Enrolment Management Plan

Specialist Programs

We are excited to offer the following specialist programs here at Darwin Middle School.

  • Students of High Performance (SOHP)
  • Concert Band
  • Dance

Registrations close on Friday 23 September 2023.

Students of High Performance (SOHP) for students residing/attending schools inside the Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

For applications for the SOHP Program a SOHP-In-Feed-Registration.pdf form must be submitted.

Once you have submitted your child’s form along with the enrolment pack information your child will be registered to sit the SOHP testing. Please note that the SOHP testing will be taking place in the Term 3 holidays, a date will be emailed closer to the event.

This form does not apply to students wanting to participate in the concert band or dance programs as they will be able to access these programs through the general pathway.

Expressions of Interest for students living outside of the Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

Please note that Out of PEA enrolments will not be accepted until the commencement of Term 3 and submission of these forms does not guarantee your child a position at Darwin Middle School.

We strongly encourage that you also enrol your child at the designated middle school in your PEA.

All applications to enrol at Darwin Middle School either as a general student or in a specialist program requires an Expression of Interest.pdf form to be submitted.

This form applies to students residing in Out of PEA and is for general students, Students of High Performance (SOHP), Concert Band & Dance Programs. Once you have submitted your child’s form along with the enrolment pack information your enrolment will be considered.

If your child would like to test/audition for the SOHP, concert band or dance programs an additional form with be emailed to you once we have received and assessed the initial information.

Please note that the SOHP testing will be taking place in the Term 3 holidays, a date will be emailed closer to the event.

Concert Band & Dance Programs

Auditions for the Concert Band will be held in Term 4 with students required to demonstrate competency in their music skills.

Auditions for the Dance program will be held in Term 4 with students required to submit a dance portfolio and interview with our Dance Teacher Ms Maddison Kemp.

For all students that are residing/attending schools inside the PEA please register your interest by email to [email protected]

Enrolment Enquiry

Contact Darwin Middle School with your enrolment enquiry [email protected]

Forms and Agreement

International Students

International student enrolment is handled through the Department of Education.

Families of students from overseas are asked to contact the International Service branch:

phone: +61 8 8901 1336

email: [email protected]