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 Recorded Webinar: How Watertight is your School Enrolment Contract?


Date: Friday 24th July 2020
Approximate Length: 1 Hour


The importance of the enrolment contract to the school/parent relationship cannot be underestimated, particularly during these difficult times. As a legally binding document, it needs to be reliable and thorough to cover all the bases as well as stand up under scrutiny if challenged. In this session we will health check the essential and important terms of enrolment contracts, covering:

  • Parties to the contract, and the importance of binding more than one parent
  • Incorporation of the school’s policies and procedures
  • Initial and ongoing disclosure by parents of:
  • family law court orders or significant family disruptions
  • physical, learning, health and other issues or disabilities
  • other circumstances affecting the child/family/school relationship
  • Fee payment obligations and school options for recovery
  • Termination of enrolment, in both specific and discretionary circumstances
  • Dispute resolution processes: what are the options?
  • Updating the contract: unilateral and negotiated amendments
  • Does the Unfair Contracts regime apply to enrolment contracts?
  • The enrolment contract as a risk management tool
Recorded Webinars,Schools Law,Recorded Webinar: How Watertight is your School Enrolment Contract? Fiona Manderson, Director of Compliance and Risk, and Legal Counsel – Hillcrest Christian College

Fiona was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in January 2005, and practiced in traditional law firms and Legal Aid Queensland for 15 years before leaving to undertake an “in-house” role at Hillcrest Christian College.

She has extensive experience in Family Law and domestic violence matters, and has regularly appeared as a solicitor advocate in the Magistrates Courts, Federal Circuit Court and Family Court, including as Independent Children’s Lawyer. Fiona has been an accredited as an Independent Children’s Lawyer for the last 10 years, and holds accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, and volunteer at Women’s Legal Service.

Fiona has served on the board of 3 not-for-profit organisations, including an Independent Church board.

Her broad experience working across a number of jurisdictions has resulted in a breadth of experience sought after by independent schools and charities.


This webinar is suitable for senior executives from private and independent schools, around Australia, along with their advisors. This webinar is for those with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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