Australia Parents camp outside prestigious school to ensure enrolments

01:21  05 february  2018
01:21  05 february  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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The prestigious school keeps a number of spaces open for pupils outside the catchment area. One of the first parents in line told the TODAY Show she had has camped out since Saturday morning. "I've taking turns (waiting) with my husband," she said. Enrollments open about 8am.

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Dozens of parents have camped overnight to secure a place for their children at one of Brisbane’s most popular schools.

A row of tents can be seen lining the gates of Ascot State School on Pringle Street this morning ahead of the enrolment waiting list opening about 8am.

It’s understood some keen parents having been camping for up to 48 hours to avoid missing out.

Dozens of parents have spent up to 48 hours waiting outside one of Brisbane’s most popular schools to secure their child a spot. © Nine News Dozens of parents have spent up to 48 hours waiting outside one of Brisbane’s most popular schools to secure their child a spot. The prestigious school keeps a number of spaces open for pupils outside the catchment area.

One of the first parents in line told the TODAY Show she had has camped out since Saturday morning.

"I've taking turns (waiting) with my husband," she said.

A father said camping out was necessary given the limited spaces available at the school.

"You've gotta do what you gotta do to get your kids into these schools," he said.

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