How Do I Enrol My Child?
All Catholic systemic schools in Broken Bay are individually responsible for their own enrolments. If you are interested in enrolling your child you need to contact the school principal or enrolment secretary, who will advise you of the procedures to follow.
Schools welcome enrolments from all Catholic families and those who support the ethos of a Catholic school. Where there is competition for places, children from Catholic families are offered priority. The order of priority for school enrolments is set out in the Enrolment Policy for Diocesan Systemic Schools.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay runs an enrolment campaign from March to May every year, but parents may apply to enrol their children at any time.
It is advisable to enrol your child as early as possible in the year before your child commences primary school. For secondary schools the enrolment period may commence when students are in Year 5. On entry to primary school the principal can provide you with information about Catholic secondary schools. Enrolment in a Catholic secondary school is regarded as a new enrolment.
Children enrolling in Kindergarten must reach age 5 by 31 July in the year of commencing school.
Each school has an enrolment committee which includes the principal and a parish priest. Parents are usually interviewed by the principal and/or member of the enrolment committee before the enrolment is finalised. Documents needed at the interview include birth and baptismal certificates, immunisation records and passport if you are newly arrived in Australia.
Secondary schools may also require academic results or reports from the previous school, a reference from the parish priest and medical records.
Most schools have an orientation day in Term 4 for children starting school the following year. Many schools also hold information nights for parents in Term 4 or in Term 1 of the year of commencement.
No student is denied enrolment in a Catholic school purely on the basis of a genuine inability to pay fees and other charges. Principals have the discretion to reduce or waive tuition fees, building levies and other charges, in whole or part, for those families that can demonstrate they are experiencing genuine financial difficulties.