Enrolment

Enrolment Requirements

All interested parents wishing to enrol their child at St Mary's are invited to meet with the Principal for a formal interview as part of the enrolment process. All parents/guardians are required to sign the application form and agree to its contents before enrolments can be accepted.

Documentary evidence of Birth Certificate and Baptism (if applicable) must be provided.

An immunisation Certificate is also required. Immunisation is recommended but not compulsory. Non-immunised children may be excluded from school at times of outbreak of some diseases.

Enrolment Form


Kindergarten Enrolments

It is generally desirable for schools to adopt a cut-off enrolment date whereby children commencing in Kindergarten should be five (5) years of age. In accordance with guidelines set by the Catholic Education Office Canberra, a child must turn 5 years of age by 30 April of the year of enrolment.

 

Early Age Enrolments

The Principal has the discretion to process an early age enrolment (Primary or accelerated Secondary school entry) if special circumstances exist.

Parents must be informed that the school will assess the child's readiness and learning after consultation with the Special Needs Religious Education and Curriculum Services Coordinator. For individual cases (primary and secondary school entry) where it is believed that the readiness of a child would warrant his or her enrolment at an early age, the Principal must consult with the Coordinator of Special Needs Religious Education and Curriculum Services for an individual assessment of the child's readiness and learning needs. Before agreeing to the early enrolment of the child the Principal must seek written approval from the Director.

 

Enrolment policy for Special Needs Students

Students with disabilities are enrolled at the school according to the guidelines and procedures outlined in the CEO Learning Support Manual, available in the staff room. All known information about your child regarding physical, medical or learning needs must be disclosed at the time of application. In some cases a special needs committee is convened prior to enrolment acceptance to ensure that the child's needs and parent expectations are established. The committee will also pursue available resources and funding avenues. 

 

Catholic Education Office - Enrolment Policy