Enrolment

Who Can Enrol at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School?

Children from all families who are prepared to support Catholic ideals and principles may be considered for enrolment at OLF.

Priority for enrolment is given in the following order:

  1. Baptised Catholic children of regularly worshipping Catholic families with strong demonstrable links to the local designated Catholic parish or parishes.
  2. Siblings of children already attending the school whose families have demonstrated ongoing support for the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
  3. Children of families who have 'special pastoral circumstances' as assessed by the Enrolment Committee or, where appropriate, the school Principal and/or the Parish Priest in conjunction with the Principal.
  4. Children of Catholic families not covered above, or who are outside the local designated Catholic parish.
  5. Children of regularly worshipping Orthodox families who have strong demonstrable links to their faith community and who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
  6. Children of regularly worshipping families from other Christian denominations who have strong demonstrable links to their faith community and who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. 
  7. Children of Orthodox families who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
  8. Children of families from other Christian denominations who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.
  9. Children of families from other faith traditions or non-religious backgrounds who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church.

When do I need to enrol my child?

Kindergarten Enrolments

Children entering Kindergarten must turn five by 31 July in the year which they begin school. The enrolment period begins with Catholic Schools Week each year (usually the last week of March) and continues until the end of May. You will need to collect an enrolment application form from the school office.

Other Enrolments (Years 1 to 6)

Enrolment packages may be collected from the school office at any time during the year.

What documentation needs to be provided at the time of enrolment?

Together with a completed enrolment form, you must provide originals of the following documents (The originals will be copied by the school and returned to you immediately.):

  • Proof of student's residential address
  • Birth certificate of your child
  • Baptismal certificate of your child
  • Passport (if child not born in Australia)
  • Citizenship documentation (where applicable)
  • Relevant Family Court Orders (where applicable)
  • Relevant medical and/or special needs information including clinical/ educational assessments (where applicable)

Children seeking enrolment for Years 1 to 6 will need to produce a copy of the last two reports from the school they are currently attending.

Further Information

Please visit the tab 'CEO Policies' for information.