Enrolment

At St John's Catholic School the education of your child is very important and we welcome enrolments at any time of the year. When enroling your child, you will be required to fill in an enrolment form and provide the following documents to the office before the enrolment procedure can commence:

  • birth certificate
  • baptismal certificate
  • immunisation certificate
  • passport if your child was born overseas
  • passport for either parent born overseas
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship for either parent, if applicable
These documents will be photocopied and returned to you immediately.

The enrolment procedure will commence with a 15min interview at St John's between the principal, assistant principal, parents and parish priest. A time for this interview will be arranged on the completion of the enrolment form.

An Immunisation History Statement needs to be provided upon commencement of your son/daughter at St John's Catholic School and handed to the school secretary. If you have misplaced this form please contact NSW Health on 1800 653 809 to obtain another.

Who can Enrol

Children from all families who are prepared to support Catholic ideals and principles may be considered eligible for enrolment in a Catholic school. Priority for enrolment is given in the following order:

  • Children of Catholic families, who are actively involved in the parish on which the school depends.
  • Children of Catholic families residing in other parishes in which they are actively involve.
  • Children of families affiliated to churches in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, such as the Maronite Church.
  • Children of Catholic families residing within the parish/ parishes on which the school depends.
  • Children of Catholic families residing in other parishes.
  • Children of Orthodox or other Christian families.
  • Children of families of other religious convictions.
  • Children from non-Catholic backgrounds are accepted in most schools, but will depend on vacancies and local policies. If you are not Catholic and seek to enrol your child in a Catholic school, please call the Principal of your desired schoolfor further information.

School Fees

Payment methods are BPay, (details are printed on school account slips) Cheque or Cash.

Tuition Fees:

The Annual fees approved by the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic School Board for 2013 are set out below.

 Per Year   1st Child  2nd Child  3rd Child
Kindergarten - Year 6 $946.00 $709.50 $473.00

These fees are to be charged in the first THREE terms as set out below. The Term 1 Tuition Fee charged will be as per thr following table. This fee includes rounding adjustments.

Families which already have three children attending Catholic Schools will not be charged tuition fees at Parochial Primary or Regional schools for their fourth and subsequent children.

The School Building Levy is a compulsory fee that ensures that your child is educated in facilities that meets modern standards for schools. The School Building Levy for 2013 has been set at $369 per family. This will be charged at $123 per term. There is a common discounting procedure in place across the Archdiocese to support families who have children attending two or more Catholic schools. This will be of great benefit to many families. It means that if you have a child at St John's and at, for example, Trinity Catholic College you will pay 50% of St John's levy and 50% of Trinity's levy.

One or more children attending the one Catholic school
100% of the local School Building Levy

Two or more children attending two participating schools
50% of the local School Building Levy at each school

Three or more children attending three participating schools
33.3% of the local School Building Levy at each school

Book/Service Fee

  • Kindergarten to Year 6 - $175 per child which will be charged in Term 1 & Term 2 $87.50each term.
  • Excursion Levy for each child is $50.00 (charged in Term 1).

If you have difficulties in meeting these commitments please come and see us as arrangements can be made for payment by installments.

Swimming Levy

* The swimming program is for all students. Cost for 2013 is $100.to be confirmed in Term 2, 2013) which includes pool entry, Learn to Swim Program, caps, certificates and bus fare (charged in Term 3).

Money paid to school

It would be greatly appreciated if monies, notes, were put in an envelope with your child's name and class on the front with a brief description e.g., Yr 2 Excursion, Fees etc., and returned promptly to school. Receipts for fees are issued the same day. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact the school immediately.