The school follows the Archdiocesan Enrolment Policy. The policy has been developed in the context of government and system requirements. Children from all families who are prepared to support Catholic ideals and principles may be considered eligible for enrolment. Priority for enrolment is given as outlined in the full policy document, however special consideration may be given to individual cases. All parents are provided with an enrolment package that includes Sydney Catholic Schools policy statements. Enrolment fees are made up of the Archdiocesan tuition fee, the parish school levy and local fees and charges. A pastoral approach is adopted for parents experiencing genuine difficulty with the payment of fees. The CEO enrolment policy was revised in 2011 to accommodate legislative requirements relating to the enrolment of students with special needs.
The school accepts enrolments for boys and girls in all grades, Kindergarten to Year 6. Whilst the official enrolment period is held each year in April/May enrolments at other times of the year may also be considered. You are invited to contact the school office to obtain the necessary documentation and arrange an interview for your child.
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:
- Baptised children of Catholic families, who are actively involved in the parish.
- Baptised children of Catholic families residing in other parishes in which they are actively involved.
- Children of families affiliated to churches in communion with the Roman Catholic, such as the Maronite Church.
- Children of Orthodox or other Christian families.
If you are not Catholic and seek to enrol your child, please call the school for further information.
An administration fee is charged at the time of enrolment. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of lodgement of the enrolment form.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to enrol my child?
The enrolment period begins with Sydney Catholic Schools Week each year. This is the first week in April. This period then continues until the second week of May. During this time you will need to collect an enrolment form, an appointment is made for you and your child to meet with the Principal.
How old does my child need to be to start school?
Your child must turn 5 years of age on or before July 31st in the year which they begin school.
What documentation needs to be provided at the time of enrolment?
At enrolment you must complete an enrolment form from the school. You must also provide originals (the originals will be copied by the school and returned to you immediately) of the following documents.
- Birth certificate of your child
- Baptismal certificate of your child
- Immunisation certificate
- Citizenship documentation (where applicable)
- Relevant Family Court Orders (where applicable)
- Relevant medical and/or special needs information including clinical/educational assessments (where applicable).
Systemic Feeder Schools
St Mary's is a Catholic, systemic school that comes under the care of the Sydney Catholic Schools. Our systemic feeder schools are Marist Brothers College Eastwood, Holy Cross College Ryde and De La Salle Ashfield for boys and Domremy College and Bethlehem College for girls.