Enrolment Policy

The school follows the Sydney 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 in a specified order as outlined in the full policy document, although special consideration may be given to individual cases. All parents are provided with an enrolment package that includes Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) and school policy statements. Parents, together with their child, are required to attend an interview with the Principal or member of the leadership team as part of the enrolment process.

Conditions of Enrolment

Evidence of commitment to St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School on the part of the student and family would include:

  • demonstration of a willingness to support the ethos of the Catholic school
  • support for School policies and practices mentioned in the Enrolment Package
  • active participation by the student in all educational programs
  • acceptance of responsibility in payment of school fees, the parish levy and other charges.

Essential Documentation

The following original documentation MUST be supplied when returning the completed Application for Enrolment Form:

  • Birth certificate
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Immunisation certificate
  • Passport (if born overseas)
  • Proof of Australian citizenship (if both parents were born overseas)
  • Copies of any family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable)
  • Any relevant medical and/or special needs information/assessments.
  • Pre-school/school report (if one is available)

Visa Students

St Patrick’s does consider the enrolment of students on temporary visa if they fit the enrolment criteria as outlined in the Enrolment Policy. However, Government charges apply and these are payable to the school each year. Temporary visa students will only be considered for enrolment after written consent is given as a commitment to meeting the Government, Catholic Education Office and school based fees and charges.