Enrolling your child at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School is a simple process, please follow the steps below. Please note that enrolment at St Benedict’s implies that parents want their child/ren to be educated in a faith community centred on Christ. Parents are expected to be familiar with the Mission Statement and in partnership with the school, uphold its values.
1. ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM
Complete an Enrolment Application located on the Catholic Education website for each child you wish to enrol. Please note that there are known issues with the form when using Safari, the default browser for Apple products. For this reason, we recommend completing this step using Google Chrome. Until such issues are resolved, it is best to use Google Chrome. If you have any further issues please do not hesitate to contact our School Office on 4930 2744 or 4994 8220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. ATTACH REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
To facilitate the enrolment process you will be required to attach some, or all, of the following items for each child in PDF format;
Birth Certificate or extract or identity documents
Baptismal Certificates (if Catholic or Christian)
Immunisation Certificate (only required for students enrolling in primary school for the first time)
Health Care or Concession Card (if applicable)
Guardian’s Driver License
Court orders / Parenting plans (if applicable)
Documents relating to additional needs (reports, health action plans, diagnosis etc)
Most recent school report and/or reference from previous school
Passport or visa (if your child is not an Australian citizen)
Certified copies of documents must be provided OR the original documents must be sited by school staff; who will arrange for copying of original documents where required.
3. PAY ENROLMENT FEE
Families seeking enrolment for their children are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $30. This fee is payable online upon proceeding through the various enrolment steps. (No refund is provided for cancelled applications).
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Your enrolment application will be reviewed by school administration based upon the following considerations;
Enrolment into year levels other than Prep is dependent upon vacancies and the profile of the class at the time of enrolment.
Since the parish school exists to serve the Parish faith community, preference for enrolment will be given to Catholic children.
Children of other faiths are welcomed into our school community provided: the children will participate in the school Religious Education Program; there are sufficient vacancies; the ethos of this school is supported and the Catholic identity of the school is not compromised. The religious beliefs and traditions of these children will be respected.
Children with disabilities or special needs are welcomed provided that the school is able to cater adequately for their needs and the needs of the children in the associated classes.
Each family has an obligation to the payment of school fees to support the school in its endeavours to meet its financial commitments. Concessions on fees may be applied for and are reviewed at the commencement of each year or when financial circumstances change.
Eligibility for Prep
Prep is a specially designed educational program for schools offered on a full-time, non-compulsory basis.
Child born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Child born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Child born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
Child born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
ELIGIBLE FOR PREP IN: