Enrolment Information

Preference Enrolment Information


St. Mary's is a full primary school and offers students the opportunity to complete their primary and intermediate education in a supportive and caring environment.
We welcome enrolments from Yrs 1 - 8. Enrolment Packages are available from the School Office.
Please contact the Office Administrators with any queries you may have, or make an
appointment to meet the Principal and take a walk through of the school.
We look forward to meeting you.

The following information is given to assist parents/caregivers seeking to gain Preference of enrolment at a Catholic school.

• In seeking Preference of Enrolment at a Catholic School you need to make a commitment to actively supporting your child in his/her faith formation and the practices of the Catholic Church.

• The Diocesan Preference Certificate needs to be signed by a Parish Priest or other authorised agent of the Bishop.

• A new Preference Certificate is required for each child in the family.

• Preference Certificates are school specific, in that the name of the school the family intends to make an application for enrolment, must be specified on the Certificate.

• A new Preference Certificate is required for transfer to another school, e.g. from one primary school to another or from primary to secondary school.

• The school keeps the Preference Certificate.

Criteria for Preference of Enrolment in Integrated Catholic Schools

There are 5 criteria for Preference Enrolment in Catholic Schools.
5.1 The child has been baptised or is being prepared to baptism in the Catholic Church
5.2 The child's parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its
      siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
5.3 At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the child's participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.
5.4 With the agreement of the child's parent/guardian, a significant familial adult such as a Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle who is actively involved in the child's upbringing, undertakes to support the child's formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.
5.5 One or both of a child's non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.

• Priests/Bishop's Agents are the only people who grant preference. 

• Attendance at a Catholic school by non-preference students are not grounds for seeking preference of enrolment at another Catholic school.

                                         Enquiries from Non-Preference families are welcome.




Enrolment enquiries - Please contact the School office and arrange a time to meet with the Principal, Elizabeth Crowley.

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