St Vincent’s is an Archdiocesan Catholic Primary School. Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. Priority for enrolment is given to Catholics who witness the Catholic faith in their homes and who participate regularly in the life of a worshipping community. Acceptance of children aligns with the ‘Student Enrolment Policy (1994)’ issued by the Catholic Education Ofﬁce of WA and will be at the discretion of the Principal.
An application for enrolment must be completed, as fully as possible, for every child wishing to enrol. A non-refundable application fee of $35 must accompany the Enrolment Form. Once a place has been offered, a deposit of $50 must be paid to the school office.
Before an application can be considered, the following must be met:
- Caregivers are required to complete the Enrolment Application.
- Caregivers must provide a Birth Certificate, Baptismal certiﬁcate (if obtained) and current Immunisation record.
- An interview with the Parish Priest be arranged.
- Caregivers and the child to be enrolled are invited, if applicable, to attend an interview with the Principal.
Parish Priest Reference
- Please complete the Family Information section of the Parish Priest Reference available from the enrolment application.
- Contact the St Vincent’s Parish Office on 94192920 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Father may complete it immediately and hand it back to you to take to the school, or he may accept it and complete it at a later time, then forward it to the school on your behalf.
The forms must only be given to and completed by Fr Thi Lam, the Parish Priest, not the Assistant Priest or any other member of the parish community. NB. Parish Priest Reference Forms must be completed by the Parish Priest of the parish where you attend Mass.
During the interview with the Principal
- The Catholic/religious focus and priority of the school is outlined.
- The learning/social and any special needs of the child/ren are discussed.
- Parents/guardians must be prepared to accept the conditions of enrolment fully in respect to each child.
Enrolment does not automatically follow as a result of an application. There are limits to class sizes and children may have to be placed on waiting lists.
Applications will be considered in the following order of priority:
- Catholic students, from the Parish, with a Parish Priest reference
- Catholic students, from outside the Parish, with a Parish Priest Reference
- Other Catholic students
- Siblings of non-Catholic students
- Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations
- Other Non-Catholic Students
Caregivers on enrolment of their children in St Vincent’s School need to:
- Be supportive of a full Catholic Education for their child.
- Support the educational and spiritual programme of the school.
- Pay school fees, except in cases of genuine hardship, where alternative arrangements may be made by appointment with the Principal. Associated with the school fees are a Building Levy and Amenities Fees. Levies and associated fees are non-refundable.
- Work cooperatively with and within the school.
- Ensure their child attends school in correct and full school uniform, maintained in good repair, thus encouraging development of the school community pride and self-discipline.
Each application for enrolment will be considered individually. The ﬁnal decision on acceptance is at the discretion of the Principal. This policy is reviewed from time to time to reﬂect the directions of the Archbishop/Catholic Education Ofﬁce.
Please click on the link below to download the required form:
Full Enrolment Pack
Parish Priest Reference Form
CEWA’s Enrolment Process
- A principal must accept all application forms for enrolment.
- To process an application, CEWA schools will need to request a copy of the candidate’s
- Birth Certificate
- Baptism Certificate;
- Current Immunisation statement issued by the Australian Immunisation Register.
- Schools may charge a modest application fee to administer the enrolment process as directed in the Executive Directive: School Fees.
- Schools must inform parents of the provision of the health care card scheme which provides automatic discount relief.
- The acceptance of an application form does not guarantee an enrolment interview or subsequent offer of enrolment.
- Before an offer of a place is made, prospective students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must be interviewed by the principal or a member of the school leadership team.
- The Catholic/Non-Catholic Enrolment Percentage Parameters approved by the Bishop of the Diocese must be referred to when enrolling students.
- Enrolments must comply with government entry age requirements.
- Enrolments must comply with government immunisation requirements.
- Enrolment may take place at any year level, K–6. A parent of a child eligible for kindergarten may, in consultation with the principal, defer the taking up of an offer of enrolment into the school until the commencement of pre-primary.
- Enrolment Procedure (compliance with Disability Standards in Education 2005):
- The Application for Enrolment Form should be free of disability details.
- The Application for Enrolment Form should be free of financial details and employment status.
- If the parent is offered an interview, then a Student Information Form is to be given to the guardian/parents to complete and submitted with other supporting documentation at or prior to the interview.
- The Student Information Form detailing the child’s additional needs may be discussed at the interview.
- The identification of additional support needs will not affect the enrolment decision; however, a full discussion is encouraged to enhance the school’s ability to plan and support the child.
- A decision is made by the principal regarding enrolment.
The family must be informed of the enrolment decision and the reasons for the decision should an enrolment not be offered by the school.
Guidelines for CEWA’s Application for Enrolment Forms
The CEWA Application for Enrolment forms must be used to demonstrate:
- an acknowledgement that completing an Application for Enrolment form and its acceptance by the school does not guarantee an enrolment interview or a place at the school;
- an acknowledgement that enrolment in that Catholic school is not a guarantee of enrolment in any other Catholic school;
- a statement that if a parent(s) or guardian(s) has knowingly withheld material information relevant to the application/enrolment process then the principal reserves the right to refuse or terminate enrolment on that ground;
- a declaration signed by all custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) that, to the best of their knowledge, they have:
- provided a copy of any Parenting or Restraint Order that applies to the prospective student;
- provided the necessary documentation that the school may request, to confirm the student’s Australian residency status;
- fully understood, agreed, and accepted that their child will participate in all required parts of the education program of the school, including the religious education program;
- viewed, fully understood, and agreed to the terms and conditions set out in the school’s fee collection procedure;
- received a Privacy Collection Notice;
- fully and truthfully completed the Application for Enrolment form.