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 Enrolment Criteria


Birthdate Eligible for
Prep Year in:
Eligible for
Year 1 in:
Child born 1 July 2010- 30 June 2011 2016 2017
Child born 1 July 2011- 30 June 2012 2017 2018
Child born 1 July 2012- 30 June 2013 2018 2019
Child born 1 July 2013- 30 June 2014 2019 2020
Child born 1 July 2014- 30 June 2015 2020 2021
Child born 1 July 2015- 30 June 2016 2021 2022
Child born 1 July 2016- 30 June 2017 2022 2023
Child born 1 July 2017- 30 June 2018 2023 2024

Children must be 5 years old by 30 June in the year they start Prep.
Children must by 6 years old by 30 June in the year they start Year 1.
Compulsory school commences in Year 1.





Early or delayed entry to Prep are options which may be considered in specific circumstances and where it is in a child's best educational interests.

Children who are younger than the prescribed age for Prep may be enrolled in Prep if they turn 5 years by 31 July in the year of proposed attendance and the Principal is satisfied the child is ready for education in Prep.


The following documentation is required at time of application:
  • Evidence of the date of birth
  • Immunisation Records
  • Evidence of Baptism
  • Copy of latest School Report (if applicable)
  • Copy of any court order verifying legal custody and/or access.

The BCE Public Website provides information which may be useful in assisting parents with questions about supplying court orders and/or specific instructions regarding contact arrangements -  FAQs Family Law and Student Caring Arrangements.

Enrolment Fees

A non-refundable application fee is payable.
A non-refundable enrolment fee is also payable on receipt of a placement.
Fees are set annually.


Consideration of enrolment will go to applicants in the following order of priority:

  • The child who has a brother or sister enrolled at St Catherine’s or a child of a staff member.
  • The child who is a baptised Catholic whose family lives in St Catherine’s Parish.
  • The child is a baptised Catholic whose family lives outside the Parish of St Catherine’s.
  • The child, though not baptised Catholic, belongs to a family that can demonstrate some meaningful relationship with a Christian tradition and is accepting of the traditions of the Catholic faith Community.
  • The child, of another faith tradition, whose family is accepting of the traditions of the Catholic faith Community.

Conditions of Enrolment

Parents/Carers commit to:
  • their child participating in all areas of the curriculum including liturgical celebrations, camps and excursions.
  • adhering to all school policies and procedures.
  • meeting their financial obligations as determined by the school.
  • actively supporting their child’s learning and participating as a member of the school community.