The process of enrolment is to be guided by the St Catherine's School Covenant and the vision and values that it contains.
Guided by the gospel of Jesus Christ, St Catherine's School furthers the mission of the Church and continues to reach out to those who are poor and marginalised. St Catherine's is committed to providing a holistic education which is responsive to each student's diverse and unique spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and developmental needs and circumstances.
As a Catholic school, St Catherine's gives priority in enrolment to students who are baptised Catholics. Students from other faith traditions whose families demonstrate that they share the expressed values of St Catherine's and who are willing to support and contribute to our school's vision and mission are also eligible for enrolment.
At the time of enrolment, the school enters into a partnership with students and parents. For its part, the school seeks to support and encourage students to reach their Potential as successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens who will be filled with the Power of Hope to contribute positively to our faith community to create change for a better world.
The St Catherine's School Community recognises the role of parents/carers as the primary educators of their children. We share with parents/carers the responsibility to nurture the development of each student and to provide an authentic experience of a Living Faith Catholic community. In partnership with the Upper Mount Gravatt Wishart Catholic Parish, the school is committed to providing high quality, inclusive schooling as a visible expression of the local Church in action.
Contemporary issues that impact upon enrolment at St Catherine's include:
The following documentation is required at time of application:
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 at the school is subject to an interview with a member of the School Leadership Team and the availability of vacancies at the school.
Decisions regarding enrolment take into account the number of vacancies, the needs of students, enrolment applications at other local Catholic schools and any exceptional circumstances.
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.
Parents may defer the start date until the following year after accepting an enrolment if there are circumstances affecting their child's start date. This deferral must be discussed and approved with the school Principal. Parents are asked to commit to the enrolment by paying the Confirmation of Enrolment fee and not pursuing further enrolment options at other schools.
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.
Consideration of enrolment will go to applicants in the following order of priority:
A non-refundable Confirmation of Enrolment fee is payable on receipt of a placement ($200 for new families only). This payment will be credited towards Term 1 school fees. This payment secures the enrolment position and confirms a parent's intention for their child to attend St Catherine's.
Please note that the fee is non-refundable if parents decide to withdraw their application for any reason after they have accepted a placement at St Catherine's. Fees are set annually.
The enrolment of students who may require special provisions for their educational placement will be considered in accordance with Brisbane Catholic Education's Enrolment Application and Support Procedures for students Requiring Significant Educational Adjustments (EASP). The enrolment application support process aims to reveal and clarify the needs of the student and to identify the educational adjustments and transition required for accessing learning and the school's capacity to provide this support.
The final decision regarding offers of enrolment is at the discretion of the Principal.
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