Enrolment Policy

Goals and Values
Sts Peter and Paul's School is a Catholic co-educational primary school offering classes from Preparatory to Year Six. The School is part of the Brisbane Catholic Education System and is administered from the Brisbane Catholic Education Office at Gladstone Rd, Dutton Park. As a Catholic school, and in the Spirit of the Good Samaritan, our primary responsibility is for the staff to work in partnership with parents to nurture the Catholic faith of our children. Our School is a faith community wherein each child loves God, themselves and others and reaches their full potential. This faith dimension pervades all we do and say in our teaching and learning. 

Families are reminded that when applying for the Preparatory Year children must be born within the specific dates set down by the Queensland Government. Further information can be found here.  

Policy 

  • In most circumstances we will offer places to siblings of children already enrolled in the school. This offering will be at the discretion of the Principal (or their nominee).
  • We will then offer places to practising Catholics from Sts Peter and Paul's Parish.
  • Practising Catholics from adjoining Parishes may then be offered places if it is deemed appropriate. e.g. children of staff living and practising in an adjoining Parish. 
  • Catholics from Sts Peter and Paul's Parish would then be made offers, and then
  • People of other faiths, if we have any spaces may be offered a place. 
  • These criteria are strictly applied.
​Inclusive Education

 
Before a child requiring additional support can be enrolled, the 'Enrolment Support Process', under the guidelines of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office, must be carried out. The purpose of such a process is:
  • To investigate the needs of the child; and 
  • To determine the suitability of the resources of the school to fit the child's requirements.
It is important to realise that if the needs of the child and the resources of the school are not compatible, neither the individual child nor the school would benefit from such an enrolment.

 
If application is accepted it is understood that parents comply with the spirit of the school Mission Statement and agree to pay such fees and mandatory levies as set by the local authority.

 
Preparatory Enrolment Procedure
  1. Families must first submit an Application for Enrolment form along with a copy of the child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate and any medical or specialist reports that may assist in understanding the child's needs or circumstances regarding their development and readiness for school. An online application fee of $100 is required at this time.
  1. Depending on eligibility, an interview will be scheduled to provide an opportunity for parents to meet with a member of the school leadership team to exchange information regarding their application for enrolment.  This interview will happen in April/May in the year prior to starting Preparatory
  2. Following all Preparatory Year interviews (in approximately June), offers may/may not be made for the following school year. Confirmation of enrolment form will be sent with request for payment of $200 to confirm enrolment. This payment is deducted from your Term 1 school fees. This payment is non-refundable if the students place is confirmed and later declined by the family.  
  3. An orientation morning is conducted for the Preparatory students in Term 4.
  1. If an enrolment cannot be offered in the first instance, all applications will be held on file.

Other Year level Enrolment Procedure
Other year level enrolments happen across the year as well as intake at the beginning of each new school
year. These positions are offered if positions become available through other students leaving. A similar
process of application, interview and offer applies if positions are available.

Enrolment Age 

Birth Date: Eligible for Prep in:
​Children born 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 ​2020
Children born 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016​ ​2021
Children born 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017​
​2022
Children born 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018​
2023​
​Children born 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019
​2024
​Children born 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020
​2025



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