The care and safety of children and young people is fundamental to Catholic Education.
St Joseph’s Primary School is dedicated to building “Communities of Faith” and therefore we are committed to providing a child safe environment.

Enrolment for Students in Year 1 to 6

Enrolments may be taken throughout the school year if a vacancy exists.  Families with children in Year 1-6 who wish to enrol their child must make an appointment with the Principal.  Without exception, the Principal will always contact the Principal/Teacher from the child's previous school before accepting the enrolment.

Foundation Enrolment

Children are eligible for enrolment into Foundation if they turn five years of age by April 30 of the year in which they will start school. If you have a concern about your child's school readiness you might be well advised to keep your child home for another year. You may discuss this with the Principal and Foundation Teacher before you decide.  It is advisable that children are five years old before starting school.  If places are available, the school is happy to accept non Catholic children when their parents genuinely desire a Christian Education for them.

Foundation enrolment applications are normally advertised from May each year - advertisements are placed in local newspapers, School Newsletter, Parish Bulletins, Preschools and local Childcare Centres and will include the times and dates of our Open Day and Information Evening.  However, this year, due to the current situation, things have been put on hold and ask that you contact the school office to speak with our Principal, Mrs Joan Coldwell on 5443 2108.  Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we will be able to arrange tours, Principal's tours and an information night etc.  These will be advertised when confirmed.

An application for enrolment form may be collected from the school by contacting the school office or downloading one from our website.

Applications for Foundation Enrolment for the 2021 school year should be received at the school office by Friday June 19, 2020.

For an enrolment to be complete, parents must provide the school with a copy of their child's Birth Certificate & Immunisation Status Certificate.  A copy of their child's Baptism Certificate is also required (if applicable).

Successful applications will be confirmed in writing by the Principal.  To complete the enrolment, a letter of acceptance must be signed and returned to the school office.

Information outlining the times and dates of the Foundation Transition Program will be sent during Term 3.  In Term 4, during November and December, preschool children enrolled to attend St Joseph's the following year are invited to participate in transition mornings.  Families are invited to attend an information session in the Library while their child gets to know their teacher in the classroom.

On Orientation Day, Tuesday December 8, all children in our school participate in an orientation session.

Each preschool child is partnered with a buddy from Year 5 during these transition days.  This ensures the children feel safe and happy at school.  This buddy system continues when they start school.