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 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.

This year we will be holding our Open Week Tours from Monday May 4 to Friday May 8, 2020 (9.00am-4.00pm) each day.  Families are welcome to come along, visit the classrooms and become familiar with our school.  Our senior students will give guided tours of the school.

An Information Evening for prospective parents will be held on Monday May 4, 2020 at 7.00pm in the School Hall. The evening is an excellent opportunity for parents to learn more about school life at St Joseph's.

Tours conducted by the Principal, Mrs Joan Coldwell, will also be held on:-

Tuesday May 5 @ 9.30am
Wednesday May 6 @ 9.30am
Thursday May 7 @ 9.30am

An Enrolment Enquiry Form may be collected from the school by contacting the school office or to download from our website.

Applications for Foundation Enrolment for the 2020 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.