Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission to Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, as far as resources allow.
- Catholic school exist to provide a distinctively Catholic education for children enrolled in them.
- Catholic schools recognise the uniqueness of each student.
- Catholic schools have a preferential option for the poor and marginalised.
- Catholic schools fulfil their mission in partnership with parents who are the first educators of their children.
- Catholic schools have a responsibility to fulfil the requirements of relevant Federal, State and Local Government laws and regulations.
- Catholic schools shall accept all application forms for enrolment.
- The acceptance of an application form does not guarantee an enrolment interview or offer of enrolment.
- Enrolment in a Catholic school shall be offered only where the school has age appropriate accommodation and the requisite resources to respond to any identified specific needs of the student.
- Enrolment in a Catholic school does not guarantee enrolment in any other Catholic school.
- The school’s Enrolment Policy and Enrolment forms are to be made available when requested by potential families.
- The Principal shall review each enrolment application.
- Priority to enrolment applications is as follows
- Catholic students from the Parish with a Parish Priest reference.
- Catholic students from outside the Parish with a Parish Priest reference.
- Other Catholic students.
- Siblings of non-Catholic students.
- Non-Catholic students of other Christian denominations.
- Other non-Catholic students.
- An interview may be granted but does not guarantee an acceptance of enrolment.
- At interview the family will be given a copy of the schools fee structure and fee collection policy.
- Families will be informed of the success or failure of their application for enrolment as soon as is possible.
- The acceptance of an enrolment can only be made by the Principal.
- Knowingly failing to declare information as required on the enrolment form will be seen as a breach of enrolment and thus a student’s enrolment may be terminated.
- Parents, in enrolling their child, agree to support the school and its Policies on such issues as uniform and attendance at school celebrations.
- The Catholic/Non-Catholic “Enrolment Percentage Parameters” approved by the Bishops of Western Australia is to be referred to when enrolling students.
- The enrolment of any student with special education needs, a disabling condition, disorder or significant health care needs requires Principal consultation with the Special Learning Needs team at the Catholic Education Office in order to ascertain if the school has the resource capacity to adequately provide for the student’s specific needs should the enrolment be accepted by the Principal.
- Enrolments must comply with Government entry age requirements.