Enrolment Policy

thumb_EnrolmentPolicy.jpgMarymount Catholic Primary School was established by the people of Burleigh Heads Parish Community to provide for the educational needs of the children of parish families. The primary purpose of the school is to nurture and educate the whole child through and by the principles, values and traditions of the Catholic Community of Faith. In recognition of the importance of the relationship between the Catholic School and the Parish Community and with due reference to Archdiocesan policy and practice, the following guidelines are adopted in prioritizing enrolment applications:

  1. The child is a baptised Catholic whose family can demonstrate involvement in the life, worship and service of the Parish with a preference for those who have siblings already enrolled.
  2. The child is a baptised Catholic whose family can demonstrate involvement in the life, worship and service of another parish and now seeks to participate actively in the life, worship and service of this Parish.
  3. The child is a baptised Catholic whose family resides in the parish and whose family is committed to and guided by the values of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church.
  4. The child is a baptised Catholic whose family can demonstrate involvement in the life, worship and service of a parish other than the local parish school.
  5. The child, though not baptised as a Catholic, belongs to a family that can demonstrate some meaningful relationship with a Christian tradition and is committed to and guided by the values of the Gospel and accepting of the traditions of the Catholic Community.

The Principal, in consultation with the Parish Priest may exercise discretion regarding any application and may determine a child's eligibility beyond the stated guidelines.

Conditions of Enrolment:

Continuing commitment to the following conditions is expected:-

  • Parents are expected to accept a commitment to give every child opportunity to experience the fullness of their faith at home and to give the child every opportunity and encouragement to practise it.
  • Parents are expected to support and encourage the Gospel Values and the standards of behaviour that these imply.
  • Parents are expected to co-operate with regulations set down from time to time by the College authorities. Such regulations are devised to ensure the safety and welfare of children and the efficient management of the school\'s facilities.
  • Parents are expected to be supportive of the College authorities, the School administration, the teachers and various organisations working towards the welfare of the school.
  • Parents are expected to assist wherever possible and support the school\'s activities and fundraising efforts of the school and P&F Association.
  • Parents are expected to commit themselves to the regular payment of School Fees and levies.
  • Parents must accept that all students will partake fully of every aspect of the school programme.

General requirements for enrolment

The following table will help clarify enrolment ages for Prep and Year One respectively:

Children Born ​Eligible for Prep Year in ​Eligible for Year 1 in

​1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011​2016​2017
​ 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012​2017​2018​​
​1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
​1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • Preference for enrolment in Prep is given to siblings of children attending Marymount Primary School.
  • Preference for enrolment in Year One is given to children attending Marymount Prep.
  • Parents are to familiarise themselves with the Priority Criteria and clearly indicate under which category they intend to apply for enrolment.
  • Children with special needs will be considered in accordance with Brisbane Catholic Education Office procedures.
  • All enrolment applications must be accompanied by:
    • Documentary evidence of birth
    • Documentary evidence of Baptism
    • Copy of the latest School Report
    • Copy of any court order verifying legal custody and/or access
    • Payment of the Application Fee of $50

N.B: Enrolment applications will not be processed until all documentary requirements have been completed. Failure to complete these requirements may delay or affect the acceptance of the application.

A non-refundable application for enrolment fee of $50.00 per child is requested when lodging the application for enrolment.  This form is available under the tab Application Form

Please refer to the Application Form for further enrolment details.