Enrolment Policy

​​​​​​​​ thumb_EnrolmentPolicy.jpg​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 prioritis​ing enrolment applications. ​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.

  1. ​The child is a sibling or a student/s who is enrolled at Marymount Primary School or 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

General requirements for enrolment

For a child to be eligible they must turn five by 30 June of the year they commence Prep.  The following information will help clarify enrolment ages for Prep:

​​Children born
​Eligible for Prep in:
​1st July 2018 to 30th ​June 2019 
​2023
​1st July 2019 to 30 June 2020 
​2024
​1st July 2020 to 30 June 2021
​2025
​1st July 2021 to 30 June 2022
​2026


Preference for enrolment in Prep is given to siblings of children attending Marymount Primary School.

  • 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 (​Yrs 1 to 6)
    • 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.​

​Criteria order of interviews:

  1. Siblings
  2. Catholics in the Parish
  3. Catholics outside the Parish
  4. Non Catholic

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 school. 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 school, 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 the Family and Community Engagement Strategy (FACES).

  • 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.

Please refer to the Enrolment Procedures for further enrolment details or the Policy Statement​​ for Brisbane Catholic Education schools.​