St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bunbury:
3.1 Provides a distinctly Catholic education for enrolled children.
3.2 Recognises the uniqueness of each student.
3.3 Promotes justice to all, with due consideration for the diversity of
those who are culturally, socially, physically, intellectually,
financially, emotionally or spiritually disadvantaged.
3.4 Ensures financial grounds shall never be the reason for the
non-enrolment in, or exclusion of, any child from school.
3.5 Catholic schools fulfil their mission in partnership with parents
who are the first educators of their children.
3.6 Ensures Aboriginal students shall be given enrolment preference
wherever possible and practicable.
3.7 Complies with the requirements of student enrolment in accordance
with the Western Australian School Education Act 1999 and the
Disability Standards in Education 2005.
N.B. Enrolment in St Joseph's Catholic Primary School does not
guarantee enrolment in any other Catholic school.
4.1 (a) Completion of an Application for Enrolment Form and acceptance
of the application by the school do not guarantee a place at the
school, nor does it guarantee an enrolment interview.
(b) Each Application for Enrolment will be considered individually.
4.2 Priority in selection is given to:
• Catholic students from the Parish with a Parish Priest reference.
• Catholic students from outside the Parish with a Parish Priest
• Other Catholic students.
• Siblings of non-Catholic students.
• Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations.
• Other non-Catholic students.
4.3 The final decision regarding the enrolment of a student is left to
the discretion of the Principal.
4.4 Before an offer of a place is made, prospective students and their
parent(s) or guardian(s) shall be interviewed by the principal or a
member of the school Leadership Team.
4.5 The Catholic/Non-Catholic Enrolment Percentage Parameters approved
by the Bishop of the diocese shall be referred to when enrolling
4.6 The principal may vary the above priorities to suit particular local
circumstances prevailing at the time after prior consultation with the
Executive Director of Catholic Education.
4.6 The principal may vary the above priorities to suit particular
local circumstances prevailing at the time after prior consultation
with the Executive Director of Catholic Education.
4.8 On applying for enrolment, parents are requested to send a copy of
the child’s Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate and Immunisation
Card and any relevant reports from preschool or the previous school at
the time of enrolment. In accordance with statutory requirements,
children are to turn:
Three years old to be eligible for enrolment in the Pre Kindergarten
Programme Four years old by June 30 in the year they are enrolled into
Five years old by June 30 in the year that they are admitted to Pre
Six by June 30 in the year that they are admitted to Year 1.
A copy of any parenting or custody court orders needs to be supplied
with the application.
4.9 Parents of the students seeking enrolment are expected to support
the Catholic policies and practices of the school. Parents must show an
interest in the Christian values of the school and work with the
teachers in helping their child achieve these values.
4.10 All families are expected to support the religious education and
participate in the Sacramental programmes provided by the school.
Accordingly, new families will be requested to meet with our school
priest as part of their welcoming into our school community.
4.11 Parents are expected to support the school financially by paying
fees and also by becoming involved in the Parents & Friends Association
and other school activities.