While we were originally established to provide a Catholic education for children in our Parish and this remains a primary function, St Flannan's Catholic Parish School also recognises the Church's role of evangelisation as being a significant one in today's increasingly secular world. We are a welcoming community where inclusiveness allows us to support & influence children and families by fostering an environment based of the gospel values of a Catholic community.
While we give preference to Catholic families from within our own Parish, we also welcome families of other denominations and cultures who have a commitment to developing the principles & values we espouse in their children.
Applications are encouraged for all year levels dependent on vacancies.
Applications are requested prior to the end of February of the year preceding enrolment . Proof of age is required i.e. birth certificate or passport. To be able to start Prep your child must turn five before June 30 in their first year in Prep.
If a child is known to have high physical, emotional or educational needs, an Enrolment Application Support Process is implemented before a place can be offered. The objective of this process is to ensure that our school is prepared to provide any reasonable adjustments and to confirm that our school is the best possible place for your child. It is vitally important that we are given all relevant information and documentation that so that we can make an informed decision to assist us in meeting the needs of your child.
Our enrolment process is as follows-
Following the interview process, the Principal will make a decision on your enrolment application, based on the above policy and vacancies available. A letter of offer will be sent with the requirement that a Confirmation of Enrolment Form must be returned with $250 Non Refundable Enrolment Fee (this is for new families only). Please note that the $250 Enrolment Fee will be deducted from your first term school fees when your child commences school. Should we not be able to offer a position at the present time, your name will be placed on a waiting list and the office will notify you should a position become available.
For Prep enrolments, an Orientation morning is organised in November for those families who have accepted positions. The Orientation session (1 hour) will provide more details around school life and life in Prep to parents while children will participate in activities in the Prep classrooms.
N.B. Siblings of existing students are automatically accepted into our school community. The only exception would be in the case of where the Enrolment Application Support Process showed the needs of the child could not be met by the school.