You are invited to make an enrolment enquiry at St Bede’s Primary School for your child/children. Please contact the School Office for an Enrolment Package or access the online Application Form below. St Bede's Primary School does not charge a fee for submitting an application. Upon completion and return of the application form an appointment will be made at a suitable time for you and your child to attend an interview.
How to Enrol
You can now enrol online at St Bede's by selecting the link above. Alternatively, submit the following paperwork and enrolment form directly to the school office. To complete the application form you will need to submit the following information. Original documents will need to be presented at the time of interview.
- Birth certificate (not commemorative) or passport
- Certificate of Baptism (if applicable)
- Student’s immunisation records
- Family Law, Personal Protection Order or Other Relevant Court Orders (if applicable)
- Last report from previous school (not applicable for Kindergarten enrolments)
- Visa grant notice for permanent and temporary visa-holders (if applicable) – for both student and parent(s) / legal guardian(s), including passport copies of parents
- Any medical reports and/or other assessment reports for students with additional learning needs (if applicable).
If you submit your application online, you will receive an email with the completed application. Please ensure this document is signed accordingly (all relevant legal guardians and parents) and submitted to the school at the time of interview.
After submission (either online or in person) the school will contact you to inform the outcome of your application. Successful applicants will then receive an offer letter together with a ‘Parent Commitment Contract’ which needs to be signed by the student’s parents/legal guardians.
SCHOOL TERM DATES
|2019||Term Begins||Term Ends|
|Term 1||Tuesday, 29 January||Friday, 12 April|
|Term 2||Monday, 29 April||Friday, 5 July|
|Term 3||Monday, 22 July||Friday, 27 September|
|Term 4||Monday, 14 October||Friday, 20 December|
Tuition Fees are set by the Archdiocesan Catholic Education Commission each year.
Policies and Documents
It is generally desirable for schools to adopt a cut-off enrolment date so that children commencing in Kindergarten should be five years of age. In accordance with guidelines set by the Catholic Education Office Canberra, a child must turn 5 years of age by 30 April of the year of enrolment.
Early Age Enrolments
The Principal has the discretion to process an early age enrolment if special circumstances exist. The school will assess the child's readiness and learning after consultation with the Senior Officer: Disability, Wellbeing & Inclusion, Catholic Education, Canberra and Goulburn. For individual cases, where it is believed that the readiness of a child would warrant his or her enrolment at an early age, an individual assessment of the child's readiness and learning needs will be undertaken. The Principal and Senior Officer: Disability, Wellbeing & Inclusion will meet and analyse assessment data prior to agreeing to the early enrolment of the child.
Enrolment policy for Special Needs Students
Students with additional needs are enrolled at the school according to the guidelines and procedures outlined in the CEO Learning Support Manual. At the time of your child’s application, all known information about your child regarding physical, medical or learning needs must be disclosed. In some cases, a special needs committee is convened prior to enrolment acceptance to ensure that the child's needs and parent expectations are established. The committee will also pursue available resources and funding avenues.