Enrolment Policy

​​Purpose: To describe t​​he basis upon which school enrolment eligibility will be determined.

Context: Our​ Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic School is a community of children, parents and staff within the Darra-Jindalee Parish.

OLSH School is an inclusive school where enrolment is open to Catholic, and where possible, non​-Catholic children. Our enrolment capacity is determined by our physical resources and our ability to cater for the holistic education of each child.

Policy: Only children who are aged five by 30 June in the year they commence Prep are eligible for enrolment in Prep, the first year of compulsory schooling.

Birth Date ​Eligible for Prep
1/7/2011 to 30/6/2012​2017
1/7/2012 to 30/6/20132018
1/7/2013 to 30/6/20142019
​1/7/2014 to 30/6/20152020
​1/7/2015 to 30/6/20162021​
 

Preference will be accorded in order of the following criteria, subject to the provision of a Baptism certificate:

  • Children of members of Darra-Jindalee Catholic Parish
  • Siblings of students attending OLSH
  • Other Catholic children
  • Children transferring from a Catholic school
  • Non-Catholic children living in the Parish area
  • Non-Catholic children beyond the Parish area

Special Needs E​​nrolments are conducted according the BCE Policy and Guidelines

Enrolment processes at OLSH School should provide the maximum opportunity for potential stude​​nts to be accepted at the school. These processes should be co-ordinated with those of neighbouring Catholic Schools to ensure that students who are unsuccessful with their enrolment application at one school are, wherever possible, offered a place at the alternative school within the parish.

The Principal may consider other factors (such as the date of receipt) in determining enrolment offers.​ At all times, the Principal has the right to refuse an enrolment if the criteria as set by the Catholic Education Council can not be satisfied.