Purpose: To describe the 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 prior to commencement are eligible for enrolment in Year One, the first year of compulsory schooling.
Preference will be accorded in order of the following criteria, subject to the provision of a Baptism certificate:
Special Needs Enrolments are conducted according the BCE Policy and Guidelines
Enrolment processes at OLSH School should provide the maximum opportunity for potential students 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.