St. Matthew’s Enrolment Policy
The Board of Trustees of St Matthew’s Primary School will ensure that enrolments comply with the requirements specified in the Integration Agreement and the Private Schools Conditional Integration act 1975.
Definition of Preference and Non-Preference
There are two types of enrolments at state-integrated schools like ours – “preference enrolments” and “non-preference enrolments” Only after all preference students seeking entry have been enrolled, and then only if the total roll is still less than the maximum specified in our Integration Agreement, can the Board consider non-preference students up to a maximum 5% of the total school roll.
Applying for preference enrolment is not a guarantee of acceptance. The decision of whether to grant a preference enrolment is made by either the Parish Priest or their delegated representative, using any of the criteria below:
State integrated schools may also have limited places for non-preference students as described in the Definition of Preference and Non-Preference above.
Parents and caregivers of those applicants on the waiting list will be notified when and if places become available for their child. Parents and caregivers will then have seven days to confirm their enrolment. If no confirmation is received the applicant will be removed from the waiting list and the position may be offered to the next priority student.
Enrolment information is also available in hard copy from the School Office.
The Board of Trustees delegates the authority to administer this policy to the Principal.
The process to enrol a student.
Complete an enrolment form and send it to the school. Include a copy of the student's birth certificate or passport as proof of their date of birth. Also, bring the student's immunisation certificate and completed health card.
School Office Manager
Verify the student's date of birth with their birth certificate or passport.
Enter the student's details into the school's student management system (SMS) on the administration computer.
Enter the relevant information into the Ministry of Education's ENROL database.
Principal and teacher
Organise class placement.
As a condition of enrolment (PSCI Act, Section 36), Attendance Dues are determined by the proprietor and approved by the Minister of Education. Please note that payments of attendance dues are agreed upon on enrolment at the school and are paid to the Diocese.
The Proprietors have the right in law to discontinue the attendance of any child if there is a default in the payment of Attendance Dues.
Annual Attendance Dues are set at $400.00 per child per year (GST incl). A minimum of one Term’s Attendance Dues ($100.00) is required before your child starts and thereafter each term must be paid in advance.