St Mary's School exists to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of WA to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, insofar as this is possible.
School Enrolment Criteria
St Mary's school works in partnership with parents who are the first educators of their children.
School's Schedule of Fees and Payment Policy
St Mary's School Board sets school fees. At the Annual General Meeting of the School Board, held in February, the Treasurer announces any change in fees for the year and the schedule is then published in the next School Newsletter.
The Fees Schedule includes:
Fees are sent out at the beginning of each term and are to be paid in one of the following ways:
Health Care Card Scheme
Catholic schools in Western Australia provide eligible current Health Care Card holders a discount on tuition fees only. A current Health Care Card needs to be sighted and an additional Rebate Form needs to be filled in. Please note that not all Health Care Card holders are eligible. Please contact the office if you have any queries.
The inability to pay school fees does not preclude any child from attending St Mary's School. Parents who are unable to access the Health Care Card Scheme but would still have difficulty in making school fee payments, should see the Principal to discuss the availability of alternative fee payment arrangements.
Timeline for Processing
At St Mary's School, Kindergarten applications will be taken at all times. Interviews will be scheduled early in Term 3 of the year before and written notification of acceptances sent out as soon as all interviews have taken place. Other applications will be taken and interviewed as per Interview Criteria as soon as a place becomes available. The interview process will follow that outlined in this document.
Parents are responsible for supplying information, to the best of their knowledge, in relationship to the prospective students in the following areas:
Breach of Enrolment
If a parent or guardian knowingly withholds information relevant to the application/enrolment process then the Principal reserves the right to refuse or terminate enrolment on that ground.
Parents wishing their children to be educated at St Mary's School need to complete an enrolment form available from the office or website. Once the form is completed an interview with St Mary's, Principal, Mrs Melissa Marquis needs to be organised. This is not a confirmation of enrolment and you will be advised by letter if your enrolment has been successful.
Each year during the months of August and September, the school will advertise in the school newsletter, parish bulletin and, if necessary, the local paper for enrolments. However, this process will occur only if the waiting list does not exceed 15 of the above and that the total class numbers for the following do not exceed 26 in the junior primary classes and 30 in all other classes.
Names may be submitted to the school secretary at any time prior to the month of August to be entered onto the waiting list.
Enrolment for grades other than Kindergarten will be on application by the parent to the Principal who will determine eligibility for entry to our school providing that a position is available for a new student in the appropriate grade in accordance with the priorities stated above.
Parents who choose to apply to enrol a child at St Mary's school accept:
It is vital that this information is regularly updated, as there have been a number of occasions where it has been found to have changed. This form requires:
Download the Enrolment Form.