INFANT JESUS SCHOOL STUDENT ENROLMENT POLICY
Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. In Western Australia, the Mandate of the Bishops requires the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia to make Catholic school education available to all Catholic children, insofar as this is possible.
- Infant Jesus School recognises the uniqueness of each student.
- Infant Jesus School has a preferential option for the poor and marginalised.
- Infant Jesus School fulfils our mission in partnership with parents who are the first educators of their children.
- Infant Jesus School has a responsibility to fulfil the requirements of relevant Federal, State and Local Government laws and regulations.
- Infant Jesus School will accept all applications for enrolment.
- At Infant Jesus School the acceptance of an application form does not guarantee an enrolment interview or offer of enrolment.
- Enrolment in Infant Jesus School shall only be offered where the school has age-appropriate accommodation and the requisite resources to respond to any specific needs of the student.
- Enrolment in Infant Jesus School does not guarantee enrolment in any other Catholic school.
The Infant Jesus School enrolment policy provides for the following enrolment priority:
- Catholic students from the Parish
- Catholic students from outside the Parish
- Siblings of non-Catholic students
- Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations
- Other Non-Catholic students.
The enrolment process is as follows:
- An application form is completed by Parent/Guardian and submitted to school.
- Parents/Guardians are called to attend an interview with Principal or Assistant Principal where discussion and explantions will include; School Vision/Policy, Enrolment process, Fee schedule and parental obligations
- Prospective students may be interviewed where appropriate
- All information presented/discussed by both parties at interview will be true and accurate. The withholding of relevant information constitutes a breech of enrolment process.
The family is the first and most important influence in the development of religious faith in the child. Parents who enrol children at our school are asking us to share with them the responsibility of bringing up their children as Christians under the guidance of the teachings of the Catholic Church. The school supports parents in this important role.