Enrolment Procedures

2023 Prep Enrolment Information Session – Friday 18th March, 11.30am.

* COVID Vaccination Certificate is required to attend this session.

Enrolments for 2023 are now open.

Due date for Prep 2023 applications is Friday 1st April 2022.

Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office from Friday the 25th of February or downloaded from the sidebar to the left.

 

Priority Enrolment

There is an agreed order of priority for enrolment in MACS schools, which must be followed in the enrolment policy and procedures. As systemic Catholic schools, the first priority of Catholic schools is the provision of a Catholic education for Catholic children.

The order of priority for MACS primary schools is:

  • Catholic children who are residents of the parish
  • siblings of children already enrolled in the school
  • Catholic children who are not residents of the parish but are recognised as parishioners by the parish priest
  • Catholic children from other parishes (for pastoral reasons)
  • children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and other Orthodox) who are residents of the parish
  • children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and other Orthodox) who reside outside the parish
  • other Christian children who are residents of the parish
  • other Christian children who reside outside the parish
  • non-Christian children who are residents of the parish
  • non-Christian children who reside outside the parish.

Definitions:

Catholic child

For the purpose of enrolment in a Catholic school, a child is considered to be Catholic if they are a member of the Catholic Church, usually established by a Certificate of Baptism.

Enrolment catchment area

The enrolment catchment area is a defined area from which a school enrols students as officially designated to a school by MACS. The parish for St John Bosco’s is St John Bosco’s. In parishes with more than one primary school, the catchment for each school is determined by the parish in consultation with MACS. *See map of catchment area below.

Enrolment is subject to the maximum capacity of the school.

Orthodox child

For the purpose of enrolment in a Catholic school, a child is considered to be Orthodox if they are a member of a non-Catholic Eastern church, including Greek Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and other Orthodox.

Parish

‘Parish’ refers to the local parish as defined by its geographical boundaries and student location is based on home address.