Enrolment Information

Parents are the first educators of their children and have the obligation and the right to ensure an adequate education, consistent with their beliefs and values.

Once a child becomes a member of the Catholic Church through Baptism the parents and the Church have a commitment towards its new member. One of the obligations is to give the child the opportunity to be educated as a Catholic. Traditionally in Australia, the majority of baptised children have been given this formation through Catholic schooling. In this way, the Church exercises its commitment and responsibility. While the majority of places in Catholic Schools are filled by Catholic students there are at times places for non-Catholics who are willing to support the Catholic ethos.

“Catholic education is based on an educational philosophy in which faith, culture and life are brought into harmony. Of its nature, the Catholic school guides men and women to achieve human and Christian perfection and helps them to become mature in their faith,”1. Thus the Catholic school is not simply an alternative to a Government school. It is different because it is Catholic: it must offer the authentic Catholic vision. “A Catholic school cannot relinquish its own freedom to proclaim the Gospel and to offer a formation based on the values to be found in a Christian education. This is its right and its duty.”2. It is to be expected that Catholic schools implement enrolment policies that ensure a high proportion of Catholic students in the school.


Children must turn 5 years of age before the 30th April in the year they are to commence school.

Prep Enrolment Procedure

PREP 2025 ENROLMENTS are now Closed !

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Prep 2025 enrolments closed Monday 15th April 

Parents who have any questions with regards to enolment  at St Anthony’s should complete an Enrolment Enquiry form

Once you have submitted the  enquiry form, you will receive a confirmation email to your nominated email in a timely manner. Please note this is an enquiry form, not an Application for Enrolment.

For new families a non-refundable acceptance fee of $100 is payable once your letter of offer has been returned. This fee will be credited to your first term fees in the year of commencement. If you choose not to attend St Anthony’s at anytime throughout your childs education the fee is non-refundable.

It is usual practice for future enrolled  Prep students to attend Orientation sessions these dates and time will be communicated with you

Required Documentation 

You will need to provide the following documentation tro support your application for enrolment.

  • Child’s Birth certificate
  • Baptism certificate (Catholic or proof of other Christian Religion)
  • Immunisation Certificate
  • Proof of residential address (eg. rates, utilities, rental agreement or land contract)

Enrolment Criteria 

There is an agreed order of priority for enrolment at St Anthony’s which must be followed in the Enrolment policy and procedures. In Catholic schools, the first priority is the provision of a Catholic education for Catholic children.

Following this, the order of priority for St Anthony’s Primary School is:

* Catholic children who are residents of the St Anthony’s 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 who are residents of the parish
* Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches 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

Please take note :

It is MACS policy that both Parents have to sign the enrolment application form for St Anthony’s (unless their is a legal document in place to say otherwise) . If only one signature has been included, and there is no document provided please do not submit the application please contact the school to discuss your application further as once submitted there is no access to amend.

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