2018 Prep Enrolments open Tuesday March 14, 2017
Thank you to the many parents who attended our recent school tours.
We really enjoyed meeting you!
Enrolments close soon. Please drop your
application at the office at your earliest convenience. Thank you. We have limited vacancies in some year levels this year.
Please contact the office for all inquiries.
St. Fidelis’ Catholic School welcomes all families who wish
to have a Catholic Education for their children. Our school supports the
enrolment policy statement of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, which states that:
“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 women and men to achieve human and Christian perfection and helps them
to mature in their faith. 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.”
In accepting enrolment of their child at St. Fidelis’ Catholic Primary School,
all parents/ guardians agree to the expectations and ethos of the Parish
Primary School. The Catholic School System was set up to assist parents in the
Religious Education of their children; to work together in faith to build a
sense of community and belonging that creates and maintains an environment
conducive to the development of the whole person (spiritual, physical, emotional,
intellectual, psychological and social).
To qualify for prep enrolment, children must turn 5 years of age by April 30 in
the year they enter school.
School tours and information sessions are
advertised in the local media, at local kinders and in the school newsletter. Please
contact the office for all inquiries.
- Enrolments at the St. Fidelis’ Catholic Primary School will normally be
accepted according to the following policy:
- Baptised Catholic children residing in the Parish, with
priority being given to children whose parents are active members of the
- Unless exceptional circumstances exist, the school will
offer places to brothers and sisters of children currently enrolled in the
- Baptised children resident in other parishes. Consultations
with the Parish Priest and/or Principal of the school of the Parish where the
child resides may occur.
- The Parish Priest, in consultation with the Principal,
reserves the right to alter and accept applications in accordance with this
policy, considering the guidelines of the Catholic Education Office and local
and pastoral considerations.
- Birth and Baptism Certificates and a Certificate of
Immunisation must be presented before an enrolment can proceed.
- Prep enrolments open each year during Catholic Education
Week, which is around March 17.