Every question is important – we know families will have many questions about the process of enrolment at St Fidelis. To make this process as simple as possible, we have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please call the school anytime on (03) 9383 3600.
Yes, all prospective families are invited to visit the school. Tours are available by appointment with the office during school hours. We also hold Open Days in March and May each year, on regular school days.
The enrolment period is generally April-May each year and enrolments are accepted up to two years prior to your child commencing Foundation. To be eligible for Foundation enrolment, children must reach age 5 by 30 April in the year of school commencement. Casual vacancies exist throughout the School, so contact us to enquire about your application anytime.
A completed enrolment form along with supporting documents should be submitted to the school office along with the $50.00 administration fee. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or downloadable from the school website. Documents needed along with the enrolment form include:
- Birth certificate
- Baptismal certificate
- Immunisation records
- Passport (if you are newly arrived in Australia).
New parents are then interviewed by the Principal and Parish Priest before an enrolment is finalised.
Yes, the $50 enrolment fee is payable for each child and is an administration fee. On acceptance of a position at St Fidelis, $100 is payable to secure a position, and is then deducted from the first fee payment schedule.
Yes, we will accept applications for immediate start if places are available. Please contact the school office as soon as possible to discuss availability.
Yes, however there is an agreed order of priority for enrolment in Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese. Please refer to the enrolment policy or contact the school office.
Yes. Contemporary Catholic schools are places, which welcome all who genuinely seek to be part of the life of the school and wish to share in a vibrant, well-resourced learning environment, based on Catholic faith and values. As per our enrolment policy, these places are dependent on availability from year to year.
Yes, all Catholic Schools require families to contribute to the ongoing costs of maintaining a Parish Primary School. School fees are essential to supplement the Commonwealth and State grants for Catholic Education. They are kept to a minimum and go towards covering school operation costs, expenditure and maintenance.
All children commencing St Fidelis at the beginning of the school year will be involved in transition and orientation program in the year prior to commencing. This will vary for children entering at different times of the year.
All families are interviewed before a child commences school to determine whether there are any additional learning needs to be considered. We ask for as much information as possible during the enrolment process to ensure that all relevant considerations are made, and that the School and the family have the same understanding and expectations.