Catholic education at Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School has its foundation in partnerships between parish, staff, students, parents and the wider community. These partnerships are essential in order to build and sustain a faith community where life long and life giving education takes place for all.
Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School was established by the people of the Leichhardt Catholic Parish Community in 1967 to provide for the educational needs of local children. Our school is open to all who seek a holistic and faith based education centred on the person, lifestyle and teachings of Jesus and who share the values of the Catholic Church. Catholic schools are committed to providing high quality contemporary education in a Christian context. Schools support and encourage all students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens, fully enabled to contribute to and participate in the life of their faith community and society. In order to ensure that we are able to provide the education that parents seek for their children, a thorough Enrolment Procedure is in place.
In the interests of continued enrolment at Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School, parents and caregivers are expected to:
In recognition of the importance of the relationship between the Catholic School and the Parish Community and with due reference to Archdiocesan policy and practice*, the following guidelines are adopted in prioritizing enrolment applications:
The Principal, in consultation with the Parish Priest may exercise discretion regarding any application and may determine a child’s eligibility beyond the stated guidelines.
*Reference has been made in this document to the following:
Archdiocese of Brisbane, Guidelines for the Religious Life of the School, Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Brisbane, 2008.
Archdiocese of Brisbane, Queensland bishops’ Catholic schools research project Archdiocese of Brisbane 1998-2001, Brisbane, 2001.
Brisbane Catholic Education (2006) Enrolment Application and Support Procedures for Students requiring educational adjustments, Brisbane Catholic Education, Brisbane.
Catholic Education Council (2008). Financial Accessibility of Catholic Education Schools Policy, Brisbane Catholic Education, Brisbane.
Catholic Education Council (2009). Students who are at the Margins of Society and/or Out of Home Policy, Brisbane Catholic Education, Brisbane.
Catholic Education Council (2007). Students with Disabilities Policy, Brisbane Catholic Education, Brisbane.
Congregation for Catholic Education, The Catholic school on the threshold of the third millennium, N.S.W., 1998.
Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, 2008, Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.
Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, The Catholic School N.S.W., 1977 n7, p7.
Catholic Education Council (2012). Enrolment of Students Policy, July 2012. Policy Statement for Brisbane Catholic Education Schools.