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. 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.
School has developed an enrolment process in response to the following criteria:
Is transparent, fair and based on selection criteria guided by Brisbane Catholic Education and giving priority to current families and baptised Catholics.
Uses its resources justly and equitably to ensure a diverse student population.
Meets funding and legislative requirements.
Applicants will be considered as follows.
First; placements will be offered to siblings of students currently enrolled at Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School.
Second; placements will be offered to Catholics baptised in our Parish.
Third; placements will be offered to Catholic children within our Parish boundaries.
Fourth; placements will be offered to baptised Catholic children outside our Parish boundaries.
Fifth; Catholic parent who have not baptised their children inside the Parish boundaries.
Sixth; Catholic Parents who have not baptised their children outside the parish boundaries.
Seventh; placements will be offered to all other non-Catholic children living in our Parish boundaries whom willingly accept and support the ethos of our Catholic School.
When the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, the following may also be considered –
Church/faith commitment (you are invited to make a statement on the applicant's and family's Church / faith commitment - this also applies to members of a non-Catholic faith community).
Previous commitment to Catholic primary/secondary schooling
Student's attitude to learning and his/her academic progress to date
Other relevant factors
Students likely to require special provisions (e.g. special resources and/or a modified program and/or teacher-aide support) will be considered in accord with the procedures defined in the Students with Special Educational Needs handbook (Brisbane Catholic Education).
An enrolment application for the following year can be made at any time by obtaining an Application for Enrolment Form from the school Website. Prep enrolment interviews are conducted in the year prior to the child beginning Prep and offers of placement follow this process. A non-refundable payment of $50 is made prior to interview to cover administration costs. Most offers of enrolment are made before the end of Term 3.
Application Form is a form to be completed by parents expressing an interest in enrolling their child. The Application Form is accompanied by a non-refundable administrative fee. Lodgement of an application is not a guarantee of enrolment.
Please ensure that the following documentation is provided:
Documentary evidence of birth
Documentary evidence of Baptism
Copy of the latest School Report where applicable
Information about legal custody and or parental access arrangements eg. Court Order or Parenting Plan
Enrolment interview takes place by the Principal or delegate. Parents and their child/ren attend this interview. A series of questions will be asked to the parent and the prospective student/s. An enrolment interview is not a guarantee of enrolment.
Offer of acceptance. Upon acceptance, families are given an Enrolment Acceptance Form, which is to be completed by parents signifying their acceptance of the school's offer of placement for their child.
In the interests of continued enrolment at Immaculate Heart Catholic Primary School, parents and caregivers are expected to: