How to enrol

We look forward to welcoming you to St Patrick’s


The Enrolment Policy for Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools offers families greater choice by allowing them to apply for enrolment at a Catholic school anywhere in the Diocese.

Where places are limited, enrolment priority will be given to:

  • Catholic children who live in the local parish and surrounding parishes; and
  • Children of families who actively participate in the life of the school and local parish community.

Catholic schools have a strong religious dimension and people of other faiths who wish to enrol in Catholic schools should be willing to participate in the religious activities of the school.

While applications for all grades are taken at any time of the year, the main enrolment period for Kindergarten is between March and May in the year before the child will attend school.

New Kindergarten students will have orientation mornings in Term 4 the year before starting school to help them transition into school. Parents will be invited to attend an orientation session in Term 4 for more information about the school and a chance to meet other parents.

School tours can be arranged on request by contacting the office on (02) 8869 6000 weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm or sending us an email.


Enrolment at St Patrick's Primary Blacktown



Enrolment Procedure


Step 1:
View our facilities
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Why not arrange a school tour to view our facilities? Just contact our school by email or call (02) 8869 6000. weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

See what we offer at St Patrick's Catholic Primary


Step 2:
Review the enrolment instructions
Before completing the Enrolment Application, read the Enrolment Instructions and Checklist for relevant supporting documents required in the Enrolment Application Form.


Step 3:
Enrolment Application
Complete and submit the following forms
Enrolment packages containing the enrolment instructions, checklist and forms are also available to collect from our school office.

The completed enrolment application, together with all requested supporting documentation, must be submitted in person to our school office. Please be aware that we are unable to accept or process incomplete applications and note that submitting an application does not guarantee automatic placement. 


Step 4:
Enrolment Interview 
All students seeking enrolment at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary are required to attend an interview. Once the enrolment application has been submitted, our Enrolment Officer will contact you to schedule an interview. The enrolling student and at least one parent/carer are required to attend the interview.


Step 5:
Enrolment Acceptance 
We will advise the outcome of your application in writing shortly after the interview.

If you receive a Letter of Offer, you are required to return the Enrolment Acceptance Form and pay the $100 non-refundable Enrolment Acceptance by the requested date, to secure your position. This deposit contributes towards your first term school-based fees.



Further information

For any further enquiries contact the school by email or call 02) 8869 6000 weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

 

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme

 

BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you

 

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.