Enrol your child

To apply to enrol your child in a Catholic primary or secondary school, contact the school Principal or the school secretary who will advise you of the local procedures. The school will provide you with an Enrolment Pack which will contain all the information you will need, including the application forms.

While you can apply to enrol your child in a Catholic school at any time of the year (pending places being available), there is a formal enrolment period which runs from around April to the end of May each year. There is strong demand for places in many Catholic schools so it is important to make your application before the advertised closing dates. Catholic Schools Week, which is a state-wide celebration of Catholic education, also takes place during the formal enrolment period.

Parents are interviewed by the Principal before the enrolment is finalised. The documents you will need to provide at the interview include your child’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and immunisation records. A passport, with documents validating your child’s current Visa status, will also be needed if you do not hold Australian citizenship. Secondary schools may also require primary school reports and a reference from the Parish Priest. The school will advise of any other relevant requirements.

Most schools have an Orientation Program in Term 4 of the year prior to commencement at the school. This program provides important information to students and parents on what is expected and required at the school and also helps students to settle more quickly when they start at the school.

For more information, or to make an application for enrolment, contact your parish primary school or local secondary college or click on this text: Individual School Information


Enquiries relating to the enrolment of Overseas Students should be made to the relevent Diocesan Parish School.
Diocesan Parish School List is available here.

General enquiries can be made by contacting the Catholic Schools office Lismore on  02 66220422 or hr@lism.catholic.edu.au

Diocese of Lismore Enrolment of Overseas Students Standard Operating Procedure


The Diocese of Lismore does not utilise agents in the enrolment of overseas students