Our schools provide a distinctly Catholic education community where your child will be known, respected and cared for and one which will give them an education that will lead them to experience life in all its fullness. As welcoming and inclusive school communities, we aim to reflect the diversity of Australian life and culture. We also seek to support families experiencing financial hardship.
Each primary and secondary Catholic school manages their own enrolment. You can find Catholic schools, their locations and contact details in our School Directory. Once you have selected a Catholic school for your child, contact the school directly.
While you can apply to enrol your child in a Catholic school at any time of the year (subject to availability), the formal enrolment period runs from around mid-March to the end of May each year. There is strong demand for places in many Catholic schools, so it is important to apply before the advertised closing dates.
When spaces are limited, we employ a fair and transparent process to determine the priority of enrolments. You can learn about this process by selecting the 'Enrolment Priority tab'.
For more information about enrolment and fees, please click on the tabs below. To see the full policy, follow this link: Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Enrolment Policy.
To access an enrolment form, please return to your school website.
Catholic education in the Diocese of Lismore commits to the following aims:
In such aims, Catholic schools value “who we are and what we do”: parents are invited to enrol in the Catholic school in full knowledge of the expectations around the Catholic Faith and the teachings, beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church. In essence, the Catholic school always remains a ministry of the local parish.
Catholic primary schools in the Diocese of Lismore use the following order of priority for enrolments:
Note: Children enrolling into kindergarten must turn five years of age on or before July 31 of the year of commencement. All children must be in compulsory schooling by their sixth birthday. Students are expected to start school at the beginning of the academic year.
Catholic secondary schools in the Diocese of Lismore use the following order of priority for enrolments:
Parents and carers are requested to complete the following steps to apply for enrolment:
At this interview, you will be provided with an overview of what the school can provide. During the interview, the school's expectations of parents and students are also discussed.
You will be contacted in writing by the school regarding the status of your application. If the application is successful, you will be offered a place or a position on a waiting list.
Where a decision has been made not to enrol a student, the family has the right to request that the decision be reviewed. A written request for review of the decision should be made in writing to the Director of Catholic Schools.
Each primary and secondary Catholic school manages their own fee process.
School fees are set at a school level, and parents are advised that costs such as excursions, camps, extracurricular activities, technology levies, subject levies etc., are additional to the set school fee.
For any questions relating to school fees, please return to your school website, or contact the school directly.