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St Patrick’s School Camperdown Enrolment Policy and Procedure is available to all parents requesting a placement in our school.

Policy Statement

Ballarat Diocesan Catholic Schools and Colleges embrace the mission of the Church by welcoming the enrolment of all students and families who want to experience our hospitality.

Applications for enrolment at St Patrick’s School means that you are choosing a Catholic Education, which requires a commitment to support the vision and aims of St. Patrick’s School and a willingness to co-operate in their implementation.


The St. Patrick’s School Advisory Council has a set of priorities to ensure that Catholic children living within the St Patrick’s Parish, Camperdown, have a place available to them in St Patrick’s School.

Early Age

  1. By law, children have turned five by the 30th of April in their Foundation year of schooling.
  2. Enrolment of Children under the minimum school starting age is not recommended and special permission must be obtained from the Director of Catholic Education Ballarat.


  1. Applications for enrolment are called for.
  2. Application for enrolment is made through St Patrick’s Primary School Office.
  3. Enrolment is offered
  4. Letters of an enrolment placement offered at St. Patrick’s School.
  5. Parents/Guardians of children beginning school the following year will be invited to a meeting.
  6. Foundation students will participate in an Orientation Program prior to commencing at St. Patrick’s School.

Students transferring from another School

When a student transfers from another school an official transfer form is required. Copies of the Student’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Immunisation Certificate, and copies of Reports are required.

If you would like to discuss this process please contact the School on 03 55931962. If you would like to us to mail you an enrolment pack please complete an Enrolment Inquiry and this will be mailed out to you.


A Catholic child is defined as a child in which he/she has been baptised Catholic. A Baptism certificate is required at enrolment (if applicable).

School Readiness

Starting school is a big step for children to make. At St Patrick’s families and students are assisted in this transition through the provision of Enrolment tours, Enrolment interviews, Parent information sessions, School familiarisation visits and an Orientation day.

If parents have any questions about their child’s readiness for school please refer to the Australian Governments information about School Readiness.

Parents are welcome to contact the School office to make an appointment to meet with the Principal discuss the need of their child.