How To Enrol


We welcome enquiries regarding enrolment of children at Whitefriars Catholic School. We look forward to working collaboratively with parents to share in the education and nurturing the development of children in the vital years of primary schooling.

For families wishing to join Whitefriars Catholic School community:

1. Contact the school for an Application for Enrolment and Prospectus.

2. Complete and return the form, together with the required attachments such as Birth certificate and Baptism certificate. A non-refundable application fee is paid.

3. A letter of acknowledgement is sent from the school and an enrolment meeting with the Principal or Deputy Principal is arranged. For Reception children, this interview occurs approximately two years prior to commencing school.                     

4. The enrolment meeting is a time for sharing information: for the Principal/Deputy Principal to learn about the child and for the family to learn about the school. A tour of the community and facilities is included.

5. If a position is available an Offer of Placement is provided. Return of the Acceptance Document, with a $200 fee per child ensures a position is held. This fee is deducted from the first term school fees.

6. If a position is not currently available the school will notify families and your child will be placed on a waiting list.

Children who turn five by April 30th are included in the first term intake for that year. Children born from the 1st of May onwards are included in the first term intake of the following year. Children beginning in Reception will be invited to be part of an extended Induction programme starting in Terms 3 and 4 prior to starting school to assist in their familiarisation and transition into our school community. This includes weekly visits from the beginning of Term 3 as well as two transition mornings in Term 4 where children meet their child's new teacher and other children who will be in their class whilst parents are provided with further information sessions regarding their child's learning.                                                                   

Guiding Criteria for Enrolling Students

The following criteria are the guiding priorities for accepting an application for enrolment:

  • Children who have a brother or sister at Whitefriars School
  • Baptised Catholic children from within the Croydon Park Parish
  • Baptised Catholic children who do not live within the Parish boundaries
  • Children transferring from other Catholic Schools
  • Children from other Christian denominations
  • Children from other religious faiths or world views and families who identify with the philosophy of Whitefriars School

All children participate in our Religious Education lessons and Religious celebrations and prayer, liturgies and events held during the course of our school year.

Children with Special Needs

The enrolment of children with special needs will be considered through the New Enrolment and Support Procedure. This is to ensure that enrolment is in the best interests of the child.