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​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to apply

Each Catholic school has its own procedure for enrolment. Parents are encouraged to contact their preferred school, to find out more.

You may also complete an ​enrolment a​pplication form and this will be provided to your school-of-choice.

​Please note; not every Brisbane Catholic school may be listed on this form.


Does my child need to be Catholic to attend a Catholic school?

Enrolment applications can be made at your school of choice regardless of your child's faith background.  Having said this, children who are baptised Catholic are given priority of enrolment at our Archdiocesan schools.

More detailed information on enrolment can be found on the school's website, including the order of priority. A school's enrolment registrar can help you with enquiries, so please contact the school directly.


What is BCEs Enrolment policy?

Our schools' enrolment policies are based on the principles outlined in the Catholic  Education Commission Student Enrolment Policy and this acts as a guide for school principals, when drafting an individual school policy. As you can appreciate, each school is unique and slight differences will occur between schools, so we encourage you to talk directly to the school for more information on their enrolment process.


Do Catholic schools have the same catchment zone restrictions as State Schools? 

Unlike Education Queensland schools, Brisbane Catholic schools do not have catchment areas but they have Archdiocesan parish areas.  If your parish does not have a school, you can apply for enrolment at any bordering parish that has a school.

If you want to enrol your child into a particular Catholic school, you can, regardless of your location.  In saying this, acceptance into that school is subject to their enrolment process.


If my child attends a Catholic primary school are they guaranteed to be accepted into a Catholic secondary school?

School children who are nearing the end of their Catholic primary education, may be given priority when enrolling into a Catholic secondary school.  In saying this, acceptance is not guaranteed and is subject to each school's enrolment process. We encourage you to directly contact the college about this.


If I already have a child in a Catholic School, will it be automatic for their siblings to be accepted into the same school?

Our schools are able to give first priority to siblings in most cases. It is important that an application for enrolment is made at the school and that you contact the school directly to confirm its approach to sibling enrolment.


When does my child begin Prep?

From 2017, it will be compulsory for all Queensland children to undertake a full-time Prep year, prior to Year 1.  To be eligible to enrol in Prep your child must turn 5 by 30 June in the year of attendance in Prep. For more information please refer to the Queensland Government Early Entry into Prep.


Can I delay the entry of my child to Prep?

You may delay your child's entry to Prep (and subsequently Year 1) if you feel your child is not ready to start school. An example is if the child is still developing their social and emotional skills.


Can I enrol my child into Prep early?

Early entry to Prep is only possible if the child meets all the legislative conditions set out in Part 4, Section 15 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulations 2006.

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Brisbane Catholic Education Office

243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101