Enrolment Policy

St James Catholic Primary School was established to provide for the educational needs of the children of Parish families. The primary purpose of the school is to nurture and educate the whole child through and by the principles, values and traditions of the Catholic Faith. In recognition of the importance of the relationship between the Catholic School and the Parish Community, and with due reference to Archdiocesan policy and practice, the following guidelines are adopted in prioritising enrolment applications:

  • Children of Catholic families from the parish and school of St James  

  • Children of existing school families who are of a different faith tradition

  • Children of Catholic families from outside the parish of St James, who identify with this Parish

  • Children from other parishes and faith traditions.

Children requiring significant educational adjustment are enrolled using the Brisbane Catholic Education Enrolment and Support Procedures for Students requiring Significant Educational Adjustments   

The Principal, in consultation with the Parish Priest, may exercise discretion regarding any application and may determine a child's eligibility beyond the stated guidelines.

General requirements for enrolment

The following information will help clarify enrolment ages for Prep and Year One respectively:

​Children Born
​Eligible for Prep​

​ 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018
​ 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019
​1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020 
​​1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021
​​1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022
​​1st July 2022 to 30th June 2023

N.B: Enrolment applications can not be processed until all documentary requirements have been completed.