The enrolment process for Foundation Year can often be a daunting time for parents, especially first time school parents. The transition process from kindergarten to school is an extremely important time in a child’s life.
The Enrolment for existing families of St. Brigid’s School community will open on Monday, March 27th.
Places are firstly allocated to families who already have a child enrolled at St. Brigid’s, however after the closing date of applications from existing families all places will be available to those meeting our enrolment criteria. The closing date for existing families is Wednesday, April 26th 2017.
The Enrolment process for all students new to St. Brigid’s School opens on Thursday, April 27th 2017.
There will be two Open Days as follows:
- Thursday, April 27th 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
If you are not available to attend our school during these Open days, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a suitable time to meet with me and tour our school.
Applications for enrolment into Foundation Year 2018 for all new families to St. Brigid’s close on Friday, June 2nd 2017.
Once we have received your completed Enrolment Application, in order to continue further, we will invite you and your child to attend a personal interview.
A formal letter of acceptance of Enrolment will be sent to parents with all relevant information and details of our orientation process that is aimed at providing positive experiences of school, which usually commence in October/November.
It is important for us to work closely with parents to ensure our young students are well prepared for school and feel secure and comfortable in their new surroundings. Generally, our Foundation teachers will visit the pre-school teachers to make the transition to school life as smooth as possible. This helps us understand our students and take steps to meet their individual needs as they progress to formal primary education.
Staff at St. Brigid’s have a shared vision: ‘St. Brigid’s is a Catholic community where children know they are valued and experience the love of God in an engaging and contemporary learning environment.’ Our school motto of Knowledge|Strength|Faith|Hospitality is a reminder of the attributes of St. Brigid that guide our school community.
We recommend parents visit our school with your child at available opportunities. The more informed and familiar you and your child are with our school environment the more successful the transition to school will be.
For parents wishing to access Before School and After School Care, Camp Australia is our provider. This service is available at St. Brigid’s School in our Multipurpose Hall that is fully equipped and has kitchen facilities.
St. Brigid’s accepts enrolments for all levels throughout the year. Acceptance of new students depends on places being available within the structure of the Learning Communities and meeting our enrolment criteria.