Enrolment Policy

​​​Policy Statement

Recognising that the "purpose of the Catholic School is to nurture children in the Catholic Faith" (BCEC Policy), we will foster the formation of a Christian community while at the same time respecting the diversity of a variety of family faith situations.

We aim to welcome children who come to us from a wide variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Because of the multicultural nature of our school we welcome and respect the wide range of cultural and religious traditions from which the children come.​

Guidelines for Application

  1.  Parents/Carers complete an Application for Enrolment Form
  2.  A payment of an Enrolment Application fee of $50 is required. (This is a non-refundable Fee.)
  3. A Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, passport and entry papers, where applicable, are required to be presented and will be photocopied for the files.
  4. Copies of custody orders are also to be presented, if applicable.
  5. An interview time is arranged with the Principal.
  6. To confirm the enrolment, after a place has been offered, a $50 'Confirmation of Enrolment' Fee is required to be paid. This $50 will be refunded on the first term school fees. If, however, the family chooses not to continue with the enrolment after returning the Confirmation of Enrolment Form and paying the fee, the fee will be non-refundable.

The Principal has the responsibility of final decision making in the matter of enrolments.

The following criteria will be considered in the acceptance of enrolments:

  1. They are the children of Catholic families of our local parish communities (encompassing Dutton Park, West End, Highgate Hill, Hill End, Fairfield, South Brisbane and Woolloong​abba) and children of staff members.
  2. Their brothers and / or sisters already attend or have attended St Ita's.
  3. They are the children of Orthodox families living within our parish boundaries.
  4. They are families of the Catholic faith living outside the local area defined above.
  5. They are families of the Orthodox faith living outside the local area defined above.
  6. They are non-Catholic families who are seeking Catholic education for their children.

The acceptance of enrolment will depend on

  1. Perceived needs of the child being enrolled and the ability of our school to meet those needs. Where children have special needs, Brisbane Catholic Education Guidelines for enrolment of students with special needs will be followed.
  2. Class sizes.
  3. Willingness of the family to accept the policies of the school.
​See 'Enrol' tab for current Fee Schedule

Application for Enrolment Online

​Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at St Ita's. Please find the link below to your child's online application for enrolment.

You will need to click on the link, enter and review the required details, complete and submit the form, before your application will be submitted to us. We will then contact you regarding the next steps.

If applying for enrolment for more than 1 student, when the form is completed the option will be available to submit another enrolment for each additional student.

Please contact us directly, should you experience any difficulty completing the online application for enrolment.

Click here to access our Online Enrolment Application form
A copy of the print version of the Application for Enrolment Kit is also available via the school office.

Prep Starting Age

To be e​ligible for enrolment a child must turn five by June 30th in the year they start Prep. The chart below shows what year children will start Prep in line with their birthday. ​


Eligible for Prep

1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019

1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022

1 J​uly 2022 - 30 June 2023

​​1 July 2023 - 30 June 2024
1 July 2024 - 30 June 2025