How do I enrol my child at St. Joseph's?

Please click here to access information regarding the enrolment process.



How old should my child be to start Prep?

Children need to be five by 30 June in the year they enrol in Prep. Please click here to access a ready reckoner table for ages.



Is there a waiting list for students who are not accepted?

If we are unable to enrol a child based upon existing class sizes, children are placed on a priority based waiting list, should the parents wish to do so.



Do you accept non-Catholic students?

St. Joseph's is a Catholic school based on clear Gospel Values. We do accept non-Catholic students into the school, though we ask that parents and students be open to the values and traditions that we try to develop within the school and parish community. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church through a Parish-based sacramental program, should parents desire to do so.



What is the average class size and what is the student-adult ratio?

The average class size at St. Joseph's, Park Avenue is 25 students. The classes range from 22-27 students.
Due to the provision of Teacher Assistants, we are able to maintain a student to adult ratio of 1:14.



Do you encourage the use of Technology in the school?

St. Joseph's has spent considerable time and effort structuring our technology within the school. In addition to the 1-to-1 MacBook program running in Year 5 & 6 , there are approximately 160 laptops in classes along with 40 iPads.

Additionally, every classroom is equipped with an Interactive Touch Screen monitor providing seamless internet access.



How Do I enrol at the Kindergarten at St. Joseph's?

Our Kindergarten opened in 2013 and enrolment information and lodgement of applications can be made directly at the Kindergarten.



How much is tuition?

Please click here to access the schedule of school fees.



How can I pay my fees?

Parents have a range of options for paying their school fees. Fees are sent home in the third week of term at which time parents may choose to pay the account in full. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or EFTPOS.

Alternatively, parents may choose to setup a direct debit and manage a payment plan across the school year. Please contact our Finance Secretary for further assistance.



When does the school supervision start and finish each day?

The school day commences at 8.35am and ends at 3.00pm. Supervision is provided from 8.15am in the morning when the children are able to play, and extends to 3.20pm in the afternoon. Children who have not been collected by 3.20pm are supervised in the office until their parents arrive.

Children still at school after 4.00pm will be taken to Outside School Hours Care.



Do you provide Outisde School Hours Care?

St. Joseph's provides Outisde School Hours Care weekday from 3.00pm until 6.00pm, where required. Similarly, School Vacation Care is also available.

Please feel free to contact the OSHC Co-ordinator on 4921-4922 should you have any questions.



How can I get involved in the P&F?

The P&F meet on the second Tuesday of each month, with an open invitation to anyone in our community. Further inquiries can be made by contacting our P&F President via the school office.

Click here for more information about the P&F.