Enrolment

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You can contact the school at any time for an enrolment package for St Mary’s War Memorial School.

We welcome new parents to tour the school.  Please call our school office 02 6972 3003 if you wish to make an appointment.

Non-Catholic and non-Christian enrolments are most welcome. Enrolment is upon the understanding that the child's parents must agree to actively support the school philosophy and practices and all students must participate in the school's Religious Education program.

In accordance with Archdiocesan policy no child will be denied Catholic schooling because of an inability of parents to pay fees or levies. Please view the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Enrolment Policy.

We accept enrolment applications all year for students in Kinder to Year 6 but prefer Kinder enrolments as early as possible in the year preceding starting school. For a Kindergarten enrolment, the child applying for a position in the School must turn 5 on or before April 30 of the year of admission.

Fill out the enrolment form, the yellow medical form and also provide an immunisation record and any baptism certificates and please return these papers to our school secretary.

Learning Support

St Mary’s aims to provide a learning atmosphere in which each child is known and appreciated and where he or she can develop as a happy student in the pursuit of knowledge and skills.

St Mary’s Learning Support Program aims to:

  • provide education for all children in regular classes organised in such a way that all students, including those with special needs, will be able to participate in a significant proportion of activities.
  • structure all learning strategies in such a way as to ensure that the student’s learning is clear, through the use of concrete materials and situations which actively involve the student.
  • organise learning into manageable steps.
  • develop and support student’s self-esteem through the use of praise, encouragement and reinforcement.
  • recognise the uniqueness and dignity of each person.
  • develop the whole person in terms of intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and emotional growth.
  • provide a network where the classroom teacher, the student’s parents, the Classroom Support teacher and others work in consultation.
  • determine the best teaching and learning strategies for the student, and accepting responsibility for reporting to parents on progress by the student receiving special education.

Parents wishing to enrol students with special needs are invited to contact the Principal before the end of Term 2, or as soon as possible, to discuss their child’s requirements.

Kinder Orientation Days

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION DAY

To assist with the transition from home to school, all new Kindergarten children are invited to spend a session of several hours, towards the end of the year, experiencing the routine of school life.  The prospective Kindergarten teacher conducts the activities.

FIRST THREE WEEKS OF KINDERGARTEN

During the first three weeks on the school year the Kindergarten children are provided with one rest/assessment day.

Parents are advised at the Kindergarten Orientation Day which days they will be required to arrange care. This day is generally a Wednesday.