ENROLMENT PROCEDURES AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at St Martin's Catholic Primary School Carina. St Martin's is a school for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6, forming part of the Brisbane Archdiocesan community of schools. At St Martin's we believe that our school community develops in a manner consistent with the spirit of Saint Dominic and the principles that promote positive relationships in classrooms and the broader community.
Please read the information below, as it provides applicants with the steps involved for submitting a successful enrolment application to St Martin's School.
At times it is necessary to limit the intake of students for various reasons. In these circumstances, preference is given in order of the following Categories 1 to 5. Category 1. Children who is a sibling of a current student of St Martin's.Category 2. Children who are baptised Catholic, whose family worships at Our Lady of Graces' ChurchCategory 3. Children who are baptised Catholics, whose family worships at another Parish.Category 4. Children who are baptised, whose family is practicing another faith tradition.Category 5. Children who are not baptised and both parents support the philosophy of Catholic Education.
An Open Morning for prospective families is held once a year in early February. Please check back on our website in December when details are announced.Families will have a one week extension after 'Open Morning' to submit applications for Prep the following year. WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR PREP?
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY FOR YEARS 1 TO 6?
WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD START SCHOOL? St Martin's School follow the recommended year level from Brisbane Catholic Education. Please click here to see Recommended Year Level for Student EnrolmentsENROLMENT PROCESS TIMELINE Term 1 - February Open Morning An Open Morning for prospective families is held once a year in early February. Please check back on our website in December when details are announced.Term 2 - May and June Prep First round interviews conductedInvitation for first round interviews. Category 1,2,3 applications. Enrolment Offers made mid-June and families advised of the Prep Orientation Date.Term 3 - Second round interviews for Prep conductedAn invitation to second round interviews is subject to places being available. If you wish to remain on the waiting list, we will endeavour to provide updates throughout Terms 3 and 4. At this stage we recommend families look at alternative options to secure a Prep enrolment. Term 4 - Prep Orientation MorningPrep Orientation Morning for parents and students. Parents receive welcome to the school and their Parent Handbook. Students enjoy a fun morning of play in classroom, whilst parents remain for an information session. Parents and their children meet at the conclusion of the session.
HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ENROLMENT APPLICATION SUCCESSFULLY? Before going ahead, we ask applicants to please ensure all supporting paperwork is ready. Applicants are responsible for checking the list below and ensuring documents which relate to your application are submitted promptly and simultaneously. For example, if documents can't be located at home, please do not apply until they are found or replaced. Unfortunately, enrolment applications which are not completed in full cannot be processed.
HOW DO I KNOW MY APPLICATION IS COMPLETED CORRECTLY? Within 1 week of sending your supporting documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will receive a personal email from St Martin's School. If this email is not received, please check the application to ensure all documents have been provided. Alternatively please call 3900 9101 for support.
DOES MY CHILD NEED TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW?
Yes. All students of new families to the school are required to attend an interview in person. Both parents are welcome to attend, however we understand at times only 1 parent may be available. You will receive an email confirming your appointment and what to bring with you. Don't forget to bring your child 😊 WAITING LIST? Enrolment applications placed on the waiting list will be contacted if an interview can be offered. You can contact the office at any time to get an update on your application. ENROLMENT POLICY INCLUSION SUPPORTThe Enrolment Support Process for inclusion will be followed under the guidelines of Brisbane Catholic Education. The purpose of such a process is to explore the needs of the child and to determine the suitability of the school resources. It is important that all parties agree the resources and environment are compatible. On acceptance of enrolment application, it is understood that parents comply with the spirit of the school Mission Statement and agree to pay such fees and mandatory levies as set by the local authority. Please contact us directly for a brochure.
OUT OF HOURS SCHOOL CARE? This beautiful new facility is conveniently located on the school grounds and is managed by Centacare. For any questions please phone Centacare directly on 3398 7180. Outside Hours School CareNEW STUDENTS IN YEARS 1 TO 6?
In November, all existing students to St Martin's and new students commencing in Years 1 to 6 will visit their new classroom and meet their class teacher for the following year. This session is usually from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Parents will be advised of the final details closer to the event. Parent Handbooks are also distributed at this time for new families. CAN I APPLY AT MULTIPLE SCHOOLS?Yes, families are welcome to submit multiple applications. Please note interviews will be offered based on each individual school enrolment policy. Parents are asked to advise all schools of their preferences in advance. If numbers permit, an offer will come from 1 school only. This may not be the 1st preference and is dependant on the process of each school. It is important to note that preferences can be made, however this may not guarantee an interview or an offer.
CAN WE DEFER PREP?Yes, students can wait 1 more year before starting Prep. There is no approval required. We are working on more detailed information about deferring and this will be added here soon.