Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a Cathedral Parish Catholic Primary School. It was established in 1979 to primarily support the Catholic families in the Kelso and connecting eastern areas of the city of Bathurst. The school exists to support parents in the education of faith of their children.
While the school offers enrolment to Catholic children, non-Catholic children may also be considered. Acceptance of non-Catholic children will depend upon the reasons why the parents are seeking enrolment and the availability of vacancies in the appropriate grades.
Parents seeking to enrol children apply to the Principal. An ‘Application for Enrolment’ form must be completed and signed by a parent before an enrolment can be considered. Parents are also invited to meet with the Principal for an interview regarding enrolment. Subsequently, the Principal examines each individual case and notifies the parents of the outcome of their application. The Parish Priest and/or School Executive can also be included in the process to consider an enrolment application. All students enrolled must be prepared to support Catholic values and are required to participate in the School’s Religious Education Program. Parents must also be prepared to meet their obligations as listed on the School’s Enrolment Application form.
A student with a disability or special need, can be considered via the Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) Policy. This Policy exists to ascertain that the school is able to provide adequate resources to cater for the student’s learning needs.
In some grades the school has a limited enrolment capacity of two classes per grade. Due to this limited capacity it can be necessary to refuse enrolment to some applicants. It is possible that a waiting list exists for some grades. Students are not accepted on a ‘first in’ basis.
As a guide, the following priority order is considered in determining enrolments at the school:
Kindergarten Enrolment Procedures:
New enrolments for Kindergarten are invited to a ‘Kindergarten Pathways Program’ held at the school in Term 4. This includes an evening tour of the school and parent meeting. As well, two half days are designated in November for the students to attend school as an orientation in the Kindy classrooms. This has been a very successful program at the school.
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