Why Catholic Education?
Catholic schools are centred on the person of Jesus Christ and are called to live and proclaim the message of the Gospel. Supported by, and in collaboration with, the Catholic community of which they are a vital part, Catholic schools encourage staff, students and their families into a personal relationship with Jesus, challenging them to find, through Him, meaning and value in their lives.
Enrolment in a Catholic school enables the local Catholic community to offer support to parents in the faith education of their children. In addition, Catholic schools contribute significantly to the Australian community by promoting quality education and a just and tolerant society.
Does my child need to be Catholic to attend St Joseph’s?
No. St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester is open to all who want to share its educational goals, in a community founded on Christian principles.
All families and their children, Catholic or non-Catholic, are welcome to acquire a Catholic education but must be willing to participate in the religious life of the school.
When is the enrolment period?
St Joseph’s Primary School, Gloucester accepts enrolments at any time of the school year, however the official enrolment period for the following year is during Catholic Schools Week held in March each year.
What is the enrolment process?
Once an application is received, the Principal will make contact with the parents or carers to discuss particulars of the enrolment form. Provided all necessary documentation is forth coming, the process is normally fairly straight forward.
A small number of places in schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle may be available to students on visas who share our Catholic faith and ethos. At the present time, no students with a visa subclass 500 are able to be enrolled into Diocesan Catholic schools.
For more information, please see the Enrolment of Students on Visas Policy.
Provider name: Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
CRICOS provider code: 03339D
The CSO's contact person for the area of overseas students is:
Assistant Director of Schools
P | (02) 4979 1244
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph’s follows the guidelines provided by the Catholic Schools Office Enrolment Policy and Procedure documents. This Enrolment Policy has been devised to accommodate the needs of families seeking a Catholic education. It aims to set direction for school procedures and practices for enrolling students into Catholic primary and secondary schools within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and to establish a common, consistent approach in enrolment practices. It aims to assists the system of Catholic schools to provide schooling, where possible, for all children who seek enrolment, to cater for the individual needs of each child equitably within the constraints of the available teaching and material resources and to encourage parents enrolling their children in Catholic schools to give support to parish and school life, especially in education in faith.