St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

For girls and boys | Pre‑kindergarten to Year 6 | Outside school hours care

Port Kennedy | Western Australia

Enrolment

Apply for a place

Choosing a primary school for your child is an important decision and we are here to help and support you through that process. Get in touch if you have any questions – we are here to help!

The best way for you to see all that St Bernadette’s has to offer your child is to book a visit – we would love to show you around.

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Required documentation

Documentation is required for both the child and parents/carers and must be submitted with the application. We are unable to progress applications until all documents have been received and the application fee paid.

Mandatory
documents

Not born
in Australia

Any child, parent or carer not born in Australia must provide a copy of their passport or Australian Citizenship Certificate.

Not an
Australian citizen

Any child, parent or carer who is not an Australian citizen must also provide a copy of their visa.

Catholic
families

Where applicable, provide Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation certificates, and Parish Reference.

Where
applicable

  • Health Care Card

  • Custodial Order

  • Two latest School Reports

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Submit the online Application form and Pre-Interview form, along with the required documents. Then call the office to pay the application fee.

Policy and fees

Please read our Enrolment Policy and School Fees before you apply. You will be asked to confirm you have read these documents during the application process.

Enrolment information

Get useful information about St Bernadette’s enrolment process by clicking the relevant topics listed below. If you have any questions, please get in touch – we are here to help!

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If you don’t know our school already, learn more about St Bernadette’s by booking a visit. We recommend booking a visit before you begin the application process so you can make an informed decision about enrolling your child/children in our school.

Meet our teachers, the children and see our excellent facilities and campus. To minimise any disruption to students, we only schedule school visits on the day(s) listed below and you must book in advance.

Scheduled days

Day Duration
Tuesdays 45 minutes

Children start Kindergarten in the year they turn four years old before 30 June. Our Kindy positions are advertised two years ahead and families are encouraged to apply when their child is two years of age, or younger.

Children can begin Pre-Kindy when they turn three years old. Offers for Pre-Kindy are made after a child is accepted for Kindergarten.

Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are required to submit an application for enrolment.

Use the calculator (available below this ‘Enrolment Information’ section) to check your child’s Kindy start date.

At times, positions become available in other year groups – please get in touch and we will provide you with more information. We do our best to accommodate all siblings in a family where possible.

Once we have received your enrolment application, we will get in touch to arrange a suitable date for an interview with the School Principal.

Where possible, interviews include the parent(s) and the prospective student(s). If your family hasn’t visited the school before, we begin with a short tour. Due to strong demand, interviews for Kindy enrolment applications are usually conducted two years prior to enrolment. Interviews for places in other years are scheduled on demand.

Date Short tour * Interview
We will be in touch to arrange a date. 20 minutes 30 minutes

* Only applies if you haven’t visited the school previously

An offer letter will be sent to offer your child a position if one is available.

To secure your place, you must accept the offer in writing and pay the acceptance fee.

How to pay the acceptance fee

The non-refundable acceptance fee of $230 can be paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone. This is deducted from the first years’ school fees.

Change of circumstances before starting

Please notify us of any change to your contact details, such as your phone number, email or address. If your circumstances change and you no longer require the position, please let us know so that we can offer the position to a family on our waiting list.

Kindy calculator

Use the calculator provided below to check your dates. In Western Australia, children who were born between January and June start Kindergarten the year in which they turn four years old, while children born between July and December will start the following year.

Parents are encouraged to apply for enrolment two years before their children are due to start Kindy. Applying early means a better chance of securing a place and also makes you eligible to apply for our Pre-Kindy programme.