Enrolment

Hammond Park is a Parish Catholic Primary School - not an independent school. Catholic schools exist to further the mission of the Church. Priority for enrolment is given to Catholics who witness the Catholic faith in their homes and who participate regularly in the life of a worshipping community. Acceptance of children will be at the discretion of the Principal, in line with the 'Student Enrolment Policy (1994)' issued by the Catholic Education Office of WA.

An application for enrolment booklet must be completed, as fully as possible, for every child enrolled. A non refundable application fee of $35 must accompany the enrolment book.  On offer of enrolment at HPCPS a deposit of $50 must be paid to the school office.  This deposit secures your position and is credited to your school fees account.  The school has EFTPOS facilities.  Provision for bookings for children to be enrolled in future years is available.

Before an application can be considered, the following conditions must be met:

  • Parents/guardians are required to complete in full the enrolment booklet
  • Arrange an interview with the Parish Priest.  A reference form for the Priest will be mailed to you with the enrolment booklet. Or it can be downloaded from this page.
  • Parents/guardians must provide birth and Baptismal certificates and immunisation records
  • Parents/guardians and the children to be enrolled attend an interview with the Principal. 

During the interview

  • The Catholic /religious focus and priority of the school is outlined
  • The learning/social and any specials needs of the child/ren are discussed
  • Parents/guardians must be prepared to accept the conditions of enrolment fully in respect to each and every child.

Enrolment does not automatically follow as a result of an application. Because there are limits to class sizes, children may have to be placed on waiting lists.
Applications will be considered in the following order of priority:

Criteria for Enrolment

  • Catholic students from the Parish with a Parish Priest reference
  • Catholic students from outside the Parish with a Parish Priest Reference
  • Other Catholic students
  • Siblings of non-Catholic students
  • Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations
  • Other Non-Catholic Students

Parents, on enrolment of their children in Hammond Park Catholic School need to:

  1. Be supportive of a full Catholic Education for their child.
  2. Realise that Kindergarten / Pre-Primary is a very necessary first step in the education of their child, and necessitates the child continuing in Year 1 at this school.
  3. Support the educational and spiritual programme of the school.
  4. Pay school fees, except in cases of genuine hardship, where alternative arrangements may be made by appointment with the principal. Associated with the school fees are a Building Levy and Amenities Fees.
  5. Levies and associated fees are non-refundable.
  6. Work cooperatively with and within the school.
  7. Be actively involved in the life of the school.
  8. Ensure their child attends school in correct and FULL school uniform, maintained in good repair, thus encouraging development of the school community pride and self-discipline.

 

Each application for enrolment will be considered individually. The final decision on acceptance is at the discretion of the Principal.  This policy is reviewed from time to time to reflect the directions of the Archbishop/Catholic Education Office.