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Catholic Education Ballarat - Enrolments for 2025 Foundation

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at our school.  To ensure that every family has the appropriate opportunity to enrol their child, all Ballarat Catholic Primary Schools collaborate throughout the process of Foundation (Prep) Enrolment. Information collected through the enrolment process is collated on a common database, which is shared by the Catholic Primary Schools in Ballarat.

The application process for 2025 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments:

  1. Register for a school tour by clicking here or contacting our school directly on (03) 53 32 7680.
  2. Register your interest in enrolling your child at a Catholic school in the City of Ballarat by completing an online “City of Ballarat Expression of Interest for Enrolment” form found here (link live from 12th February). At this stage, you will be able to nominate St Patrick's Primary School as your first preference.

When completing the Expression of Interest form you will be required to indicate your first, second and third preference schools and upload your child’s birth certificate and baptism certificate (if applicable).

At St Patrick's Primary School, a school tour is mandatory for all new families. 

Enrolment enquiries for year levels 1 - 6 please contact our school office directly. 

Please see the outline of the current process with the relevant dates below.

A link to the 2025 online enrolment form will be sent with offers of a placement.

KEY DATES - Foundation 2025 Enrolment

Monday 12 February February, 2024

Foundation (Prep) enrolment expressions of interest open 

Thursday 23 May, 2024

Expression of Interest forms close 

Friday 31 May, 2024 at 12.00pm

First round placement offers sent 

  • Information regarding how to accept or decline this offer will be contained in your letter.
  • This step will consider siblings and children who are baptised Catholic within the local parish of the school.
  • If your child is not a sibling of an existing student at the school or a baptised Catholic living within the local parish of the school, your expression of interest will be considered in the second round of offers.

Friday 7 June, 2024 at 4.00pm

First round Acceptance closes 

Friday 14 June, 2024 at 12.00pm

Second round placement offers sent

List of schools with vacancies published and sent

  • Information regarding how to accept or decline this offer will be contained in your letter.

Friday 21 June, 2024 at 4.00pm

Second round Acceptance closes 

Each Catholic Primary School will make offers of enrolment in line with the Diocese of Ballarat Enrolment Policy which takes into consideration a variety of factors.