Wherever possible, in situations where demand exceeds the available number of places, Principals will seek to assist students whom they are unable to accept to find a position in an alternative Catholic school. 2.8 The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. Sydney Catholic schools have adopted an explicit policy of providing educational opportunities for indigenous students through the provision of a bursary program. Full details of this policy can be found in the below SCS Enrolment Policy or on the Sydney Catholic Schools website under the headings – Parents – Enrolment . Receptive and/or expressive language disorders significantly affecting communication and academic achievement. The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium. SCS schools are committed to the inclusion of children with disability and will observe all relevant state and federal legislation. 2.3 Therefore, Catholic systemic Secondary colleges have strong pastoral links to a number of parishes and Primary schools in their local areas. When applying for, and throughout the course of enrolment, parents/caregivers are required to disclose all relevant information related to their child’s disability and additional needs. Version: 5.0 The other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese are Congregational schools run independently by Religious Congregations. Operational 2.6 6.9.3 In this way “Catholic schools are at once places of evangelisation, of complete formation, of inculturation, of apprenticeship in a lively dialogue between young people of different religions and social backgrounds.” In the event of a Secondary college receiving a greater number of applications from families in their designated parish(es) or feeder schools than there are vacancies, the Enrolment Committee will further apply the Enrolment Criteria. Parish community includes the parish of regular worship or the parish defined by residential geographical boundaries. In so much as any aspect of this policy may appear to be in conflict with another Archdiocesan system or school-based policy, then precedence is to be given to this policy. In the process of enrolling students with disability and additional needs, the Mandatory Planning Procedure must be completed by the Principal, in consultation with appropriate personnel. This policy supersedes all previous policies relating to matters contained therein. Sydney Catholic Schools are open to all Catholic families, as well as families from Orthodox churches, families from other Christian Churches, and those from other faith traditions or non-religious backgrounds who are prepared to support the ethos, values and liturgical and sacramental practices of the Catholic Church. You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period commences in March. 4.1.2 In circumstances where all attempts to collect outstanding school fees have been exhausted, the Chief Financial Officer may recommend to the Executive Director that a student/s ongoing enrolment at SCS be terminated in the following school years. Once enrolled at the primary level Network school, students are guaranteed enrolment in the Network Secondary College/s. For our primary schools, the official enrolment period begins in March for the year ahead, while our secondary schools commence enrolments two years prior. Failure to disclose at the point of enrolment, or during the course of enrolment, may result in revocation of the offer of enrolment. The Catholic school participates in the evangelizing mission of the Church and is the privileged environment in which Christian education is carried out. 4.1.5 The support and nurturing of the family unit is fundamental to the pastoral and spiritual welfare of each child. 3.3 4.1.8 9.4 4.3 In June 2009 the NSW Government legislated to raise the minimum school leaving age from 15 to 17, unless students meet the alternative criteria of undertaking approved education or training or participation in paid work for at least 25 hours per week. All Archdiocesan systemic Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney will apply the Guiding Principles, Procedures and Enrolment Criteria outlined in this policy. 4.3.2 The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. 6.9.4 5.3 The parish priest will be provided with the opportunity to be a full participant in all enrolment decisions, particularly through membership of the Enrolment Committee. 6.6 2.13 Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. Complex medical needs that arise as a result of a pre-existing or an acquired condition. 3.8 4.3.1 Secondary colleges accept applications two years prior to commencement. On enrolment, all parents and students are required to give an undertaking that they will support the Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools. Children of families who have ‘special pastoral circumstances’ as assessed by the Enrolment Committee or, where appropriate, the school Principal and/or the parish priest in conjunction with the Principal. Application of Secondary Enrolment Criteria Designated Feeder Parish/Feeder Schools 4.1.1 2.1 The Enrolment Committee will process applications received during the major enrolment intake period for any year. In the Sydney Archdiocese, there are a growing number of geographically linked Parish Primary and Parish Secondary schools, that have formally decided to operate as a kindergarten to Year 12 ‘Network’ of schools, so as to provide students with an enriched, integrated educational and faith development experience. 6.3 In exceptional circumstances when considering an individual enrolment application, a Principal, in consultation with the parish priest, may make an exception to the priority criteria as long as the decision is consistent with the overall spirit and rationale of this policy. Documents required at this interview include: Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. 3.12 In accordance with the guiding principles, the following criteria are provided to support Enrolment Committees in the discernment of the priority in which enrolment applications are accepted. 3.15.2 Responsibility of Families and Carers 3.11 6.1.1 Catholic schools have a unique role in helping families to nurture and develop their Catholic faith, within the context of their parish and communities. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. 3.15.4 2.5 This does not preclude the Principal from accepting students to fill any vacancies after that date. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. 3.15.10 6.4.2 3.14.8 Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. Secondary colleges accept applications two years prior to commencement. Any school specific information required at enrolment can be attached on a separate document under the school letterhead and should not be included on a modified enrolment form. 6.10 2.12 These schools develop their own enrolment policies and procedures and are not covered by the provisions of this document. Catholic Education Classification:  You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period commences in March. 6.3.1 You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period commences in March. 4.1.7 Individual enrolments received outside the enrolment period are delegated to the school Principal. Generally students in NSW start school around the age of five. Primary school students must commence school before they turn six years of age, and applications are accepted in the year prior to commencement. The Enrolment Policy for Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools offers families greater choice by allowing them to apply for enrolment at a Catholic school anywhere in the Diocese. 9.5 6.7 De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah follows the Secondary Colleges Enrolment Policy as set out by Sydney Catholic Schools. Children of families from other Christian denominations who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. Children of families from other faith traditions or non-religious backgrounds who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Sydney Catholic schools are committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and will observe all relevant State and Federal legislation. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. SCS schools have a co-responsibility to ensure a sustainable level of enrolments for each school within the Archdiocesan system, so as to maximise the opportunity for Catholic families to access Catholic schools. There are 167 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney. 3.15.3 Please read this enrolment information in this section and download an enrolment form for the school or schools of your choice. Policy Number: EDO202001 Where places are limited, enrolment priority will be given to: Catholic children who live in … 3.13 6.1.3 Principals wishing to vary the criteria for enrolment in response to exceptional circumstances within their school community must consult their Parish Priest and receive the approval of their Director. Parents are required to assume responsibility for the timely payment of fees to support the ongoing work of the school, parish and community. 6.3.2 Catholic Families The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. This policy exists to ensure the equitable allocation of student places according to the Vision and Mission of Catholic schools. Primary school students must commence school before they turn six years of age, and applications are accepted in the year prior to commencement. 2.4 In most cases Catholic parishes and Primary schools feed into one or more Catholic systemic Secondary colleges, as outlined in the support document Primary/ Secondary Colleges Pathways and Feeder Parishes document. 3.9 The membership of the Enrolment Committee will be broadly representative of key stakeholder groups in the school. On enrolment, all parents are required to give an undertaking that they will jointly and severelly honour the financial commitments required by the school and that failure to do so may jeopardise the enrolment or ongoing enrolment of the student or subsequent students in line with the School Fee Collection Policy. 3.14.1 As inclusive and evangelising communities, they also welcome families from other faith traditions where this is possible. Secondary colleges accept applications two years prior to commencement. Enrolment Process The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. Where demand exceeds the number of available positions within a school, the priority for allocating enrolment places is to be in accordance with the criteria listed below at 3.14 and 3.15. Catholic schools have a unique role in helping families to nurture and develop their Catholic faith, within the context of their parish and communities. 9.2 Sydney Catholic Schools are among the most sought after schools in the community, which is why it is highly beneficial to register an expression of interest as early as possible. When applying for, and throughout the course of enrolment, parents/caregivers are required to disclose and regularly update all relevant information related to their child’s disability and additional needs. 6.1 Children of families who have ‘special pastoral circumstances’ as assessed by the Enrolment Committee or, where appropriate, the school Principal and/or priests of associated parishes in conjunction with the Principal. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. Children of regularly worshipping Orthodox families who have strong demonstrable links to their faith community and who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Secondary colleges accept applications two years prior to commencement. You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period commences in March. Membership of the Enrolment Committee will include the Parish Priest or his representative, the school Principal or delegate, and a parent who is an active member of the local parish community. 4.1.4 By law students must commence school before they turn six years of age. Enrolment of students from Catholic feeder Primary schools into Secondary colleges assumes that the student has attended the local Catholic Primary school for a minimum of two years, except in special circumstances such as family relocation or as judged appropriate by the Enrolment Committee. 3.14.6 3.14.7 Before an enrolment is finalised, parents/carers are usually interviewed by the principal or a delegated staff member. any relevant medical records or health assessments, and. Children of Catholic families not covered above, or who are outside the local designated Catholic parish. Children of Orthodox families who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. On enrolment, all parents and students are required to give an undertaking that they will support the Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools. Enrolment numbers within the Archdiocese of Sydney have witnessed a steady growth in recent times. Approved by Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools: 7 December 2016, Enrolment Policy for Systemic Catholic Schools, Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools, Primary/ Secondary Colleges Pathways and Feeder Parishes, Students with Complex Care Needs (Medical Assistance) Policy, Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth), are founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by the Gospel, highlight the relevance of our faith to life and contemporary culture, are embedded within the community of believers, and share in the evangelising mission of the Church. Siblings of children already attending the college whose families have demonstrated ongoing support for the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. All schools undertake to enrol prospective students exclusively within the prescribed SCS enrolment period as outlined in the explanatory notes. Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. 6.4.1 You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period commences in March. As partners in Catholic education, we commit ourselves to developing authentic Catholic schools which: Our Mission Statement: 3.15.6 The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. The term disability refers to students with, 6.4.3 On enrolment, all parents and students commit to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school, participating in the Religious Education program and in the prayer and liturgical life of the school. 3.14.4 The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. 3.14.5 Enrolment Criteria: Systemic Secondary Colleges Updated:  3rd March 2020. Southern Cross Catholic College Burwood enrols Years 9 and Years 11 students (both full-time and part-time) from across the Archdiocese of Sydney. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. Review Approved by Leadership Team: 4 August 2016, 9.6 Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) strives to respond to the needs of all students, within the constraints of the available teaching and material resources. Intellectual disability/intellectual developmental disorders affecting school performance and adaptive skills, Hearing impairment affecting communication and auditory skills, Vision impairment affecting access to physical environments, daily living, mobility and social skills, Mobility/physical disability that may impact on functionality and learning engagement with specific environments, Mental health disorders seriously affecting educational functioning and emotional wellbeing, Autism Spectrum Disorder affecting nonverbal and verbal communication, social understanding and social behaviour, and capacity to think and behave flexibly. Children of Orthodox families who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Primary school students must commence school before they turn six years of age, and applications are accepted in the year prior to commencement. These schools develop their own enrolment The term additional needs refers to students with. 2.9 The other 18 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese are Congregational schools run independently by Religious Congregations. 3.15.7 3.14.3 The parish priest has responsibility under Canon Law for Catholic schools and the pastoral care of all involved in the school community. 6.1.2 Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. 3.14.9 Children of families from other faith traditions or non-religious backgrounds who are prepared to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church. Many families are continuing the tradition of looking to Catholic schools for the education of their children. APPLICATION DEADLINE – YEAR 7 2022. The Principal (or their delegate) must ensure the effective information exchange between SCS schools regarding a student’s academic, pastoral, wellbeing, disability and additional needs including transitioning students’ Personalised Plans. Secondary schools may require academic results or reports from the student’s previous school. In discerning criteria that indicate the nature and extent of ‘special pastoral circumstances’ consideration could include children with special needs; indigenous students; refugee or other marginalised families; links to the parish or school communities through the involvement of grandparents and the extended family; the pastoral care of the student due to family dislocation; prior family links to the school; and any other special circumstances as judged appropriate by the Enrolment Committee. They serve as a basis to assess specific circumstances within the school context where demand exceeds the number of available places. SCS Enrolment Period Therefore, the implementation of the enrolment policy requires close collaboration between the parish priest and the school. 4.2 3.15.1 The SCS Application for Enrolment form, Offer of Enrolment and Acceptance for return are mandatory for use in all SCS schools in its entirety and without alteration. The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Enrolment Policy. Sydney Catholic Schools are among the most sought after schools in the community, which is why it is highly beneficial to register an expression of interest as early as possible. Secondary colleges accept applications two years prior to commencement. SCS schools have adopted an explicit policy of providing educational opportunities for indigenous students through the provision of a bursary program. Catholic families are defined as families in which the children are baptised or in which at least one parent is a Catholic and both parents are supportive of a Catholic education for their child. In the Sydney Archdiocese, there are a number of parish communities that do not have a local parish Primary school. The preferential option for the poor and marginalised is fundamental in Catholic schools. In special situations, some families may live within the geographic area of the parish whilst worshipping regularly in communities aligned to cultural or ethnic groups. 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