How do I enrol my child

​​Application for Enrolment Online

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at St Mary MacKillop Primary School. Please find the link below to your child's online application for enrolment.  You will need to click on the link, enter and review the required details, complete and submit the form.

If applying for enrolment for more than 1 student, when the form is completed option will be available to submit another enrolment for each additional student.

Tours of the school are conducted after the interview process.

Please contact us directly, should you experience any difficulty completing the online application for enrolment.

Click here to access our Online Enrolment Application Form

Enrolment Requirement  - Steps to ensure your application can be processed.

It is necessary to complete and return the application forms and supporting documents including
  • Application for Enrolment
  • Original Birth Certificate (this will be copied and handed immediately back)
  • Original Baptism Certificate – if applicable (this will be copied and handed immediately back)
  • Copy of any medical reports
Once all the necessary paperwork is received, only then can the application be classed as ‘complete” and you are then officially placed on the waiting list.  Without all of the above documentation, an application cannot be considered.

Please note that lodgement of an application does not ensure enrolment.
It is important to note that an enrolment will depend of the following:
  • A fully completed enrolment application, with all the necessary supporting documentation
  • The Application being approved by the Enrolment Panel
  • The availability of a place in the school and
  • A successful interview with the Principal/ Assistant Principal.

Enrolment Protocol

As a Catholic school, St Mary MacKillop Primary School gives priority in enrolment to students who are baptised Catholics. In keeping with our Mission Statement, our school is committed to providing a holistic education, which is responsive to each student’s diverse and unique spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and developmental needs and circumstances.
Guided by the spirit of St Mary MacKillop, our school furthers the mission of the Church and continues to reach out to those who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Enrolment is also given to students from other faith traditions whose families demonstrate that they share in the expressed values of the school. In such instances St Mary MacKillop community embraces church teachings regarding respect for the faith journey of individuals within the religious dimension of school life.  
Criteria for enrolment
Consideration of enrolment is made, at the discretion of the Principal, in the following order of priority:
  • The child who has a brother or sister enrolled at St Mary MacKillop School.
  • The child who is a baptised Catholic whose family lives in the St Mary MacKillop Parish.
  • The child is a baptised Catholic whose family lives outside the St Mary MacKillop Parish.
  • The child, whose family belong to another Christian denomination and is accepting of the traditions of the Catholic faith.
  • The child, whose family is of another faith tradition and is accepting of the traditions of the Catholic faith.
Conditions of Enrolment
Parents/Carers commit to:
  • their child participating in all areas of the curriculum including liturgical celebrations, camps and excursions.
  • adhering to all school policies, protocols and procedures.
  • meeting their financial obligations as determined by the school.
  • actively supporting their child’s learning and participating as a member of the school community.
It is a government requirement to provide the Original Birth Certificate at time of Application (it will be copied and handed back immediately).
Should you require further information about St Mary MacKillop School's enrolment procedures please do not hesitate to contact our Enrolments Officer, either via email or by telephone on 07 3822 5500 (International calls 61 7 3822 5500).


Preparatory Year

To be eligible for enrolment in Preparatory Year a child must turn five by 30th June in the year they start Prep. The chart below shows when children will start the preparatory year and Year 1.
Children Born Eligible for Prep in Eligible for Year 1
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 2019 2020
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 2020 2021
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 2021 2022
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 2022 2023

Enrolment for Children with Special Needs​

Parents are obliged to inform the school of any disabilities or needs that their child may have which may affect their schooling. If a child has a special need that may have significant impact upon their learning, or have an impact upon the human or physical resources of the school beyond the general learning program, the enrolment application must be processed by our Special Education consultant.
This process is designed to ascertain a child's level of ability, the appropriate resources and programs needed to facilitate such a special program and the school's ability to meet the child's needs. At the conclusion of the process the school Principal decides upon the acceptance of the enrolment based upon the available information.