Enrol at St John the Baptist

j.hemmings 1693 (Medium)Enrolment process

At St John the Baptist Catholic School we welcome enquiries for enrolment from all prospective students including siblings of students already attending.

An application for an enrolment form can be obtained by collecting one from the front office, downloading or by telephoning us 08 8293 6280 and one will be posted to you. Once we have received your enrolment form you will be sent a letter acknowledging your application. We will contact you for an interview with the Principal. Successful applicants will be sent a letter of offer.

In making an Application for Enrolment at St John the Baptist Catholic School it is assumed that parents will:


  • Accept the Christian Ethos of the school
  • Support the Religious Education Program
  • Participate fully in the sacramental and liturgical life of their children
  • Actively support the Parents & Friends Association
  • Support the school in matters relating to study habits and standards of behaviour
  • Agree to pay the subscribed fees
  • Support the wearing of the approved school uniform

A non refundable fee of $50 is payable on lodgement of an Application for Enrolment Form together with relevant documentation (Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate).

Reception Enrolment

Once an enrolment application has been lodged the school will contact prospective families for a child starting Reception to make an appointment with the Principal for an interview.  These are held in Term 2, two years preceding the child beginning school.

Offers of places will be made in writing before the proposed commencement date.

We have two Reception intakes per year. If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One in that year. If your child turns five on or after May 1 until 31st October, they will start school on the first day of Term Three. If there are special circumstances that you would like to discuss please make an appointment with our Principal.

Priority in Accepting Enrolments

If demand for enrolment is high, selection will be made using the following guidelines:

  • Brothers and sisters already attending St John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Catholic children residing in the Plympton Parish, whose families give active witness to their Catholic Faith.
  • Children of Catholic families
  • Children from other Christian families
  • Children from non-Christian families.

Changing Schools

Families seeking an immediate enrolment for children will require an enrolment interview once the Enrolment Application has been lodged.

If you are interested in finding out more about the school please telephone us on 8293 6280 or alternatively email kmcbride@stjohnpl.catholic.edu.au and we will gladly send you a school prospectus that includes an enrolment form.


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