Enrolment Policy

Ros and Rosie February 2015.jpg

COMMENCEMENT OF SCHOOLING

Our Lady of the River School, Berri has an additional Enrolment into Reception 2015/16. (Refer to amendment clause: 4.6 SACCS Enrolment Policy and Procedures 2012)

Commencement for schooling 2015/2016

Commencements of schooling decisions are in consultation with the parents and at the pastoral discretion of the Principal and parish priest of the Our Lady of the River Catholic Parish.

The Principal of Our Lady of the River School, Berri works within the SACCS Enrolment Policy and Procedures and are able to exercise some flexibility with respect to enrolment decisions.

Two intakes are possible during the years 2015/16 for Our Lady of the River School, Berri.

The 1st intake will be at the start of the school year and be available to children who are 5 years old by the commencement of school or who are 4 years old and turn 5 years old on or before April 30th of that school year.

The 2nd intake will be at the commencement of Term 3 and be available to children who are 5 years old on or before the start of Term 3 or who are 4 years old and turn 5 years old on or before October 31st of that school year.

Children who commence at the start of the school year will under normal circumstances spend that whole year in Reception and at the commencement of the next school year, will move to Year 1. This means these children would spend 4 terms at a Reception level.

Children who commence at the beginning of Term 3, under normal circumstances, will spend the remainder of the year and the whole of the following year in Reception. This means that these children will spend 6 terms at a Reception level.

Accordingly, children will only begin their schooling at the beginning of the Term 1 or Term 3. Such children will meet the above guidelines.

ENROLMENT PROCEDURES

Our Lady of the River School, Berri welcomes all families and recognise the parents/carers decision in choosing the kind of education that shall be given to their child/ren.

Parents, as the first educators of their children, enter into a partnership with the Catholic school to promote and support their child’s education.

Parents wishing to enroll their child/children at Our Lady of the River School, Berri will be required to complete an enrolment application and arrange an interview/meeting with the school Principal.  The Principal will advise the parents if the application has been successful or not, or may arrange subsequent interviews if further discussion is required.

 

Back to Top ↑

Same First Day Calculator

Visit the "Same First Day Calculator" for an easy way to work out when your child can start school.