Key Enrolment Dates and Information


Thank you for considering St John's College, Nambour, for your child’s secondary education.


​Enrolment dates and information relevant to Year 7 2021

​​Please note well that the Year 7 Orientation Evening scheduled for Term 3 has been postponed until Term 4 at a date to be advised.

​Year 7 2021 Parent Inf​​​ormation Evening is Tuesday 25 February, 2020, 6:30pm in the MPC.  Students are also welcome to attend.
College Tours for parents and students will also be available on this day from 5.30pm through to 6.30pm
​Year 7 2021 interviews take place from Monday 9 March to Friday 20 March, 2020​.  Applications received after this period will be offered to submit application onto our Waiting List.
​Enrolment packs will be distributed to St Joseph's and Stella Maris early in 2020 however applications are made via our online enrolment
​Enrolment packs are also available from the College office however applications are made via our online enrolment 
​Parents with students already at St John's who have a Year 7 student for 2021 (not attending Stella Maris or St Joseph's) will need to apply through the College online enrolment as siblings are not automatically enrolled 
​First-round cut-off date for interviews for Year 7 2021 is Friday 6 March 2020
Interview Days for Year 6 students entering Year 7 in 2021
​Monday 9 March 2020
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Thursday 13 March 2020  
Friday 14 March 2020
Monday 16 March 2020
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Wednesday 18 March 2020 
Thursday 19 March 2020
Friday 20 March 2020 
*Special arrangements are available on request

Each interview involves a meeting between parent(s), student and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the College.  It is also a chance for us to get to know your family.

Applications can be made through our Online Enrolment process, accessed via our college website ( ).  Please ensure that your Online application for enrolment, including all required documentation as per the checklist, is received by the college office by Friday 6 March, 2020.  You will be contacted once we have received your fully completed application to arrange an interview.  (Feeder schools for Year 7 2021​ students have kindly offered to send the Principal’s Reference to St John’s College on your behalf if you ask them to complete the form for your son/daughter).


Enrolment Policy

​Brisbane Catholic Education Policy

When enrolling students, BCE schools give priority to those who are baptised Catholic or, if enrolling in an ecumenical school, baptised in the faith of sponsoring churches.  Schools may also enrol students from other faith traditions whose families demonstrate that they share the expressed values of the school and who are willing to support and contribute to the school's vision and ethos.

St John's Policy

At St John's College, we will provide quality education in an environment that nurtures children in their Catholic faith. St John's aims to accept every Catholic child.

The College recognises that it has an obligation to respect all​ religious beliefs. Parents and students of other faiths must support the Catholic ethos of the school.  It is important that the Catholocity of the College be maintained, across the whole school population and in any year level.

The following Brisbane Catholic Education policies, regulations and guidelines are followed at a school level and can be viewed on the Brisbane Catholic Education website:

  • Students with Disabilities Policy
  • Enrolment Application Support Procedures for Students requiring Significant Educational Adjustments
  • Financial Accessibility Policy
  • Students who are at the Margins of Society and/or Out of Home Policy


The process of enrolment is to be guided by principles of justice and equity. Consideration for enrolment of students will be based on a combination of the following:

  • Catholic baptism
  • Catholic families
  • acceptance of the ethos and mission of a Catholic school
  • family and sibling involvement at the school
  • parents and child with parish involvement
  • attendance at a Catholic primary school
  • school support eg. enthusiasm, commitment of student and involvement of students and parents in school life
  • reference from primary school – especially regarding appropriate relationships and behaviour

Late applications will be considered if places are available.  This also applies to late applications from Catholic families and siblings.  An interview does not necessarily mean that a place will be offered.  If a place is not available, your child's name will be held on the waiting list unless you notify the College that you do not want to proceed with your application.

NB:  Outstanding fee debt at other Brisbane Catholic Education schools must be resolved prior to enrolment confirmation.

Refundable Enrolment Bond

  1. An Enrolment Bond of $150.00 per student is required to confirm an acceptance of a place at St John's College.
  2. The Enrolment Bond is refunded on request when the last student from a family leaves the college after payment of all outstanding accounts and subject to the return of all hire and library books, provided one term's notice of leaving has been given. Notice is not required for graduating Year 12 students.
  3. The Enrolment Bond is not refunded if the student's enrolment is cancelled prior to entering.  In exceptional circumstances where parents can demonstrate factors outside their control lead to cancellation, they may apply to the Principal for a refund.