Enrolment Guidelines

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

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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.

Guidelines

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.

 Enrolment dates and information relevant to Year 7:

  • Year 7 2019 Parent Information Evening is Tuesday 20 February, 2018, 7pm in the MPC

  • College Tours for parents and students will also be available on this day from 5.30pm through to 6.30pm

  • Year 7 2019 interviews take place from Monday 12 March to Friday 23 March, 2018

  • Enrolment packs will be distributed to St Joseph's and Stella Maris early in 2018

  • Enrolment packs are also available from the College office 

  • Parents with students already at St John's who have a Year 7 student for 2019 (not attending Stella Maris or St Joseph's) will need to ring the College office for an enrolment pack as siblings are not automatically enrolled 

  • First-round cut-off date for interviews for Year 7 2019 is Friday 9 March 2018

  • Interviews are scheduled for the following days and times: 

​Interview Days for Year 6s entering Year 7 in 2019.

Monday 12 March 2018
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Wednesday 14 March 2018 
Thursday 15 March 2018  
Friday 16 March 2018
 
Monday 19 March 2018
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Wednesday 21 March 2018 
Thursday 22 March 2018
Friday 23 March 2018

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.

Please return the Application for Enrolment form and all the supporting documentation required on the checklist to the College office. You will be contacted once we have received your fully completed application to arrange an interview.  (Feeder schools for Year 7 2019 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).

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