Enrolment Information

When is the enrolment period?

St Joseph’s accepts applicants for enrolments at any time of the school year, however the official enrolment period for the following year commences in March with Year 7 applications to be lodged by the end of April. The enrolment period is promoted via local media and the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office website, school newsletters and social media pages.

The College’s major intake year at St Joseph’s is for Year 7, however, dependant on vacancies and the capacity of the College to support additional enrolments, positions may be available in Year 8 to 12 throughout the school year.

What is the enrolment process?

  1. Complete and return an Enrolment Application including all associated and specified documentation
  2. Your application will be acknowledged, and you will be contacted to arrange an enrolment interview
  3. A letter will then be forwarded indicating the outcome of your application
  4. Should you be offered a place, you are required to accept the offer in writing within the specified timeframe
  5. A package of material will be forwarded to successful applicants which includes a student handbook, information regarding the transition program and various documents including, but not limited to, a Student Code of Conduct and BYOD and Internet Usage Agreement.

Overseas Students

A small number of places in schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle may be available to students on visas who share our Catholic faith and ethos. At the present time, no students with a visa subclass 500 are able to be enrolled into diocesan Catholic schools.

For more information, please see the Enrolment of Students on Visas Policy or visit the Catholic Schools Office website to speak to the contact person for the area of overseas students.

Provider name: Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
CRICOS provider code: 03339D

Enrolment Policy

St Joseph’s follows the guidelines provided by the Catholic Schools Office Enrolment Policy. This Enrolment Policy has been devised in order to accommodate the needs of families seeking a Catholic education. It aims to set direction for school procedures and practices for enrolling students into Catholic primary and secondary schools within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and to establish a common, consistent approach in enrolment practices. It aims to assists the system of Catholic schools to provide schooling, where possible, for all Catholic children who seek enrolment, to cater for the individual needs of each child equitably within the constraints of the available teaching and material resources and to encourage parents enrolling their children in Catholic schools to give support to parish and school life, especially in education in faith.