City of Ballarat Catholic Primary Schools
Enrolment Information for Prospective Parents

There are 11 Catholic Primary Schools within the City of Ballarat:


  • St Thomas More, Alfredton
  • St Alipius, Ballarat East
  • St Francis Xavier, Ballarat East
  • St Patrick's, Ballarat
  • St Columba's, Ballarat North
  • Lumen Christi, Delacombe
  • Siena, Lucas
  • Emmaus, Mt Clear
  • St Aloysius, Redan
  • St James', Sebastopol
  • Our Lady Help of Christians, Wendouree


To ensure that every family has the appropriate opportunity to enrol their child, these schools cooperate with each other throughout the process of Prep (Foundation) Enrolment. Information collected through the enrolment process is collated on a common database, which is shared by the Catholic Primary Schools in Ballarat.

Key Dates:
• Enrolment Applications Open on Monday 20th February
• First Deadline for Enrolments is Tuesday 25th April
• School Principals meet to determine allocation of placements on Wednesday 26th April
• 1st Round Offers sent via mail on Monday 15th May
• Written acceptance of offers required from parents by Friday 2nd June

In 2017, those families seeking Prep (Foundation) Enrolment at a Catholic Primary School in the City of Ballarat for the 2018 school year are asked to complete their Expression of Interest for Enrolment online. Those families who are unable to do so can complete the appropriate form/s from the school at which you wish to enrol your child.

The online Expression of Interest is the 1st step in the process. Completing this form does not guarantee that an Enrolment Offer will be made. Each school will require further information from you. All families seeking enrolment are strongly encouraged to visit the school at which you wish to enrol your child to determine what information is required.

Each Catholic Primary School will make offers of enrolment in line with their own Enrolment Policy, which take into consideration a variety of factors.

Families who intend to make application to more than one Catholic Primary School are asked to make clear which school is their first preference.

What to do next:

1. Visit the school/s you are interested in enrolling your child at.

2. Ask them about their Enrolment Process:

  • Do they provide Information Sessions about enrolment?
  • What further information is required from families?
  • Do you need to book an Interview with the Principal?
  • What Application Forms need to be completed?