Catholic Education South Australia

The Enrolment Process

Enrolment Criteria

St Martin de Porres School welcomes applications from all families seeking a Catholic education for their children. St Martin’s has a strong academic record and offers an extensive co-curricular program with a commitment to Positive Education that ensures every student is supported, nurtured and valued as an individual. Our excellent resources include new state of the art learning facilities and an extensive outdoor environment.

The following criteria is used to guide our decisions regarding enrolment priorities.

  • Siblings of current students attending St Martin de Porres School
  • Catholic families of the Parish.
  • Families living in Sheidow Park, Trott Park and Hallett Cove
  • Children of old scholars from St Martin de Porres School, Sacred Heart College, Marymount College, Cardijn College or Cabra Dominican College
  • Students from other Religious denominations
  • Students from other sectors including government and independent schools seeking a Sacred Heart College, Cardijn College or Cabra Dominican College for high-school education.

Please note the priority order of enrolment. Should our enrolment maxima be reached further consideration will be given to the date of submission of application form.

Please download the forms below:

Application Procedure

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To enrol you are requested to complete and return an Application for Enrolment Form together with:

  • Payment of a non-refundable $50 Application Fee
  • Copy of a birth certificate or extract
  • Visa or citizenship papers if born outside Australia and a copy of their passport
  • Copy of Baptism certificate (if available)
  • Copy of most recent school report (if transferring from another school)
  • Documentation relating to any special needs (specialist reports, action plans, assessments etc)
  • Copy of Court orders regarding custody of a child  (if applicable).

Enrolment applications can be submitted to the School Registrar. Due to the high demand for placements, it is important that you lodge your Application for Enrolment form well in advance with late applications subject to availability at any given time.

The Registrar will contact you 18 months to 2 years prior to your child’s nominated year of entry to arrange an enrolment interview in accordance to our enrolment criteria. An Application for Enrolment does not confirm enrolment to St Martin de Porres School and applicants are placed on a waiting list.

OFFERS OF ENROLMENT

An Offer of Placement is made following an interview with the Principal. Acceptance of the offer is confirmed by returning a signed Acceptance of Offer form and payment of an enrolment acceptance fee.

THE ENROLMENT ACCEPTANCE FEE

A non-refundable confirmation payment of $150 is required for each student on confirmation of their placement. This deposit is payable when the student is formally offered a place in the school. This fee is then deducted from the School Fees once started.

NOTICE OF TERMINATION

Full payment of outstanding tuition fees and any other costs associated with the child’s education will be finalised with St Martin de Porres School prior to the student’s final day of attendance. Please contact the Principal to provide a notice of termination.

Should you have any further questions, please contact our Enrolment Registrar: enrol@smdps.catholic.edu.au

Reception Enrolment

The following criteria apply to Reception enrolments at St Martin de Porres School:

Term 1

  • The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of school in Term 1 continues to be that the child will attain the age of 5 on or before 30 April in that year.

Term 3

  • The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of school in Term 3 will be that the child will attain the age of 5 between 1 May and 31 October.
  • Children who celebrate their birthday on or after 1 November will commence the following year in Term 1.