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To Enrol at St Mary’s School

Enrolment Procedure

  1. Enquiry/Expression of Interest: When you contact our school we can arrange for an information package to be forwarded to you, or we can schedule a tour of the school.
  2. Submit Application for Enrolment Form: After completing the online Application for Enrolment form, and uploading the required supporting documentation (see the list below), we will arrange a time for an interview with the Principal.
  3. Enrolment Interview: When you and your child come for the enrolment interview, the Principal will be interested in hearing more about your child and why you would like them to be enrolled at St Mary’s School. 
  4. Letter of Offer and Acceptance: Following the interview, we will be in touch to let you know if we can offer your child at place at St Mary’s.  

Please note: It is essential that you attend an interview with the Principal before your child/ren may start school.

The following documentation will be required to complete an enrolment form:

  • Birth Certificate - documentary evidence of the date of birth of the child
  • Immunisation Report
  • Recent School Report/NAPLAN Report
  • Evidence of Sacraments such as Baptism, Reconciliation and/or Confirmation
  • Specialist Reports – Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and/or Paediatrician etc 
  • Court Order verifying legal custody and/or access 

Fee Information

Whilst Catholic schools receive some government funding to ensure that the school operates at a level which ensures the best possible outcomes for all students, it is necessary to charge modest fees. We are a not-for-profit organisation and more information about our fees and how the fees are spent are available by contacting the school office. 

School Income

St Mary’s School has four main sources of funding, each is separate and targeted for expenditure in specific areas.

State and Federal Government Recurrent Grants

These grants are paid on a per capita basis directly to the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office. The Catholic Schools Office then has the responsibility of dispersing these funds to the schools in accordance with State and Federal Government Guidelines and Regulations. These funds are available to pay the salary of all teaching staff, prep aides and some auxiliary staff. Further to this the Catholic Schools Office is able to take a small percentage of the total funds for administration purposes.

School Fees

Fees are collected from all families and are paid directly into the school account. An annual budget is presented to the School Advisory Council for expenditure of these funds. The Council is an advisory body in all financial matters. 

Our school budget represents the fees paid by parents to educate their children. The school collects fees, of which almost half is accounted for in the wages of ancillary staff. The remainder is expended on the following items: stationery, relief teacher wages, sporting equipment, instrument service costs, photocopier requisites, library, art and craft materials, cleaning and maintenance requisites, electricity, rates, insurance, telephone, in-service costs, and other miscellaneous expenses.

With Council support the school uses a collection agency for families who have not responded to the school with requests to settle accounts.

No student is permitted to attend a school camp unless their school fee accounts are in order or they are on a payment plan.​

Fundraising by P&F, Tuckshop and other approved bodies

These funds are allocated in accordance with the priorities contained in the School's Strategic Plan and Annual Action Plan and any emergencies that may arise. These funds are one way the school can provide resources, such as playground and sports equipment, reading materials, science and mathematics equipment, major grounds improvement and much more.

School Building Fund

The school borrows money from the Diocesan Development Fund for major capital works with such borrowings being repaid via the School Building Fund. A portion of the Capital/Building Levy may be utilised for other capital educational purposes within the Diocese, for example the provision of Kindergarten and Outside School Hours Care.