Our Enrolment policy is to place all applicants on a Waiting List and applications are processed in age at application order, with first preference given to Catholics who meet other enrolment requirements. Special consideration for younger siblings is only given at the commencement of Year 7 when an older sibling commenced in Year 7, or in Kindergarten when an older sibling commenced in Kindergarten. If applying for Kindergarten entry, your daughter should be 5 years of age before April 30 in the year of entry. There is no sibling preference for entry into Year 5.
As waiting lists are extremely lengthy, early enrolment is encouraged by placing your daughter on the waiting list as soon as possible after birth. Applications always exceed available places and in this instance the following criteria will be taken into account: baptismal evidence, (supplied within 12 months of birth or application will not proceed); age at application; siblings currently in the school; participation in the parish sacramental program; and congruence of family and school philosophy. The Principal reserves the right to offer or decline a position to any student, irrespective of date of application.
You will be contacted two years prior for entry into Year 7 and Year 5 and up to one year prior for entry into Kindergarten. This initial contact is to confirm that you wish to proceed with the enrolment of your daughter. Subsequently, should you gain an interview, a confidential parish reference and confidential personal reference will be required prior to interview, returned directly to the school. Because of the size of the waiting lists, not everyone on the list will be interviewed. Following the interviews the Principal will review files for all applicants and issue a formal letter of offer for a place at Loreto. A non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $3,500.00 confirms acceptance of that place. It must be paid in full by the due date, usually within 3 weeks of the date of offer.
Due to the limited number of Year 5 places (28) only the first 100 applicants on that Waiting List will be sent our letter of intent two years prior to entry.
It is the responsibility of prospective parents to inform the school of a change of address or year of entry for their daughter. Failure to do so may result in losing your place on our Waiting List.