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Conditions of Enrolment

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Offer of Placement

An offer of placement in the College is secured upon payment of the Acceptance Fee. This fee is non-refundable even if the application is withdrawn prior to a new student's commencement.


College fees shall be such as are determined by St Patrick's College Board and subject to variation from year to year.

The College policy can be accessed here.


Students are expected to be in attendance at the College for the duration of each school term. Only in extreme circumstances will permission be given for a student to return late or leave early for term vacations, or to be absent during term. In the case of absence during term time, parents/caregiver must seek permission in writing from the Prinicpal. In the case of illness a written explanation from the parent/caregiver is required for every absence on the next day of attendance at the College. Doctor's certificates are required if assessment tasks are missed due to illness in Years 10-12.

Religious Inclusion

Acceptance of a position at St Patrick's College implies parents/caregivers acceptance of both the Catholic foundations, values and practices of the College and the importance of regular opportunities to affirm these values and practices in religious education classes, liturgies and College masses. Retreats and Reflection days are a compulsory part of the College's ethos and a vital element in the spiritual development of students. Continuing enrolment is contingent upon commitment to these requirements.

Standards of Dress and Behaviour

At all times, a high standard of behaviour is expected of students inside and outside the College. Parents/caregivers are expected to reinforce the need to treat others with courtesy and respect and to make responsible decisions, which show consideration of others. All students are required to be neatly dressed and to wear the prescribed College uniform (refer to the Student Handbook/Student Diary/Website).

A student may be asked to leave the College temporarily or permanently at the discretion of the Principal, in accordance with the College's religious education, pastoral care and student conduct policies.


In the event of injury or illness to the student necessitating hospital or medical treatment including injections, blood transfusions and the like and where the parent or caregiver cannot be contacted to authorise such treatment, a responsible member of St Patrick's College staff is automatically empowered to give the necessary authority for such treatment without the College or such person incurring any legal liability whatsoever. Parents and caregivers are responsible for all associated costs.

Photographs / Videos

Throughout the year many photographs and occasionally videos are taken of students and staff taking part in various functions, productions, sporting carnivals, liturgies and other events. These photographs are used in advertisements for the College, in publications, on the website or displayed on special occasions such as Open Day. Parents are asked to contact the College if they do not wish their daughter's image to be used in these circumstances. If no contact is made then the College will assume parent/caregiver's agreement.

Privacy Collection Notice

The College collects personal information, including sensitive information about students and parents or caregivers before and during the course of a student’s enrolment at the College. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the College to provide schooling for your daughter. This includes satisfying the needs of parents and caregivers and the needs of the pupil throughout the whole period she is enrolled. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the College’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the College to discharge its duty of care. Certain laws governing or relating to the operation of schools require that certain information is collected. You may contact the College if you have any question about this. Health information about students is sensitive information within the terms of the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We require medical reports about pupils from time to time. If you do not consent to us obtaining this information you must advise us. The College, from time to time, discloses personal and sensitive information to others. This includes other schools, government departments, Catholic Education Office, Catholic Education Commission, local diocese and parish, medical practitioners and people providing services to the College, including specialist visiting teachers, (Sports) coaches and volunteers. The College collects personal and sensitive information about pupils. If we do not obtain the information referred to above, we may not be able to enrol or continue the enrolment of your daughter. Personal information collected from students is regularly disclosed to their parents or caregivers. On occasions, it is published in the College publications such as the Inside Out, the Flame, Yearbook and on the website. Parents may seek access to personal information collected about them and their daughter by contacting the College. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where release would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others or where release may result in a breach of the College’s duty of care to the student. As you may know, the College, from time to time, engages in fundraising activities. The information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. (It also may be disclosed to organisations that assist the College’s fundraising activities). When you provide the College with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, you should inform them that you are disclosing that information to the College and why. The College does not usually disclose the information to third parties. We invite you to view our Privacy Policy on our website.

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