Catholic schools are open to all who seek a quality education based on Catholic values. However, schools may not always be able to take every child who applies. In these cases, the Principal is guided by Catholic Education’s enrolment policy (below), which has been set by the Diocesan Education Council.
Each school has its own enrolment procedure. Parents considering a Catholic education for their child are encouraged to make contact with the school of their choice to find out about the enrolment procedures and what information is required to complete the enrolment application eg: birth certificate, baptism certificate, immunisation records, school reports and academic records (if applicable).
Please refer directly to the school office, website and/or the Principal for further information. The enrolment period is generally April-May each year; however applications will be accepted at any time of the year.
Contact details of all Catholic schools and colleges in the Cairns Diocese are available on this website, along with links to their websites and the online-application process.
How to Apply
Application can be made online from any school website or via our Schools Guide. One or more schools can be selected when submitting your application, meaning the application does not have to be completed for each school you wish to apply to. You can return to the online application at any time within 30 days of starting the application process, without having to restart your application. If applying to enroll more than one student, when the form is completed an option will be available to submit another application for each individual student.
Application to one or more Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese can also be made by following this link:
Alternatively, an Application for Enrolment Form (with accompanying Application for Enrolment Notes Booklet) can be downloaded below, completed electronically, saved as a PDF document and printed for signing and return to the school. Or a printed copy can be collected from any school office for completion and submission to the school.
The enrolment application process is in two parts – Enrolment Application (EA), followed by Enrolment Confirmation (EC). The Enrolment Confirmation documents are only completed when an offer for enrolment is made by the school and accepted.