We warmly welcome enquiries from new families. To enrol your child at St Joseph’s Cathedral School please contact the school office and arrange an appointment with our Principal, who would love to meet you, answer your questions, show you around the school and support you further. Our school information book with more details of the day to day running of our school will be given to you at your enrolment visit.
Preference of enrolment is given under the following circumstances, however we also welcome enquiries from children with non-Catholic backgrounds under the Non Preference category (see below).
Current preference criteria:
The child has been baptised or is being prepared for baptism in the Catholic Church.
The child’s parents/guardians have already allowed one or more of its siblings to be baptised in the Catholic faith.
At least one parent/guardian is a Catholic, and although their child has not yet been baptised, the child’s participation in the life of the school could lead to the parents having the child baptised.
With the agreement of the child’s parent/guardian, a grandparent or other significant adult in the child’s life, such as an aunt, uncle or godparent, undertakes to support the child’s formation in the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.
One or both of a child’s non-Catholic parents/guardians is preparing to become a Catholic.
Under the Integration Agreement we are permitted to enrol 5% of children who do not qualify for preference of enrolment. This school has a maximum of eight places.
See our Enrolment Procedure Policy.
We offer a transition to school programme called ‘Junior Joes’ that operates every second Thursday afternoon of the school term from 1.45pm -2.55pm. All new entrants to St Joseph’s Cathedral School will receive an invitation to their ‘Junior Joes’ sessions the term before they are due to start school.
The benefits of the ‘Junior Joes’ programme at our school are:
A smooth transition to school
Familiarity and security with and within the school environment
Create a sense of belonging for both children and their families
Create a positive relationship with the teacher
Meet and work with other new entrant children
Create a sense of themselves as a learner
Term Dates 2023
Term 1 31st January to 6th April
Term 2 24th April to 30th June
Term 3 17th July to 22th September
Term 4 9th October to 14th December