Priority Parish for:

Sion, Siena, Avila, Emmaus & Whitefriars
Catholic Secondary Colleges

Enrolment Policy

Enrolment Policy

The Enrolment Policy at St Timothy’s is based on the Archdiocese of Melbourne Enrolment Policy for Catholic Schools.


Priority of enrolment:

1.    To be eligible for enrolment in Prep, children must reach the school entry age of 5 years by April 30th.

2.    Siblings of children already enrolled in the school are given priority.

3.    A Catholic child living in the parish.

4.    A Catholic child living outside the parish if the parents can provide a good reason for not choosing their own Parish Primary school.

5. A non-Catholic child will be considered after consultation between parents, school and Parish.

We warmly welcome non-catholic families to St Timothy's School Community.

Transition program – kinder – prep: 

Children enrolled in Prep at St Timothy's are invited to attend an optional 10-12 week Orientation Program during  Term 3 & Term 4 (Friday 9-11) in the year prior to starting Prep (Foundation) as preparation for their first year at school.

This includes spending time with their Prep Classroom teacher and Specialist teachers (Drama, Music, Art, Mandarin, Physical Education & Science) in their Learning & Play Spaces and participating in a range of 'Ready for School'  activities. They get to know their future Year 6 buddies. The children are visited by our Prep teacher at their kindergarten.

Transition program -Year 6-Secondary: Our year 6 children are prepared for secondary school in a number of ways. This includes sessions as part of the social skills program, having visits from the local secondary schools to speak to them about their experiences, visits from the co-ordinators from the secondary schools and attending orientation days at their college.

Each year current teachers formally sit down to handover relevant information for each child to their future class teacher. 

Step Up days
Each year in late November, early December, we have STEP UP days. These days are designed to help the children comfortably move into the class with their teacher and peers for the following year.

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