Thank you for considering St Francis Xavier Primary School for your child’s education.

Foundation Application Enrolment Process

This is for families who do NOT currently have older siblings enrolled at a Catholic primary school. If you wish to enrol a younger sibling of a student already at St Francis Xavier Primary School, please contact us directly.

Step 1: Attend an Open Morning ‘School Alive’ Tour

Please join us on one of the dates listed for an information session, followed by a tour of the school. Register your intention to attend online, or phone the school office on 5331 6311. Please click here for the Open Day and School Alive Tour Dates.

Step 2: Fill in an ‘Expression of Interest’ with the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Education Office.

The online Expression of Interest is the second step in the enrolment process. Please note that completing the form does not guarantee an enrolment offer. If you wish to do so, please nominate St Francis Xavier Primary School as your first preference for your child’s education.  Please fill in and submit the  City of Ballarat Catholic School Expression of Interest Form

Step 3: Complete and Submit St. Francis Xaveir Primary School – Enrolment Form.

Once you have nominated our school as your first preference for your child’s enrolment at a City of Ballarat Cathlic School, please download, complete and submit to our school your Enrolment Form. Please click here for the  St. Francis Xaveir Primary School – Enrolment Form.

Closing date extended to SUNDAY 31st MAY due to the Coronavirus

Updated Key Dates

Updated key dates for Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2021 school year at Catholic schools in the City of Ballarat are as follows:

Updated Key Dates for 2021 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments
  • First deadline for enrolments
SUNDAY 31st MAY 2020
  • School principals meet to determine allocation of placements
Friday 5th June 2020
  • First round placement offers sent
Wednesday 17th June 2020
  • Written acceptance of enrolment required from parents
Friday 10th July 2020

Step 4: Allocation of Applications

Principals of Catholic Schools in Ballarat meet to determine the allocation of placements.

Step 5: Offer of a Place

If your child’s application is successful, St Francis Xavier Primary School will forward a placement offer letter to your family.

Step 6: Accepting the Offer

Parents must accept the placement offer in writing.

Step 7: Student Interview

Your child will meet with a member of our Leadership Team in Term 4 of the year prior to starting Foundation. This meeting is to gather information about your child, learning more about their special interests, favourite activities and any issues or concerns you think may impact upon your child’s schooling.

Step 8: Orientation and Information Night

Your child will attend three, 1.5 hour transition days before in Term 4 before they commence. An information night for parents will be held during this period.

Enrolment at year levels other than Foundation

Please contact the school office on 5331 6311 for any enrolment enquiries for year levels other than Foundation. Please download, complete and submit to our school your SFX Enrolment Form and SFX Supplementry Application Enrolment Form.

Any Questions?

Please phone our School Office on 5331 6311 if you have any questions or require assistance.