2024 Foundation Application Enrolment Process

Enrolment Information for Prospective 2024 Foundation (Prep) Students at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School (please click here for more information)

A single enrolment application process is in place for ALL families seeking Foundation (Prep) enrolment for the 2024 school year at a Catholic Primary school within the City of Ballarat, including families with children at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. Details are as follows:

Catholic Education Ballarat – Enrolments for 2024 Foundation

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at our school.  To ensure that every family has the appropriate opportunity to enrol their child, all Ballarat Catholic Primary Schools collaborate throughout the process of Foundation (Prep) Enrolment. Information collected through the enrolment process is collated on a common database, which is shared by the Catholic Primary Schools in Ballarat.

The application process for 2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments:

  1. Register for a school Information Session and Tour at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School by clicking here .
  2. Register your interest in enrolling your child at a Catholic school in the City of Ballarat by completing an online “City of Ballarat Expression of Interest for Enrolment” form found here.  At this stage, you will be able to nominate St Thomas More Catholic Primary School as your first preference.

While completing the Expression of Interest form you will be required to indicate your first, second and third preference schools and upload your child’s birth certificate and baptism certificate (if applicable).

Enrolment for 2024 Foundation (Prep) students is now open.

Completing this form does not guarantee that an enrolment offer will be made.

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, attendance at a school Information Session and Tour is mandatory for all new families

Enrolment enquiries for year levels 1 – 6 please refer to the “Enrolments – General Enrolment Information” section of our website or call our school office on 53 342244. 

Please see the outline of the current process with the relevant dates below.

A link to the 2024 online enrolment form will be sent with offers of a placement.

KEY DATES – 2024 Enrolment

Wednesday 8 February, 2023 Foundation (Prep) enrolment applications open 
Thursday 25 May, 2023 Expression of Interest forms close 
Friday 2 June, 2023 at 12.00pm First round placement offers sent 

  • This step will consider siblings and children who are baptised Catholic within the local parish of the school
Friday 9 June, 2023 at 4.00pm First round Acceptance closes 
Wednesday 14 June, 2023 at 10.00am School principals meet to determine allocation of placements 
Friday 16 June, 2023 at 12.00pm Second round placement offers sent

List of schools with vacancies published and sent

Friday 23 June, 2023 at 4.00pm Written acceptance of enrolment required from parents 

Each Catholic Primary School will make offers of enrolment in line with the Diocese of Ballarat Enrolment Policy which takes into consideration a variety of factors.

If you have any further question please contact the St Thomas More Catholic Primary School office on 53342244.