Catholic Education South Australia

Enrolment

We welcome your family to make an enrolment enquiry.

The best way to start an enrolment conversation with our school is to read through our school prospectus and then book a place on a Principal’s Tour.

Our Principal and learner ambassadors will be delighted to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have.

If you choose to apply for a position for your child, please fill out and return the enrolment form along with the application fee of $50 per family.

Following this you will be invited for an interview with the Principal and will then receive a letter of offer.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to check out Enrolment FAQs, or contact the school office. We'll be pleased to speak with you.


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Starting school

Children who turn five on or before 30 April will begin school in Term 1 of that year. Children who turn five on or after 1 May will be eligible to start in Term 3 of the same year.

Children who begin school in Term 1 will, under normal circumstances, move into Year One at the start of the following year while those who have commenced in Term 3 will have an additional full year in Reception.

Find out when your child can start school by using our Enrolment Calculator.

Children transferring into the school at other year levels will be admitted on a mutually agreed day.

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Little Raph's program

As part of the important transition process from pre-school to school, one of our Early Years teachers visits your child’s kindergarten or child care setting. This will give your child a chance to meet a teacher from St Raphael’s school in a familiar environment. This will also help our teachers gather any important information from pre-school/kindergarten teachers that can aid in your child's learning.

Your child becomes part of our Little Raph’s fun and interactive transition program and visit 4-5 times before commencing school. This program gives children the opportunity to begin to develop the routines of school, become familiar with their new environment and bond further with their teachers. We also arrange a parent information session which is held during these orientation visits. Orientation dates and times will be forwarded in the term prior to your child commencing school.

 

“I feel really excited to go to St Raphael’s. I’ll go to assembly. That means I get a little song. When the teacher rings the bell the children say ‘1, 2 eyes on you’. They have new shovels in the sandpit and they have a great sandpit. I have already made friends with Jake, Isla and Samuel. My brother Mathew is at St Raphael’s as well. I love St Raphael’s it’s the best thing in the world!” Little Raph’s graduate Daniel

Book a tour

We have regular opportunities for families to come and meet our Principal, learner ambassadors and tour our grounds. For details please visit our Principal's Tours page where you will also find an online booking form. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family.

Request a prospectus

If you would like more information about St Raphael's School, please request a School Prospectus which will be posted out to you. 

 

"Will choosing St Raphael’s for your child’s school make a difference? The answer is an emphatic YES! Our son Ben has flourished under the love and professional attention provided by the staff at St Raphael’s. Every year since he began in Reception, we have been astounded and immensely grateful for the wonderful learning environment provided for all students. To have your child treated as a valued member of the school community, encouraged to work to the utmost of their abilities, whilst embracing individual difference, is a tremendous balance."

David and Rebecca, Parents

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