We welcome your family to start your 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.
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.
As a learner in Reception at St Raphael’s School, your child will develop fundamental skills in thinking and curiosity, through play based learning.
Priority is given to literacy and numeracy development as these are the foundations upon which further learning is built.
Opportunities to develop these skills are provided across all other learning areas including our specialist areas of Japanese, The Arts and P.E.
Please consult the St Raphael’s School Curriculum for our full scope of opportunities.
Enrolling your child at St Raphael’s School allows them to LEARN and BELONG in our supportive community. A bright and inspired start.
Mid-Year Reception Intake
Mid-Year Reception Intake Mid-Year Reception Intake When your child starts in the St Raphael's School mid-year Reception intake they will engage in 18 months of Reception learning. Our mid-year intake is available for children who turn five during the period 1 May to 31 October. Our decision to offer a Mid-Year Reception Intake is backed by research emphasising the benefits of high-quality early learning experiences. Find out more about our mid-year Reception intake.
Little Raph's Extended Transition Program
The Little Raph’s extended transition program is a valuable resource designed to aid young children in transitioning from kindergarten to school. This optional program, facilitated by our dedicated Reception teacher Tia Della Pace, spans one and a half terms and takes place every Tuesday morning in the school library. For more information on our extended transition program.
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.
"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