Foundation:

“The first priority of a Catholic school is the provision of a Catholic education for Catholic children. This reflects the historical context of Catholic education in Australia, as well as confirming the participation of the Catholic school in the Church's mission. As a result, formation and education in a Catholic school must be based on the principles of Catholic doctrine.”
(CEM POLICY 2.4)

St. James College exists to provide an education for the whole person, which is permeated by a religious dimension that is specifically Catholic, in the tradition of St. John Baptist De La Salle.

At St. James College we believe that all boys who are Catholic and of the local area may, through their parents, seek enrolment at the school.

St. James College will provide maximum levels of support to all boys enrolling to aid their transition into our College community.

Implementation:

Priorities for places at St. James College have been established in line with CEOM guidelines. The order of priority is:

  1. Preference is given to siblings of young men already enrolled, or past students of St. James College. Consideration is given to sons or nephews of Old Boys of De La Salle schools and families with connections with other Lasallian Colleges.

  2. Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish and have attended a Catholic primary school in one of those parishes.

  3. Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish and have not attended a Catholic school.

  4. Catholic children from other parishes (for pastoral reasons).

  5. Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches who have attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.

  6. Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.

  7. Other Christian children who have attended a Catholic primary schools and are residents of a priority parish.

  8. Other Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.

  9. Non-Christian children who have attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.

  10. Non-Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.

  11. Catholic children who have attended a Catholic primary school and are not residents of a priority parish.

  12. Catholic children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are not residents of a priority parish.

  13. Non-Catholic children who have attended a Catholic primary school and are not residents of a priority parish.

  14. Non-Catholic children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are not residents of a priority parish.


Evaluation

This policy was evaluated by the St James College Board.

Associated Documents

CEM Policy 2.4 Enrolment Policy revised 2007