Enrolment Application & Process

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Enrolment Procedure​​

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Carmel College, which is part of Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE).  Applications for enrolment may be completed electronically online, or a paper copy is available from the Carmel College Office.

Applications are to be completed in English.  Should you require any assistance with your application, Enrolment Secretary is available at the school office from 8am to 4pm,  please bring your form and the documents listed on this information sheet.  Applications are only considered on receipt of a complete enrolment application form, together with the supporting documentation and payment of the application fee.

Following your application, we will contact you regarding the next steps, which may involve an enrolment interview. If your application is accepted, the information you provide on the application form will be used to enrol your child. Please do not purchase items such as uniforms until you receive an offer of enrolment from the school principal. Lodgement of an application does not guarantee enrolment or an enrolment interview.

To complete your child's enrolment, you will need to pay the non-refundable application fee of $60 per student and provide copies of the following documents:

  • Completed application form (online or paper copy)
  • Birth Certificate (original to be sighted by Carmel College staff at the interview)
  • Baptismal Certificate (if baptised, original certificate to be sighted by Carmel College staff at the interview)
  • Information Access Permission Form
  • Most recent school reports and NAPLAN results (as applicable)
  • Relevant medical information, including clinical/educational assessments (if applicable)
  • If noted in your application:
    • Legal Documentation
    • Medical Action Plan
    • Student Specialist Assessments
    • Passport & Visa copy
    • Australian Citizenship – if born overseas

The following steps outline the enrolment process:

  • Complete the online enrolment application form, by clicking here: Enrol Online
    • The supporting documents listed above
    • Payment of the application fee of $60 per student
  • Once complete​, the enrolment application will be:
    • recorded el​ectronically​ and you will receive an email thanking you for your enrolment application
    • reviewed by the Principal for availability of a position in the college
  • Your family may be invited for an interview or:
    • your child's name will be placed on a waiting list
    • your application may be declined
  • Following an interview your child may be offered a place at Carmel College or:
    • your child will be placed on a waiting list to be offered a position should one become available
    • further processes may be required (please see below for information regarding our Supported Enrolment procedures)

Please note:  The following criteria used to review enrolments before an offer of an interview or enrolment is made:

  1. Baptised Catholic siblings from other Catholic schools.                               
  2. Baptised Catholic siblings from non-Catholic schools.                        
  3. Baptised Catholics from Catholic schools.                                                 
  4. Baptised Catholics from non-Catholic schools.                                   
  5. Non-Catholic siblings from Catholic schools.                                        
  6. Non-Catholic siblings from non-Catholic schools
  7. Non-Catholics from Catholic schools
  8. Non-Catholics from non-Catholic schools                                         

  • Enrolments are welcomed up to 3 years in advance with interviews and offers being made predominantly in Year 5. Applications for all students from primary school should be made by Easter. Enrolment interviews take place during Terms 2 and 3.

    • A formal letter of invitation will be posted to families (please ensure you advise the college if you have any changes to your postal or email addresses or telephone numbers to ensure receipt of this letter).

  • After the enrolment interview, offers of placement are mailed to successful families requesting:

    • completion of the confirmation of enrolment agreement

    • payment of a non-refundable confirmation fee of $300

Please note: only return of the above before the due date will secure your child's place at Carmel College.

  • For students seeking enrolment throughout the year, or in year levels other than Year 7:
    • ​Application should be made as early as possible.
    • Invitation to an interview will be via telephone.
  • Following an offer of enrolment, a starting date will be discussed to allow:
    • Completion of confirmation of enrolment agreement
    • Payment of non-refundable confirmation fee of $300
    • Subject selection
    • Purchase of uniforms 

Procedure for students requiring supported enrolment: Enrolment Application and Support Procedure (EASP)

This process seeks to reveal and clarify the needs of the student and to identify the educational ​adjustments required to access learning. Adjustments are made for students with a disability to enable them to access the curriculum, achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in school life on the same basis as their peers. An adjustment is any change made to help a student participate at school, learn, and be comfortable and safe.

The Enrolment Application and Support Procedure may also be used to support the enrolment of students who have been identified as gifted. EASP Procedures Flow Chart.pdf 

Further information on supported enrolment at BCE schools is available on the BCE website via this link.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the enrolment of your child, please do not hesitate to contact the Enrolment Secretary, Sharon Dickson on 07 3488 7791 or enrolments@carmelcollege.qld.edu.au.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Carmel Family.