Enrolments for Kindergarten 2024 are now open.
Please contact us on 4945 2404 or admin@belmont.catholic.edu.au
for more information or to obtain an enrolment pack.

Why Catholic education?

Catholic schools are centred on the person of Jesus Christ and are called to live and proclaim the message of the Gospel. Supported by, and in collaboration with, the Catholic community of which they are a vital part, Catholic schools encourage staff, students and their families into a personal relationship with Jesus, challenging them to find, through Him, meaning and value in their lives.

The school is an integral part of the Parish and Pastoral Region’s program of outreach to Catholic families. Enrolment in a Catholic school enables the local Catholic community to offer support to parents in the faith education of their children. In addition, Catholic schools contribute significantly to the Australian community by promoting quality education and a just and tolerant society.

Does my child need to be Catholic to attend St Francis Xavier’s?

No. St Francis Xavier’s is open to all who want to share its educational goals, in a community founded on Christian principles. In accordance with each school’s enrolment vacancies, preference is given to students who are baptised Catholic and who live in the local parish and then to children of Catholic families from other parishes who wish to enrol. However, schools are open to all who wish to be guided in their education by the principles and teachings of Christ.

All families and their children, Catholic or non-Catholic, are invited to have a Catholic education but must be willing to participate in the religious life of the school.

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Overseas Students

A small number of places in schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle may be available to students on visas who share our Catholic faith and ethos. At the present time, no students with a visa subclass 500 are able to be enrolled into diocesan Catholic schools.

For more information, please see the Enrolment of Students on Visas Policy.

Provider name: Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

CRICOS provider code: 03339D

For more information contact the Catholic Schools Office at info@mn.catholic.edu.au

Enrolment Process and Policy

In recent years the Catholic Diocese has received unprecedented demand for school entry across our Diocesan Schools. This demand, combined with the desire to offer families a pathway for their children from kindergarten through to Year 12, has led to the Diocese revising and adjusting the Enrolment Policy.

The policy sets out the prioritisation for enrolment in schools and applies to all students seeking enrolment at a Catholic School in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle (CDMN).

For further information on the enrolment prioritisation criteria please visit the CSO website at:

https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/enrolment/enrolment-policy/