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St Jude the Apostle Primary School is under the direction of and is a part of the Parish of St Jude the Apostle, Scoresby. It exists to support parents in the faith education of their children. The school aims to provide a well-rounded education for its students.
St Jude's Enrolment Policy is based on the following principles extracted from our Vision Statement and School Policies:
Our school is founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by Gospel values in order to highlight the relevance of our faith to life and con temporary culture.
Our school is committed to the development of the whole person and embedded within the community of believers and shares in the evangelising mission of the Church.
Our school strives to cater for the needs of all students at each level and to meet individual needs over a wide range of learning abilities. These objectives must be equitably achieved within the constraints of the available teaching and material resources.
Catholic families have a right to a Catholic education for their children whenever this is possible.
Children from all families who are prepared to support Catholic ideals and principles may be considered eligible for enrolment. "Catholic families" are defined as families in which at least one parent is a Catholic or which the children have been baptised Catholics.
Priority in enrolment is given in the following order, except in special circumstances.
Children of Catholic families residing in the Parish
Siblings of children currently attending St Jude the Apostle School
Children of Catholic families residing in other Parishes
Children of Orthodox or other Christian families residing in the Parish
Children of Orthodox or other Christian families residing in the other Parishes
Children of families with other religious convictions or those wishing to place their child at St Jude's School
In accordance with Victorian State Government guidelines applications are accepted for children who are 5 years old on or before April 30th of the year they begin school. Enrolment applications are to be accompanied by copies of Birth and Baptism certificates where applicable and immunisation certificates. The Enrolment Committee under the direction of Parish Priest considers all applications. Places are then offered according to the above criteria. After places have been accepted the process of orientation for parents and children takes place before the school year begins.