Enrolment Process

St Augustine's Parish Primary School was established by the people of the Coolangatta - Tugun Catholic Parish to provide for the educational needs of the children of our local community and parish families​​. The primary purpose of these schools is to nurture and educate the whole child through and by the principles, traditions and teachings of the church and within a community of faith. St Augustine's Parish Primary School welcomes all families into our community.​

For students requiring significant educational adjustments, please refer to the Enrolment Application and Support Procedures below.​

General Requirements

  • Children must have attained the age of five (5) years by 30 June in the year they start Prep.
  • All enrolment applications must be accompanied by:
    • Birth Certificate​
    • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)​
    • Payment of the application fee of $65 (payable for new families only)
    • Copy of latest school report (if applicable)
    • Copy of Court Orders verifying legal custody and/or access (if applicable)

N.B. Enrolment applications cannot be finalised until all documentary requirements have been submitted.

Conditions of Enrolment

Continuing commitment to the following conditions is expected:

  • Parents are expected to accept a commitment to give every child opportunity to experience the fullness of their faith at home and to give the child every opportunity and encouragement to practise it.
  • Parents are expected to support and encourage the Gospel Values and the standards of behaviour that these imply.
  • Parents are expected to co-operate with regulations set down from time to time by the school. Such regulations are devised to ensure the safety and welfare of children and the efficient management of the school's facilities.
  • Parents are expected to be supportive of the school, the school administration, the teachers and various organisations working towards the welfare of the school.
  • Parents are expected to commit themselves to the regular payment of School fees and levies.
  • Parents must accept that all students will partake fully of every aspect of the school programme.

Enrolment Application and Support Procedures

Children with special needs will be considered in accordance with Brisbane Catholic Education Office procedures.

The Enrolment Application and Support Procedure (EASP) is a process that aims to reveal and clarify the needs of the student and to identify the educational adjustments and transition required for accessing the learning program for the student.


Adjustments are made for students with a disability to enable them to access the curriculum, achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in school life. An adjustment is any change made to help a student participate at school, learn, and be comfortable and safe.

Transition Process

Transitions occur when a student has to move from or into a new educational setting. Transitions may occur when students are moving:

  • into Prep
  • from one year level to another
  • from primary to secondary school

Before a transition process commences, parents, with support, are encouraged to take time to visit all possible educational settings when considering a placement for a student with a disability. The Enrolment Application and Support Procedure (EASP) is one way of identifying the support and personnel required to make the transitioning as smooth as possible. The purpose of a transition meeting is to discuss and plan, collaboratively, a suitable course of action to assist the move as effortlessly as possible.​