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. We encourage staff, students and their families into a personal relationship with Jesus.
The school is an integral part of the Parish of All Saints Blackbutt and with a church on site, this forms part of our identity and mission. We seek, along with other Catholic schools, to contribute significantly to the Australian community by promoting quality education, as well as a just and tolerant society.
Does my child need to be Catholic to attend St Kevin’s?
No. St Kevin’s is open to all who want to share its educational goal, inspired by Christian principles. In accordance with our school’s enrolment vacancies, preference is given to students who are baptised Catholic and who live in the local parish. However, our school is 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.
When is the enrolment period?
St Kevin’s accepts enrolments at any time of the school year, however the official enrolment period for the following year is during Catholic Schools Week each March. We encourage enquiries about availabilities should you wish to have your child attend our school midway through the year.
What is the enrolment process?
Once an application is received, it will be placed on the waiting list for that year group and will be reviewed in line with other applications when a position becomes available.
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 can be enrolled into diocesan Catholic schools.
St Kevin’s follows the guidelines provided by the Catholic Schools Office Enrolment Policy. This Enrolment Policy has been devised in order to accommodate the needs of families seeking a Catholic education. It aims to set direction for school procedures and practices for enrolling students into Catholic schools within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and to establish a common, consistent approach in enrolment practices.
We welcome your enquiries. Please feel free to contact us anytime, whether you would like to meet over coffee with the principal or see the school in action.