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Introduction


We welcome the opportunity to show parents and prospective students our beautiful College environment and attractive school facilities. To enrol your daughter, follow the procedures as outlined below.

  • Fees are confirmed in November each year, for the following year. Any questions about fees and bursaries may be directed to the Principal or Business Manager.
  • Fees are due to be paid by the third Friday of each term, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal or Business Manager.
  • In the event of financial difficulty, we urge parents to contact the Principal or Business Manager prior to the due date for payment, to discuss special payment arrangements. This will ensure the matter is handled appropriately. Where neither payment nor contact is made, we have no alternative but to begin processes according to our Fee Collection Policy.
  • Parents withdrawing their daughter from the College must inform the Principal, in writing, providing notice of a minimum One Term. Tuition Fees and Boarding Fees (where applicable) of One Term are payable where an enrolment is cancelled and the required notice is not provided.

Preamble

Enrolment is the admission of students to the school. This enrolment policy is in accordance with the Mission Statement of the College which is based on the teachings of Jesus and the charism of the founder of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle.

Policy Statement

Within the limits of financial, physical and human resources, enrolment at St Ursula’s College is open to:

  • girls who are Catholic
  • girls of other faith traditions who make a commitment to the values of the College.

Rationale

St Ursula’s College aims to provide an education for girls in the Catholic tradition based on the Principles of Presentation Education.

The process of determining enrolments is crucial to maintaining the Catholic environment.

This Policy provides guidance to the Leadership Team who have the task of determining which applicants are selected for enrolment.

Consequences

  • The Leadership Team of the College will develop guidelines to assist with the implementation of this Policy.
  • The ethos of the College, the obligations of parents and the responsibilities of students will be explained at the time of enrolment.
  • To complete the enrolment application, parents/guardian will be required to sign a document indicating their support for the Mission of the College and school policies and their acceptance of responsibility for meeting financial commitments incurred in the education of their daughter/s.
  • The Leadership Team will determine the appropriateness of enrolling the student in the school by closely examining the needs of the student and to what degree the College can provide for the student in the areas of faith development, curricular, environment (boarding and day), support services and behaviour management.
  • Continued enrolment is dependent upon continued acceptance of conditions agreed upon enrolment. After the enrolment process is completed, students will be formally welcomed and inducted into the College.

Enrolment Process

Enrolment at St Ursula’s is a multi-step process which aims to satisfy the requirements of the College, while remaining flexible to meet the needs of families. Enrolment applications can be submitted at any time; however, to be considered for the first round of enrolment offers, submissions MUST be received by 31 March.

Enrolment events:

  • Students in Year 6 are encouraged to attend Discovery Day, an event specifically tailored to those commencing Secondary Schooling in the following year;
  • Parent Information Sessions, held in May each year, are group events that provide essential details to families looking to enrol their daughter(s). This includes a ‘meet and greet’ with staff; light refreshments; and a short presentation. An optional student-led College Tour is also available. Please note: Attendance at one (1) Parent Information Session is an obligatory part of the Enrolment Process;
  • A Twilight Tour of the College, held in July each year, is offered to families with students of any age, who would like to learn more about the opportunities St Ursula’s provides. This includes a College Tour, light refreshments, and an informal chat with members of the Leadership Team.

If you have any questions or require further information, at any stage during the Enrolment Process, please contact Business Development Officer, Natalie Salisbury, via email at [email protected] or by phoning College Reception on 4939 9600.

Your Financial Investment

Fee Schedule 2023

Financial Assistance Available

Fee Concessions

Concessions will be considered where a demonstrated need exists due to financial circumstances.  Applications are to be submitted on the relevant form to the Business Manager and will be treated in confidence.

State Government Programs

Text Book Allowance – This is included in the calculation of Fees and will be paid directly to the College.

Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme
To determine eligibility or find out more at https://www.schooltransport.com.au/

Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA)
To determine eligibility or find out more at http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/grants/parents-students/living-away.html

Commonwealth Government Programs
Subject to eligibility criteria, the following assistance may be available

  • Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)
  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY

Find out more at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals

Building Fund Donation

100% tax deductible donations of any amount may be made to the College Building Fund.  Receipts will be issued upon request.

Scholarships are available each year to prospective students wishing to enrol at St Ursula’s College. They are also awarded to students currently attending St Ursula’s College, who demonstrate extraordinary effort and achievement in one or more areas. Scholarships are subject to availability of funds and are made possible due to the generous donations from Past Students, and the Presentation Sisters.

Applications for Scholarships are now open for students entering Years 7, 10, and 11 in 2024 and can be downloaded here. Applications must be submitted to the College by Friday 30 June 2023.