Accessibility Bar

Enrolments

Please view a virtual tour of our school 

VIRTUAL TOUR COLUMBA CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

General enrolments can be taken at any time during the year.

Please know we are a school for everyone and anyone so please contact us regardless of your denomination.

We extend an invitation to new families to visit our school for a tour. We are very proud of our teachers, our facilities, our families and each other. Families are encouraged to visit Columba on any normal school day so as to give you a true indication of how our school operates.

Enquiries can be made through our school office and an appointment with the Principal and a school tour will be arranged.

Ph: (03) 56295933 or office@bunyip.catholic.edu.au                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

DOWNLOAD Enrolment Handbook

DOWNLOAD Columba Catholic Primary School Application for Enrolment Form

Prep Enrolments

CEOPhotographyProject2019_ColumbaBunyip_185.jpg

Prep enrolments are also taken at any time however Columba focuses on Prep enrolments between March and July each year. Children must meet the required age of turning five by the 30th of April in the Foundation year and they must have all the relevant forms and certificates completed. Information regarding enrolment requirements can be obtained from the school office during school hours.

Columba offers Prep children a smooth transition to their primary school life through an extensive Prep Orientation Program held during October and November in year prior to your child starting school.  To enrol your child for their Prep year, please download our school enrolment forms below and send them via email or in person at our school office between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Ph: (03) 56295933 or office@bunyip.catholic.edu.au                                                    

DOWNLOAD Enrolment Handbook

DOWNLOAD Columba Catholic Primary School Application for Enrolment Form

Please visit our Prep Transition page for more information

https://bunyip.catholic.edu.au/prep-transition

Enrolment of Children from other Christian Denominations

Columba exists and operates primarily to service the needs of Catholic families residing in the Parish of Iona/Maryknoll/Nar Nar Goon area. 

Columba also welcomes all children from the local area and places are available to children from other denominations whose parents desire for them a Christian formation. A commitment to support the ethos of the school and Religious content of the program taught needs to be given. Please know we are a school for everyone and anyone so please contact us regardless of your denomination if Columba is your school of choice.

Enrolment Application Process for ALL STUDENTS

Existing Families

  • Applications open - enrolment forms are able to be submitted after the 2nd Monday in February
  • Applications close last school day of term 3 (please contact the school if you would like to apply after this date)
  • All offers of placement made between July & September    
  • Acceptances of offer due from families - 7 days after offer of placement has been made

New Families

  • Applications open - enrolment forms are able to be submitted after the 2nd Monday in February
  • Applications close last school day of term 3 (please contact the school if you would like to apply after this date)
  • All offers of placement made between July & September    
  • Acceptances of offer due from families - 7 days after offer of placement has been made

Prep Enrolments

Prep enrolments for new and existing families are taken any time after the 2nd Monday in Febuary, however Columba focuses on Prep enrolments between March and August each year. Children must meet the required age of turning five by the 30th of April in the Prep yearInformation regarding enrolment requirements can be obtained from the school office during school hours.

The suggested process for enrolment is as follows

  • Attend the school open day in March.enrolment_newspaper.JPG
  • Pick up an information pack on the open day or from the school office during school hours.
  • Complete and send the Online Enrolments forms found in the ENROLMENT section of our website or here (Please contact the school if you need support with this)
  • Columba will call you with an interview time for you and your child to meet the principal and see the school.
  • A Confirmation of Enrolment letter will be sent by mail confirming your enrolment for the following year.

As stated above, this is a suggested process for enrolment of Prep students. You may submit an enrolment form only and do not have to attend the open day to recieve the information pack.

To enrol your child for their Prep year, please visit or contact the school office between 9:00am and 4:00pm

to collect enrolment forms or have them emailed to you Ph: (03) 56295933 or office@bunyip.catholic.edu.au

DOWNLOAD Enrolment Handbook
DOWNLOAD Columba Catholic Primary School Application for Enrolment Form
DOWNLOAD Columba Fee Structure 2020

DOWNLOAD Columba Enrolment Policy