St Vincent's and St Kevin's Primary Schools were established by the people of the Surfers Paradise Catholic Parish to provide for the educational needs of the children of 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.
In recognition of the importance of the relationship between the Catholic school and the parish community and with due reference to Archdiocesan policies and practices, the following criteria are adopted to establish priorities for accepting enrolments.
For students requiring significant educational adjustments, please refer to the Enrolment Application and Support Procedures below.
The Principal, in consultation with the Parish Priest, may exercise discretion regarding applications where pastoral considerations apply and, therefore, may determine a child's eligibility beyond the stated criteria.
N.B: Enrolment applications will not be processed until all documentary requirements have been completed. Failure to complete these requirements may delay or affect the acceptance of the application.
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.
Transitions occur when a student has to move from or into a new educational setting. Transitions may occur when students are moving:
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.
More information is available in the Supporting Children with a Disability at School - A Guide for Parents.