Enrolment Process

The community of St Martin’s Catholic Primary School is reflective of our multicultural society and the school prides itself on nurturing a culture of mutual respect. All families are welcome to join our school community and in accepting a placement at the school, students will be educated in the Catholic faith within a Christian education environment.

You are welcome to join us for our Open Mornings which are held each term. Should you require further information about the school, you are most welcome to make an appointment to meet with the Principal, Deputy Principal or APRIM. 

Procedures for Enrolment

An Application for Enrolment form must be completed and lodged at the School Office. It is advisable to enrol students as early as possible to assist the school in its planning.

  • Parents/Caregivers complete an Application for Enrolment form and return it to the school with a copy of the Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate (if applicable) and any supporting documents (if applicable), along with the Application Fee for each child. 
  • The school will acknowledge the application and make contact to arrange an interview. 
  • The enrolment will be accepted if the enrolment is in accordance with our Enrolment Policy and there is a place available.
  • An Acceptance of Offer form will be forwarded to you and once it has been completed and returned to the school, the placement is confirmed.

Starting School in Reception

The school adheres to the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools policy on admission and progression of students which refers to the period of time spent in Junior Primary. Each child will be involved in a transition program prior to commencement to make the change from Preschool to Primary school an easy one.

There are two intakes for Reception

  • If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One in that year.
  • If your child turns five between May 1 and 31 October, they will start school on the first day of Term Three in that year.

Other Year Level Enrolments

Student enrolments will be accepted for other year levels depending on the availability of a place within the year level required.

School Enrolment Priorities

  • Siblings of those students already enrolled in St Martin’s Catholic Primary School
  • Baptised Catholic children within the Greenacres Walkerville Parish 
  • Baptised Catholic children from other Parishes
  • Non-baptised children with Catholic parents
  • Children baptised in another faith
  • Non-baptised children

"The lasting and enduring impression of St Martin’s is a sense of community and welcome. When I started my education at St Martin’s as a Reception student in 1988, the student body had only 80 children. Teachers knew every student's name and it was a regular occurrence to have parents and grandparents attend a working bee. Many things have changed at the school in 30 years, but not the sense of family and home.

I like to think that I am still a part of the extended community at, what was, the little Catholic school on the corner. My former teachers are still some of my most trusted advisors - several of whom have attended my wedding and the baptism of my two sons, which was held at the little parish church where I undertook my sacraments as a student.

Sadly, my sons will not be attending the school at this stage, as I am currently living interstate, but I know we will always be welcomed with open arms at St Martin’s. The school where family, education and the ethos of the Catholic Church come together to create a place of safety, love and learning."

Kathleen Smitheram