CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

We see the education of your child as a joint effort between the College and the family. We need to make sure we are all on the same page so we ask that you familiarise yourself with our Conditions of Enrolment.

1. APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

1.1. Applications must be made on the College’s official Enrolment Application Form and must be accompanied by a recent passport size photograph (except if an infant), a photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate, evidence of all vaccines required for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12, a signed Declaration, and the Application Fee as per the Fee Schedule.

1.2. Subject to vacancy, confirmation of a conditional offer of place will be made on receipt of the Application Form and Application Fee (non-refundable).

1.3. Before the intended date of entry, an interview may be arranged and offers of place confirmed. The offer of place will stand for fourteen (14) days from the date of offer after which time the College may withdraw it without notice.

1.4. Confirmation of a place at the College will be made upon receipt of the Enrolment Guarantee (non-refundable) and after interview. This interview is intended to ascertain whether Trinity is able to offer an education which is appropriate for your child.

Information regarding medical or special needs must be updated if the student’s needs change in the period between the initial application and the desired date of entry.

1.5. In the time leading up to the process indicated in 1.3 above, parents are asked to provide the College with copies of their child’s most recent school reports.

1.6. Applications to change the proposed date of enrolment must be made in writing. Unsuccessful applications or applicants wait-listed for a particular year are NOT transferred to another year unless notice in writing is received. If the application is cancelled, the fee will not be refunded.

1.7. For Kindergarten entry, children must be five years of age before 31 March in the year of entry. The College reserves the right to delay admission of students they deem are not ready to commence schooling.

1.8. Parent/carer(s) must advise the College in writing of any Court Orders or arrangements that affect the student concerning custody or access, any change to these or any other orders arrangements, which are relevant to the student’s education and welfare and provide copies of any orders to the College.

2. FEES AND ACCOUNTS

2.2. The College reserves the right to refuse entry to, or terminate the enrolment of a student whose fees are in arrears.

2.3. All fees are payable in advance and one (1) term’s notice in writing must be given to the Principal before any student is withdrawn from the College. In lieu of such notice, one (1) term’s fees are payable.

2.4. If a student withdraws from the College without the proper period of notice (section 2.3), any items for sale in the Uniform Shop (uniforms or books) will be withheld by the College, and the parent will receive the balance.

2.5. Where a sibling is enrolled for admission, but the fees for the currently enrolled student are in arrears, then the enrolled student’s position should be reassessed if there is a waiting list for that enrolment year.

2.6. The College is entitled to the repayment of all unpaid tuition and non-tuition fees even after the College year finishes and/or after the student finishes at the College.

3. CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

3.1. All students who attend the College are required to participate in the following activities, as determined by the Principal:

3.1.1. College Chapel and Religious and Values Education classes;

3.1.2. Obligatory co-curricular activities, as determined by the Principal; events such as Speech Day, and sporting carnivals.

3.1.3. Various camps and excursions that occur from time to time as an integral part of the College Curriculum.

3.2. A condition of enrolment is that the student participates in the compulsory Student Accident Protection Plan, which includes the payment of a small annual fee (included as part of the College Fees). This insures students against accidents and injury while on College activities.

3.3. Requests for leave from College activities, including academic and co-curricular programs, and for early departure and late return at the beginning/end of term are considered only in special circumstances and must be applied for in writing to the Principal prior to the event.

3.4. All students are expected to support the ethos of the College and to abide by its rules as set out in appropriate publications, or established by practice and published from time to time at the Principal’s direction.

3.5. Parents are expected to support the ethos of the College and to abide by the Parent Code of Conduct.

3.6. The College reserves the right to discipline students for breaches of the rules of the College. Acceptance of the enrolment indicates acceptance by parents of the discipline policy of the College. In particular, parents enrolling their child accept that the College reserves the right to suspend or expel any student from the College, for an offence that the Principal determines constitutes extremely serious misconduct.

Parents are expected to support the administration of the discipline policy of the College.

3.7. Any breaches of these Terms and Conditions shall entitle the Principal, at his or her discretion, to suspend or terminate the enrolment and attendance of the student at the College.

3.8. All enrolments are conditional upon the College being satisfied, with discretion, that the student’s needs can be met by the College. The College may cancel the enrolment if it determines prior to the start of the enrolment that the student’s needs cannot be met. The College requires parents/carers to provide reports and assessments necessary to determine the particular needs of the student when applying for admission and in the event that new information about these matters is available.  The College may terminate the enrolment of the student without notice if, either before or after the commencement of enrolment, the College finds the relevant particulars of the special needs of the student have not been provided to the College or the particulars provided are materially incorrect or misleading.

4. AMENDMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The College may alter the terms and conditions of enrolment at any time by giving not less than twenty weeks’ notice to the parent/carer(s) in writing which shall apply to both current and future students and parent/carer(s) from the date specified in the notice.

Please Note: All information collected on the Enrolment Form will be used and stored in accordance with the College’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the College website.