Enrolment

Enrolment Information

Welcome to St Philip Neri Northbridge!

As a member of system of schools known as Catholic Schools Broken Bay we seek to inspire hearts and minds to know Christ, to love learning, to use their talents to be the very best they can be.

Our principal, teachers, staff and parents all work together with the wider community to deliver authentic, professional Catholic education with care and compassion.

Our teachers are committed to the mission of Catholic education and apply evidence-based practice to support students to learn and to gain the confidence and skills to enable them to be involved in shaping their society.

DO YOU NEED TO BE CATHOLIC TO ATTEND A CATHOLIC SCHOOL?

No, your child does not need to be Catholic to enrol at a Catholic school. While preference is given to students of the Catholic faith, particularly if you are active in your parish, our schools welcome families from all backgrounds or faith traditions who share in our mission and purpose.

K-12 Enrolment

Catholic Schools Broken Bay will offer K-12 enrolment during 2021. This will provide you with some surety around enrolment in our systemic secondary colleges for your child.  As the option becomes available, you will only need to provide one enrolment form in primary school and complete a simple updated form to ensure your child’s continued enrolment in one of our systemic secondary colleges.

Our school has a systemic approach to enrolment based on pre-set criteria defined by the Catholic Schools Office and used by all schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay.

Enrolling Now for 2021

We are now accepting enrolment applications for 2021. If you are interested in enrolment in Kinder for 2021, please follow our online enrolment process or contact the school on 9958 7136 to discuss enrolment opportunities with the school Principal, Ms Bylsma.

Online Enrolment Process:

  1. Download the enrolment form (below)
  2. Complete the form
  3. Return the form to the school by email (spn@dbb.catholic.edu.au) along with the supporting documentation listed below

Once you have returned the enrolment form, we will be in contact with you to arrange an enrolment interview. This interview may be conducted online via Zoom in order to comply with current social distancing requirements.

When returning your enrolment application, please include a copy of your child’s:

  • Signed Enrolment Form
  • Parish Priest Reference Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Sacramental Certificate(s)
  • Passport, VISA, Citizenship Documents (where applicable, and copies for both parents and child are required)
  • Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement
  • Any other relevant documents as listed on the last page of the enrolment form

Note: We can accept documents by email however, original documents are required to be sighted before we can offer a place for your child.

A non-refundable fee of $100 is payable with your application.

Limited Places for Kinder – Year 6, 2020 – Enquire Today

If you are interested in enrolment in another grade for 2020 or 2021, please contact the office to discuss enrolment opportunities with the Principal, Ms Bylsma.

Enrolment Form 2021 Fee Schedule Parish Priest's Reference Form Australian Immunisation Register Information Catholic Schools Office Learning Principles Booklet Catholic Schools Office Q&A Brochure Enrolment Policy Standard Collection Notice

School Enrolment Policy


This is based on the Diocesan Enrolment Policy.

Orientation of New Students


Enrolment of Kindergarten students begins in March. Individual parents and students attend an Enrolment meeting with the Principal and Special Needs staff for screening and assessment of specific needs. Where appropriate, pre-schools are contacted. In the case of children with specific needs outside agencies are contacted. A transition morning is held in Term 4 for all new students.

Children Enrolling during the School Year


Children are enrolled throughout the year for all classes K-6. Appointments are made with the Principal. The Principal, child and parents meet and an on-site tour is conducted.

Book a Tour


Please telephone the school on (02) 9958 7136 or email spn@dbb.catholic.edu.au to book a tour.

COVID-19 Fee Relief

Catholic Schools Broken Bay are committed to supporting families as the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in the community. No family will be excluded from our school because of financial difficulties.

Even if you have not enrolled yet, we would like to offer the following help with school fees if you need it:

  • A full reduction on ALL fees if your family gets JobSeeker.
  • A 50%+ reduction on ALL fees if one parent in your family gets JobKeeper.

If you are unsure if your family can get fee help or need assistance completing the form please contact our COVID-19 FEE HELP HOTLINE on 9847 0728 (8am – 4pm Monday to Friday).

Please find the 2021 Fee Relief Request form here and return to us at schoolfees@dbb.org.au