St Stephen’s Catholic College is a family of faith which is committed to working in partnership with students and parents.
- Parents of those students accepted into the college family are expected to understand, accept and support the Catholic Ethos of the college.
- Evangelisation through witness and example will occur.
- There is an inclusive enrolment policy to cater for students with medical conditions and/or disabilities.
- A large percentage of the college community will be Catholic to enable the growth of all in the Catholic Faith.
- Parents should be fully conversant with the Mission Statement of the college.
- The Enrolment Handbook reminds parents at enrolment that the right of the student to have a place in our college confers an equal right on the college authority to receive the financial support of parents by way of payment of fees.
- No student will be deprived of a Catholic Education because of the genuine financial difficulties of his or her family.
- All students will participate in the Religious Education, Liturgical, Retreat/Camps, Community and Activities programs of the college.
- Parents will be involved in the life of the college (College Board, College and Family Connect, tuckshop, other voluntary work etc).
- Enrolment of a student at a Catholic primary school does not guarantee enrolment at St Stephen’s Catholic College, and enrolment in compulsory education to Year 10 does not guarantee enrolment into Senior Education. Continued enrolment depends on the student meeting the expectations of the college derived from the Mission Statement.
- New and continuing enrolments are at the discretion of the Principal.
- Students will abide by the Pastoral Care Policy and Dress Code of the college.
- Submitting an enrolment application does not guarantee enrolment at St Stephen’s Catholic College.
A community of growth with
opportunities and options
Thank you for considering St Stephen’s Catholic College for your child. St Stephen’s Catholic College welcomes students of all year levels at any time. Please note that waiting lists currently exist for most year levels. Enquiries and applications are welcome at any time if vacancies are available.
St Stephen’s Catholic College holds an annual open evening, usually in late February or early March. We welcome all members of our community to visit to find out about life at St Stephen’s. The event is publicised through:
- Visits to Catholic Primary Schools in the region by our College Principal early each year. This includes; St Thomas of Villanova Mareeba, St Anthony’s Dimbulah, St Augustine’s Mossman and St Joseph’s Atherton.
- The College website and social media (including Facebook and Instagram).
- Advertisements in the local newspaper.
Enrolment Application Process
We are currently accepting enrolments for students commencing Year 7 in 2024. Please follow the steps below to complete your application. Note that enrolments for Year 7 2024 close on Friday 31 March 2023.
For families wishing to enrol a student for the 2023 school year, please note that waiting lists are currently in place for most year levels.
Complete the application for enrolment online through the College website.
Support the application for enrolment by providing copies of:
a. Proof of identity ie: certified copy of birth certificate or passport
b. Recent school reports and NAPLAN results
c. Baptism certificate (if applicable)
d. Documentation for verified students, learning support needs and
custodial matters (if applicable)
Please email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay the non-refundable $100.00 Enrolment Application fee.
This can be done via EFT.
Attend the enrolment interview with a member of the Leadership Team. Our Community Liaison officer will contact parents to arrange an interview upon receipt of the application and documents listed above. Places for students starting Year 7 are made available after enrolment interviews are conducted, at the end of June of the year before commencement.
When an offer of enrolment is made, pay the $200.00 Enrolment Confirmation Fee to secure the child’s place. In the event of the child not accepting the placement, the Enrolment Confirmation Fee is non-refundable. Note that for students commencing Year 7, in the following year, the Enrolment Confirmation Fee is credited against Term 1 school fees.
For students commencing Year 7, in the following year, ensure your child attends the annual Transition Day late in Term 4. Final data is gathered from families at this stage.