Thank you for your interest in enrolling your daughter at Catherine McAuley Westmead.
Catherine McAuley Westmead is a Catholic learning community for girls that enrols students from Year 7 to Year 12.
Please note that as a Catholic school we have a strong religious dimension and people of other faiths who wish to enrol must be able to support and fully participate in the religious activities of the school.
While enrolments are taken at any time during the year, please note that applications for Year 7 must be received by the school during February of the year prior to commencement. Year 7 2023 enrolment applications (to be considered in the first round) can be submitted from July 2021 until the end of February 2022. Enrolment applications for Year 7 2022 have now closed.
Due to the current lockdown restrictions enrolment applications cannot be lodged in person until the restrictions have been lifted. Applications can be posted and the fee paid via BPOINT (further details below). An early application does not prioritise the application as all will be accepted until the end of February 2022.
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision.
Please take the opportunity to learn more about who we are and what we offer your child.
We invite interested families to download and lodge the following enrolment forms:
- Enrolment Instructions
- Enrolment Documentation Checklist
- Enrolment Application (Form A)
- Consent Form and Data Collection (Form B)
- Parish Priest Reference
Applications can be lodged either in person at the School Office or via post and require a $50 non-refundable application fee. Please note that at present due to the lockdown restrictions applications cannot be lodged in person.
If you are mailing your application the school will contact you regarding payment via credit card over the telephone or you may like to use BPOINT (Please give as the reference your child's name followed by the words 'Application Fee')
There is a great demand for places at Catherine McAuley, so it is important that applications are returned promptly.
For frequently asked questions on who can attend a Catholic school please view the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta website. Learn more
Accept enrolment and pay the deposit
If you receive a Letter of Offer, you are required to return the Enrolment Acceptance Form and pay a $300 non-refundable enrolment deposit by the date stated in your letter to secure your position. This deposit is deducted from your first term school based fees.
Please give as the reference your child's name followed by the words 'Acceptance Deposit'.
A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!
Did you know we offer fee support for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*
We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*
Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?
* Conditions apply
Parents of students with additional needs are encouraged to begin the enrolment process in advance of the normal enrolment period to allow for assessment of the support and adjustments required. Initial contact should be made with the School Principal.
Parents are asked to provide copies of assessments or reports concerning learning needs.
It may be suggested that further assessments be undertaken by the Diversity Coordinator at the school, or by staff from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
The enrolment process involves consultation and clarification of student needs. Available support and resources are investigated with parents, school personnel and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.