Catholic Education South Australia


Whilst the school exists for the education of Catholic school age children, enrolment at the school is not restricted to Catholic families only. The St Gabriel’s School Enrolment Policy states that all practising Catholic families wanting a Catholic education will be accepted at the school, provided there are vacancies in the appropriate classes.

Non-Catholic families are accepted into the school if they wish to have a Catholic education and are accepting and supportive of the ethos of the school and are willing to join in the activities that we engage in as members of the Catholic Community.

Enrolment Procedure

  1. Please click below to download and print the 'Application for Enrolment' form, or request the form via the “registration of interest” tab or by contacting the School on 8216 9900.
    Note: A $50 fee is applicable upon lodgement of the application form, except where a child is a sibling or has attended St Gabriel’s School Playgroup.
  2. The “Application for Enrolment” form should be lodged with the School as soon as possible, including prior or after attending a School Tour (where applicable), along with copies of the child's Birth and Baptismal (where applicable) certificates.
  3. The School will notify by letter to acknowledge receipt of the application form.
  4. An interview and a visit to the School will be arranged between the parents and the Principal, usually 12 to 18 months prior to commencement, preferably with the child in attendance.
  5. A letter of 'Offer of Enrolment' will be sent together with an 'Acceptance of Enrolment Offer' form, and once it has been completed and returned to the School, the placement is confirmed.
  6. Children beginning Reception class are invited to attend orientation morning/s at the end of the term prior to their commencement, while parents attend an information session at the same time.

 Application for Enrolment
 List of Parental Occupation Groups
 St Gabriel's Parent Booklet

Reception - Term 1 or Term 3 admission

The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of School in Term 1 continues to be that the child will attain the age of 5 on or before 30 April in that year.

The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of School in Term 3 is that the child will have attained the age of 5 on or before 31 October in that year. Students who commence in Term 3 will spend 6 terms in Reception.