• What is a Waiting Pool and how does it work?
  • If a particular year group is at capacity, any Enrolment Applications submitted are added to the Waiting Pool for that relevant year group. When a place becomes available, we refer to our Waiting Pool, review all applications and offer an interview for potential enrolment.

    Please note that geographical proximity to the College and length of time the application has been submitted are not taken into consideration.

    Enrolment selection is a very complex process, incorporating the Enrolment Priorities set out by CEWA’s Executive Directive, as well as any pastoral considerations or context.

    To have your child added to our Waiting Pool for enrolment consideration when a place becomes available, please click HERE.

  • How large are the Waiting Pools and how long will it take my child to gain enrolment at Sacred Heart College?
  • Places become available as students or families formally communicate their withdrawal from the College. For this reason, we have no foresight as to when or how frequently places will become available.

    Our Waiting Pools are quite large, especially in lower school, however as the length of time the application has been submitted for is not taken into consideration, we encourage any family who is interested to not be deterred from submitting an Expression of Interest.

  • When should I lodge an Expression of Interest?
  • Future Year 7 Expressions of Interest can be lodged any time up until January of Year 5 when submissions close. After this time, Expressions of Interest will be directed to the Waiting Pool.

    Parents of students applying for current Years 7-12 should lodge an Expression of Interest as soon as possible, ensuring this application for enrolment is fully complete to be considered and placed in the Waiting Pool.

  • What is the difference between an Expression of Interest and an Application?
  • The first step in the enrolment process is an Expression of Interest (EOI). This collects essential basic details required to commence the process and remain contactable by the College up until the enrolment selection. The Application is the term used once all supporting documents, Four Pillars and references have been submitted. Only once this information is provided, is the Application for Enrolment complete and can be passed onto the Principal for enrolment consideration.

    For future Year 7 enrolments, the EOI is all that is required up until the end of the student being in Year 4. Once the student reaches January of Year 5, we required all additional information and documents to complete the Application for Enrolment.

    For current year groups, it is important parents provide all information and documents in the initial EOI which will become the student’s Enrolment Application immediately. Students will not be considered for enrolment or placed in the Waiting Pool until everything has been submitted.

  • What supporting documents are required to complete the Application?
  • An Application for Enrolment will not be considered until all support documents have been provided. These include:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Baptism Certificate (If applicable)
    • Parish Priest Reference (recommenced, If applicable) (not required for Sibling applications) *Link to Form
    • Two most recent school reports
    • NAPLAN report
    • Immunisation Statement issued by the Australian Immunisation Register

    Documents can be uploaded straight into your child’s online profile through the Parent Portal or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • What are the Four Pillars and when is it necessary to complete them?
  • Our College offers a wide range of quality educational opportunities that fosters the Spiritual, Academic, Cultural and Sporting development of students. These are known as the Four Pillars.

    The Four Pillars responses assist the Principal in understanding the students interests, talents and development opportunities separate from their school reports.

    Responses to the Four Pillars is only needed at the application stage. This means for future Year 7 Expressions of Interest, this can be skipped and provided in January of the student being in Year 5. For current year groups, the Four Pillars responses are required immediately to be considered for enrolment and placed in the waiting pool.

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    For more information regarding how Sacred Heart College incorporates the Four Pillars into College life, please click HERE.

  • I am completing an Expression of Interest, however my child is very young and some of this information is not relevant yet. What should I do?
  • If your student is in Year 3 or younger, some of the information we request in the Expression of Interest may not be available or relevant, such as reports, NAPLAN, Parish Priest Reference and Four Pillar responses.

    In January of your student being in Year 5, you will be given the opportunity to provide all remaining documents and information prior to the Year 7 Enrolment Selection Process commencing to build their application.

  • When will I know if my child has a place for Year 7?
  • The full enrolment process takes place in Semester 1 of Year 5. The enrolment process will start in February of that year and places will be offered by the end of June the same year.

  • What are your feeder Primary Schools?
  • Sacred Heart College has no formal feeder primary schools. Geographical location or proximity to the College is not an enrolment priority or criteria, however attending a Catholic Primary school is an enrolment priority.

    For more information regarding CEWA Enrolment Priorities, please click HERE.

  • Does Sacred Heart College offer Scholarships?
  • Sacred Heart College does not currently offer scholarships for Spiritual, Academics, Cultural and Sporting talents.

    We do offer an Aboriginal Bursary Program. For more information regarding this program, please click HERE.

    The College also offers concessions to holders of eligible Health Care Cards (HCC) and Pensioner Concession Cards. For more information regarding fees, charges and concessions, please click HERE.

  • How do I arrange a tour of the College?
  • College tours are primarily offered at your child’s enrolment interview, so that your family can view the facilities and College life prior to making a final decision on enrolment offer acceptance.

    For families wanting to view the College earlier, we run Group Tours of the College throughout the year. If you would like to book a place on one of our Group Tours, please click HERE.

    You can also view our facilities by watching our Virtual Tour of the College.

  • How many streams does Sacred Heart have?
  • At Sacred Heart College we pride ourselves on our pastoral care. To ensure all students are known and cared for, the College operates as a 7 stream school spread across 8 streams. This means each class has an average of 28-31 students. The class sizes reduce as students choose more defined subjects in Years 10-12.

  • My student is not Catholic, will they still be considered for enrolment?
  • The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CEWA) has an Executive Directive on Enrolment. This Directive contains a priority order that is used to select students for whom an offer of enrolment interview will be made. Catholic students hold a higher priority than non-Catholic students. To view the CEWA Enrolment Priorities, please click HERE.

    Due to the high demand for places at Sacred Heart College and the number of applications we receive, we are at times unable to consider non-Catholic applications until future years. As each year group varies, we encourage all those who are interested in enrolment at Sacred Heart College to complete an Expression of Interest for enrolment consideration.

 

Due to a COVID-19 lockdown, the College cancelled its 2024 Enrolment Information Evening. The presentation has been made available for parents below. If you still have questions after viewing these slides, please contact the Registrar, Miss Niki Roche, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (08) 9246 8283.