Welcome. St Monica’s provides an intimate learning environment, with small class sizes and focused teaching programs, tailored to the individual needs of each child. Our small size enables us to build strong, supportive relationships with our families – all the better to nurture young learners.

St Monica’s welcomes enrolment enquiries throughout the year.

You are welcome to drop by or contact us with any questions you have about starting school at St Monica’s Footscray.


Your child must have turned 5 by 30th April in the year they begin Prep to commence in that year.

While enrolments for Prep are accepted at any time the year before your child intends to begin school, parents are encouraged to submit an enrolment application before the beginning of May to ensure a smooth transition. Enrolments for Year Levels other than Prep are welcome throughout the year.

Enrolment Procedures

Submit application

Parents wishing to enrol their child must complete an enrolment form, and submit it together with the following:

  • Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Immunisation– available from Medicare
  • Copy of Baptism Certificate

A $50 processing fee is required with enrolment forms.  This fee is non refundable, and will be deducted from the following year’s school fees.

Attend Interview

Interviews with the Principal will follow receipt of the enrolment form.

This interview is an opportunity to welcome you and begin to build a relationship with the family.


Once enrolment is confirmed (via letter), parents will be invited to the comprehensive transition program in Term 4  for children and families.

New Enrolments are always welcome at St Monica’s

St Monica’s Primary School, Footscray welcomes enrolments from children who are baptised Catholic, are non-Catholic or from another faith background. Children residing outside of St Monica’s zone are welcome to apply and granted enrolment, where there is a place available. Please refer to Enrolment Policy.

All year levels are welcome to apply.

Parents seeking Prep Enrolment for 2024 – Applications will open the first week of Term 2, 2023. Further information will be provided closer to the date.


If an enrolment application is successful families will be sent a letter of offer and the St Monica’s Enrolment Agreement which families need to sign and return before enrolment can be confirmed.