Parents applying for enrolment of their children at St Joseph’s School Alstonville are subject to the enrolment policy formulated by the Catholic Schools Office in Lismore. Enrolment at St Joseph’s is based upon:

  1. The family’s commitment to Christian principles and faith expressed in their Parish community and their willingness to fully accept the school’s Religious Education program.

  2. A positive commitment by families to contribute to the well-being and community nature of the school.

  3. Children must turn 5 years of age on or before 31 July of the year of commencement.

  4. Children turning 5 years between 1 April and 31 July may be enrolled at the discretion of the Principal and on the agreement of parents that the child may be asked to repeat a class if this is considered advisable.


Children enrolling in Kindergarten are required to provide the school with a NSW Health Department Immunisation Certificate for Primary School Enrolment which can be obtained from your Doctor. Immunisation itself is not compulsory however, in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in a school, unimmunised children will be required to remain at home for the duration of the outbreak for their own protection.

The vaccine-preventable diseases are Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Meningococcal.

For more information about our enrolment policy, please see Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Enrolment Policy and Fees.

The full enrolment policy is available from the school office.