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We welcome enquiries about enrolment at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School at any time of the school year. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about how and when to enrol your child, and a brief explanation of our enrolment process.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with this very important decision in your child’s life.

What age should your child start school?

Children start school in Kindergarten at age 4 in Tasmania.  They need to have turned 4  by 31st December of the year before.

Want to make an enrolment enquiry?

We welcome enquiries at any time. When you contact us we may ask a few standard questions (including your contact details) to help us with your child’s enrolment needs and with our future planning. An enquiry does not mean you have made any commitment to our school.

We keep your enquiry on file if you wish and we can contact you the year before your child is due to start school to advise you of our Open Days and enrolment activities.

Who can apply to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School? Is the school ‘zoned’?

We accept applications for enrolment from everyone. If there are more applicants than places available in your child’s year, then we must follow the criteria required under the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Policy.

When should you apply for enrolment at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School?

Enrolment applications are taken from two years before your child is due to start school until the end of April in the year before.  We recommend that you complete and return the application as early as possible in Term 1 of the year before your child is due to start school.

Applications for Kindergarten

By completing an Application Form you are letting us know that you wish your child to attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School.

The school will require copies of the following:

  • A certificate of Baptism (if applicable)
  • An immunisation certificate (issued by Medicare)
  • A birth certificate


Kindergarten Children

In Term Four, orientation sessions are planned for the incoming Kindergarten children. This helps them to become familiar with Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School while meeting and doing activities with their future classmates. Information regarding arrangements for the coming year is passed on by the teacher and the Principal during the orientation session.

Letters are sent out to families letting them know the dates and times for orientation activities. Information sessions are held at the beginning of each school year for all parents to gather important information about the year ahead.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Please go to the Fees tab for our Term and Conditions of Enrolment.  This section also includes information regarding your financial obligations.

More questions?

If you haven’t found the answer to your questions about enrolment at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic school on this webpage, please do not hesitate to phone the school office on (03) 6228 3335 during school hours.