Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure

Parents are invited to attend our school tours of St. Joseph’s Primary School. This is an opportunity for parents to find out about our culture, discover our high quality educational facilities and educational programs. Parents will be able to ask questions and collect an enrolment package during Inquiry Tours.
This year these Inquiry Tours will be held on:
  • Monday 5th June 9:30am-10.30am & 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 6th June 9:30am-10.30am & 5:30pm - 6:30pm
1. Parents Submit Online Enrolment Application
Parents interested in enrolling their child at St. Joseph’s complete an expression of interest Application For Enrolment within the online package. The online enrolment process is a seamless process that supports the family to complete all required information and the upload of documentation from the initial application to admission. The school will contact parents who submit applications to arrange an interview time.

2. Enrolment Interviews
Each family and their child will have an interview with the Principal to discuss the interests and needs of the child, the importance of partnership between the family and the school and the significant aspects of attending a Catholic school.
3. Acceptance of Enrolment and Enrolment Package
After all enrolment interviews have been completed an email will be sent to families to explain the outcome of the enrolment interview. Those accepted for enrolment will receive an email from the school which directs them to complete the enrolment process online. For any applicants who are unsuccessful the Principal/Deputy Principal will contact the family via phone to discuss the rationale behind the decision which will be followed by an email confirming these details.
4. Transition Day
Foundation staff and students visit the kindergartens in term Three each year to read stories, sing songs and talk to the children about St. Joseph’s and starting school.
Transition days are held over three Fridays in October-November each year, for children who are enrolled for the following year. This is an opportunity for your child to further experience school life at different times of the day. Parents are notified of the dates and times closer to the event.



St Joseph's Primary School offers a comprehensive education at a reasonable cost. Government funding does not cover the full educational cost, therefore fees and fundraising are a necessary part of funding Catholic schools. All fees, levies, leases and excursion costs at St Joseph's are compulsory. School fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly or each term. 

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STAFF photo

Parish Priest: Father Vijay Bandanadam
Principal: Mary Dunstan
Deputy Principal - Learning & Teaching Leader / Catholic Identity Leader: Sam Kerlin
Numeracy Leader: Maria Pomponio
Learning Diversity / Pastoral Wellbeing Leader: Hayden Reeves
Literacy Leader: Danielle Lombardi

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Graduate Outcomes

At St Joseph's we strive to educate students to:

  • Be safe, respectful and responsible for themselves, others and the environment
  • Value the beliefs, rituals and traditions of the Catholic faith
  • Grow in their personal relationship with God and others
  • Be engaged and resilient
  • Be committed to social justice
  • Achieve curriculum standards reflective of their individual ability
  • Be life long learners, open to challenges and opportunities

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St. Joseph's primary school was built in 1858 as a denominational school and cost 278 pound. The first teacher was Mr C. J. McNeeley.

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St Joseph's Primary School

17 Wedge St, Benalla VIC 3672

Phone: (03) 5762 1347

Fax: (03) 5762 6573

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School Information

IMG 8139St. Joseph's has a strong and proud tradition of providing Catholic education in Benalla for over a hundred years.

The school's Vision, Mission and Graduate Outcome statements continue to embody our commitment to Catholic Education and Gospel values.




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