FAQs: The Enrolment Process

Can I defer my child’s enrolment once a place has been offered?

Yes! Just keep us in the loop about your plans and we’ll do our best to accommodate your family’s needs.

Do I need to complete a separate enrolment form for each of my children?

Yes, please!

Do you accept early-entry or late-entry students?

Yes, in certain circumstances and in line with legislative conditions. Further information can be found here.

Does my child need to be baptised to enrol? / Does LFLPS accept students of families from other faiths?

Living Faith welcomes students from a variety of faith backgrounds and students do not need to be baptised to enrol. However, families must understand that Living Faith is a Lutheran school and engages students in a Christian environment where Christian beliefs are promoted. All students participate in Christian Studies and worship activities. We are happy to discuss this with you further during the enrolment process.

How do I hold my child’s place?

Once you have been offered a place, you can secure it by returning the enrolment contract and paying the confirmation fee. Find out more about the enrolment process here.

How do you decide who to offer places to?

Generally speaking, if places are available they are offered to families immediately after enrolment interviews assuming that the interviewer has been able to confirm that the school can offer the family what they are seeking for their child’s education. In cases where there are more applications than places available, some applications may be prioritised, such as siblings of existing students or children who attend Living Faith Early Learning Centre (Petrie) or Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten (on-site). Further details can be found in the application for enrolment form.

My child currently attends Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten or Living Faith Early Learning Centre. Do they receive automatic enrolment to the school?

Applications for enrolment for children who attend Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten or Living Faith Early Learning Centre will be prioritised where possible, assuming they have been received before 31 January in the year prior to entry. Enrolment at the primary school is a completely separate enrolment process and the usual enrolment process must be followed. We encourage families to place an application for enrolment as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

My family would like to change schools. Can we enrol immediately?

Possibly. We would encourage you to book a tour and submit an application for enrolment as soon as possible and we can then discuss your options.

What age should my child be to commence Prep?

Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol. You can find more information here.

What can I expect in an enrolment interview?

Enrolment interviews are basically an informal chat. They are an opportunity for the interviewer (one of our senior leadership staff) to get to know your family and your child a little better, for you to ask questions and to make sure that your family and the school are on the same page about what you are looking for and what we offer. We are not comparing your child or family to other applicants. Interviews usually take 30 mins. If you have questions about the interview process, please ask.

When do I need to confirm my child’s place?

In terms of entry to Prep, we offer places in a rolling fashion rather than offering places to all families at one time. To confirm a place that has been offered to you (after the enrolment process and an interview have been completed), simply sign and return the enrolment contract and pay the confirmation fee within the timeframe that has been specified (usually 2 - 3 weeks from the interview date).

When do I need to submit enrolment forms?

We recommend that you place an application for enrolment as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

When will I find out if my child is accepted for enrolment?

In the days following your interview, you will receive a letter either offering your child a place, or informing you that your child has been placed on a waiting list until a place becomes available.

How do I enrol my child?

Just follow the enrolment process! Education at Living Faith is different to what most of us experienced at school, and different to other local schools. Our enrolment process is an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of what we do at Living Faith and why we do it, so that you can make an informed decision about the best choice for your family.

If I place an Application for Enrolment, does this guarantee my child a place?

No. There are several parts to our enrolment process and an application is not considered to be complete until all these steps have been done (which include a submission of an application form, a tour, and attendance at an information session). It is only once the three-step enrolment process is complete, an interview has been conducted, a place has been offered, and the place has been accepted by you that your child is guaranteed a place.

Can I enrol my child at any year level and at any time?

In short, yes. We may or may not have places available. Please contact us to discuss your circumstances further.

Is the enrolment process different for siblings of existing students?

Yes, in some cases there are parts of the enrolment process that that can be skipped by families of currently enrolled students. If you have a younger child to enrol, please submit an application for enrolment as early as possible and we will be in touch with you about the next steps.

I live interstate / overseas. Can I engage in the enrolment process before my family moves to the local area?

Yes. Please contact us to make arrangements.


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