Forrestdale Enrolment FAQs

How do I apply?
The first step in the enrolment process is to complete our free secure online application form on our website (see link above). Alternatively, you can complete a paper based application form by attending our Enrolments Office.
What are the intake years at Carey and how do your waitlists work?
Our main intake years are Kindergarten and Year 7. For all other years, a placement is dependant on an existing student leaving the school and creating a vacancy. If a vacancy becomes available, we contact families on the waitlist dependant on their application date with siblings of existing students having first preference.
When will I hear from you about my application?
We encourage families to stay in contact with us from time to time to see how their application is progressing. If a placement becomes available and your application is next on the list, we will be in contact with you. From time to time, we survey families on our waitlist. It is therefore important that your personal contact details are kept up to date.
I am applying for Year 7. When can I expect to hear from Carey?
We commence offering interviews for Year 7 when the student starts Year 5. We contact families based on their original date of application with siblings of existing students having first preference.
I am applying for Kindergarten. When can I expect to hear from Carey?
We commence the enrolment process for Kindergarten around 18 months prior to the child starting with us. Enrolment paperwork (birth certificate, visa/citizenship certificate and immunisation certificate) is requested and held until the child turns 3 and they are invited to attend an interview and tour. We contact families based on their original date of application with siblings of existing students having first preference.
How do I book for a College Tour?
College Tours can be booked on our website (see link above). A few days before the tour you will receive an RSVP reminder and other information. Our tours are a great way to meet our Principals, and hear about the many features of a Carey education as you tour our vibrant schools.
Do I have to live in the area?
No. We have an open enrolment policy which means that we do not have a local intake area or boundary of intake.
Do I have to attend church?
We are a Christian school, and are welcoming of all religions and cultures. We do however expect that enrolled families will support our beliefs and values.
Do you have Scholarships?
No we do not offer any scholarships. We do however, offer extension programs to students by invitation once the student has commenced with the college.
Where can I find course information for Secondary School years?
Please refer to our course booklets (see link above).
Do you have any Bus services?
Yes, students from Year 1 upwards at Carey Forrestdale can avail of the current bus routes servicing our Harrisdale Campus. In the morning, students can catch one of the existing bus routes into Harrisdale Campus and then our shuttle bus to Forrestdale Campus. In the afternoon, the students can catch the shuttle bus to Harrisdale Campus and connect with their bus route home. The shuttle bus is currently operated free of charge however this is subject to change. Carey Baptist College provides a number of different bus services for our students from Year 1 through to Year 12. There are currently three different bus systems available to our families: Contracted Buswest Services (Routes 1 to 4) Transperth Buses (#518 and #519) PTA Orange School Bus (Forrestdale North). See link above for information.
Do you take international students?
Carey Baptist College accepts students on a wide range of temporary and permanent residency visa's. However we are unable to enrol students on a Student visa (500), tourist or Visitor's visa. Please call our Enrolments Office to verify if your visa is acceptable to the College
Do you offer out of school hours care? (OSHC)
The OSHC Program at Carey Forrestdale is organised by Jump Carey Early Development. The Program aims to extend and enrich the wellbeing and development of school-aged children. Before school and after school programs are available during the school term for students in primary school. To learn more, please contact Jump on 9394 9175 or visit
If my child attends Carey Jump Childcare, are they automatically on the waitlist for Kindergarten at Carey Forrestdale?
No we have a separate enrolment process due to privacy reasons. However, it is very simple to join the waitlist by completing our secure online application form.
How many students attend Carey Forrestdale?
In 2022, we currently have over 570 students enrolled across Kindergarten to Year 10. In 2024, we will become a full Kindergarten to Year 12 school. We currently have double stream (two classes) in each year group in the primary school with three streams (3 classes) in the secondary school from Year 7 in 2024.
What languages are taught at Carey Forrestdale?
Across both the Primary School and Secondary School, we teach Indonesian. Further languages may be added in the future when there is demand from the cohort of students.
What is the difference between Carey Harrisdale and Carey Forrestdale?
Our Harrisdale and Forrestdale campuses offer similar yet uniquely different offerings for students whilst sharing the same Carey values and governance. Each child is different and we encourage you to make the best decision for your childs educational needs. We invite you to come and explore both of our campuses at one of our group tours and see for yourself.
What are the Fees and Charges?
Please refer to our enrolments page to see our detailed Fees and Charges Schedule for 2022 (see link above), and how fees can be paid.
How do I request information about the College?
There is plenty of information to be found on our website (see link above). We would love to meet you in person so please feel free to drop in to either campus. Alternatively, we can mail out an information pack.

Need help with your child’s year of entrance? Click below for our Academic Year of Entry Guide.

Children born between Begin Kindergarten Begin Pre-Primary Begin Year 1 Begin Year 7 Begin Final Year
01/07/2005 30/06/2006 2010 2011 2012 2018 2023
01/07/2006 30/06/2007 2011 2012 2013 2019 2024
01/07/2007 30/06/2008 2012 2013 2014 2020 2025
01/07/2008 30/06/2009 2013 2014 2015 2021 2026
01/07/2009 30/06/2010 2014 2015 2016 2022 2027
01/07/2010 30/06/2011 2015 2016 2017 2023 2028
01/07/2011 30/06/2012 2016 2017 2018 2024 2029
01/07/2012 30/06/2013 2017 2018 2019 2025 2030
01/07/2013 30/06/2014 2018 2019 2020 2026 2031
01/07/2014 30/06/2015 2019 2020 2021 2027 2032
01/07/2015 30/06/2016 2020 2021 2022 2028 2033
01/07/2016 30/06/2017 2021 2022 2023 2029 2034
01/07/2017 30/06/2018 2022 2023 2024 2030 2035
01/07/2018 30/06/2019 2023 2024 2025 2031 2036
01/07/2019 30/06/2020 2024 2025 2026 2032 2037
01/07/2020 30/06/2021 2025 2026 2027 2033 2038
01/07/2021 30/06/2022 2026 2027 2028 2034 2039
01/07/2022 30/06/2023 2027 2028 2029 2035 2040
01/07/2023 30/06/2024 2028 2029 2030 2036 2041
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01/07/2025 30/06/2026 2030 2031 2032 2038 2043
01/07/2026 30/06/2027 2031 2032 2033 2039 2044
01/07/2027 30/06/2028 2032 2033 2034 2040 2045
01/07/2028 30/06/2029 2033 2034 2035 2041 2046
01/07/2029 30/06/2030 2034 2035 2036 2041 2047
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