Harrisdale Enrolment FAQs
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How do I apply?
The first step of the enrolment process is to complete our free Application Form (see link above). This can be found online, or we also have hard copies available from our Enrolments Office. Once this form is received, one of our Enrolments Officers will contact you by email to acknowledge that your child is now on our application list for the requested year, and advise of the next steps.
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.
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.
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?
Yes, we offer three different Carey GATE (Gifted and Talented Entry) Scholarships for Year 7 entry each year - STEM, Academic Excellence and Music Specialist. In addition to our GATE Scholarships, we also offer two other scholarships for Secondary School years - our William Carey Scholarship for students who are either first-generation descendants of a refugee or are refugees themselves, and our Carey Right Track Scholarship for indigenous students displaying leadership potential and a commitment to being positive role models within and beyond the Carey Community.
Where can I find course information for Secondary School years?
Please refer to our Coursebooks for all years of Secondary School found on our Harrisdale Secondary page (see link above).
Do you have any Bus services?
Yes, 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). Please refer here for more information.
Do you take international students?
Carey Baptist College can currently accept 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 qualifies.
Do you offer out of school hours care? (OSHC)
The OSHC Program at Carey Harrisdale 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, as well as vacation care during school holidays. To learn more, please contact Jump or visit jump.asn.au.
If my child attends Carey Jump Childcare, are they automatically on the waitlist for Kindergarten at Carey Forrestdale?
No, you will need to apply separately online to place your child's name on the waitlist for Kindergarten at Carey Harrisdale or Forrestdale.
How many students attend Carey Harrisdale?
There are over 1500 students at Carey Harrisdale, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Around 850 in the Secondary School, and nearly 650 in the Primary School.
What are the Fees and Charges?
Please refer to our Accounts page for 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, but we are always happy to post out an Information Pack or speak to you in person if you'd like to drop in to see us at either campus.
How do I book for a College Tour?
College Tours can be booked on our website (see link above), and you will receive a follow-up phone call if you request one. At the tours, you will meet our Principals, hear about the many features of a Carey education and see our vibrant campus.
What languages are taught at Carey Harrisdale?
Across both the Primary School and Secondary School, we teach Mandarin, Japanese and Indonesian.
Do you have to pay fees to apply?
At the moment, we are waiving our $50 Application free, so there is not fee to apply and place your child's name on our waitlist. Once you begin the enrolment process with us and are offered a place, a non-refundable enrolment confirmation fee of $500 fis payable or the first child in a family, and $250 for a second child. After that, no confirmation fee is charged for third or more children in a family. This fee holds your child's place until they begin at Carey.
What are the class sizes for the Primary school?
Kindy 20, Pre Primary 26, Year 1,2 & 3 26 Year 4, 5 & 6 28. We have 3 streams in each year starting from Pre Primary.