Frequently Asked Questions

The sooner the better! It's best to register your child as soon as possible by submitting a completed 'Application for Enrolment' form well before the time you would like your child to start at Mel Maria. Visit the Enrolment page under the 'Why Mel Maria' tab to download an application form.

Our main entry point is Pre-Kindergarten (3 year old program) with an additional intake at Kindergarten (4 year old program). There are also a limited number of vacancies in Years 1-6. Please enquire!

Our school welcomes all religions. We are a Catholic school and religious education and sacramental programs are part of our curriculum.

Students are offered a place according to the following enrolment priority:

Catholic students from the parish with a Parish Priest reference
Catholic students from outside the parish with a Parish Priest reference
Other Catholic students
Siblings of non-Catholic students
Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations
Other non-Catholic students

Parents lodge an 'Application for Enrolment' form with the school along with an $80 application fee.
Parents complete a 'Pre-interview Student Details' form.
An enrolment interview is conducted with the Principal or Assistant Principal.
Parents are notified in writing if a place is available.
Parents inform the School in writing of their desire to accept the offer of enrolment.

The fees and charges are listed on our website under 'Why Mel Maria' tab.

We have approximately 800 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

Yes, we offer before and after-school care through our Camp Australia providers. This information can be found in the news section listed under 'Our Community' tab in the menu bar.

You are always welcome. Please contact our office and we would be happy to arrange a tour of the School.

We are a two campus school:

Saint Joseph Pignatelli, Attadale (SJP)
Pater Noster, Myaree (PN)

Each campus is double streamed from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6

Mel Maria uses an Apple platform. The school has a 1:1 laptop policy from Years 4-6. Parents are given the option to enter into a 3-year leasing option (where you own the device) or purchase your own laptop through Apple.

Japanese is taught in Years 3-6