Enrolment criteria and process

​Sophia College is a Catholic, co-educational secondary college in the Franciscan tradition and is a proud member of the south east Queensland network of Catholic schools.

The college is part of the Church’s mission to educate and support the faith of its members.

Through an equitable and just enrolment process, the college is open and accessible to all families who seek to share and support its Gospel values. We extend particular assistance to students at the margins of society. The college implements the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Enrolment Application Support Process for students requiring educational adjustments.


Our criteria - in order of priority - is applied when enrolling students

  1. Baptised Catholic from a Catholic school
  2. Sibling of a currently enrolled student
  3. Baptised Catholic from a non-Catholic school
  4. Students from other faith traditions whose families demonstrate that they share the expressed values of the school and who are willing to support and contribute to the school’s vision and ethos.


Enrolment process

  1. Families complete the application process online via the college website. If you cannot access the online process, please contact us for assistance. Provide all documentation as requested.
  2. Applications are processed as they are submitted. Once the college is established, applications will typically be processed three years prior to enrolment.
  3. Offers of a place will be made once all relevant paperwork is received, and after a successful enrolment interview.
  4. A $50 non-refundable fee will be required to confirm an offer of enrolment. (Payment Link)​


Fees

All families have the opportunity to seek a Catholic education for their child. Financial aid is available from all BCE schools, including Sophia College. Fee remissions, family discounts, bursaries and other options are available. 

No child will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.


Responsibilities

In accepting an offer of enrolment, families and students will:

  • share in the expressed values of the college
  • contribute positively and actively to enhance the spiritual life of the college
  • commit to and support the Guidelines for the Religious Life of the School
  • participate in and contribute to the achievement of the college’s mission
  • abide by college rules
  • pay fees and charges in a timely manner.


Supporting policies 

The college’s enrolment process complies with the following (BCE) policies:

  • Enrolment of Students
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Financial Accessibility of Catholic Schools
  • Students who are at the Margins of Society and/or Out of Home.