Primary and High School FAQs
How do I enrol my child?
- First you must fill out an enrolment form – you can obtain this in two ways:
- Phone 9375 1600 and ask to speak to Director of Admissions, Vicki Farkas, who will send you a form;
- Or download the form from the website
If you are offered a place, you will then receive an Acceptance of Enrolment Form and another form requesting your child’s personal data
How much is the enrolment fee?
Are there other costs involved?
- A fee of $150 must accompany the enrolment form
When will I hear from the College?
- No, not on application
- Once you are offered a place, you will need to pay a non- refundable half a term’s fee in advance to secure your child’s place
At what age should I enrol my child?
- You will receive confirmation that we have received the enrolment form
- Approximately nine months before your child’s commencement date, you will be notified whether or not your child can be offered a place
At what age is my child eligible to attend Year K?
- Many people request an enrolment form when a child is born. It is always a good idea to enrol your child as early as possible
My child is due to commence school soon and I haven’t sent in an enrolment form – is it too late?
- Your child must be must be five years old by the 30 April of the desired year of entry
What is the procedure if I want to transfer my child from another school?
- It’s not necessarily too late but you may end up on a waiting list with no guarantee of acceptance
What are your intake years?
- You simply obtain the enrolment form and send it in with your $150 application fee or complete it on line
Are any students given priority for entry?
Can priority status be lost?
- Siblings of Moriah students
- Children of past students. For this purpose, the definition of a past student is someone who has completed a minimum of four consecutive High School years including HSC in Year 12
Can I transfer my desired entry to another year?
- Yes, if you move a child from Moriah to another school, any siblings of that child lose their sibling priority status
Can I pay my enrolment fee and/or my school fees with my credit card?
- Yes, but you must let the Director of Admissions know ASAP
Do you offer subsidies?
- Yes, we accept all credit cards
Is it compulsory for my child to do Jewish Studies and Hebrew?
- Yes, a detailed application form is available on request
- All subsidies are re-assessed on an annual basis by a committee
- Families need not apply for subsidies until they have been offered a place at the school. The granting of subsidies does not affect a student’s enrolment chances
Moriah is a large school – will my child get lost?
- Yes, all Primary School students have compulsory, structured Jewish Studies and Hebrew programs
- All students from Years K-12 must attend morning prayers and say grace after meals every day.
How big are the classes?
- Moriah has created ‘discrete schools within a school’
- Whilst there are overlapping mentoring and buddy programs, each section of the school is a separate entity – this ensures the intimacy of each section is not compromised
My child has special needs. Can he/she be catered for?
- From 2005, the Board took the initiative to guarantee no classes in Years K-2 would have more than 26 students, and that would have a flow-on effect as those students move through the College
- The fact that we have plenty of specialist classes for extension and remedial work, means that there are very few times during the day that the whole class is together
- Yes, we have an extensive special needs program and highly skilled educators can cater for children with a wide range of needs
- We are always available to discuss your child’s special needs with you.