50 Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park SA 5113

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and every child matters!

Enrolment Information

How old do my Children have to be to start at St Thomas More?

St Thomas More School has a student enrolment population of approximately 200 students from Reception to Year 6. New enrolment enquiries for Reception to Year 6 are welcome throughout the course of the year.



It is with great pleasure that we share a very important change to the current Same First Day Start Policy.

Following a review, SACCS (South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools) has agreed to change the current policy. As a result of this change we are now eligible to have two Reception intakes per year, one at the beginning of Term 1 and the other at the beginning of Term 3. 


In summary this will mean:

  • The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of school in Term 1 continues to be that the child will have turned 5 on or before 30 April in that year.
  • The criteria for starting Reception on the first day of school in Term 3 is that the child will have turned 5 on or before 31 October in that year.
  • Children whose birthday falls between 1 November and 31 December are not eligible to commence school before the following year.

Children who begin in Term 1 will have 4 terms of Reception.

Children who begin school in Term 3 will have 6 terms in Reception before moving into Year 1.

Enrolment Process

Step 1

Attend a School Principal Tour held every Tuesday at 10am (excluding School Holidays).

Step 2

Submit an 'Application for Enrolment' form. This form can be downloaded from our school website (below) or can be obtained from the school Front Office.

Step 3

Contact our school Enrolment Officer  to arrange an Enrolment Interview with our Principal and your child/children. During the interview you will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the school.

Step 4

If there is a place for your child you will receive an 'Acceptance of Offer' form which you will be required to complete and sign. Once we receive this form back, your child's place is guaranteed at St Thomas More.

An Information Morning for new parents is held in the term before your child is due to start school. All Reception students attend 3 Transition Visits throughout Term 4 prior to beginning the following year.

Application for Enrolment
School Prospectus