Our current experience regarding enrolments is that we can take all Catholic children who apply, and most non-Catholic children.  We can enrol up to 10% of students with a non-Catholic background.

Enrolment Information

Applicants must be

Children from all families who are prepared to support Catholic ideals and principles may be considered eligible for enrolment.

Priority in enrolment is to be given in the following order, except in special circumstances.

  • Children of Catholic families*, such families being actively involved in the parish community and communities on which the school depends;
  • Children of Catholic families residing in other parishes, such families being actively involved in their home parishes;
  • Children of families affiliated to churches in communion with the Roman Catholic
  • Church, who, for reasons deemed sufficient, seek enrolment in the school;
  • Children of other Christian families;
  • Children of families with other religious convictions.

Request for further information: enrolments.01319@sydstu.catholic.edu.au

Catchment & Surrounding Area Preference

Preference is given to girls presently attending the Parish Schools of Annandale, Ashfield, Ashbury, Belfield, Concord, Concord West, Croydon, Dulwich Hill, Earlwood, Enfield, Enmore, Flemington, Stanmore, Strathfield, Strathfield South and Summer Hill and to sisters of present students. Children from the parishes listed above but not attending the parish school, are also given preference in this process.

The remaining places will be given to applicants whose parents wish them to have a Catholic Education and have particular reasons for seeking enrolment at Bethlehem College.  These places will be allocated as soon as possible after feeder schools are accommodated. If you have not heard from us by the end of June,

PLEASE RING THE SCHOOL AND ASK TO SPEAK TO THE ENROLMENT OFFICER ON 9798 9099.

In past years we have been able to accept all girls who have applied in the enrolment period.  Later in the year, it is more difficult, and it varies from year to year.  Please apply as soon as possible.

YEARS 8, 9, 10 AND 11

Vacancies exist occasionally in these classes.  Please contact the College for further information.

* Catholic families’ are defined as families in which at least one parent is a Catholic or in which the children have been baptised Catholics.

Open Day 2017

Enrolment Package

Performing Arts Scholarships
New Year 7 Students

Up to four scholarships, each comprising of $500 tuition fees reduction will be awarded for new Year 7 students in the performing arts areas of music, dance and drama. Each scholarship will provide $500 per year, for each of Years 7-10 (i.e. $2000 over 4 years). The successful applicant must participate in extra curricular performing arts in each year that she holds the scholarship. If the scholarship holder continues her study in the performing arts in Years 11 and 12 the scholarship will extend to these final two years at the College.

Bethlehem College Ashfield invites current Year 6 students to apply for one of four performing arts scholarships.
Application Forms (Performing Arts) Available Here

Music Scholarships

Two music scholarships will be offered to students with outstanding musical ability. After an initial short listing, the scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an audition and interview. A scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional skills in performing a musical instrument. A scholarship will also be awarded to a student with exceptional singing skills.

Applicants for the two music scholarships must perform two contrasting pieces.

The scholarship holders must participate in at least one of the music groups at the College in each year that they hold the scholarship.

Dance Scholarship

A dance scholarship is offered to a student of outstanding ability in dance. After an initial short listing, the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an audition and interview.

Applicants for the dance scholarship will be taught a small sequence at the audition. They will be asked to perform this in small groups. Selected students will then be asked to perform a prepared dance. This dance should be no longer than two minutes and may be accompanied by a recording. Appropriate dance wear should be worn.

The scholarship holder must participate in extra curricular dance activities in each year that she holds the scholarship.

Drama Scholarship

A drama scholarship is offered to a student with outstanding ability in drama. After an initial short listing, the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an audition and interview.

Applicants for the drama scholarship must perform a set monologue from memory. The script to be memorized will be available before the audition. Simple props may be used although no costume is permitted.

The scholarship holder must participate in extra curricular drama activities in each year that she holds the scholarship.

Conditions Of Scholarship

  • The Scholarship holder must support and participate in extra-curricular performing arts activities in each year that she holds the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship holder is expected to study the elective course in Years 9 and 10 in her scholarship area. For the scholarships to continue in Years 11 and 12 the student is expected to study the elective course in Years 11 and 12.
  • The Scholarship holder is expected to follow the College Expectations in an exemplary manner as set out in the Bethlehem College Planner.
  • Failure to fulfill these conditions will result in the Scholarship being removed.