Points of Entry
Entrance to the College is in Year 5 and Year 7 for Day Boys. Applications for Day Boys are accepted at any time from birth until approximately two and a half years before the requested year of entry.
Boarder applications are given preference in Years 7–11 and are accepted at any time.
The College Waiting List is not ordered. The date of application does not confer any preference or priority. All Waitlist Applications received prior to the closing date for the requested year of entry progress equally to the next stage of the enrolment process.
Changes to a Waitlist Application (eg a change to the requested year of entry) can be made at any time prior to the closing date for the requested year of entry. As the Waiting List is not ordered, changes to your Waitlist Application will not adversely impact your application in any way. Please notify the College if there is any change to your address or contact details so that you do not miss out on the next stage of the enrolment process.
Priority Criteria for Enrolment
When considering making offers of a place, preferential consideration is given, in order of priority, to:
- Boys who have been baptised into the Catholic faith (exemptions may apply in Boarding only)
- Families engaged in active membership of a parish community
- Families whose values are congruent with those of the College
- Brothers of current or past students of the College
- Sons of Old Boys
Waitlist Application and Fee
Prospective parents are asked to complete a non-refundable Application Fee of $440 (inc. GST) must be paid to place your son on the Waiting List for a future year of entry.
Approximately two and a half years before the requested year of entry, parents will be asked to complete a full Enrolment Application and forward further documentation to the College.
Each boy is assessed on:
- Spiritual development (school report and Priest Reference Form);
- Academic progress (all school reports and NAPLAN Tests for Literacy and Numeracy);
- Social development (support material provided by parents and school reports);
- Physical development (school report and support material).
The criteria used are multi-dimensional. Other than spiritual development, no criterion is taken in isolation. The College considers the ‘whole person’ and attempts to choose applicants who will be best suited to the holistic schooling offered at the College.
Parents complete Waitlist Application form to place boy on Waiting List
College mails all applicants on the waitlist an Enrolment Application by early November just over 2 years from requested year of entry.
eg November 2022 for a 2025 application
Parents return Enrolment Application and required documentation in late November
College reviews completed applications and select applications for interview
College conducts enrolment interviews
(March 2 years prior to requested year of entry)
College makes an offer or advise that the application was unsuccessful
(May 2 years prior to requested year of entry)
Parents accept or decline off
(June 2 years prior to requested year of entry)