Discover & Enrol

Thank you for considering our College. We are confident we offer the best mix of opportunities for your child locally. Joining our community is a four-phase process outlined in our enrolment handbook and summarised below.

Our major enrolment period occurs between early May and late July, when applications are received, interviews conducted and places offered.

1 Research2 Enrolling3 Accepting & securing a place4 Familiarisation


1. Research

Our handbook is the first place to start!
Take a tour

We run these most Mondays during term from 9.15 – 10.30am. Book here.

Most families enrol after attending our annual Open Day in early May (this year on Thursday 4 May). They walk through the grounds with students, attend an information session and take enrolment material home.

Questions?

For detail on our fees, programs and approach to education, including Wellbeing and Diverse Learning Needs, explore our website further.


2. Enrolling

A. Download enrolment documents

Which year level is relevant to your family?

Please be aware that the Victorian education system is different to other states; i.e. year levels may not be equivalent and VCE is conducted over two years.

B. Download subject documents

Families are expected to provide subject selections with the enrolment application.

Year 7 students select a language at interview: French or Japanese.

Use the toolkit (downloadable here) to draft preferred subjects. Availability depends on date of enrolment, existing student choices, and electives class sizes. Complete a draft, make a copy and return with your application. Alternatively, you can bring to interview. For families applying after July for starting this year, supply preferences for 2017 and 2018.

A final plan will be determined with the interviewer.

C. Return documents

In person, via email, or post to 1 Bowman Court, Wodonga, Victoria 3690.

Returning an application is not a guarantee of acceptance, and incomplete forms shall be returned. Please read our policiesWe will assume you have read and understood these policies prior to submitting an application.
D. Attend an interview

This can be a phone interview for interstate families.

Prior to interview, we require mid and end-of-year reports for interstate applications to help determine the most suitable year level for your child.


3. Accepting a place

A. Accept promptly

Places are offered at interview, or electronically. We are directed by Catholic Education Wodonga (CEW) policies and the Sandhurst Schools Education Board. Offers are at the discretion of the Principal. If the need arises, he may establish a waiting list with priority order.

B. Pay the enrolment fee

Secure your place within the specified time period acceptances (May – June), or immediately after interview (July onwards). A non-refundable $50 is payable by families from St Francis of Assisi, St Monica’s and St Augustine’s Primary schools. It is $100 for families from other schools.

C. Attend transition events
D. Download, complete and return forms
A prompt return to Reception will assist your child’s transition.
E. Communicate, engage, interact

The moment you accept a place, we begin a partnership with your family to maximise your child’s potential. From mid Term 3 into Term 1, we are in regular contact with you about the transition. Our main form of communication with you will be via email.  Together, we commit to communicate, engage and interact.

F. Organise uniforms and transport
G. Understand our approach to ICT, laptops, e-Learning

4. Familiarisation

Who to talk to

Our handbook outlines explains why your Learning Mentor (LM) is your first point of contact. Before starting school, your LM will contact you and introduce themselves.

Portals & Parents

We provide logins to our online management system SIMON (for students) and PAM (for parents). For families joining mid-year, you will be contacted by a parent from your child’s year level, gaining another perspective on life at our College.

Term dates, transition events
School map

Map

A typical day looks like this…
Start Finish Minutes Comments
8.55am 9.03am 8 Learning Mentor administration. Compulsory for all students.
9.07am 10.19am 72 Lesson 1
10.19am 10.39am 20 Recess
10.43am 11.55am 72 Lesson 2
11.59am 1.11pm 72 Lesson 3
1.11pm 1.59pm 48 Lunch
2.03pm 3.15pm 72 Lesson 4

Contact

Communications & Development  Jodie Kensington  |  02 6043 5534