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 Tuesdays in terms two to four, from 9 – 10.45am. Book here.

Most families enrol after attending our annual Open Day in early May (this year on Tuesday 7 May). They take a self guided tour, attend an information session and take enrolment material home.

Our principal and deputies also conduct Learning Walks throughout the term. The dates are listed here.

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 an enrolment pack

When you download a pack it will contain multiple documents. Each pack downloads as an ‘Archive.zip’ file that you open.

Which year level is relevant to your family?

Please be aware that:

  • a non-refundable application fee is payable at the time of lodgement ($50/$100)
  • 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 and return with your application

Families are expected to provide subject selections when applying.  Subject availability depends on date of enrolment, existing student choices, and electives class sizes. 

Year 7- 8 families

  • Four Arts and four Technology electives (8) are studied across the two junior years.
  • Print the Subject Plan and return with the enrolment agreement.
  • Select a language at interview: French or Japanese.

Year 9-12 families

  • The Year 10-12 zip file has 16 documents, including course guides, toolkits, and early advancement forms.
  • Read the Toolkit first!
  • Senior students are welcome to visit our Careers website. Read stories from past students who have studied a variety of TAFE and university courses and traineeships/apprenticeships.
  • Print the Subject Plan and return with the enrolment agreement. (Along with applications for early advancement, Youth Ministry etc, as applicable.)

The subjects below are not valid for 2020 applications. Updated offerings will be available here from October 2019.

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. Pay an application fee

A non-refundable application fee of $50 (St Augustine’s, St Francis of Assisi, St Monica’s) or $100 for children from all other schools is payable at the time of lodgement. We will return all paperwork to families for the interim.

E. Attend an interview

Due to demand for places across every year level, an interview will only be offered when a place becomes available.

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. Complete and return forms

Our admissions officer Leslie Gaskin will issue or email multiple documents, including a medical form, permission to release information from your current school and a map.

These documents are to be returned to Ms Gaskin prior to your child starting.

A prompt return to Reception will assist your child’s transition.

 

C. Attend transition events
D. 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.

E. Organise uniforms and transport
F. Understand our approach to ICT and laptops

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 throughout the 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

Admissions Officer  Leslie Gaskin  |  02 6043 5500