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.
Our handbook is the first place to start!
Take a tour
We run these most Mondays in terms two to four, from 9.15 – 10.30am. Book here.
Most families enrol after attending our annual Open Day in early May (this year on Tuesday 8 May). They walk through the grounds with students, 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.
A. Download an enrolment pack
When you download a pack it will contain multiple documents. The pack downloads as an ‘Archive.zip’ file that you open.
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 2018 and 2019.
A final plan will be determined with the interviewer.
The documents below will soon be superseded. New versions will be downloadable from Thursday 9 August 2018.
C. Return documents
In person, via email, or post to 1 Bowman Court, Wodonga, Victoria 3690.
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
The documents below will soon be superseded. New versions will be available on this page from mid July 2018.
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
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
A typical day looks like this…
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Communications & Development Jodie Kensington | 02 6043 5534