Applying to Enrol at Star of the Sea College

ENROLMENT APPLICATION PROCESS FOR YEAR 7 

  • Key information - Year 7 applications
  • Enrolment Criteria - Year 7 applications
  • Annual Grade 5 students' tour series  
  • Online Application Process  
  • Key Dates 

KEY INFORMATION - Year 7 applications

    • The application process for the cohort of Year 7 students each year is online, via a web portal 
      • there are no paper-based applications for Year 7 
      • Priority Parish schools are notified of the portal opening date early so they may include in their newsletters
        • a notice of applications being opened is posted on the landing page of this website once the portal becomes active (late Feb or early March of each cycle) 
    • The Year 7 Enrolment process ends when your daughter is in her Grade 5 year
      • applications close in Term 3 of your daughter's Grade 5 year
      • applications are not taken on a first-in basis
        • they are considered according to the Year 7 Enrolment Criteria posted on this website and only after the portal closes
      • offers are emailed after sorting of applications according to the enrolment criteria (see Key Dates each year)
    • College tours for Grade 5 primary school students take place across Terms 1 - 3 of each year 
      • tours are of the areas a Year 7 student would typically use in any given timetable cycle
        • these tours are not whole-school tours and take approx 1 hour
      • families of younger girls are most welcome to book a tour 
    • Enrolment Applications require the payment of a non-refundable $100 fee
      • Important: when using the application portal, please note that your application is not complete unless the application fee is paid
        • your data will not progress if the fee is unpaid 
          • always check your bank statement if in any doubt as to whether you have paid this fee
    • Key Dates outline the timing for the Year 7 enrolment application process: length of time portal access is active, offers of enrolment, all deadlines 

ENROLMENT CRITERIA - Year 7 applications

In processing all applications for entry to the College in Year 7, priorities are as follows: 
  1. Catholic daughters of past students who are currently in Catholic primary schools 
  2. Catholic sisters of current Star of the Sea College students who are currently in Catholic primary schools 
  3. Catholic students who are currently enrolled in priority parish Catholic primary schools 
  4. Catholic daughters of past students who are not currently attending a Catholic primary school 
  5. Catholic sisters of current students who are not currently attending a Catholic primary school 
  6. Catholic students from other Catholic parishes 
  7. Catholic students from other primary schools 
  8. Students of other religious traditions
In each Year 7 intake cycle, the offer of a place is dependent upon the meeting of enrolment criteria and the number of applications received in any one cycle. 

ANNUAL GRADE 5 STUDENTS' TOUR SERIES 

    • Each year the College offers a series of tours to Grade 5 students and their families across Terms 1-3, ending in early August of each year
    • The tours are booked via a TryBooking link on our website each cycle 
    • The 2020 Grade 5 Tour dates are open

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

    • All enrolment applications for Year 7 are online 
      • the application web portal opens during Term 1 each year and closes early in Term 3 each year 
    • Applications can be made from birth to Grade 5 but are considered after the close of the application portal when your daughter is in Grade 5 
      • offers are made in your daughter's Grade 5 year, regardless of when you apply (there is no 'first in' factor as applications are sorted according to the Year 7 Enrolment Criteria listed on this page)

KEY DATES

    • APPLICATIONS*: the application portal is OPEN and will close on Friday 21 August 2020 at 4pm
    • CRITERIA: all applications will be sorted according to the Year 7 Enrolment Criteria
    • OFFERS: offers for a place in Year 7, 2022 will be emailed in September 2020

*Families may apply to enrol via the portal for Year 7, 2022, and beyond, but all Year 7 entry applications are sorted in the Grade 5 year of your daughter's schooling (applications are not on a 'first in' basis) and according to the Year 7 Enrolment Criteria as posted on this website.

ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS FOR YEARS 8 - 12

  • Enrolment application enquiries for all students in Years 8 through to Year 12, email registrar@starmelb.catholic.edu.au  
    • entry into Years 8 - 12 is via an application to enrol and interview

WAITING LISTS

To inquire about all waiting lists, please email the College Registrar: registrar@starmelb.catholic.edu.au  

CONTACT

College Registrar and Community Engagement Officer: Ms Elaine Tebbutt  
T: (03) 9595 9595 



CLICK HERE for the College's Enrolment Policy 
CLICK HERE for the College's Privacy Policy
CLICK HERE for the College's Fees Policy

All other policies can be sourced via: https://www.starmelb.catholic.edu.au/new/about/policies