Enrolment Information

Enrolment at St Mary's College

St Mary's College is a community of 840 students from R to 12. Our major intake years of students are Reception and Year 7. We also offer an intake for Term 3 Receptions. There may occasionally be places available in other year levels, and a waiting list will be in a place where there are no vacancies. 

Please note: When applying for enrolment, this will only act as an application and does not guarantee a place until the College offers your child a place. If a place is offered by the College and accepted, the terms detailed in the Application for Enrolment will form part of the Contract of Enrolment. When applying, please ensure all the details provided are correct to ensure a smooth enrolment process. If, during the enrolment process, your details change, please notify the College immediately.

Enrolment FAQs

How early should I apply? Is there a cut-off date?

It is never too early to apply for your daughter's enrolment. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to avoid being placed on a waiting list for your preferred year. While we do not have a cut-off date, later applications may not be offered an interview if places are full and placed on a waitlist.

Can I change my application after I have lodged it? 

If you have applied and decided that you would prefer your daughter start in an earlier or later year of entry, we recommend contacting the school as soon as possible to advise of the change so we can adjust the application.

When will my daughter be interviewed for enrolment? 

Interviews for Reception take place up to 18 months before commencement. Interviews for Years 6 & 7 take place up to 24 months before commencement. Other year levels will be offered an enrolment interview up to 18 months before the commencement date.

Do you have any scholarships available?

The school currently offers the following scholarships:

Principal's Scholarship Year 7 
Catholic Parish Primary School Scholarship Year 7 
Catholic Schools Scholarship Program
Reconciliation Scholarship

CLICK HERE for more information on The Scholarship Criteria

What transition programs are offered to new students? 

Reception students are offered several transition visits before commencing (Term 2 or Term 4). These visits are ranged from an initial 1-hour visit with parents transitioning to a full day without parents in the current reception class. This allows the students to get to know their teacher, environment and classmates.

A transition day is held for all R to 6 students in the Junior School for a day of activities. Year 7's parents are offered a Parent Transition Evening, and students are offered two transition days the year before commencing.

For further assistance with enrolments, don't hesitate to contact the school Registrar to discuss your application via enrolments@stmarys.sa.edu.au or 08 8216 5704.

Parent Handbook

This publication provides Parents/ Caregivers of St Mary's College students with information regarding the day to day requirements of the College.

CLICK HERE to view the Parent Handbook

Enrolment Process

Steps to enrolling your daughter at St Mary's College:

STEP 1
Apply Now

Complete a quick and easy APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT Online or alternatively click here to download an application form. Forms may also be obtained by visiting the campus or requesting an application pack from the school Registrar. To submit your application there is a $75 non-refundable application fee.


STEP 2
Visit Us

BOOK HERE to attend a School Tour and experience the St Mary's College difference. Explore our campus, meet staff and feel welcomed to the community.

 

STEP 3
Interview

After lodging your application, you may be contacted and offered a place and an enrolment interview for both your daughter and the enrolling parent/guardians to attend.


STEP 4
Accept Offer
 

Following the enrolment interview, if a place is to be offered, a written offer is then made to you and the enrolment is confirmed by either both enrolling parents or a sole enrolling parent signing the acceptance form and returning to the school along with a $300 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is later deducted from the first tuition fee account once your daughter begins at St Mary's College.
 

STEP 5
Welcome!

Proceeding an acceptance of enrolment you will be sent a pack containing transition information via email to help your daughter transition into St Mary's College.