Applications for Year 7 2027 will close on Thursday 25 January 2024. To enquire about vacancies in other year levels, please contact our Enrolments Registrar via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3357 6000.
When you have reviewed the information on this page, you can start on-line application via the link below. Please note that both parents should complete and sign the application. If this raises an issue, please contact our Enrolments Registrar to discuss.
Our Pre-enrolment Approach
Primary School Immersions
We believe early connection is key to ensuring incoming students feel prepared and well equipped as they transition into secondary education. As part of our commitment to building strong connections with families that have enquired to enrol their child at Mount Alvernia College, we offer regular Primary School Immersion evenings for specific year levels throughout the academic year.
These immersion evenings serve as an opportunity for families to engage with the staff and experience first-hand what Mount Alvernia College has to offer. The primary aim of these events is to establish a sense of belonging, foster community connections, and generate excitement among prospective students. During the immersion evenings, students participate in a range of activities in small groups which aim to encourage teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity.
Simultaneously, parents have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other families who share their interest in Mount Alvernia College. Additionally, members of the College Leadership Team are present during the evening to engage in conversations, address inquiries, and provide valuable insights into the college’s ethos, values, and educational programs.
Our Enrolment Process
On-time Year 7 Enrolments
Step 1 – Application
Closing date for applications is the last Friday of January in the year your daughter is in Year 4. The application should also be accompanied by copies of the following documents as outlined in the application form:
- Birth Certificate
- A copy of the most recent school report
- NAPLAN results
- Baptismal, Confirmation & Eucharist certificates (if Catholic) or a letter from pastor or religious leader (if non-Catholic)
- Specialist reports, education plans, and school learning support assessments
- Visa documentation (if your daughter was not born in Australia)
- Any relevant court orders
Enrolments will not be processed unless this documentation is complete.
A non-refundable application fee of $250 is payable, on lodgment, to cover administration costs.
Closing date for Applications
A receipt of your application for enrolment will be provided in writing.
Step 2 – Interview
All offers of places in the College will be made subject to consideration of the information contained in the Enrolment Application Form and an interview with a member of the College Leadership Team. Interviews will take place in Term 1 of your daughter’s Year 4. Parents will be contacted in writing to arrange a suitable interview time.
Step 3 – Offers of Placement
Offers of placement will be made in writing early in Term 1 of your daughter’s Year 4, with the acceptance date being late March. On confirmation of enrolment, a holding deposit of $750 is payable to the College. This deposit will not be refunded if you subsequently cancel the enrolment of your daughter prior to her commencement at the College. The holding deposit will be retained by the College and will be refunded when all fees and charges have been paid upon the completion of Year 12 or earlier if the student leaves the College.
Step 4 – Payment of Term 1 Fees
As part of their commitment to your child attending Mount Alvernia College, parents/caregivers will be invoiced one term’s tuition fees in advance in May prior to the year of commencement at the College. This will be due and payable by 1 July of that year. If this fee in advance is not paid at that time, the student’s place can be offered to another applicant. The balance of the first year’s fee will be invoiced in January of the year of your daughter’s commencement at the College and will be payable under the College’s normal terms and conditions of payment.
Step 5 – Transition Events and Twilights
Transition events and twilights are held in Term 3 of Year 6. The program provides time for your child to undertake educational testing, to meet their Head of House, Homeroom Mentor Teacher, key staff, student ambassador and class groups. During this time, your child will become familiar with the layout and facilities of the College. Families also receive relevant information for their child’s commencement at the College.