At St Catherine’s, we are committed to ensuring each student is able to enquire deeply, respond positively to challenge and change and, on departing the Heyington Gates, is ready to lead in rich and meaningful ways.

On behalf of all the parents we’d like to wholeheartedly thank all the teachers and support staff at the School for helping our daughters ‘emerge’ as young women who share a belief that they can do anything, that are ready to take on the world – to make it a better, more productive and a more caring place.

Application For Enrolment

Your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you can make about their future. To assist in the navigation of this process below is a typical step-by-step process. Please note this is a general process and unless your child is enrolling at St Catherine’s to commence at the start of the year these steps may vary.

We invite you to visit the campus, meet our students, Principal and staff at one of our Open Mornings or see some of the stories about Life at St Catherine’s.  We also welcome Scholarship applications from students not yet attending St Catherine’s as well as current students.

Step 1. Request a Prospectus

Contact us to receive a Prospectus pack which includes:

  • Prospectus brochure
  • ELC/Junior or Senior School Curriculum guides
  • Summary of Business Practices
  • Statement of Fees
  • Application for Enrolment
  • Private School bus information for Williamstown and Brighton suburb areas

Step 2. Attend an Open Morning or Personal Tour

A great way to learn more about our School is to attend an Open Morning or personal tour. Our Open Mornings are run throughout the year and offer a tour of our School campus led by students (ELC is guided by staff), meet the Principal and other relevant staff members.

Alternatively, we also offer personal tours at times convenient for you. Book a personal tour online, contact our Registrar who can answer your questions or take a  virtual tour including our Boarding House, School facilities and ELC.

Step 3. Submit an application

We encourage you to submit an online Application for Enrolment as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications are accepted for all Year levels, however, please be aware that our key intake years are currently 3 Year old ELC, Prep, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. Applications for entry should be submitted at least two years prior to your entry year.

Local Application

Students who hold Australian citizenship, Australian residency or whose parents are business visa holders, are considered local applicants. To complete your application simply:

International Application

St Catherine’s accept a small number of applications available to international students.  To complete your application under the Student visa (subclass 500), you must:

  • Submit an online Application for Enrolment
    • Application Fee (non-refundable)
    • Birth certificate
    • Immunisation status
    • Passport
    • Visa or Visa type you intend to apply for

As we are a non-selective School, students are placed on our waiting list according to the date on which we receive your Application for Enrolment Form. Once the application is received you will receive a receipt of application and your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list for the Year Level nominated.

Step 4.  Formal Interview

Years 1-12
Once your child’s application is considered, you will be contacted by the School to arrange an interview with either our School Principal or Head of Junior School. Prior to the interview taking place, any current school reports will need to be submitted. Following the interview, students undertake basic literacy and numeracy assessments to determine their educational needs.

Boarding families based interstate or overseas will be required to have an enrolment interview via video conferencing with the Head of Boarding.

ELC to Prep applicants will receive a conditional offer prior to interview. Interviews will take place from April the year prior to commencement at which time the School will determine your child’s readiness to participate in the educational program.

Step 5. Offer of Enrolment

Years 1-12
A formal Offer of place into the School may be made following the enrolment interview. A signed Enrolment Contract and the Entrance Fee (non-refundable) is required immediately to accept a place. Once payment has been received, formal confirmation of the place is provided. On enrolment, parents/guardians acknowledge that they have read and understood all school policies, rules and procedures.

ELC to Prep applicants will receive a conditional offer following submission of Application. Interviews will take place from April the year prior to commencement at which time the School will determine your child’s readiness to participate in the educational program.   

Step 6. Orientation and transition

Students beginning in 3YO, Prep, Year 7 or Boarding participate in a formal orientation program where they meet fellow students and teachers for the year ahead.

All other Junior School students and their families are invited to attend an Information Session prior to the year commencing.

Upper Year levels of Senior School students will also be consulted early and meet with our Careers Advisor to select subjects.

Key dates:

  • ELC orientation program – Commences September
  • Prep orientation and transition program – commences October
  • Junior School orientation program – commences October
  • Year 7 orientation and transition program – commences May

Please contact Admissions for further details.

Step 7. Welcome to St Catherine’s

Prior to commencement, you will receive an information pack which includes information about:

  • Uniform Shop
  • First-day program
  • Access to our Parent Portal mystcatherines
  • Access to Operoo our online health, safety and electronic consent form system

If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to submit an online enquiry or contact Admissions.
Phone: +61 3 9822 1285