De La Salle College does not have designated catchment zones. As one of only a few non-zoned Catholic Colleges, all Parish primary schools are given priority in the enrolment process. Our students travel from all parts of the Melbourne Metropolitan area, coming to us from over 75 different Parish primary schools.
Traditional Points of Entry
The traditional points of entry for students at De La Salle College are:
- Year 4
- Year 7
- Year 11
Enrolments are accepted at other year levels if vacancies exist.
Our Enrolment Policy
We are proudly an open entry, non-selective school. Places are offered based on our Enrolment Policy which states applications are prioritised as follows:
- First priority: Brothers of boys who are already attending the College. This is based on a principle of equal opportunity within a family.
- Second priority: Sons/grandsons of former students.
- Third priority: Baptised Catholic boys from Catholic primary schools.
- Fourth priority: Baptised Catholic boys from non-Catholic primary schools.
When places are available, the College does accept non-Catholic families who desire a strong values-based education for their son in the Christian tradition.
Once accepted, all boys are treated equally within the College and all boys, whether Catholic or otherwise, are expected to participate in the Religious Education program of the College.
The College normally limits enrolment to 196 students at each secondary year level. We also enrol one primary class in Years 4–6. The primary class numbers increase slightly each year, with 22 students in Year 4, 26 students in Year 5 and 28 students in Year 6.
In Years 7–9 students are placed into seven Class Mentor Groups within each year level. In Years 10–12, the Mentor Groups are arranged vertically and separated by House colours. Each House consists of six House Mentor Groups, with students remaining in the same Mentor Group throughout their senior years.
How do I Enrol my Son?
Applications for enrolment must be made on the College’s Application for Enrolment form which is available by:
- downloading here: Application for Enrolment Form
- telephoning 9508 2100 and asking for the Registrar, or
- completing the Enrolment Information Request Form below.
The application fee is $100. This fee must be paid before an application can be processed. The application fee is not refundable. Please note that an application for enrolment does not constitute an offer of a place.
Upon awarding an offer of place, an enrolment fee of $120 will be charged. The enrolment fee is not refundable and is additional to the advance fee payment required to accept an offer of place. For further information about advance fee payments, please refer to the Fee Schedule.
When Should I Enrol my Son?
Applications are accepted from birth. We suggest that families apply to enrol their son as early as possible. It is not until closer to the intake year that parents are required to commit themselves to the enrolment.
Applications are sorted first into the enrolment priority groups and secondly into date of application order, with the earliest application date holding the highest position. By submitting the application early, you will secure a higher position on the waitlist.
Late entries can only be accommodated when vacancy exists. To check vacancy for a particular Year Level, please contact the Assistant Registrar.
For clarification on other common enrolment questions, please read our FAQ publication available on the Enrolment Overview page.
Primary applications are considered in Term 2 of the year prior to the proposed commencement. Please see the table below for the 2019 Primary enrolment timeline.
|Tuesday 15 May 2018||Primary 2019 – Information morning for prospective families|
|Friday 18 May 2018||Application period closes|
|24 May – 1 June 2018||Enrolment Interviews|
|Friday 8 June 2018||Offers of place sent|
|Friday 22 June 2018||Final date for acceptance of offers made|
Year 7, 2020
The enrolment timeline for Year 7 entry is set out by Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM). Year 7 enrolment occurs in applicants Year 5 year. Please see the table below.
|Tuesday 26 June 2018||Year 7, 2020 — Information evening for prospective families|
|Friday 17 August 2018||Application period closes|
|August – September 2018||Enrolment interviews|
|Friday 19 October 2018||Offers of place sent|
|Friday 2 November 2018||Final date for acceptance of offers made|
The enrolment consideration period for enrolments in Years 8–12 occurs in Term 3 and Term 4 of the year prior to proposed commencement. If you would like clarification on the enrolment timeline for another intake, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Enrolment Information Request
Please complete our online Enrolment Information Request Form to request a College Prospectus and enrolment pack. For further information about our enrolment process please contact our Development Manager, Ms Rachel Cicala directly on (03) 9508 2186 or by email: email@example.com.