As one of only a few Catholic Colleges that does not have designated Priority Parish catchment zones, De La Salle can draw widely from all parts of Melbourne, with all Parish Primary Schools given priority in the enrolment process. De La Salle currently has students 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. Academic reports must be supplied with all applications at non-traditional entry points.
Our Enrolment Policy
Preference is given to Catholic students. It is important that all Year 7 applications are submitted no later than February in the year preceding entry, prior to enrolment cut-off dates as indicated by the Catholic Education Office.
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. These students are organised into seven homeroom groups within each year. The College also enrols one primary class in each of Years 4, 5 and 6.
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.
When Should I Enrol my Son?
We suggest that families apply to enrol their son as early as possible. It is not until the year prior to entry that parents are required to commit themselves to the enrolment.
Late entries can only be accommodated when there are places available. All late applications must include a copy of the latest academic report for consideration.
For clarification on other common enrolment questions, please read our FAQ publication on our Enrolment Overview page.
Enrolment Timeline – Year 7, 2018 and Year 7, 2019
The Catholic Education Office Melbourne has advised that enrolment timelines will change for students entering Catholic secondary schools at Year 7 in 2019 or beyond. The Year 7 enrolment date will be brought forward from early in your son’s Year 6 year to late in his Year 5 year. Please see the table below or contact us for further information.
YEAR 7, 2018
|17 February 2017||Application period closes|
|27 April 2017||Offers are posted|
|11 May 2017||Final date for acceptance|
YEAR 7, 2019
|25 August 2017||Application period closes|
|13 October 2017||Offers are posted|
|27 October 2017||Final date for acceptance|
Enrolment Timeline – Years 4 to 6, 2018
The following timeline relates to applications for enrolment in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, 2018.
|2 June 2017||Application period closes|
|16 June 2017||Offers are posted|
|30 June 2017||Final date for acceptance|
Please contact us if you would like information regarding your son’s enrolment timeline.
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, Miss Rachel Cicala directly on (03) 9508 2186 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org