De La Salle College

Our Enrolment Policy

De La Salle College is proudly an open entry, non-zoned Catholic Boys College. Places are offered as per our Enrolment Policy 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.

All students are expected to participate in the Religious Education program of the College.

Traditional Points of Entry

The traditional points of entry for students at De La Salle College are:

  • Year 5
  • Year 7

Enrolments are accepted at all year levels, if vacancies exist.

Enrolment Numbers

The College has capacity for 196 students at each secondary year level. Our Primary School offers one class in Years 5 and 6.

In Years 7 — 9 students are placed into Class Mentor Groups within each Year Level. In Years 10 — 12, the Mentor Groups are arranged vertically and separated by House colours. Students remain 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:

Application fee

The application fee is $200 including GST. 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?

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 wait list.

Primary Applications

Primary applications are considered in Term 2 of the year prior to the proposed commencement. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Year 7, 2022

The enrolment timeline for Year 7 entry is set out by Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM). Year 7 enrolment occurs in applicant’s Year 5 year. Please see the table below.

Applications closeTerm 3 — 21 August 2020
Enrolment interviewsTerm 3 — September 2020
Offers emailed to prospective Year 7, 2022 applicantsTerm 4 — 15 October 2020
Final date for family to accept offerTerm 4 — 6 November 2020

Other intakes

The enrolment consideration period for enrolments in Years 8 — 12 occurs in Term 3 and Term 4 of the year prior to proposed commencement. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.


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