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.

This Year of Entry enrolment table will help you work out the year your son will commence each year level. 

Enrolment Numbers

De La Salle College educates 1,000 students across three campuses – Tiverton, Holy Eucharist and Kinnoull. The College offers Primary Years 5 and 6. The Primary curriculum focus is Point of Need Learning in literacy and mathematics. To find out more about our Year 5 — 12 curriculum, read our Curriculum Handbook.

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.
For more information please call our Admissions Team on 9508 2100 or email our Registrar.

Application fee

The application fee is $65 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, 2023

De La Salle College is still taking enrolments for Year 7, 2023. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Year 7, 2024

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

Applications close Term 3 — 19 August 2022
Enrolment interviews Term 3 — September 2022
Offers emailed to prospective Year 7, 2024 applicants Term 4 — 21 October 2022
Final date for family to accept offer Term 4 — 11 November 2022

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.