De La Salle College

Enrolment Process

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 5
  • Year 7

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.

Enrolment Numbers

The College normally limits enrolment to 196 students at each secondary year level. We also enrol one primary class in Years 5–6. There are 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 Admissions Team, or
  • completing the Enrolment Information Request Form below.

Application fee

The application fee is $275 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 waitlist.

To check vacancy for a particular Year Level, please contact the Admissions Team.

Enrolment Timelines

Primary 2021

Primary applications are considered in Term 2 of the year prior to the proposed commencement. Please see the table below for the Primary enrolment timeline.

Primary 2021 – Information morning for prospective familiesTuesday 24 March — CANCELLED
Primary 2021 – Information morning for prospective families Wednesday 20 May — Book online

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 offer made by schoolTerm 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. 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 Admissions Team directly on (03) 9508 2100 or by email:

Parent / Guardian’s Details

Student’s Details

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1. The School collects personal information, including sensitive information about pupils and parents or guardians before and during the course of a pupil’s enrolment at the School. This may be in writing or in the course of conversations. The primary purpose of collecting this information is to enable the School to provide schooling to the pupil and to enable them to take part in all the activities of the School.

2. Some of the information we collect is to satisfy the School’s legal obligations, particularly to enable the School to discharge its duty of care.

3. Laws governing or relating to the operation of a school require certain information to be collected and disclosed. These include relevant Education Acts, and Public Health and Child Protection laws.

4. Health information about pupils is sensitive information within the terms of the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. We may ask you to provide medical reports about pupils from time to time.

5. The School from time to time discloses personal and sensitive information to others for administrative and educational purposes, including to facilitate the transfer of a pupil to another school. This includes to other schools, government departments, Catholic Education Office, the Catholic Education Commission, the School’s local diocese and the parish, Schools within other Dioceses/other Dioceses, medical practitioners, and people providing services to the School, including specialist visiting teachers, [sports] coaches, volunteers and counsellors.

6. Personal information collected from pupils is regularly disclosed to their parents or guardians.

7. The School may store personal information in the ‘cloud’ which may mean that it resides on servers which are situated outside Australia.

8. The School’s Privacy Policy sets out how parents or pupils may seek access to personal information collected about them. However, there will be occasions when access is denied. Such occasions would include where access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others, where access may result in a breach of the School’s duty of care to the pupil, or where pupils have provided information in confidence.

9. The School Privacy Policy also sets out how you may complain about a breach of privacy and how the School will deal with such a complaint.

10. As you may know the School from time to time engages in fundraising activities. Information received from you may be used to make an appeal to you. [It may also be disclosed to organisations that assist in the School’s fundraising activities solely for that purpose.] We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent.

11. On occasions information such as academic and sporting achievements, pupil activities and similar news is published in School newsletters and magazines and on our website. Photographs of pupil activities such as sporting events, school camps and school excursions may be taken for publication in School newsletters and magazines and on our intranet. The School will obtain separate permissions from the pupils’ parent or guardian prior to publication if we would like to include photographs or other identifying material in promotional material for the school or otherwise make it available to the public such as on the internet.

12. We may include pupils’ and pupils’ parents’ contact details in a class list and School directory.

13. If you provide the School with the personal information of others, such as doctors or emergency contacts, we encourage you to inform them that you are disclosing that information to the School and why, that they can access that information if they wish and that the School does not usually disclose this information to third parties.