Year 7 Enrolment Process and Timeline
Year 7 Enrolment Process and Timeline
Prior to the Open Night, the Principal visits Year 6 classes in local Catholic schools and provides Enrolment Packs containing the Enrolment Form and other information for each student. The Principal also invites the Year 6 families to the Open Night. The Open Night is also advertised in the local media and Parish and School Bulletins.
Open Night – Held in early March each year
Mater Dei Catholic College Open Night will be held in early March each year. Families are invited to see student learning in action, view the College’s excellent facilities, meet the staff and learn about the enrolment process amidst the warmth and friendliness of the College community. It is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to experience first hand the unique learning environment at Mater Dei. Tours of the College facilities are conducted from 6:00pm with time for music and refreshments in the Peace Garden courtyard and an information session to conclude the evening.
New Secondary Parents’ Morning Teas
We recognise that first time parents of a Year 7 student may have additional questions about the transition into Mater Dei and life as a secondary student. The Principal is available during selected times in March to answer questions and address any concerns at a parent morning tea in March. Groups are kept small and personal and offer a relaxed opportunity to meet the principal. Bookings are made through the College Office.
Early March - Enrolment Applications Open.
Enrolment Application Forms are forwarded to the College, together with copies of the supporting documents listed on the Form.
Interviews are held at the College in March for prospective families who have forwarded an Enrolment Application. The interview is attended by the student and his/her parents.
Parents/Carers book an enrolment interview online using the SOBS on-line booking system for the upcoming Year 7 2021 interviews. This system is efficient and allows parents to make their bookings conveniently and independently.
In accordance with the Enrolment Policy for Diocesan Systemic Schools, Wagga Wagga, priority for enrolments will be as follows:
- Catholic students from Catholic feeder schools or from parishes without Catholic Primary schools.
- Catholic students from other schools.
- Non-Catholic students in agreement with the Catholic ethos from Catholic schools.
- Students in agreement with the Catholic ethos from non-Catholic schools.
The timeline for Offers of Enrolment is as follows:
- April – 1st Round Offers of Enrolment
- June – 2nd Round Offers of Enrolment
- July – Year 7, 2021 roll confirmed
To accept the offer of a place at the College parents/carers must:
Return the Enrolment Acceptance form signed by both parents/carers
Pay the Enrolment Acceptance fee of $300. This fee is not refundable for change of mind about the place. Of this, $250.00 will be credited towards Term 1 Fees. Payment of the Enrolment fee will guarantee a place at the College. Exceptions to the payment of the Enrolment Fee may be granted by the Principal for students from Catholic families who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Term 4 Year Parent Meeting and Orientation Process for Students
In October, correspondence will be sent to all families who have confirmed enrolment for the following year. This correspondence will have information about the Parent Information Night held in late November and the Student Orientation Day held on the first Friday in December. It also includes information regarding the start of the new school year.
Various forms, including medical forms will be distributed to students at Orientation Day or by mail if they are not at Orientation Day. These forms are to be completed and returned to the school prior to the student's first day of classes.