Santa Maria College welcomes applications from all families. The College accepts applications for enrolment for Year 7 to Year 12.

The Santa Maria College enrolment policy provides enrolment preference to girls from Catholic primary schools in our region. The College is also mindful of our Good Samaritan tradition, demonstrating an inclusive approach for applicants from non-Catholic families where parents ask for their daughters to be educated in the Good Samaritan tradition.

Application forms should be lodged with the Admissions & Marketing Leader together with a lodgement fee of $66.00 (Administration fee).

Upon acceptance, a non-refundable Family Enrolment Contribution of $300 is payable to confirm your position. A compulsory Building Fund Levy of $625 per family is also payable each year, in addition to Tuition Fees.

Key Enrolment Dates for 2018


17 February 2017 –  Applications for enrolment in Year 7 2018 close
27 April 2017 – Offers of places to prospective Year 7 2018 students posted
11 May 2017 – Final date for families to accept offers made

Changes to Year 7 2019 Intake


Timing of the Year 7 2019 enrolment process has changed in line with Catholic Education Melbourne guidelines.
The new process will result in Catholic secondary colleges offering places for Year 7 enrolment in Terms 3 and 4 of Year 5.

25 August 2017 –  Applications for enrolment in Year 7 2019 close
13 October 2017 – Offers of places to prospective Year 7 2019 students posted
27 October 2017 – Final date for families to accept offers made

Enrolling in Years 8-12


Enrolments are accepted throughout the year. Applications for entry to Years 8-12 are usually taken in the year prior to enrolment. Placements are offered following a successful interview with the Principal or member of the Leadership Team.

What are criteria for enrolment?


In processing applications for entry to the College, the priority for entry will be:

1. Sisters of students currently enrolled at the College
2. Daughters/Granddaughters of past students of the College
3. Catholic students attending a Catholic parish primary school*
4. Catholic students attending a Catholic primary school (pastoral reasons)
5. Catholic students attending a government or other non‐government school
6. Non‐Catholic students attending a Catholic parish primary school
7. Non‐Catholic students attending a government or other non‐government school

The offer of enrolment is at the discretion of the Principal who will consider each case on its merits, in light of enrolment priorities and the College Mission Statement, and taking into account any special circumstances.

*Priority Parishes include: Alphington, Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Brunswick, Brunswick West, Bundoora, Clifton Hill/Collingwood, Coburg East, Heidelberg West, Kingsbury, Lalor West, Northcote, Preston, Preston East, Preston West, Reservoir, Reservoir East, Reservoir North, Thomastown West, Thornbury, Thornbury East

What if we are non-Catholic?


Students of other faith traditions are welcome to apply.