Enrolment Policy and Procedure
Years 3, 5 and 7 are the main intake years. Students are also admitted into other years if vacancies occur.
As St Aloysius’ College is not a ‘full-fee paying overseas students school’. Only applicants who are permanent residents of Australia, or whose families have a current Australian working visa (certified copy of visa must be submitted) are eligible to apply for admission to the College.
The College is partially academically selective in that prospective students must fit comfortably into the curriculum offered at the College.
In addition to the academic ability of the student, the College seeks to enrol students:
- Whose homes have similar attitudes, values and priorities as the College
- Who will participate in co-curricular activities and benefit from the full range of opportunities available at the College
A number of means-tested bursaries are available for students entering the College in Years 7 and 11.
- Application does not guarantee a place. It notifies the College of the family’s interest.
- A non-refundable fee is to be paid on application.
- Applicants for entry to all years must sit an Entrance Examination.
- Applicants for entry into Years 3 and 5 will sit an examination in February or March one year prior to the desired year of entry. Applications close in January of that year.
- Applicants for entry into Year 7 will sit an examination in February or March two years prior to the desired year of entry. Applications close in January of that year.
- All applicants are notified by mail prior to the examination.
- A signed Clergy reference forms part of the criteria for acceptance. This will be required at the time of examination.
- Consideration will be given to brothers of students in the school and to sons of Old Boys but enrolment on this basis is not automatic.
- Applicants and their parents may be required to attend an interview.
- An application can only be made for one year at a time. If the proposed year of entry is to be changed, the Registrar must be notified in writing.
- If unsuccessful for any particular year, applicants may apply for a later year of entry and must pay another application fee and sit another entrance examination.
- If a place is offered, a non-refundable acceptance fee is paid to secure the place for that year.
- All fees and charges are reviewed annually.
- The College is not obliged to enter into negotiations with respect to decisions regarding admissions.
The College reserves the right to change the Enrolment Policy and Procedure at its discretion.