Enrolment Intakes

2021 Intakes

Positions are available for:

  • Reception
  • Mid-Year Reception – children attend either 3, 4 or 5 days per week.
  • Year 5 - There is an additional class in 2021
  • Year 6 
  • Year 7 

Limited positions may be available in other year levels. Please contact our Registrar Amanda Reichelt to discuss these options or phone us on 8372 3200. 


Enquire Now - Additional Year 5 Class in 2021 

Year 5 has traditionally been a highly sought-after entry point that continues to flourish in 2020 due to the many benefits of entering the College at this year level. In 2021, Mercedes will offer an additional Year 5 class due to an increased level of demand.

The number of Year 5 classes will increase next year from two to three, and limited places are currently available.

Entering Mercedes a year earlier supports students to settle into College life. It affords them the opportunity to develop positive and affirming relationships, familiarise themselves with the College environment, and ease the transition from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme into the Middle Years Programme at Year 6.

The additional class will reduce class sizes for Year 5 in 2021.

For further information please contact Amanda Reichelt or Julie Favretto in the Registrar’s Office on 8372 3200 or registrar@mercedes.catholic.edu.au.


Our Mid-Year Reception intake allows children born between 1 May and 31 October to start school at their own pace in a supportive and positive environment.

Register your interest in enrolling now

Limited positions are also available in:

  • Years 1, 2 and 3

For opportunities in the Middle and Senior schools, please contact our Registrar Amanda Reichelt.

For information about when your child should start school, we invite you to visit our FAQ section


Years of Entry

There are three main years of entry to Mercedes College:

  • Reception
  • Year 6
  • Year 7

Entry in Other Years

There are also limited places in some other years.

In the Junior School:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

In the Senior School:

  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12

Vacancies at other year levels are offered to children on the registration list, according to our Enrolment Policy.

Change of Middle School Intake Years

In 2019, Year 7 has become part of secondary school in most South Australian Catholic schools, including Mercedes College.

We have main entry points at Year 6 and Year 7, with three Year 6 classes, and five Year 7 classes. Year 8 is no longer a key intake year.

If there are vacancies between Year 8 to Year 12, positions will be offered according to our Enrolment Policy.

Immediate enrolments

For immediate enrolments please contact our Registrar Amanda Reichelt to discuss your requirements.


More Information

Please see our enrolment frequently asked questions.

For further information regarding enrolment opportunities, or if you would like a prospectus posted out, please contact:

Registrar's Office
Amanda Reichelt

P: 8372 3200
E: registrar@mercedes.catholic.edu.au