Enrolment Opportunities

Thank you for considering Mercedes College as a choice for your child’s education. We look forward to welcoming you into our school community to discuss the learning opportunities, pastoral care programmes and extra-curricular activities available to our students.

We invite you to visit our school and experience the sense of welcome that is a fundamental part of our Mercy culture.

You can also view Prospectus below for an overview of the curriculum and opportunities we offer. Enter fullscreen for the best viewing experience. 


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.


Enrolment Process

Interested in exploring our College further for your child? There are four easy steps...

1. Register your interest

Complete an online Registration of Interest form at your earliest opportunity to ensure your child’s name is placed on a wait list.

If you would prefer a paper form, please contact our Registrar on 8372 3200. 

2. Attend an Orientation Walk

Attend an Orientation Walk to experience the College, its culture and our community as students and staff go about their day. You are welcome to do this before or after lodging the Registration of Interest.

3. Apply for enrolment

Approximately 18 months prior to your child’s start date, we will send you an Application for Enrolment if a position is available. We will also request a copy of the following documents:

  • Most recent academic reports (Years 1 – 12)
  • Any relevant assessments
  • A Parish Priest or family letter of introduction 
  • Your child’s Birth Certificate

4. A position may be offered

If you are successful in your Application for Enrolment, we will send you a written Offer of Position. You will then need to:

  • Sign and return your Acceptance of Enrolment form
  • Provide us with a Confirmation Fee of $1000.00 for the first child in the family and $800.00 for subsequent children

$500.00 of this Confirmation Fee will be credited to your first fee account with the balance being a non-refundable administration charge. Should your child’s enrolment be cancelled prior to commencement, the full Confirmation Fee payment is non-refundable.

Interview
Once you have accepted a position, an interview will be organised for your child. This is part of your child’s transition into the College and allows us all to get to know one another better and answer any additional questions you may have.


Enrolment Policy

Our enrolment policy is a guide to our selection procedure and has been approved by the Mercedes College Council. We are a Catholic school and our families are expected to be supportive of our ethos and philosophy.

Priority is given to:

  1. Children of families with a child already attending the College
  2. Children of Old Scholars
  3. Children of Catholic families (those who have attended a regional parish school have some priority)
  4. For entry at Year 6 and Year 7, children of denominations other than Catholic, who have attended a regional parish school
  5. Children of families of other denominations, where vacancies occur.

Please note that unfortunately the College is unable to accept all students who have completed a Registration of Interest for Enrolment. 


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:

Amanda Reichelt 
College Registrar 
P: 8372 3200
E: AReichelt@mercedes.catholic.edu.au