Year 8 will no longer be a key intake year from 2021.


Change of Middle School Intake Years

In 2019 Year 7 will shift from a primary to a secondary setting in most South Australian Catholic schools, including Mercedes College.

To accommodate and prepare for this change, we have had key entry points at Years 6, 7 and 8 for Middle School students in recent years.

From 2021, the College will have main Middle School entry points at Year 6 and Year 7, with three Year 6 classes, and five Year 7 classes. Year 8 will no longer be a key intake year. Where vacancies occur between Year 8 to Year 12, positions will be offered according to our Enrolment Policy.

Families who registered for Year 8 in 2021 have already been contacted about moving to Year 7 in 2020. If you have registered for Year 8 beyond 2021, we invite you to contact our Registrar, Mrs Rita Micale, to discuss your child’s enrolment options on 8372 3252 or

In the Junior School, we continue to have Reception and Mid-Year Reception (Term 3) as our key intakes, with limited vacancies in other year levels. The Mid-Year intake provides increased flexibility by allowing children to attend either 3, 4 or 5 days per week. This allows children with birth dates from 1 May to 31 October to adapt to school at their own pace in a supportive and positive environment, before commencing fulltime Reception the following year.