Thank you for considering Waverley College for your son's education.
Choosing a school for your child is a difficult decision, so we welcome you to visit us for a tour, or to chat with our Registrar. Everything you need to know about the enrolment process is detailed below. A downloadable application form, links on tours and scholarships, and contact details for our Registrar can be found at the bottom of the page.
In line with the EREA Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition the College’s enrolment policy will provide an opportunity for young people to meet and learn in an inclusive community which allows for individual ability and Christian formation.
All students whose families are prepared to support the religious principles and ideals of the College and who submit all of the required documentation by the due date as advertised by the College are eligible for enrolment.
Offer of enrolment is at the absolute discretion of the Head of College.
Catholic schools are called to contribute to the evangelising mission of the Church. “In the certainty that the Spirit is at work in every person, the Catholic school offers itself to all, Christians and non-Christians alike.” (The Catholic School, Rome, 1977 #85)
EREA Schools are called to be inclusive, forming communities that are accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good. (EREA Charter 2012).
Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition:
- encourage active participation by and engagement with Indigenous people within the school community;
- promote social inclusion and view diversity as beneficial to a liberating education;
- ensure students with special needs occupy a valued place in the community.
Factors that impact on offers of enrolment:
- reasons for seeking enrolment;
- the desire to provide access to those who may not/could not otherwise seek enrolment;
- the faith and religious practice of the student and parents;
- acceptance of and commitment to the ethos and goals of the College;
- siblings of current and past students at the College;
- family connections with the College; and
- capacity to contribute to college life.
Each student is assessed on:
- a satisfactory current school report;
- commitment to supporting the College, its Catholic faith and values, the particular character of the school, together with its mode of operation;
- commitment to making a contribution to the life of the College;
- outcome of the interview process with the Head of College or chosen delegate; and
- advice on relevant academic and behavioural history, including any applicable assessments and reports.
The criteria used are multi-dimensional. The College considers the ‘whole person’ and attempts to choose applicants who will be best suited to the holistic schooling offered at the College.
The College’s major enrolment intakes are in Years 5 and 7.
Applicants will be considered for entry to other Years subject to availability of places.
An enrolment application form must be submitted with all documentation, plus payment of the non-refundable enrolment application fee of $275, for a student to be considered for entry to the College.
Closing dates for applications for Year 5 and Year 7 are published and late applications may not be considered for these intakes.
Shortlisted candidates and parent/s or carer/s will be required to attend an enrolment interview, after which the College may elect to make an offer.
Entry is not determined on a ‘first in’ basis. An interview does not guarantee a place. To confirm acceptance of a place, a non-refundable/non-transferable enrolment fee of $2,000 plus a $1500 Continuing Student Deposit (refundable at the end of Year 12) must be paid. Decisions on offer of places communicated by the Headmaster are final and no correspondence will be accepted or entered into thereafter.
The College reserves the right to vary its enrolment criteria from time to time without notice, applicants should review this page regularly for updates, or you may contact the Registrar for details.
Steps to admission
First, complete the enrolment form available to download at the bottom of this page (hard copies are also available from the Enrolment Office). A non-refundable application fee of $275.00 applies.
Then, attach copies of the following documentation:
- Birth Certificate.
- Baptismal Certificate and certificates for the other Sacraments.
- Latest NAPLAN results.
- Latest academic school report.
- Letter of reference from your parish priest.
- Family law or other relevant court orders (if applicable).
- Immunisation History Statement.
Finally, send the enrolment form with the required documentation and payment to:
131 Birrell Street
Waverley NSW 2024
You may lodge your application for enrolment at any time prior to the published application deadlines.
The College will confirm receipt of your application and contact you to arrange an interview at the appropriate time.
The payment of a fee of $3,500 will confirm the student’s admission. This fee is made up of:
- a $2000 Enrolment Confirmation Fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable on acceptance of an offer of admission, and
- a $1500 Continuing Student Deposit, which is fully refunded at the end of Year 12 after the return of all school resources and settlement of all accounts. Please note this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable if the student is withdrawn from enrolment at the college at any time prior to the end of Year 12.
Applications for enrolment in Year 5 and Year 7 in 2020 are now closed. Please contact the Registrar to see whether a late application can be considered. Interviews will be conducted and offers made during Term 1, 2019.
The application process for 2021 has begun and applications are now being reviewed. If you have not submitted your application, please contact the Registrar to see if there are positions available.
The College is currently accepting applications for 2022 and beyond. You will be contacted up to two years prior to commencement with information regarding the next steps in your application. Please note, some applicants may not have their application reviewed if the demand for positions exceeds the positions available.
Waverley College accepts transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but places are subject to availability.
Waverley College welcomes applications from students of all nationalities, however, the College is not CRICOS registered. This means it is unable to enrol full fee paying overseas students with temporary subclass 571 visas.
While enrolment is primarily restricted to Australian citizens and permanent residents, students who are dependents of a temporary visa holder may also be enrolled. In this case, the College will determine if the student must pay domestic or international student fees based on their eligibility for Government funding.
Students whose first language is not English often require additional ESL support and this is provided by the College wherever necessary.
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