MacKillop Catholic College opened in 2016 with Prep to Year 3 and is growing by one year level each year. Secondary schooling began at MacKillop Catholic College in 2020 with Year 7. The College will reach its full Prep to Year 12 status in 2025.
Applications for enrolment are currently being taken for Prep to Year 8 in 2021, and Prep to Year 9 in 2022.
Applications are generally taken in Term 1 of the year preceding enrolment and interviews held in Term 2. However, enrolment enquiries and applications are welcome at any time throughout the year.
Applications for Prep are accepted up to two years prior to starting. Prep interviews are conducted in Term 1 of the year preceding commencement and confirmation of enrolment is made by the end of Term 2.
Online Applications for Enrolment
Applications for enrolments can be made online via the link above.
There is NO FEE to apply for enrolment at MacKillop Catholic College!
Should you have applied or accepted an offer of enrolment elsewhere and change your mind to come to MacKillop, we will REFUND your application and acceptance fee paid to the other school or college – such is our confidence that you will love MacKillop once you visit us and see what we can offer your child and your family!
How to apply
Once you have followed the link above, you can then enter and review the required details, complete and submit the form. You can return to the online application at any time within 30 days of starting the application process, without having to restart your application. If applying to enrol more than one student, when the form is completed an option will be available to submit another application for each individual student.
Please contact the college should you experience any difficulty completing the online application for enrolment.
Steps to ensure your application can be processed
To complete your application, there are a number of documents that need to be provided to the college. Please forward copies of the following:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate (if baptised)
- Last two school reports and NAPLAN report(s) (as applicable)
- Medicare Immunisation Statement
- Any medical or learning reports
- And if noted in your application: Legal Documentation, Medical Action Plan and Student Specialist Assessments
Once all the above documentation has been received, your application is then complete and able to be considered.
Documentation may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to PO Box 1027, Edmonton Qld 4869.
Please note, submission of an application does not guarantee enrolment.
Once your online application has been submitted, you will be notified of the receipt of your application and of the next steps, including an enrolment interview.
If your application progresses, the Principal will make you an offer of enrolment. Parents accept the offer by completing a ‘Confirmation of Enrolment Form’. All new Families will be required to pay a $100 enrolment deposit per child within one week of the date of the acceptance letter. This will ensure that we hold a place for your child/children. This enrolment deposit is then deducted from your first term fees.
Please contact the School Office by phone on 07 4081 7600 or by email, should you have any further questions about the enrolment process.
Conditions of Enrolment
Parents/Carers commit to:
- their child participating in all areas of the curriculum including liturgical celebrations, camps and excursions
- adhering to all school policies, protocols and procedures
- meeting their financial obligations as determined by the school
- actively supporting their child’s learning, and
- participating as a member of the school community.
Please Note: It is a government requirement to provide the original Birth Certificate at the time of application (it will be copied and handed back immediately).
Diverse Learners – supported enrolment process
A Supported Enrolment is appropriate when a parent identifies at enrolment that their child may require additional support in the educational environment. This could include a child with a disability, medical diagnosis, a history of difficulty with learning, or concerns with speech, hearing or vision.
This applies to enrolment into any year level throughout the school year.
During the Supported Enrolment process, the parents and members of the College Diversity and Inclusion team meet to discuss the needs of the student and identify appropriate educational adjustments. An adjustment is any change made to help a student participate fully at school, to learn, be comfortable and safe.
A Supported Enrolment is a way of ensuring the school and family share information about the student to enable the best start for their learning journey.
A Memorandum of Agreement exists between Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET); the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and the Association of Independent Schools of QLD to represent the shared understanding in relation to dual enrolment and special education services. A dual enrolment may occur when a student is enrolled in a Cairns Catholic Education school and concurrently in a DET setting. Where applicable, dual enrolments are facilitated through the Principal and Student Services Team at Catholic Education.
Affordability and Eligibility to Apply
Enrolling in a Catholic school is far more affordable than you may think. Sibling discounts apply and generous fee concessions are available for those in genuine need. Catholic schools are welcoming to all and have no geographical catchment areas. For further information visit www.cns.catholic.edu.au/mythbusting-faqs.