Frequently Asked Enrolment Questions
Do you take boys?
2013 and 2014 will be the final year that places are offered for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary respectively for boys into St Mary's.
What are your intake years?
Our main intake years are Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 6 and Year 7, as well as places in Year 8 for boarding students. Occasionally places become available in other years.
What are the fees?
On what basis are places offered at St Mary's?
Applications are processed in date order, with places allocated to boarders, siblings of current students and daughters of Old Girls first. As demand for places is very keen we advise that you register your interest well in advance of your daughter's expected entry year.
Specifically, for those enrolling their children for Kindergarten and Year 1, the date of application refers to the number of days since birth. For students applying for places in older years, applications are processed on the date of application.We strongly recommend that you enrol your daughter (or son for The Peter Arney Centre for Early Learning) as early as possible by completing the Application for Enrolment Form.**
How do I enrol my daughter at St Mary's?
Please complete our Enrolment Application Form.**
Do I have to complete a separate Enrolment Application Form for each child?
Yes, a separate Application for Enrolment Form and Application Fee must be submitted for each child.**
Will my daughter have to take an entrance exam to secure a place at St Mary's?
No she won't. However, compulsory testing for all students with confirmed places for Years 7 and 8 in 2013 takes place towards the end of October (whether they are currently attending St Mary's or attending for the first time). This testing is used to provide the initial academic profile of all students entering Year 7 and 8 and as a guide for the organisation of classes and for counselling in language selection. This testing day follows the compulsory Orientation Day for all Year 7 and 8 students.
If, after our initial application, we change our preferred year of entry does this mean we will go to the bottom of the waiting list?
No, we will continue to use your initial application date.
How many students are in the school?
We have over 1350 students, consisting of approximately 980 in the Senior School and 380 in the Junior School.
Can I come to look around the school?
Families are invited to come to look around the school at our Open Mornings which are held twice a year (one in March and one in September).
The Open Mornings are advertised in the local press and on this website in the Enrolments section. If, however, you are unable to attend a forthcoming Open Morning please contact our Registrar who may be able to arrange an alternative time for you.
What are the class sizes?
|Years 1 - 3:||24 girls|
|Years 4 - 6:||26 girls|
|Years 7 - 10:||25 girls|
|Years 11 - 12:||20 girls|
In Years 9 - 12, many classes are often smaller than 25 students.
What do St Mary's girls do once they've completed Year 12?
The vast majority of Year 12s successfully apply to attend university. Most attend the University of Western Australia, some go interstate, and a handful go overseas. Each year, the June edition of the Fideliter outlines the destinations of our most recent graduates.
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