What are St Mary’s intake years?
Our main intake years are Kindergarten, Pre-primary, Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7, as well as Years 7 and 8 for boarding students. Occasionally, places become available in other years.
Offers are typically issued three years in advance of a student’s commencement year.
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 high, 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 Pre-primary, the date of application refers to the number of days since birth. For students applying for places in later years, applications are processed on the date of application. We strongly recommend that you enrol your daughter as early as possible by completing an online Application for Enrolment Form.
How do I enrol my daughter at St Mary’s?
Please complete our online Application for Enrolment Form.
Do I have to complete a separate Application for Enrolment 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 will not. However, compulsory testing for all students with confirmed places for Years 5, 6 and 7 takes place towards the end of October in the year prior to their arrival at St Mary’s. This testing provides the School with an initial academic profile of all students entering Year 7 and guides the organisation of classes.
If, after our initial application, we decide to change our preferred year of entry, will our daughter go to the bottom of the waiting list?
No, we will continue to use your initial application date.
How many students attend St Mary’s?
We have more than 1400 students, consisting of approximately 1000 students in the Senior School and 400 students in the Junior School.
Can I look around the school?
What are the class sizes?
- Kindergarten, 20 girls
- Pre-primary, 24 girls
- Years 1 to 3, 24 girls
- Years 4 to 6, 26 girls
- Years 7 to 10, 25 girls
- Years 11 to 12, 20 Girls
In Years 9 to 12, many classes are often smaller than listed above.
Learn about our enrolment process
St Mary’s is all about girls discovering their best. We want our students to be engrossed in the exploration of ideas, to be self-motivated and self-directed, to delight in trying something new and to contribute positively to the community.