Enrolment

How to enrol

Marist College Canberra is a congregational Catholic School for boys in Years 4 to 12. Founded in the Marist tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat, our core values derive from our understanding of the gospels and Marist characteristics. The College provides an all-round education for boys working with parents “to create fine young men”.

As a guide for prospective students and their families, the enrolment process at Marist College Canberra includes, but is not limited, to the following steps:

1.    Learn about the College

Please view our Prospectus, read our Student Enrolment Policy and register to attend one of many opportunities to tour the College, including our Open Morning Tours, or browse our website to find out more about our College.  

School Fees

Our 2019 School Fee Schedule is available here. All new families to the College are required to pay their fees and levies by instalments via Direct Debit from a bank account or a credit card. A Direct Debit Authority Form is available here.

The College offers bursaries to financially disadvantaged families. Click here for more information


2.    Apply to Enrol

Complete the online Application for Enrolment and pay the required Application for Enrolment Fee (as specified in the online form). Please note that payment of the Application for Enrolment Fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee enrolment.

The Application for Enrolment form requests specific documentation to be provided in order to process your application. Such documentation may include the following items:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Baptism Certificate (if your child is Catholic, or belongs to another Christian Church)
  • Copy of immunisation records (Junior School applicants only)
  • Copy of the two most recent full school reports
  • Copy of the most recent NAPLAN results
  • Passport style photo of student
  • Certified copy of visa (if born outside of Australia) OR naturalisation document

Applications received are processed by the Registrar. Further information may be requested from an applicant if the Registrar is of the view that such information is needed to assess the application, or if the application is incomplete. The Registrar will provide the processed applications to the Headmaster who will determine which applications proceed to interview stage.

3.     Interviews

Applicants who are invited to proceed will be required to attend an interview with the Headmaster or senior member of the College staff, along with their parents/guardians.

Applicants from both new and existing Marist College families are required to attend an interview. 

4.    Offers, Acceptance and Waitlisting

If an offer of a place is made, applicants will be notified in writing by a Letter of Offer.

Acceptance of the offer is required by the date specified in the Letter of Offer by signing and returning the Acceptance of Enrolment form and any other documentation as requested by the Letter of Offer and payment of the Acceptance of Offer fee.  Offers not accepted by the specified date may be withdrawn.

If the College assesses an applicant as suitable for enrolment, but is unable to offer an applicant a place due to limited vacancies, the College at its discretion may notify applicants in writing and ask if they would like to remain on a waitlist.

Applicants who are unsuccessful will be notified in writing from the Headmaster's Office. 


Bus service

The College operates a bus service for students living on the northside of Canberra, servicing areas in and around Gungahlin, Belconnen, O'Connor, Ainslie and Campbell, before and after school. Passes are issued on a first come basis. Click here for more information on the current Marist northside bus routes.


Additional Information

Additional information can be obtained from the College Registrar on (02) 6298 7200 or by emailing Marist College Canberra Enrolments.

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