We are delighted that you are considering Damascus College for your child.

For all enrolment information or to discuss beginning your child's education at Damascus College, please contact the College Registrar at 03 5337 2222 or enrolment@damascus.vic.edu.au

Enrolment process

Application

Parents/guardians submit Enrolment Application Form online by the advertised deadline, with required documentation to place student on the list of applicants.

Interview

Those families that meet the enrolment criteria are invited to attend an enrolment interview with the Principal or member of the Senior Leadership Team. There are generally two rounds of interview and offers.

Acceptance of offer

Upon receiving an offer for a place, parents must complete and return the Acceptance of Offer documentation by the specified return date given, along with a non-refundable acceptance fee, which is credited from Term 1 fees.

Enrolment considerations are listed on the Online Enrolment Application, which will inform the consideration of each individual application.

Applications for Year 7 2022 are now closed. If you decide to submit an application for Year 7 2022 enrolment, it will be wait-listed.

Applications for Year 7 2023 close on Friday 4 February 2022. Enrolment applications are being accepted (including Grade 5 NAPLAN and School Report) with the $80 enrolment fee.

Re-enrolment

All students are expected to re-enrol each year if they intend to return in the following year. Re-enrolment communications are sent to all families in August each year.

Intake Overview

The Enrolment Criteria is listed within the Online Enrolment Application, which is accessible at: Apply

Once the application closure date has passed, you may be contacted to attend an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This interview is for students and parents and is a way for us to get to know you and the student, and for you to get to know us.

Upon receiving an offer for a place, parents must complete the Acceptance of Offer documentation by the specified return date given, along with a non-refundable acceptance fee, which is credited from Term 1 fees. There is usually a second round of offers for Year 7 offers.

Throughout the year, the Damascus College Transition Coordinator will visit the schools which our students are coming from, to gain additional information and insights about the student. In some instances the coordinator meets with the student and teachers or just the teachers. In October/November there are additional transition sessions held for students from small Primary Schools or for students with special or additional needs, who may be particularly anxious about starting secondary school.

French and Indonesian are the two language choices at Damascus College, which is compulsory for Year 7 and 8. Students can continue with the language in senior years if they wish to do so. Students must submit their language choice in August the year prior to commencement and at this time special requests can be made but not always accommodated, for class placement.

On the first weekend in Term 4, incoming students attend a testing morning to ascertain literacy and numeracy levels, which helps Damascus to address student needs. The test is nothing to be anxious about, it simply assists us to provide for each student's needs which may be at varying levels.

In November or December we hold an Orientation day for all incoming Year 7 students, where they find out their House, Teacher Advisor Group, Class Group and spend the day with the rest of the Year 7 cohort.

Enrolment Enquiries

Please contact the College Registrar on 03 5337 2222 or email: enrolment@damascus.vic.edu.au

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