Enrolment at Clonard

Enrolment at Clonard

Kildare Education Ministry schools have always been part of the local community and as such have had a diverse intake of students. Inclusivity was a key dimension of the ministry of Jesus who invited all to ‘come and see’. Reflecting our value of ‘Hospitality- welcoming all’, we take an inclusive position in relation to our enrolment policy. Whilst priority will be given to families who actively participate in the life of the Catholic Church, others are welcome to apply. As such there will be students who are not Catholic who may be enrolled in our College. Our experience has been that these students have enriched the school community and at the same time, most have maintained that they themselves have been enriched by the experience of a Christian education. Many of these students have remained lifetime friends and supporters of our College.

Today as neighborhoods change there is also diversity in the religious, cultural and socio economic backgrounds of those seeking enrolment. It is important that our enrolment demographic reflects this diversity where possible. We recognise there will be alumni of our College who are also seeking to continue the tradition of an education in the Brigidine tradition aligned to the Kildare Ministries Vision, Mission and Values. We are also mindful of the needs of families in regional locations as they come to choose a secondary education setting for their daughters.


We understand that choosing a school is one of the most important things you will do for your daughter’s education. We invite you and your family to ‘come and see’ through the pages of this prospectus or a visit to our College and consider if your daughter might become a ‘Clonard girl’.

To learn about Clonard College, please download a copy of our prospectus.

Prospective families wanting to tour the college grounds and facilities outside of the Open Days, can do so during school terms by contacting College Registrar, Marianne Casanelia;
Email: registrar@clonard.vic.edu.au
Phone: 03 5278 2155

Enrolment Forms

Applications for Enrolment, Year 7 2023 are still being accepted.

Enrolment applications can be sent to:
E: registrar@clonard.vic.edu.au

or via Australia Post.
A: 225 Church Street, Herne Hill VIC 3215

Documents required to accompany your application

  • A copy of your daughter’s Birth certificate for Australian born resident students
  • A copy of Citizenship papers, Passport, Visa or travel documents for non-Australian resident or non-Australian born
  • A copy of your daughter’s Baptismal certificate and first Eurcharist certificates
  • A copy of your daughter’s most recent school report and her Grade 5 Naplan statement
  • A copy of each parents proof of identification ie drivers license or passport.
  • Custody and/or Court Order documents if applicable 

Year 7 Enrolment Timeline

The information presented below summarises and explains the sequence of activities during the enrolment year
(year 6 at primary school) and gives approximate dates/deadlines for each of the enrolment events.

  • Year 7 2023 Applications Open 29 January 2022
  • Open Days held during March each year
  • Year 7 2023 Applications Close 6 May 2022
  • Offers are issued 17 June for Year 7 2023 positions
  • Offers to be accepted by 5 July
  • Parent Welcome Conversations mid August
  • Parent Information evening, Thursday 10 November
  • Year 7 2023 Orientation, Tuesday 13 December

Enrolment in Year 7 at Clonard College is offered to girls in the last year of their primary school education. 

Occasionally, vacancies arise at Clonard throughout the year, and may occur at any year level. Such vacancies are filled from a waiting list. Families seeking to have their daughter placed on this waiting list will need to submit an Application for Enrolment Form. 

Families offered places from the waiting list will then be asked to complete and submit an Application for Enrolment Form and pay a non refundable fee of $110 to establish their daughter’s enrolment.

Enrolment Criteria 

Offers of enrolment are discerned using the following criteria: 

  • Applicants from the Catholic faith tradition  
  • Applicants with a sister attending Clonard 
  • Applicants from other Christian traditions 
  • Applicants from other faith traditions
  • Applicants whose mother attended Clonard 
  • Applicants from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds  
  • Applicants from primary schools local to Clonard or rural towns the west of Clonard
  • Applicants from other primary schools 

Girls enrolling as Catholics will require documentary evidence which may include certificate of baptism, certificate of communion, and certificate of confirmation.