Enrolment

Your family’s journey starts here…

Thank you for considering Cabra for your child’s secondary education. On this page you will find information regarding our enrolment procedure.

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Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment applications for Year 7, 2024 and beyond are now open. 

Cabra is a Year 7 to 12 college, with our main intake point for enrolment in Year 7.  Enrolments are finalised 18 months prior to your child commencing. Enrolment interviews are usually conducted when your child is in Year 5.  We encourage families to submit their child’s enrolment application by the end of Year 4. Applications for entry into other year levels are welcome and will be dependent on vacancies.

Waitlists for entry into Year 7, 2022 currently apply.  Enrolment applications for the Year 7, 2023 intake closed on Friday 9 April 2021.  Late applications received will be placed onto a waitlist for consideration in the second round of interviews to be held in Term 3.

For any queries relating to enrolments; please contact the College Registrar, Mrs Lee-Anne Fosdike on (08) 8179 2429 or email registrar@cabra.catholic.edu.au.

To enrol, please follow the steps below:

Families are asked to submit an application for enrolment form together with a registration fee of $22.00 per student. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee a place at the College. Also required with the Application for Enrolment form is a photocopy of your child’s:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptism Certificate (where applicable)
  • Latest School report
  • Latest NAPLAN Report
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate or appropriate Visa information including sighting of current passport (for parents and children born outside Australia)
  • Copies of documents relating to additional learning needs (specialist reports, diagnosis, education plans etc.) must be submitted with the application where applicable

Completed application forms, along with copies of supporting documents, are to be sent to the College Registrar:

Cabra Dominican College
225 Cross Road, CUMBERLAND PARK
SA 5041

Enrolment Criteria

Cabra’s Enrolment Policy has a priority system that offers places to children in the following categories:

  • Students attending local Catholic parish schools
  • Students from other Catholic schools
  • Students with siblings currently enrolled at Cabra Dominican College
  • Children of Cabra old scholars
  • Students from Catholic families in other sectors including government and independent schools
  • Students from other sectors including government and independent schools

In exceptional circumstances the Principal may vary the above priorities to suit local circumstances at the time.  Each application for enrolment will also be viewed on its merit.

Should the number of applications in the priority categories exceed the number which can be accommodated, then preference will be given on the basis of the date of lodgement of the application.

In accepting a place at Cabra Dominican College, parents/caregivers, as well as the students, consent to abide by the college rules and expectations.  Sincerity in the willingness to support the Catholic Ethos and contribute positively to the general life of the college must also be demonstrated.

Enrolment Interviews

Enrolment interviews for our main Year 7 intake are conducted, where possible, when your child is in Year 5. These meetings provide us with an opportunity to discuss your application in person and to learn more about your child. Our senior members of staff who conduct the interviews are also well placed to answer any questions that you might have about our educational programs and other opportunities available to Cabra students.

Offers of Enrolment

Enrolment places are offered in accordance with the Enrolment Priority criteria and according to the number of places available for each enrolment year.

Following the interview process, parents/caregivers will be notified if a place at the college is being offered.

Late Applications

Applications for enrolment received after the closing date and first round of interviews, are held and placed onto our waiting list, if there are no vacancies available at the time of submission. Although we try our best to offer enrolment to all families, especially those that meet the criteria, enrolment cannot be guaranteed.

Enrolment

Cabra Dominican College welcomes applications from all families seeking a Catholic education for their children.

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