Cabra Dominican College welcomes applications from all families seeking a Catholic education for their children. Since our establishment in 1886, we have always enjoyed working in partnership with families from different backgrounds. We believe that this provides Cabra with a diverse student population and a dynamic learning environment where each young person feels freer to be themselves as valued members of our community.
Update at 23 March 2020: In order to support families during this difficult time, we have extended the closing date for applications for Year 7, 2022.
Our Principal’s Tours are currently postponed until further notice.
As a short-term alternative to the tours, we invite you to visit our Location & Galleries page for updated photo galleries of our new facilities and uniform.
Cabra is a Year 7 to 12 college, with our main intake point for enrolment in Year 7. Applications for entry into other year levels are welcome and will be dependent on vacancies. Enrolments are finalised 18 months prior to your child commencing in Year 7 with enrolment interviews conducted where possible when your child is in Year 5. We recommend families submit their child’s enrolment application by the end of Year 4.
To enrol, please follow the steps below:
Request a prospectus and enrolment pack be mailed to you.
Join us for a Principal’s Tour. We invite you to learn more about Cabra Dominican College and to tour our grounds, guided by our student leaders.
Complete an Application for Enrolment form.
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).
- Any other supporting documents in relation to your child’s application for enrolment.
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
Cabra’s Enrolment Policy has a priority system that offers places to children in the following categories:
- Students attending South West Adelaide (SWA) parish schools and other local parish schools
- Students from other Catholic schools
- Students with siblings currently enrolled at Cabra Dominican College
- Children of 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.
These meetings provide us with an opportunity to discuss your application in person and to learn more about your son or daughter. 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.
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.