Year 7 Order of Preference

College Enrolment: Year 7 Selection Criteria


1.   Applicants who have or have had sisters attend the College

2.  Catholic applicants who have had a mother attend the College and who
     currently attend a Catholic primary school

3.  Catholic applicants who are residents of a designated Priority Parish 
      and attend a Catholic primary school (see below)

4.  Catholic applicants who are residents of a designated Priority Parish and
     have not attended a Catholic school

5. Catholic applicants from other parishes

6. Other Christian applicants 

7. All other applicants.

For the purpose of enrolment, a baptism certificate must be provided by Catholic and Orthodox applicants.
Criteria 2-3 applies to applicants who are Eastern Orthodox Christians.

The Priority Parishes for Our Lady of Mercy College are:

Primary school
Alphington/Thornbury East
St Anthony's & Holy Spirit
St Clement of Rome
St Damian's
St Gregory's
Our Lady of the Pines
Greensborough North
St Thomas's
St Mary's
St John's
Heidelberg West
St Pius X
Mary Immaculate, Mother of God & St Bernadette's
Our Lady of the Way
St Martin of Tours
Mill Park
St Francis of Assisi
Montmorency/North Eltham
St Francis of Xavier & Holy Trinity (North Eltham)
St Kevin's & St Charles Borromeo


All applicants must return an Application form before the closing date stipulated by the Catholic Education Office. Forms are available on request from the College.
Late Applications may not be able to be considered.
Enrolment decisions are made by the Principal and the College reserves the right to exercise discretion in these decisions and to respond to pastoral needs.


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