Upon receipt of the completed Application for Enrolment and requested documentation, the Principal will assess the application and subject to a vacancy in the requested year level, a provisional offer of a place will be made. This place will also be subject to the student obtaining the required English proficiency level to allow the student to undertake study in the appropriate level. An English language proficiency course can be studied at Griffith University in Brisbane if no IELTS or equivalent test report is submitted by the student to Mary MacKillop College. The parents would be responsible for organising the English language proficiency course or equivalent test if submitting an application directly to Mary MacKillop College.
An interview with the Principal and tour of the College will be scheduled before the student commences at Mary MacKillop College. This interview normally takes place during the last week of her English Course. At this time uniforms are able to be purchased. The student will also meet with the Deputy Principal, Director of Studies to discuss subject choices for the semester.
By signing of the Written Agreement, parents and students officially accept a place at Mary MacKillop College and confirm that they accept all conditions of the Written Agreement. Parents/Guardians are responsible for paying all fees when requested. One semester's fees in advance are expected at all times. This could be done by electronic direct deposit. Parents advise the College when the payment is made and a copy of proof of payment is forwarded to the College. The College Registrar will then issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and a Letter of Welfare (for under 18 years old) via PRISMS (where the school takes responsibility for the student's welfare). The CoE and Letter of Welfare are sent/emailed to the parents who initiate a visa application and arrange the English Language Course for their daughter.
The College Registrar provides the Homestay provider (ISCA) with the student's Homestay Application Form and her arrival dates (if known). ISCA arranges a suitable homestay and the student is supplied with her homestay family information and contact details. Airport pick up on arrival is arranged by ISCA. For more detailed homestay process see ISCA's website (www.isca.org.au). Mary MacKillop College has full responsibility for ensuring the welfare of the student at all times and works closely with ISCA at all times.
The student arrives at 8:00am at the College Reception and is met by her House Coordinator who provides the student with the College mission, rules, obligations and responsibilities and an outline of the College structure. She will also receive her text books at this time along with her laptop and log in details. She is also supplied with her timetable, student diary, a map of the College, College policies and taken to her house group to meet her house group teacher and home group students.
Subject Offerings can be accessed through the following websites:
Years 7 - 10 Middle Years Curriculum
Years 11 - 12 Senior Years Curriculum
International Student Holiday Form