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ENQUIRIES (03) 5229 0004

Enrolment Criteria

The selection process is governed by the following criteria, in order of priority:

  • Catholic students from Catholic primary schools
  • Catholic students from non-Catholic primary schools
  • Students from other Christian denominations including Orthodox
  • Students from primary schools local to Iona College (Grovedale, Marshall, Charlemont, Armstrong Creek, Mt Duneed, Torquay)

Students enrolling as Catholics will require documentary evidence which includes a certificate of baptism, certificate of communion, and certificate of confirmation.

Enrolment Timeline

The information presented below summarises and explains the sequence of activities during the enrolment year and gives approximate dates/deadlines for each of the enrolment events.

Key MilestoneTiming

Meet the Principal

Our Principal Damian McKew is happy to meet prospective families, answer any questions and take them through our plans and vision for the College.
Throughout 2019

Application for Enrolment

Families must complete and submit the online Enrolment Form.
Submissions are accepted from first day of the 2019 school year.

Assessment of Applicants

Families with multiple applications (at Iona and/or Sacred Heart and/or St Ignatius and/or Clonard and/or St Joseph’s) who are likely to receive an offer are contacted and asked to indicate their first preference.
Late May to early June

First Round Offers

Families are notified by email of either successful application or unsuccessful application.

Acceptance (or decline) of Offers

Accepting families must submit an Enrolment Form and pay an Establishment Fee of $200 by the date specified. Unsuccessful families are asked to reply to the unsuccessful letter by the specified date if they would like to remain on the waiting list.
End Term 2

Waiting List Composed

The waiting list is composed of families whose application was not initially successful and who indicate a desire to be placed on the waiting list.
Early Term 3

Second Round Offers

Vacancies created by families declining enrolment or for any other reason, are filled from the waiting list. Emails will be accompanied by an Enrolment Form and families will be asked to submit completed form and Enrolment Establishment Fee (see "Acceptance (or Decline) of Offers", above) by a nominated date to confirm their enrolment. (Note: the waiting list may be retained after the start of the next school year, if appropriate.)
From Term 3 until the end of the school


Our principal, Damian McKew, is happy to discuss any enrolment questions you may have and take you through our plans for the college prior to completion of the buildings. Damian can be contacted on (03) 5229 0004 or email

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