We are happy to accept your Application for Enrolment at any time; however, we encourage you to register an application well in advance of the admission year due to the high demand. Included in the Application for Enrolment is the enrolment policy, which outlines the selection priorities for entry.
Interviews for entry into Year 7 are undertaken three years in advance, and interviews for entry into Year 5 are completed one year in advance.
You may also like to download the Parish Priest Reference.
We encourage you to attend one of our Tour Days to get a feel for the College and meet some of our key staff.
The first point of contact for prospective families, who are considering enrolling their daughter at Santa Maria College, is our Registrar.
Scroll down to see information on:
- Fees & Charges
- Transport Information
- Special Fee Arrangements
YOU HAVE BRAINS IN YOUR HEAD, YOU HAVE FEET IN YOUR SHOES. YOU CAN STEER YOURSELF ANY DIRECTION YOU CHOOSE.
– DR SEUSS
FEES & CHARGES
Santa Maria College’s Fees are set by the College Advisory Council and take into account the anticipated State and Australian Government Grants and incorporate all items known to be an integral part of the curriculum. The Boarding Fee covers full board and lodging, laundering of linen, routine nursing and some transportation. The College offers a range of payment options; fees are to be paid in accordance with the option selected.
Santa Maria College uniform is a sign of identity with the College and should be worn with pride. Each student is expected to be properly attired in full uniform, whilst at the College, travelling to and from the College, and when representing the College at external functions and events
UNIFORM SHOP OPENING TIMES (DURING TERM)
Tuesday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Students attending Santa Maria College, walk, ride, travel by bus or are dropped of by parents.
The College has numerous bicycle racks for student use. Students provide their own locks.
Special school Transperth buses are 500 (from Bull Creek Train Station each morning) and in the afternoon (783 to Booragoon Bus, then Marsengo Road, Murdoch and 500 to Bull Creek Train Station)
The College also runs four private bus services to/from the College. One covers the western side of Canning Highway: South Perth, while the other covers the eastern side: Kensington, Manning, Salter Point and Waterford.
Parent Drop Off/Pick up
The College has two supervised areas: Cawston Road for Years 5 – 7 and the Figure 8 for Years 8 – 12.
See transport information below for more detail regarding transport and bus routes.
SPECIAL FEE ARRANGEMENTS
Catherine McAuley was the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy and a truly inspirational woman. Her vision for the education of all women and children continues to provide guidance to the College today.
The College assists families in the following ways by providing special fee arrangements to families who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Our Catherine McAuley Bursary is for families, of current students, attending Santa Maria College, who require financial assistance and hold a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
- FINANCIAL HARDSHIP CONCESSION
Families who are experiencing financial hardship may apply for short-term financial assistance through a Financial Hardship Concession. These concessions are for families who require short-term financial assistance with fees.
Bursaries and Concession are not continuous and require the family to reapply each year if further assistance is needed. Applications are accessed on an individual basis and a meeting with the Business Manager is required before the assessment is reviewed.
Please note bursaries close on 1 April of the current year and are not available for Years 5, 6, 7, or in the first year at the College.