Local Students

As a Catholic secondary school for boys within the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Whitefriars College operates, primarily, to serve families who wish to offer their sons a Catholic secondary education in the Carmelite tradition.

Priority Order of Enrolment
Whitefriars College seeks to enrol Catholic students according to the Priorities set out below. Essential to this enrolment process is an acceptance by parents of the conditions outlined in the Application for Enrolment form and Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

Whitefriars College reserves the right to determine the suitability of a student based on their previous school history and in light of the perceived support of his parents/guardians for Whitefriars’ policies, procedures and ethos.

Whitefriars College aims to be inclusive in its enrolment policy and processes, particularly in regard to Catholic students applying to enter Year 7. Consequently, every effort will be made to accommodate students with individual learning needs, whether these require a high level of support for a disability or for a gifted and talented student.

In accepting a boy’s enrolment, Whitefriars commits itself to educating him in a holistic manner in partnership with his parents/guardians.

Order of priority:

  1. Brothers of current or former students of the College
  2. Sons of past students who attended the College
  3. Catholic boys who reside in a College Priority Parish and are attending a Catholic Primary School. Preference will be given to the following Primary Schools which are located in our Priority Parishes.
      • Blackburn: St Thomas the Apostle Primary
      • Blackburn North: St Philip’s Primary
      • Blackburn South: St Luke the Evangelist School
      • Box Hill: St Francis Xavier Primary
      • Doncaster: St Gregory the Great Primary
      • Doncaster East: Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary
      • Donvale: Our Lady of the pines Primary
      • Eltham: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary
      • Mitcham: St John’s Primary and St James’ Primary
      • Montmorency: Holy Trinity Primary (Eltham North) and St Francis Xavier Primary
      • Park Orchards: St Anne’s Primary
      • Ringwood North: Holy Spirit Primary
      • Templestowe: St Charles Borromeo Primary and St Kevin’s Primary (Lower Templestowe)
      • Vermont: St Timothy’s Primary
  4. Catholic boys who reside in the College Priority Parish but are not attending a Catholic Primary School
  5. Catholic boys who reside outside the College Priority Parish area (if places are available)
  6. Non-Catholic boys attending a Catholic Primary School (if places are available)
  7. Non-Catholic boys in other schools (if places are available).

In addition to these, the College traditionally receives enrolment applications from students enrolled in approximately 50 other Catholic and Non-Catholic Primary Schools.

The parents / guardian/s (Applicants) are required to provide particular information about their son during the enrolment process, both at the application stage and if Whitefriars offers your son a place. Lodgement of the Application for Enrolment form does not guarantee enrolment at the College.

The completed Application for Enrolment form signed by both parents / guardian/s (unless a court order provides otherwise and a copy is given to the College), with relevant paperwork enclosed and payment of the non-refundable enrolment application fee, needs to be forwarded to the following address:

Enrolment Office
Whitefriars College
156 Park Rd

Enrolments at other year levels

Enrolment opportunities are available at other year levels where vacancies occur. Enrolment for students entering into Years 8 to 12 is by interview, which can be arranged by contacting the Enrolment office.


Enrolment form

Application for Enrolment form

Further reading

“In an increasingly competitive world, the need to belong to the wider global community and to believe that a better future can be achieved for all, means that what and how we become is paramount.

At Whitefriars the human race is not about who wins, but the importance of the journey.”

Mr Marc Bartsch – Consultant Planner and Designer, Planning Australia Consultants (Class of 1974)
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