Year 8 to 12 Enrolments (including mid-year Year 7 enrolments)
East Doncaster Secondary College is a State Secondary School bound by the Neighbourhood Schools policy. Parents wanting to enquire about the possibility of their child enrolling at East Doncaster Secondary College in the current year are advised to please check the enrolment criteria and principles. The Department of Education and Training granted our College an enrolment ceiling due to the continued and unprecedented increase in our enrolment numbers. As a part of the enrolment ceiling our current intake has been limited, and therefore we assess each enrolment accordingly.
Our Enrolment Criteria and Principles outlines our Designated Neighbourhood School policy as well as other relevant conditions before selecting East Doncaster Secondary College as the preferred school.
Please click here to refer to the East Doncaster Secondary College Designated Neighbourhood Map
The designated neighbourhood school is the school that is nearest the student’s permanent residence in a straight line.
Every application for enrolment at the College will be considered individually and assessed on the information available at the time of application. It is not possible to give a definite answer to an enrolment enquiry in this current year, when the child is not due to enter the College for many years to come. Enrolment enquiries for this or next year will be based on the current published Enrolment Criteria and Principles.
Once it has been confirmed that a student qualifies to attend East Doncaster Secondary College, an interview process will take place where the student will be asked about their personal goals, previous academic history and what they hope to achieve from their placement at the College. Parents and students are both required to attend. They will be asked to bring copies and originals of their most recent school reports from their previous and current school, as well as passport and visa details for students arriving from overseas. Parents will need to provide a range of documents to assist in the verification of a student’s permanent address. A list of these documents are outlined in the Enrolment Criteria and Principles.
Enrolments for the following year are considered in Term 4 of the previous year. Please contact our school on (03) 9842 2244 to enquire about a potential enrolment for your child once you have referred to the criteria.
For further information regarding The Department of Education and Training – Enrolment in to Secondary School please go to:
For enquires regarding the International Student Program please go to the International Students page on this website. http://www.eastdonsc.vic.edu.au/our-students/international-students
To view our Enrolment Criteria and Principles please click here.
Grade 6 to Year 7 Enrolments
The placement of Grade 6 students into Year 7 is a process controlled by the North Eastern Victoria Region of the Department of Education and Training. “Application for Year 7 Placement” forms are distributed by the student’s primary school which then makes contact with the College on behalf of the parent regarding the Year 7 placement. These placement forms are distributed in Term 2 and confirmed placements are offered in Term 3. Parents are notified by their primary school of due dates and timelines.
Designated Neighbourhood School
The designated neighbourhood school is the school that is nearest the student’s permanent residence. Please click on the link to view the East Doncaster Secondary College Designated Neighbourhood Boundary Map This map is a guide only. East Doncaster Secondary College has an enrolment ceiling which means the school may only be able to take a specific number of enrolments each year in order to manage our overall enrolment numbers.
Priority order of placement
Students are considered for enrolment in the following priority order:
1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
2. Students with an older sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
3. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
4. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
5. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.
If your child does not attend a government primary school, and you would like them to attend you may not receive the enrolment information. If this is the case, please contact your school office for advice on transition from Grade 6 to Year 7.
Open Night 2019
Wednesday 27 March 2019
All prospective parents and students are invited to attend our school’s Open Night which is held annually. Details will be publicised on the East Doncaster Secondary College website home page and in the Manningham Leader Newspaper. The Open Night will include guided tours of the school and an Information Session conducted by the Principal and other members of the School Leadership team, including students. Bookings are not required to attend this evening.
School Tours for prospective parents and students will run on selected mornings in Term 1, 2 and 3 in 2019.
Bookings are essential. To attend a school tour go to TryBooking.com
Year 7 2020 Orientation Day – Tuesday 10 December 2019
On Tuesday 11 December 2018 secondary schools host an Orientation Day for Year 6 students. Please click on the link below to be directed to our transition page for further information on starting school at East Doncaster Secondary College.
See the Year 7 Transition page.