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DOREEN ENROLMENT CRITERIA

How will enrolments be approached across the College’s two secondary campuses?

•    The Campus is being designed to cater for enrolments of the equivalent of 8 streams for each year level of students across Years 7 to 12.
•   Year 7 2024 will be the first year level of students on the campus.
•   Each year one additional year level will be added, meaning that in 2029 the campus will be fully operating as a Year 7 to Year 12 campus of Marymede Catholic College.

Enrolment criteria
•    The enrolment criteria for students to be enrolled in Year 7 at the College as of 2024 is consistent with MACS (Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools) Policy. These details are as follows:

Priority enrolment - Secondary

There is an agreed order of priority for enrolment in MACS (Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools), which must be followed in the enrolment policy and procedures. 

The first priority of Catholic schools is the provision of a Catholic education for Catholic children.

The order of priority is:

1.   Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish and have attended a Catholic primary school in one of those parishes Designated priority parish Catholic primary schools relating to Marymede Catholic College secondary campuses will be:          

      i.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, Doreen: 
            a.    Parish: Christ the Light (Doreen, Kinglake, Mernda and Whittlesea)
            b.    Parish Catholic primary schools: St Paul the Apostle (Doreen), St Joseph’s (Mernda) and St Mary’s (Whittlesea)

      ii.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, South Morang
             a.    Parish: St Francis of Assisi (Mill Park) 
             b.    Parish Catholic primary schools: St Francis of Assisi (Mill Park) and Marymede Catholic College (South Morang)

2.   Children who reside in the Parish of Christ the Light and are already students of Marymede Catholic College before 7 April 2022 (when Year 7 2024 enrolments opened for Marymede Catholic College Doreen Campus) will have the option of proceeding to secondary school at either:
             a.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, Doreen
             b.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, South Morang

3.    Siblings of children already enrolled in the school. This means that younger siblings of children enrolled at the College prior to 7 April 2022 who live in Christ the Light Parish may go to secondary school at Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, South Morang

4.    Catholic children who are residents of a designated priority parish and have not attended a Catholic primary school. Marymede Catholic College secondary campuses relating to students who reside in a priority parish and have not attended a Catholic primary school are:
              a.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, Doreen: students who live in the parish of Christ the Light (Doreen, Kinglake, Mernda and Whittlesea)
              b.    Marymede Catholic College Years 7 to 12 Campus, South Morang: students who live in the parish of St Francis of Assisi (Mill Park and South Morang)

5.   Catholic children from other parishes (for pastoral reasons)

6.   Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and other Orthodox) who have attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  The parish zones outlined above will apply.

7.   Children from non-Catholic Eastern churches (i.e. Greek Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and other Orthodox) who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  The parish zones outlined above will apply.

8.   Other Christian children who have attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  The parish zones outlined above will apply.

9.   Other Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  The parish zones outlined above will apply.

10.  Non-Christian children who have attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  The parish zones outlined above will apply.

11.  Non-Christian children who have not attended a Catholic primary school and are residents of a priority parish.  Students will be zoned the Marymede Catholic College Campus which is closest to their placed of residence.

Please note that enrolment in a Marymede Catholic College Early Learning Centre has no bearing on enrolment in Marymede Catholic College.

Parish boundaries

The following images highlight the boundaries for both St Francis of Assisi and Christ the Light Parishes.

St Francis of Assisi Parish:

Christ the Light Parish:

Close up images of the boundary between Christ the Light and St Francis of Assisi Parish:

•    Blue line is the boundary in the following image:

•    Red line is the boundary in the following images: