How to Enrol

Thank you for your interest in Penola Catholic College. We look forward to welcoming you.

Penola Catholic College is a 7-12 co-educational school with a strong learning culture that meets a diverse range of learning needs.

While enrolments are taken at any time during the year, the main enrolment period each year is from the beginning of the school year until the end of May.

Please follow the guidelines below and you are welcome to contact our Enrolment Officer at any time to help you obtain further information or guide you through the enrolment process.



Discover Penola Catholic College

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision

We encourage parents to organise a time to tour our school, meet our staff and see our learning in action. There are also a number of organised events, such as Open Days, which will also help future parents to get a 'feel' for our school.

Our Prospectus  What We Offer  Open Days





Expression of Interest

Families seeking enrolment should first complete an expression of interest

Should you have any questions regarding current vacancies, the application process or school tours, please contact our friendly Enrolments team on 4728 8100 weekdays during school hours.


Penola Catholic College Enrolment





Next Steps


Step 1:

Enrolment Application

First please read the following document which outlines how to submit the Enrolment Application and the Mandatory Documents that are required with the following forms:

Complete and submit the following Forms:

Step 2:

Your letter of offer

The principal will consider the completed application and may make an offer to enrol your child at the school. Your application does not guarantee an automatic place at Penola Catholic College. We will notify you of the results of your application.

Step 3:

Acceptance of offer

We will advise the outcome of your application in writing shortly after the interview.

If you receive a Letter of Offer, you are required to return the Enrolment Acceptance Form and pay the non-refundable Enrolment Deposit ($200 for students entering Penola College) by the requested date to secure your position. This will contribute towards your first term school-based fees.



A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family!





Did you know we offer fee support for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families?*

Bishop Manning Support Fund

We offer full or part financial support for families for whom the cost of a Catholic education is out of reach.*

High Needs Support Centres

Do you have a child with moderate intellectual disabilities who would benefit from an alternate platform for learning?

* Conditions apply

Learn more about school fees



Important Notice


Parents of students with additional needs are encouraged to begin the enrolment process in advance of the normal enrolment period to allow for assessment of the support and adjustments required. Initial contact should be made with the College Principal.

Parents are asked to provide copies of assessments or reports concerning learning needs.

It may be suggested that further assessments be undertaken by the Learning Support Leader at the College, or by staff from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.

The enrolment process involves consultation and clarification of student needs. Available support and resources are investigated with parents, school personnel and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.