How to Enrol

Selecting Penola Catholic College Emu Plains will give your child the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially, and in partnership with our parish and the wider Catholic education community.

The spiritual formation of the young men and women who attend this school is central to the daily life of the College. At Penola Catholic College we are an educational community that is built around quality learning and teaching founded on relationships.

Please note that as a Catholic school we have a strong religious dimension and people of other faiths who wish to enrol must be able to support and fully participate in the religious activities of the College.

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.

Enrolling into our Secondary College

Step 1

View our facilities

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Our Open Day held in March each year, provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective families to view our facilities and meet our staff.

Alternatively, throughout the year, families can arrange a tour of the College by contacting us on 4728 8100.

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What we offer at Penola Catholic College

Step 2:

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 3:

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 4:

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.




Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about fees support

The Bishop Manning Support Fund provides full or part assistance to families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Support Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Support Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme


BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

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