St Bernard’s aspires to be faithful to the four touchstones of a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. These touchstones are Liberating Education, Justice and Solidarity, Gospel Spirituality and Inclusive Community. In committing to be an inclusive community we aim to be accepting and welcoming to all families and aspire to accommodate all who seek enrolment. This is consistent with our nation's commitment to democratic principles, a commitment which St Bernard's College shares. Where this is not possible we undertake to engage respectfully, honestly and transparently with families who do us the honour of seeking a place at St Bernard’s College.

        In order for St Bernard’s to make fair and informed decisions relating to enrolment, it is important that families follow all steps in the enrolment process as set out below and meet the relevant deadlines.

        Important Links for Enrolment Year 7 2023 - Please click the pictures below to view the information

        Families are asked to:

        • Submit an online application click here, complete details on enrolment form and lodge these by the due date together with a $300 (non-refundable) application fee, along with all required documentation (Please note that the link for an online submission of application will be activated upon completion of the virtual online presentation)
        • Attend a pre-enrolment interview. The College will request pre-enrolment interviews with families who meet the qualifying criteria (refer to the enrolment criteria below).
        • First round offers will be made to families in November while the student is still in Year 5.

        On receiving an offer, families are asked to:
        Confirm acceptance of the offer in writing by completing the acceptance form and returning it to the College together with the Advance Payment Scheme instalment as outlined in the letter of offer by the due date (usually within 3 weeks).
        Should a family choose not to accept an offer, we would appreciate being advised as soon as possible to enable the College to make an offer to another family.


        The College would like to enrol all families who seek a place at St Bernard’s. Often this is not possible and the final decision in relation to enrolment rests with the Principal.


            In making decisions about enrolment the College will take into account the following: