Please be encouraged to reach out to our friendly staff with any further questions about your child's learning at Gilson College Mernda.
Yes. We are a Christian School owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We welcome students from all religious, non religious and cultural backgrounds.
Our fees are very competitive and offer great value for money.
Please refer to the fees page HERE.
Visit the enrolments page of our website HERE to find out more about the enrolment process and apply online. Once we have received your online application and all supporting documentation, we will contact you for an interview.
No. There is a $200 processing fee per application. There are no discounts or refunds available on this fee.
That depends on the year level - some have waiting lists. Please contact the college for information on a specific year level.
Class sizes are variable according to the individual needs of the students in that class.
No. Students from any suburb may enrol.
Yes. All students are expected to conform to the uniform standards of the school. Exemptions or modifications may apply on religious or medical grounds in consultation with the principal. Please see our Uniform page for more information.
The Mernda Campus of Gilson College is not registered with CRICOS and cannot enrol students who are covered by a Student Visa or Tourist/Visitors Visa.
Most other visa types are eligible for enrolment. If you are unsure of the conditions of your visa, please contact us with your visa subclass number and we will check for you.
Yes. Please refer to the services page of our website HERE. Separate registration and fees apply for this service.
Generally, you should apply in the year before you wish your child to commence at the College. Applications made two or more years in advance are accepted and will be recorded, but are not assessed by the committee until the year before commencement.
Additional information may be required before assessment if a long period of time has elapsed since the application.
Yes, Religion (or Biblical Studies) is a compulsory subject from Foundation to Year 12.
There is no cut-off date for applications. However, in order to maximise your chances of success, we suggest you apply early. Waiting lists may apply if year levels are already full.
Yes, but you will still need to go through the normal enrolment process. Even if accepted, your child may not be able to start immediately.
The enrolment committee makes the final decision on all applications. Applications go to the committee after all documentation has been received, the child and parent have had an interview with the principal or delegate, and the child has completed any necessary testing and assessment.
The enrolment committee meets at scheduled times throughout the year to consider applications and positions available. Once the committee has assessed your application, you will be sent a letter notifying you of the outcome.
School buses currently service the Mernda, Doreen and Wollert areas. Please note that demand is high for this service and placement cannot be guaranteed to all applicants.
Bullying (including cyberbullying) is considered severe misconduct and is not tolerated. The school staff work together with students and parents to address any issues that arise and build positive relationships in accordance with our Behaviour Policy and disciplinary framework. For further information please refer to the Student Behaviour Policy.
Yes. Please refer to the tours page of our website HERE.
Yes. Please refer to the scholarships page of our website HERE.
If you have an active application for one year, this can be carried over to the next year without incurring additional fees. Further documents may be required to update the application such as recent school or medical reports. If your application was closed or withdrawn, you will need to make a new application.
For specific enquiries regarding enrolment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9717 7300 and ask for the Enrolments Officer.
For all other enquiries, please call 9717 7300 or email email@example.com.