Application Process

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at Emmanuel College. At Emmanuel College it is our intention to offer places to those families and students whom we think will best benefit from our school environment.

Our school has a studious and happy culture, where there is widespread respect for one another and a willingness to support the ethos of the College in every way. Our students are willing to serve their community, to commit themselves to high standards of Presentation, Conduct and Effort, and commit to maintaining an environment where all people are valued and respected.

We are not a selective school academically but, we are unapologetic about being highly selective behaviourally. We seek to enrol students who are willing to try hard to succeed and who show genuine character and willingness to contribute to the life of the College.

We are a Christian school. This does not mean that we only enrol people committed to the Christian faith. We have students from many different faiths, and some from non-faith backgrounds. However, we require all students and families to recognise that we are a Christian school, and to respect and support that ethos.

While we do not guarantee a place for siblings, we give preference to siblings, where an older sibling is already enrolled.

Below is an explanation of the process for applying for the enrolment of a student at Emmanuel College. If you have any questions about this process, please contact our Enrolments Registrar:

Please note applications for Prep - Year 8 in 2023 are now closed and all places have been allocated. 

Please contact the enrolments team at or by phone 5561 4021 for information about availability before lodging an application for enrolment in 2023.

Sharon Vincent
(07) 5561 4021

Intention to Apply for a future intake year level 

Applicable ONLY to students commencing in one of the following intake years:

  • Prep - from 2025 onwards
  • Year 7 - from 2025 onwards

For all other entry levels please see the 'Application for Enrolment' below. Please note students wishing to enrol for 2024, are required to now complete a full Application for Enrolment. Applications close 31st January 2023. 

Once your 'Intention to Apply' form is lodged:

  • You will receive written confirmation that your child’s name has been placed on the waiting list.
  • We will attempt to contact you via email in the year prior to enrolment to confirm your continued interest and to ask you to complete an Application for Enrolment form as outlined below. If you do not advise us of changes in your address/contact details, we may not be able to contact you and the Intention to Apply will be deemed to have lapsed.
  • Interviews are generally held at any time in the twelve months before the due starting date. The College endeavours to confirm the majority of our offers of places for intake year levels by the end of April of the previous year. Please note that we do not guarantee to interview every applicant as there are generally many more applications than available places.

Application for Enrolment

The current intake year levels at Emmanuel College are Prep, Year 7 and Year 10.  Vacancies in all other year levels are filled as they arise. We do not typically enrol new students into Year 11 and 12.

The Application for Enrolment form is for students who desire to commence at Emmanuel College in all Year levels from Prep to Year 10 including intake levels for 2023.

Please note applications for Prep - 8 in 2023 are now closed and all places have been allocated. 

Please contact the enrolments team at or by phone (07) 5561 4021 for information about availability before lodging an application for enrolment in 2023.

Please read through the 3 stages below and then proceed to apply online.

Step 1: Application Phase
Step 2: Assessment Phase
Step 3: Interview Phase

Step 1: Application Phase

Complete online Application for Enrolment form.

Please ensure all documentation is included in your submission.

An application fee of $77.00* (including GST) is payable with each application.  *This fee covers administration costs of the enrolment process and is not refundable if an application is unsuccessful.


Step 2: Assessment Phase

The Principal or Principal’s Delegate will assess Enrolment Applications. Not all applicants will be offered an interview, as there are generally many more applications than available places. 

If you are to be offered an interview, you will be contacted to arrange a date and time.  Interviews with potential students should be accompanied by one or both parents or carers. Please bring as much information as you feel will be beneficial to your application to your interview. The interviewer will be interested in learning as much as possible about the student’s capacity for learning, and how well we feel the student and family will fit into the culture of our College.


Step 3: Interview Phase

If your application and interview is successful, we will confirm your offer in writing and give you an opportunity to respond within a set period of time. If you do not respond within that period, the place may be offered to another student.

Written notification of a place is the only official notification on which you should rely. This offer will only be secured upon the return of your signed Enrolment Contract with payment of the Enrolment Fee and Capital Contribution.

Payments Required at Confirmation of Enrolment*

Acceptance of Enrolment Fee:  $100 per student

Initial Capital Contribution: $600 for the first child
                                             $400 for the second child
                                             $Nil for all subsequent children

Please note: the contract is completed when the contract form (signed by the College) is returned to us, signed by all relevant parties (usually two parents/guardians).

*These are non-refundable fees in the event that you subsequently decide not to proceed with the enrolment, after you have accepted it. In cases of family emergency or extreme hardship you may make a request for a compassionate consideration in regard to a refund, which the College will consider, but not necessarily accept.