We understand that prospective families may have questions regarding their child attending the College and we have answered some common questions below.

I’ve attended an Open Day – what’s the next step?
The next step in the enrolment process is to complete the Application for Enrolment form and return it to the College with the accompanying documentation as outlined on the form.
 
My child is not in Year 3 yet but we are interested in the College
Parents are welcome to submit an Application for Enrolment at any time. The College will contact the parents the year prior to intended entry for attendance at a trial day (Years 3 and 4) or for audition (Year 5 onwards).
 
I have more than one child interested in attending the College
Discount applies when two or more members of the immediate family concurrently attend the College:

  • First Child 5% of tuition fees
  • Second child 15% of tuition fees
  • Third child 25% of tuition fees

 

I live interstate/overseas but I’m interested in sending my child to the College
If a student is unable to attend an audition day in person due to living interstate or overseas, applicants should submit a video of a performance piece. 

My child is interested in more than one Performing Arts stream
Students in the Senior School can study their core Performing Arts stream for 4 days per week and then choose to study another stream on elective day. This does not apply to those in the Musical Theatre stream due to the nature of the program.

When is the enrolment cut-off date?
Unlike other schools we do not have an enrolment cut-off date and we accept expressions of interest throughout the year. We understand that every family has different circumstances therefore we must allow flexibility when assessing applications. 

How do I arrange homestay accommodation?
The College does not endorse or recommend any particular home stay provider nor does it have any role in monitoring any aspect of the service offered by home stay providers. Home stay arrangements are a private matter between a student’s parents and the provider. A list of homestay providers can be supplied by the College.

Do you have a question that you would like us to answer? We’d be happy to assist. Please email us at registrar@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au or call (02) 9752 0507 for further assistance.