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Catherine McAuley College is committed to a smooth transition for all students. Our staff will work with you and the primary school to support your child with their transition to Catherine McAuley College.

During the transition journey, we will provide a series of events and opportunities for you and your child to find out more about the College. These include Open House on 23 March, transition visits to the school, such as ‘CMC Discovery’ Days in May, Coolock Campus tours and exploring our virtual resources online, especially our exciting Virtual Open House website.

Throughout the transition process, we will endeavour to collect as much information as possible about your child’s learning and social needs, before they begin secondary school.

Upcoming Events


  • Monday 5 December 2022
  • Location: Coolock Campus, McIvor Hwy, Junortoun
  • Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

This evening provides key 2023 information for parents/carers. Your child is welcome to attend, but not required. Further details will be provided closer to the day.


  • Tuesday 6 December 2022
  • Location: Coolock Campus, McIvor Hwy, Junortoun
  • Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Orientation Day is an opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with day-to-day life at Catherine McAuley College. Transport will be arranged for all students travelling from Catholic primary schools. On arrival, all students will be directed to meet in McAuley Square, by 9.30am at the latest, to start the day.

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College Tours

Families considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College for 2023 and beyond are warmly invited to bring their child for a tour of the Coolock Campus. Walk around with members of our Leadership Team and ask as many questions as you like.

‘Discover CMC’ Days: Monday 2 – Friday 6 May

  • We invite students to attend an individual ‘Discover CMC’ Day.
  • For families with students at a Catholic Primary School, this will be arranged directly with your child’s school.
  • For families from other schools, we will be in contact to arrange your child’s attendance at the ‘Discover CMC’ Day.
  • Sessions are two hours, starting at either 9.30am or 12.30pm

Transition Resources

Virtual Open House website

Open House is full of engaging information for Grade 6 students to enjoy and grow in confidence about starting secondary school. Through virtual tours, videos, handy tips and FAQs, families will discover their future as a CMC student.

Key Dates for Year 7, 2023

  • Enrolments Open: Wednesday 23 March 2022
  • ‘Discover CMC’ Day: Monday 2 to Friday 6 May 2022 (for Grade 6 students at the Coolock Campus)
  • Information Evening for Parents & Carers of a Child with Additional Learning Needs: Tuesday 3 May
  • Enrolments Close: Tuesday 10 May 2022
  • Enrolment Interview Bookings Open: Monday 16 May 2022:
  • Enrolment Interviews: Monday 23 – Friday 27 May 2022
  • Enrolment Offers sent: Friday 3 June 2022
  • Offer Acceptance Deadline: Friday 17 June 2022
  • Testing Opens Online: Monday 18 July 2022
  • Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Monday 5 December 2022
  • Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 6 December 2022

Your Grade 6 child may also like to view this video about Beginning Year 7 at Catherine McAuley College, in the words of current students.


Please contact Mrs Audra Petri, College Registrar for more information.
Phone: 03 5445 9100