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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 Day on 29 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

Check out all the exciting opportunities on offer at CMC in 2024.

View the progress of the new state-of-the-art Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct, opening this year for the College and local community. Learn about reGEN for a sustainable future, our integrated curriculum and student-led initiatives. Explore STEAM, contemporary technology, hands-on learning and the instrumental music and agriculture programs. Join us for a BBQ, guided tours, live music, displays and a chat with students and staff about Year 7 at CMC.


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


Monday 1 – Friday 5 May 2023

  • 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, 2024

  • Open Day: Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • Enrolments Open: Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • ‘Discover CMC’ Day: Monday 1 to Friday 5 May 2023 (for Grade 6 students at the Coolock Campus)
  • Information Evening for Parents & Carers of a Child with Additional Learning Needs: Tuesday 2 May 2023
  • Enrolments Close: Friday 12 May 2023
  • Enrolment Interview Bookings Open: Friday 19 May 2023
  • Enrolment Interviews: Monday 29 May – Thursday 1 June 2023
  • Enrolment Offers sent: Friday 9 June 2023
  • Offer Acceptance Year 7 2024 Deadline: Friday 23 June 2023
  • Year 7 2024 Testing Online: Monday 4 – Friday 15 September 2023
  • Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Monday 4 December 2023
  • Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 5 December 2023

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