How to Enrol

Selecting McCarthy College Emu Plains or the McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre, will give your child the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially, and in partnership with our parish and the wider Catholic education community.

The spiritual formation of the young men and women who attend this school is central to the daily life of the College. At McCarthy Catholic College we are an educational community that is built around quality learning and teaching founded on relationships.

Please note that as a Catholic school we have a strong religious dimension and people of other faiths who wish to enrol must be able to support and fully participate in the religious activities of the College.

While enrolments are taken at any time during the year, the main enrolment period each year is from the beginning of the school year until the end of May.

Please follow the guidelines below and you are welcome to contact our Enrolment Officer at any time to help you obtain further information or guide you through the enrolment process.

Enrolling into our Secondary College

Step 1:

View our facilities

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Our Open Day held in March each year, provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective families to view our facilities and meet our staff.

Alternatively, throughout the year, families can arrange a tour of the College by contacting us on 4735 3211.

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What we offer at McCarthy Catholic College.

Step 2:

Enrolment Application

Complete and submit an: 
Enrolment Application Form (Form A)
Consent Form (Form B)
Overseas and Exchange Students (Form C)
Contact information form for parents/carers not residing with the student (Form D).

The completed Enrolment Application, together with all requested supporting documentation, must be submitted, in person, to our school office. Please be aware that we are unable to accept or process incomplete applications and note that submitting an application does not guarantee automatic placement. Please bring with you original documentation to be sighted and copied, if required.

Step 3:

Your letter of offer

The principal will consider the completed application and may make an offer to enrol your child at the school. Your application does not guarantee an automatic place at McCarthy Catholic College. We will notify you of the results of your application.

Step 4:

Acceptance of offer

We will advise the outcome of your application in writing shortly after the interview.

If you receive a Letter of Offer, you are required to return the Enrolment Acceptance Form and pay the non-refundable Enrolment Deposit ($300 for Secondary students) by the requested date to secure your position. This will contribute towards your first term school-based fees.


Enrolling into our Trade Training Centre

Our aim at McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre (CTTC) is to provide students with the opportunity to work and study in an adult environment that focuses on giving students the skills and knowledge needed to have a successful work and adult life.

While enrolments are taken at any time during the year, the enrolment process begins mid Term 2 with our information/open night, with round one applications closing at the end of Term 2.

How to enrol at McCarthy Catholic Trade Training Centre




Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme


BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

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