Enrolment Process

A bilingual education can do wonders. It helps your child develop wider, more diverse perspectives – and grow into a confident citizen of the world.

At DSM, we promote diligence, tolerance, responsibility, creativity and respect at all times.

We also create rich, nurturing learning environments – and involve the community wherever we can.

Places at DSM are limited. So please apply as early as possible.

You can apply for your child to start at any time throughout the school year.

We welcome applications from families of all backgrounds. However, to enrol at DSM, your child must:

  • Have completed a 4-year-old kindergarten program  
  • Be at least 5 years old by 1 January of the year they wish to begin Foundation Year (exceptions apply to children who turn 5 by 30 April and have passed our School Readiness Assessment)
  • Take a language assessment if they are starting in any year level above Foundation Year

To learn more about enrolment eligibility, please contact Stefanie Dietrich, our Admissions Coordinator.

Prepare and submit your application

Your first step is to fill out an Application for Enrolment form. Please then send it to us, along with copies of the following documents: 

  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Your child’s passport
  • Your child’s visa (if not an Australian citizen)
  • Your child’s latest school / kindergarten report (if available)
  • Any medical reports / professional assessments (if available)
  • Your child's most recent NAPLAN report (if applicable)
  • Your child's medicare immunisation record
  • Any family law or other court orders (if applicable)
Attend an interview

To apply for a Foundation Year level place, we will invite your family to meet our Principal Mrs Bernice Ressel 18 months before your child starts school.

This will give you a chance to ask questions, discover more about us – and ensure DSM is the perfect fit for your child. 

Receive an offer

If your application is successful, you will receive a written Offer of Place.

To accept the offer you must complete and return the signed enrolment agreement and made the following payments within 21 days:

  • A$1,400 non-refundable enrolment fee
  • A$3,000 bond (which you will get back when your last child leaves DSM and all fees are paid) 
Confirmation

After we have received the signed enrolment agreement and the deposit, we will send you a written confirmation of place. 

Transition Days at DSM

Moving from kindergarten to primary school is a big change for your child. That is why we hold three Foundation Year Transition Days in October/November, before your child starts at DSM.

Your child will attend a Foundation Year class once a week for three weeks. Each time, they will have a ‘Buddy’ who is a current Foundation Year student. We recommend that your child attends all three days so they can get to know our school, their teachers and their future classmates.

You can also support your child’s transition by talking about positive primary school experiences at home.

If your child is joining DSM at a higher year level or after the school year starts, they will attend an induction meeting with their class teacher prior to their first day of school.

  • Open Day
  • Private School Tour

We host multiple Open Days throughout the year. These give your family a special opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, teaching team and learning environment. You will also meet members of our parent community over a delicious morning tea.

To attend one of our Open Days, please register online.

You can also call us on +61 3 9489 9364 or send an email with your contact details and your child’s name and birth date to Stefanie Dietrich.

If you can’t make it to one of our Open Days, we’d be happy to arrange a private school tour.

To request a tour, please register online.

You can also call us on +61 3 9489 9364 or send an email with your contact details and your child’s name and birth date to Stefanie Dietrich.

Ready to enrol?

Here are the forms you will need to enrol your child at our school. Our enrolment process is the same for Australian and international applications.