Please note: We are finalising enrolments for 2022 and have commenced the enrolments for main entry points (Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten at Northside, Kindergarten at Red Hill, Years 3, 7 and 11) for 2023. You can join any waitlist at any time by submitting an application. We encourage you to get in touch with the Admissions Office before you submit an application for 2022 and 2023, via email@example.com.
Our Admissions Policy outlines the conditions and processes of enrolment to Canberra Grammar School in detail, clarifies particular stipulations of that process, and prefaces the School’s Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You can read it here.
STEP 1: EXPLORE THE SCHOOL
We strongly encourage you to explore CGS before submitting an application. You can start by browsing our website, particularly ‘Why Join CGS?’, though an Open Day or Regional Visit will give you the best insight into what the School can offer.
STEP 2: SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Submit a simple online application, including a registration fee of $175, and your child will be added to the nominated waitlist. After successfully submitting the application you will receive an email containing a Confirmation of Registration letter and receipt of payment.
The main entry points (or intake years) to CGS are Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten at Northside, Kindergarten at Red Hill, Years 3, 7 and 11, and any year as a Boarder.
STEP 3: CONFIRM YOUR CONTINUED INTEREST
Admissions office will email all waitlisted families two years prior to entry for our main-entry points, requesting submission of an online Confirmation of Interest Form. This allows us to consolidate our waitlists based on who is still interested in seeking admission.
If your response is not received we must assume that you are not seeking admission for the nominated entry year.
It is key that you update your contact details if they change to ensure we can communicate with you at this step.
Please note that if you apply for a main entry point within the two years prior to entry, you will not need to submit a Confirmation of Interest.
STEP 4: LETTER OF OFFER
Offers are made in the order set out in our Admissions Policy and ultimately in the order of age at application, as early as 20 months from the entry year. For the remaining places we progress through the waitlist in the subsequent months. You have two weeks from the time of issue to accept or decline the offer. A place is secure when the signed Enrolment Contract and payment of the School Renewal Charge are received, but is not finalised until an interview has been conducted.
STEP 5: INTERVIEW
Every applicant is interviewed by CGS Staff in the year prior to entry. It is a key component in the Enrolment Process and with reference to your child’s reports, is the first step in the School getting to know you and your child. Families who are overseas can be interviewed online. Boarders will take a tour of the Boarding House, if they have not already.
STEP 6: ENROLMENT FINALISED
Following endorsement from the interviewer, your child’s enrolment to CGS is finalised.
MAIN ENTRY POINTS:
|Year Group||Open to||Age requirements|
|Pre-School||Day students||Must turn 3 by 30 April in year of entry|
|Pre-Kindergarten Northside||Day students||Must turn 4 by 30 April in year of entry|
|Kindergarten Southside||Day students||Must turn 5 by 30 April in year of entry|
|Year 3||Day students||Must turn 8 by 30 April in year of entry|
|Year 7||Day students|
Boarding (boys & girls)
|Must turn 12 by 30 April in year of entry|
|Year 11||Day students|
Boarding (boys & girls)
|Must turn 16 by 30 April in year of entry|
Contact the Admissions Office via the Admissions Office Contact Form