Enrolment

Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

(Please note, for the purposes of enrolment, Melba Copland Secondary School is a Category B school.)

Applications for 2021 will open at 6am 28 April and should be completed by 5pm, 5 June.  Enrolment applications made between 28 April 2020 and 5 June 2020 will receive an offer from 27 July 2020. Applications made after 5 June will receive their offers later in the year.

If you would like to discuss a potential enrolment: Please call (02) 6142 0333.

For further information on MCSS, please look through our 

High School Course Guide

College Course Guide

NSW Families

MCSS is the Priority Enrolment Secondary School for Northern area NSW students. The new policy in 2019 requires that all prospective Year 7 to 10 students in 2019 enrol at MCSS if they wish to attend an ACT public secondary school.

All prospective Year 11 and 12 students in 2019 must enrol at MCSS if they wish to attend an ACT public secondary school.

To view the Education Directorate website with information regarding NSW family enrolment, follow this link - NSW Family Enrolment

International students

Canberra public schools are a popular choice for students from many countries of the world. Our schools are recognised as ranking among the best in the world. Click here for International Students

Priority enrolment areas

MCSS gives priority enrolment to students living within its Priority Enrolment Area (PEA). The following suburbs are included in the PEA:

MCSS High School Campus (7-10)

MCSS College Campus (11-12)

  • Charnwood
  • Dunlop (shared PEA with Kingsford Smith)
  • Evatt
  • Flynn
  • Fraser
  • Melba
  • Spence
  • NSW (Northside zone)
  • Charnwood
  • Dunlop
  • Evatt
  • Florey
  • Flynn
  • Fraser
  • Latham
  • Macgregor
  • Melba
  • Spence
  • NSW (Northside zone)

Full details on PEA can be found on the Directorate website.  - Public Education Area