Enrolling at MCSS

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Melba Copland Secondary School Information Night

We are excited that the ‘season of enrolments’ is nearly upon us!

Although we will not be holding physical information evenings this year (in order to keep everyone as safe as possible) we will be providing you with some virtual opportunities to get to know our staff, our school and what to expect when your young person starts at Melba Copland Secondary School in Year 7 or Year 11 (or any other year!)

We will post a release date for these opportunities at the start of next term and expect to have information available here, on our website, within the first four weeks of Term 2.

We are very hopeful that we will be able to host some school visits and tours for students in the coming months.

You might also like to check out our videos from 2021 to see some of the amazing opportunities our school offers. Melba Copland Secondary School Video

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

MCSS gives priority enrolment to students living within its Priority Enrolment Area (PEA).

Please click on the Information Fliers below to get a taste of MCSS

High School Campus Information Fliers

Senior Campus Information Fliers

Online Application forms for 7 to 12


Welcome to Reconciliation week

2021 marked twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process. Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word, Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Please follow the link to our presentation: Reconciliation Day - Melba Copland Secondary School 2021

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 2023 will open at 6am 26 April 2022 and should be completed by 5pm, 3 June 2022.  Enrolment applications made between 26 April 2022 and 3 June 2022 will receive an offer from 25 July 2022. Applications made after 4 June will receive their offers later in the year.

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

NSW Families

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

All prospective Year 11 and 12 students 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