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Melba Copland Secondary School Information Night

Melba Copland Secondary School welcomes parents, guardians and prospective students from the Melba Copland Community to attend our Information night at our High School or College Campus. Experience live demonstrations in faculties which showcase the vibrant and inclusive learning environment at Melba Copland. This is also a great opportunity to meet key staff who can answer any questions you may have. Explore the school at your own pace or come along on a guided tour.

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

Please register your attendance for the

Wednesday 5 May 2021

High School Campus 5:30pm  to 7:00pm,  High School Information Fliers

College Campus 6:30pm to 8:00pm, College Information Fliers

Online Application forms for 7 to 12


Welcome to Reconciliation week 2021

2021 marks 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 2022 will open at 6am 27 April and should be completed by 5pm, 4 June.  Enrolment applications made between 30 April 2021 and 4 June 2021 will receive an offer from 26 July 2021. 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