FAQ

FAQ FAQ

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How many students are enrolled at Korowa?

Korowa has a student population of around 700 from three year old, Early Learning Centre to Year 12. Class sizes vary according to need and circumstance. We maintain small class sizes, particularly in the earlier years where establishing literacy and numeracy is so critical. In older years, twenty four per class tends to be our maximum but, in practice, there are fewer students in most classes.

What are your main intake years?

Traditionally, our intake years are Prep, Year 5 and Year 7, however we are able to offer a place at any year level, provided a place is available.

How do I apply?

Applications can be made by completing an Application for Admission available in hard copy or via the online application process.

Are there fees for applying or accepting a place?

To apply for a place on the wait list there is non-refundable fee of $150 per student (up to a maximum of $300 per family). To accept an offer, families are required to complete a Confirmation of Enrolment Form and pay a non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $1200 per student.

How far in advance do I need to apply?

Families are encouraged to apply for their daughter at any time. Although there is no official cut-off date for applications, it is advisable to register your application early. Early application also ensures that you will receive regular updates and information from Korowa.

Can I apply for entry mid-way through a year?

Korowa accepts applications for entry mid-year however entry is dependent on individual circumstances. 

What happens after I have sent in the application?

Once an application is received, your child is entered into our enrolment database for the year of intended entry and you will receive a confirmation of the application. Closer to the time of entry (generally two years for major intake years Prep, Year 5 and Year 7) and subject to available places, students will be invited for an interview with the Principal (or delegate). All offers are subject to an interview. 

What is my child's position on the waitlist?

Applications are generally ranked by date of application however waiting lists at Korowa change regularly as students move their entry from one year level to another. We are able to advise whether a child is well-placed and how likely a place may become available. 

Does having a sister at Korowa, or a Korovian connection give my child priority?

Having a sister at Korowa or a family member who attended Korowa will give your child priority on the waiting list, but it does not always guarantee a place. You will be able to specify any Korowa connections on the Application for Admission form and this information will be recorded.

When will I find out if my child will be offered a place at Korowa?

Offers are generally made after an interview with the Principal or her delegate, usually two years prior to entry. Families are asked to confirm their acceptance by completing a Confirmation of Enrolment and payment of $1200 enrolment fee.

Can I change my mind about the intended date of entry?

Your child's intended date of entry can be brought or deferred providing notification is given in writing. When an enrolment is deferred, your child’s enrolment for the previous year/year level will be cancelled, and your child’s name will be placed on a waitlist for the newly requested year/year level.
Please note that Korowa cannot guarantee a place will be available in future years, and final enrolment is subject to an interview with the Principal or her delegate two years prior to entry.

Can I come and see the school?

We recommend all families interested in enrolling their child visit Korowa. Please register online or contact the Admissions Office at 03 9811 0200 or admissions@korowa.vic.edu.au

Do you offer Scholarships?

Korowa offers Academic, Music and General Excellence Scholarships. Details are available here or you may contact Korowa directly for more information.

Will there be an orientation day before my child starts at Korowa?

We look forward to welcoming new students at Korowa, and make every effort to make their transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

To get to know new girls ahead of their start at Korowa, the Head of the Junior School and the Head of the Middle School liaise with staff from the student’s current kindergarten or school during the year before they are due to start at Korowa. Additional meetings are held with all commencing students and their parents in the year prior to commencement, to help us gain an understanding of each child.

In addition, orientation and transition programs are held for all students – both current and commencing - in the Early Learning Centre, the Junior School and the Middle School. Information sessions are held for parents (and students) across all year levels

How will my child get to school?

Getting to Korowa is easy. Each day, students from more than 60 postcodes across Melbourne travel to the school. We are only five minutes’ walk from Glen Iris station and even less from tram stops on High Street and Wattletree Road. Glen Iris station is on the Glen Waverley line, with a trip from the CBD taking less than 30 minutes and even less if travelling from Glen Waverley. Buses from Caulfield, Camberwell, Box Hill, Chadstone, Ashburton and Glen Waverley all stop at Glen Iris station.

What do Korowa girls do once they've completed Year 12?

Each year Korowa graduates embark on tertiary programs as diverse as medicine, business and design. Some take up cadetships with top level companies, sharing their time between study and work. Others gain places at prestigious local, interstate or overseas institutions, where they continue to succeed.