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 $1300 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. 

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. 

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 at the time of application.

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 usually two years prior to entry. Families are asked to confirm their acceptance by completing a Confirmation of Enrolment and payment of $1300 enrolment fee.

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

Families may only have one application on the waitlist at any given time for the same child.

Applications may be brought forward, however if they are deferred to a later date, the application date will be amended to the deferral date thereby changing the date of application.

Can I come and see the school?

We recommend all families interested in enrolling their child visit Korowa. Visit our School.

Do you offer Scholarships?

Yes, click here for details.

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

Yes, click here for details.

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.