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Helena College is an independent, non-religious, Kindergarten to Year 12 school with a broad and welcoming admissions policy.

We know choosing the right school is an important decision and milestone for every family. Our main intake years are Kindergarten, Year 4, and Year 6; however, we invite applications for all year groups* across both our campuses.

Applications for a place at Helena College can be made at any time, no matter what the current age of the child, or what the proposed year of entry may be.

Due to limited places in selected year groups, we encourage you to apply early. If you would like to learn more about Helena College we invite you to take a campus tour or speak with our Enrolments Coordinator on 9298 9100 or email enrolments@helena.wa.edu.au.

The order of priority for student enrolment at our Darlington Campus, for Junior School (Kindy to Year 5) is: 

  • those with siblings already enrolled at the College (we recommend registering siblings as early as possible to avoid disappointment)
  • in order of registration date 

The order of priority for student enrolment at our Glen Forrest Campus, for Senior School (Year 6 to Year 12) is: 

  • those already enrolled at the Junior School (K-5) 
  • those with siblings at the College (we recommend registering siblings as early as possible to avoid disappointment)
  • in order of registration date

For further information, see our Enrolment Policy

*An important note about Year 7 entry

Year 6 is our main intake year at our Glen Forrest Campus and marks the beginning of Middle School (Years 6- 9). Our Year 6 program is a carefully designed to take in the unique needs of our emerging adolescents and provides a gentle introduction to secondary school in a safe and caring environment. You can find out more about this dedicated area, and our approach to a scaffolded transition here - it also includes answers to frequently asked questions.

While applications for Year 7 entry are welcomed, availability of Year 7 places will depend on the number of students with confirmed enrolment commencing in Year 6 in the preceding year.  For example, if our Year 6 2024 year group is at capacity, we would be unlikely to be able to offer places for a Year 7 2025 start.  We recommend contacting the Enrolments Coordinator to find out about availability for Year 7 entry, or booking a tour of the Senior School to learn more about the Year 6 program. 

The Enrolment Pathway

Our online registration process is quick and easy, and can be completed before or after attending a tour of one or both of our campuses. 

Step 1: Fill in our online registration form

Our online registration process is quick and easy, and can be completed before or after attending a tour of our campuses. A non-refundable administration fee of $130 is charged per child and is to be paid at the time of submission. The administration fee is waived for alumni (Old Helenians).  

Prior to starting the Registration Form, please ensure you have the following documents (if applicable):

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Immunisation record – Under WA legislation, all students starting Kindergarten or Pre-Primary must be up to date with their immunisations
  • Visa and/or temporary/permanent residency documents and passport (these are required if your child does not have an Australian Birth Certificate)
  • Copy of the most recent school report
  • Copy of NAPLAN test results
  • Any  other relevant information*

Once the application form has been received, it will be added to our prospective enrolments list. A completed application form does not guarantee a place. Applications are reviewed by date of application; however, siblings of current students are given priority. We recommend registering siblings as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Step 2: Pre-enrolment meeting

Families are offered pre-enrolment meetings in order of application date, with siblings of students already enrolled at the College given priority. Completed registration forms must be received for siblings as soon as practical. We will contact you about the availability of a place and a pre-enrolment interview in the year prior to your child’s proposed commencement. 

In the case of Year 6, placements are confirmed when students are in Year 4. 

If there are no places available in your preferred year of entry, you will remain on our enrolments list, and we will contact you as opportunities arise. 

Please consider the pre-enrolment meeting your opportunity to share information with us, and ask questions that are specific to your child. Tours are general in nature, so the pre-enrolment meetings are ideal for focusing on your child and their individual needs.

Step 3: Offer of a place

Following the meeting, an offer of a place may be made. All offers are made at the discretion of the Principal.

Step 4: Accepting the offer

If you decide to accept the offer of a place for your child, a non-refundable fee is payable per child to confirm the child's enrolment at Helena College. This fee is not off-set against the first fee account. In 2024, the enrolment fees are as follows:

  • Kindy to Year 9: $990
  • Years 10 to 11: $400
  • Year 12: $250

This is all done online, and will also provide you with the opportunity to update your contact details should they have changed since your application was submitted. Once the forms have been completed, and the payment made, your child's place at the College will be confirmed.


Step 5: Orientation and transition

We understand that moving to a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting. To further assist in the transition to Helena College, Orientation Days and Parent Information Evenings are held for incoming students and their families.

In some instances, trial days may be offered to assist in the ransition to the College. These are primarily offered for Senior School students, and are arranged on a case by case basis.

Should your child commence part-way through the year, or outside of the usual intake points, we will work with you and your child to make the transition as smooth as possible. This may, for example, include ensuring your child has an allocated buddy to help make them welcome and settle into the Helena College routine.

Sibling Enrolments

We cannot offer siblings of enrolled students a priority placement if we do not have a completed registration form on file for them.  We strongly advise that registration forms for siblings are completed as soon as practical after the enrolled sibling has commenced at the school. 

Looking for more information?

If you are not ready to register, we encourage you to book a tour of our campuses. Our  Junior School (K-5) is located in Darlington and our Senior School (Y6-12) is in Glenforrest. Alternatively, if you have a general question regarding enrolment, please let us know by clicking on the 'General Enquiry' button below.  We would also welcome a call during office hours. You can reach our Enrolments Coordinator on (08) 9298 9100 or email enrolments@helena.wa.edu.au

Bus Services

Did you know that Helena College offers subsidised bus services to six areas?  We offer easy transport options in the following zones: Bassendean/Midland, Bickley/Lesmurdie, Darlington/Helena Valley, Mt Helena/Chidlow, Today/Gidgegannup and York.