International Student Admissions 国际学生入学

International Admissions Overview 国际学生入学

St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar is an established non-denominational and non-selective school with an enviable reputation for delivering consistently strong academic results, which are achieved through our dedicated passionate and highly qualified staff, exceptional facilities, a broad range of sports and co-curricular activities and small class sizes.

The school is set over two campuses:

  • Berwick in 30 acres, and
  • Officer on 20 acres.

Our unique ‘Diamond’ education model is designed to honour everything we know about providing a great education and offers:

  • co-education in Early Learning (3 and 4 year olds) on our Berwick Campus,
  • co-education in our Junior School (Prep – Year 6) on our Berwick Campus,
  • single-gender education for Senior Girls (Years 7 – 12) on our Berwick Campus, and
  • single-gender education for Senior Boys (Years 7 – 12) on our Officer Campus

Admission for international students is for our senior schools only (years 7 to 12). We select students based on a students attitude and aptitude how we can best help a student achieve academically by helping them find their spark that drives their learning and development journey.

Our admission process is designed to identify pupils who have a positive attitude and who have the aptitude to benefit from a well-rounded balanced education and who want to make a positive contribution towards life at the school and community.

Phone: +61 (0)3 9703 8111


Write to us at: Admissions
St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar
PO Box 138

School in Action Open Mornings

St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar holds School in Action mornings through out the year. The morning includes a tour of the school with pupils, an opportunity to attend a senior school assembly, which is the heart of the school, meet with Heads of Schools and the Principal over morning tea. The School in Action Tour lasts for around two hours. Book a Tour today.

Book an individual visit
We offer individual school tours during term time and holidays. The tour will usually be with a member of the Admissions team and lasts for around an hour. If you wish to book an individual visit please contact us on +61 (0)3 9703 8111.

Virtual Tour
Fly around and explore our school online today.


By completing a Registration Form, you are showing a firm expression of interest and this is the first step towards securing a place at St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar.

Payment of Application fee
Copy of students birth certificate or passport
Notarised copy of the student’s most recent school report (translated).
If applying for a specific year level, the student must have successfully completed the year prior to entry or equivalent.
Results of AEAS English Proficiency Test assessment (if applicable). Students wishing to enter our Schools in Years 7 and above who do not have English as their first language are required to complete an English language assessment test provided by the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS). AEAS may be taken in Australia or your home country.

To find out more and arrange contact:

Tel: + 61 3 9645 0077

Following a review of your Registration Form (Application) you will be invited to attend an interview.

All students joining St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar have an entrance interview with a senior member of staff. This will last around 30 minutes and centre on the academic interests of the candidate, their extra-curricular activities and experiences.

This interview maybe contacted face to face or by a video conference, depending on circumstances.

If your application is successful a Letter of Offer of a place will usually be sent out a week after interview. The Letter of Offer may contain the following conditions of
That Evidence of continuous schooling until commencement at our School is provided
Successful completion of assessed English language program (ELICOS) (if applicable)

The applicant/ agent returns the ‘Acceptance of Offer’ with initialed Terms and Conditions as well as:
Payment of Acceptance Enrolment Fee. Payments maybe made via Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) or via telegraphic transfer.

Payment of 1st 6 months tuition fees
Student enrols at ELICOS and provides a copy of enrolment provider (if applicable)
Copy of Health Insurance Certificate
Family Information form
Student Information form
Parent Association form
Student enrols at ELICOS and provides a copy of enrolment provider (if applicable)
Appointment of local support service/person form and agreement (if applicable)

On receipt of all documents and payments the school will provide an electronic ‘Confirmation of Enrolment’ (CoE) and Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) documents to the applicant/ agent (normally within a week).

The CoE and CAAW are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs when applying for a student visa.

Applicant/agent applies for a student visa. Leave lots of time for this as visas can take up to 3 months.

If the student is going to live in a homestay, the family contacts Australian Homestay Network, the schools appointed provider of homestay accommodation, directly.

Please Note:
A CoE will not be issued for students under the age of 13.
Please note that if payments are not made by the due date the offer maybe withdrawn.

6. Joining Information

In the term before entry, we will send new students and their parents joining information which will be placed on the parent portal with links to any forms that will require completing and returning. We will also confirm the house students have been placed in. After this the relevant Head of House will be in touch.

Students finalise their travel arrangements to Australia

We recommend that students arrive in Australia at least two day in advance of the first day of term so that they can settle into accommodation and purchase their uniform.

All commencing international students attend the school the day the day before the official start of school for orientation, to meet key staff members and their buddy and finalise their timetable.



CRICOS Provider No. 00344J | CRICOS Provider: St Margaret’s School | Course Name: Secondary Years 7 – 12 | CRICOS Course Code: 019219C