I am interested in understanding more about the Orientation Program you offer?
We look forward to welcoming new students to Korowa, and make every effort to ensure their transition is as smooth and as enjoyable as possible, regardless of which time of year they commence.
If your daughter is commencing with us at the start of the year, she will participate in a number of age-appropriate activities designed to promote the development of new friendships and to give new girls confidence in their new surroundings. These activities are held during orientation before she begins, and continue into the school year when she commenced.
Girls commencing later in the year are also given a buddy to help them settle in.
Enrolment profile meetings are held with all commencing students and their parents in the year prior to commencement, to help us gain a better understanding of each individual child.
My daughter is a little shy and won’t know anyone when she starts at Korowa. How will she be supported to settle in?
Even if your daughter doesn’t know anyone at Korowa when she starts here, we are sure she’ll know quite a few girls by the end of her first day!
The transition program is designed to make the transition to a new school, or from the Junior to Cripps or Senior years very smooth.
Teachers at Korowa are very sensitive to the need to draw quieter girls out, and to make sure all students feel happy and safe during their time with us.
What is the best way of preparing my daughter for starting at Korowa?
This will depend on your daughter. Usually our orientation program is sufficient preparation.
If she is a girl who likes to have a good understanding of change before it occurs, it might be helpful for her to also attend some public events at Korowa like our School production, an Open Morning or to our Art Exhibition. Our Enrolments Office can provide advice and details about upcoming events.
How many students are enrolled at Korowa?
Korowa has a student population of around 700 from our three year olds in the Early Learning Centre through to Year 12. Class do sizes vary however we generally 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 Enrolment available via the online applications portal.
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. A further $2500 non-refundable holding deposit is required in the March prior to the year of commencement. This holding fee is credited against Term 2 fees in the year of commencement.
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 as possible.
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. 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 often move their year of 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 non-refundable 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 and place on the waitlist.
Can I come and see the School?
Yes, we encourage all families interested in enrolling their child to visit Korowa to better understand what we offer and how we can support your child’s educational needs.
Do you offer Scholarships?
Yes, Korowa does offer various Scholarships, to understand more visit the Scholarships page.
How will my child get to School?
Getting to Korowa is easy. Each day, students from more than 60 postcodes across Melbourne travel to Korowa. We are only five minutes’ walk from Glen Iris train 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 have 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.