Crusoe College offers an outstanding secondary education for all students. Students undertake a broad curriculum program which caters for individual interests and needs. The college has a range of co-curricular programs which include instrumental music and sports programs. Crusoe College also offers students an academic extension and enrichment program.

Students seeking enrolment to Crusoe College should refer to the transition timeline and school zone information included on this page. The Department of Education and Training’s Moving from Primary to Secondary School: Parent Guide may also be of assistance.

For students transitioning from Grade 6 into Year 7, a Parent Information Evening about the college will be held at 7:00pm in the college’s gymnasium on May 4th, 2022. For all other enrolments Years 8 – 10, please contact the General Office on 5447 7722 to make an inquiry. Please refer to our School Zone (details below) prior to phoning the General Office to make an inquiry.

Parent Information Evening

Our Parent Information Evening will be held on May 4th 2022 at 7:00pm in the gymnasium. To gain an early insight into what the college provides, we invite you to view our Transition Presentation video and read through the attached documents on this page, and view our webpage to gain an understanding of the programs we offer.

Information for families on transitioning from Year 6 to 7, including the 2022 to 2023 placement information packs for parents/carers, will be available on the parent section of the Department’s website week 1, Term 2, 2022, refer to: Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents

Two different parent/carer packs will be available to download from the parent/carers page week 1, Term 2, 2022:
– 2022 to 2023 placement information pack for parents/carers with Year 6 students at government schools
– 2022 to 2023 placement information pack for parents/carers with Year 6 students at non-government schools.

Our School Zone

The Crusoe College school zone is available on which hosts the most up to date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards. Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. The Department provides guidance through the school Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under school zones.

Year 7 Learning Excellence Program

Parents who are interested in their child enroling in the Learning Excellence Program for 2023, please download the following presentation, information and Expression of Interest form for 2023.
Learning Excellence Program Presentation
Learning Excellence Information Sheet
Learning Excellence Expression of Interest

Athlete Development Program

Download information regarding the Athlete Development Program being offered across all four state 7-10 secondary colleges in Bendigo here.

Enrolment process if coming from a non-government school

Please click here to download a document outlining the process for enroling at Crusoe College if coming from a non-government or catholic school.

Transition Timeline

From Week 1, Term 2 2022
Government primary schools distribute the Transition Information Pack to all parents/carers of Year 6 students. The Pack will contain the Application for Year 7 Placement 2023 form and the Privacy Notice.

Date to be announced
Parents/carers return Application for Year 7 Placement 2023 forms to government primary schools by this date.

Date to be announced

Primary Schools notify parents/carers of Year 6 students of placement offers, in writing.

Date to be announced
Secondary schools may distribute enrolment, orientation and other transition information to parents/carers of future Year 7 students.

Date to be announced
Parents return completed enrolment forms to their child’s primary school.

Date to be announced
Secondary Schools host an Orientation Day for Year 6 students