Welcome to The Kilmore International School (TKIS)
TKIS is a co-educational day and boarding school for Years 3-12
Come and see what TKIS can offer your child
The Kilmore International School (TKIS) is an independent, non-denominational boarding and day school that caters for academically motivated students from Years 3 to 12, and all students complete an IB diploma in Years 11 and 12. Boarding is available from Year 7.
Australian and international students thrive at TKIS which is located in a peaceful, rural environment within easy access of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. We offer an intensive evening tutorial program, highly experienced teaching staff and the unique and rigorous IB Diploma Programme to all students in Years 11 and 12.
Established in 1989, graduates continually achieve outstanding results and receive offers from the world’s most prestigious universities. In 2018, TKIS graduates performed exceptionally well once again. Approximately 15% of our graduates scored an ATAR of 95 or above and more than half scored an ATAR above 90. Five scholarships from leading Australian or overseas universities have been awarded and accepted by our graduates. Our Dux of the class in 2018, Jack Heanly, achieved an IB score of 42 out of 45 and received an offer of a place with a scholarship to the University of Melbourne to study Biomedicine.
Application for Enrolment
Your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you can make about their future. To assist in the navigation of this process below is a step-by-step process.
Please note this is a general process and unless your child is enrolling at TKIS to commence at the start of the year these steps may vary.
We invite you to visit the school, meet our students, Principal and staff in a private one on one school tour or attend Inaugural International Day. We also welcome Scholarship applications from students not yet attending TKIS. Scholarship information.
Step 1. Request a Prospectus
- The Prospectus provides an insight into our School and includes:
- A hard copy of the Application for Enrolment
- Bus information for Mernda and Woodend
- Junior or Senior School information
- Summary of Business Practices
- Statement of Fees
Request a Prospectus
View our Prospectus
Step 2. Personal Tour of the school
A great way to learn more about our School is to attend a personal tour. School tours are by appointment and generally held from 1pm Monday to Friday. You may book them online or contact student services and ask to speak to the Admissions Officer. Alternatively, the school holds Open Days during the year, please contact us to be included on the mailing list.
Step 3. Submit an application
We encourage you to submit an application form and send to email@example.com
Applications are accepted for all Year levels, however, please be aware that some year levels are at capacity. Applications for entry can be submitted twelve months prior to your proposed entry year.
Students who hold Australian citizenship, Australian residency or whose parents are business visa holders, are considered local applicants. To complete your application simply:
Please note, the application must contain the following to be complete:
- a photocopy of the student’s passport or birth certificate,
- a copy of the most recent school report from the students present school
- a copy of the student’s most recent NAPLAN results (if applicable)
- a copy of immunisation records and
- application Fee (non-refundable) $350
All applications are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or The Enrolments Officer
The Kilmore International School
40 White Street, Kilmore VIC 3764
In order to apply for a place as an International Student at The Kilmore International School (TKIS), an application form must be filled out and submitted to the School along with a copy of the student’s passport or birth certificate as well as certified copies of school transcripts (from the past two years). Each applicant is also required to sit an entrance examination which consists of English and Mathematics.
Education agents who formally represent the school have received permission to process applications and conduct entrance examinations; however assessment of the papers is done entirely by the school. International students may apply to the school directly or through one of our nominated agencies in Australia or overseas. A list of education agents is included below.
Applications are considered individually and are based on results from the entrance examination together with the student’s academic report.
For further information regarding fees or to make an appointment to tour the school or for your child to take the entrance examination, please contact the school on:
T +61 3 5782 2211
T +86 10 64167422 or +86 10 64167499
M +86 13911669321 or +86 13701294875
T +86 20 83860072
M +86 13802787680
Step 4. Entrance Assessment
All prospective students are required to sit an entrance assessment to determine their eligibility for enrolment. The entrance assessment is a CAT4 Testwise testing platform that will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time and conducted at the school and takes approximately 2 hours in duration.
Step 5. Interview with the Principal
Once your child’s assessment has been completed, you and your child will meet with the principal. At this meeting your child’s assessment results will be discussed and a preliminary decision will be made as to whether a place is offered at TKIS or or a re-test may be requested.
Step 6. Offer of Enrolment
A formal Offer of place into the school may be made following the enrolment interview. A signed Enrolment Contract and the Security Deposit is required immediately to accept a place. Once payment has been received, formal confirmation of the place is provided.
Step 7. Orientation and transition
Please contact Admissions for further details.
Step 8. Welcome to The Kilmore International School
Prior to commencement, you will receive an information pack which includes information about:
- Uniform Shop
- First-day program
- Access to our Parent Portal
- Access to CareMonkey our online health, safety and electronic consent form system
If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to submit an online enquiry or contact Admissions.
Phone: +61 3 5782 2211