FAQs

enrolling my daughter

  • Is there an entrance exam?
    • No. Lowther Hall has an open entrance policy. Places are offered first to siblings of students already enrolled at the school. Daughters and granddaughters of past students also receive priority, as do girls who are members of an Anglican parish (a letter confirming this is required from the parish vicar or secretary). At Kindergarten level enrolment preference will be given to those students who expect to continue at the School during primary and secondary years. Priority is otherwise in chronological order of application to the School.
  • What are the main intake years?
    • Kindergarten, Preparatory, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 11. Places at non-intake levels are filled as soon as vacancies arise.
  • Is there a waiting list?
  • Where can I find more information about enrolling?
    • Click here for more information.

questions about cost

  • What does it cost to send my daughter to Lowther Hall? Are there payment option plans?
    • Our 2018 Fee Schedule will be available to view soon.
  • What additional charges are there?
    • Additional costs include the cost of school photographs, optional excursions or camps. Materials associated with elective subjects, some sports and extracurricular activities may attract a separate charge.
  • Are there Scholarships available?
    • Yes.  Click here for details of Scholarships offered.

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

  • What sports are the girls able to play?
    • There are 19 different sports available. Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) provides our main sporting competition and other sports are provided through organisations such as Rowing Victoria and the Snowsports Development Foundation Australia – Interschools Competition.  
    • Junior School.  More detail about sport and other co-curricular activities at Junior School level is available here.  
    • Senior School.  Detail regarding Senior School sport can be found here.
  • Is music tuition available for my daughter?
    • Lowther Hall has a well-deserved reputation for musical excellence.  
    • Junior School.  More detail about music and other co-curricular activities at Junior School level is available here.  
    • Senior School.  Detail regarding Senior School music can be found here.
  • Where can I find a summary of all co-curricular activities available for my Junior School daughter?
    • Click here to view a summary.
  • Where can I find a summary of all co-curricular activities available for my Senior School daughter?
    • Click here to view a summary.

GENERAL

  • What are the term dates and school attendance times?
    • Term dates can be found by clicking here.
    • Attendance times can be found here.
  • Do you have school camps?
    • Yes. There is a camp each year from Year 3 to Year 12.
    • Junior School.  More information about Junior School camps is available here.
    • Senior School.  More information about Senior School camps is available here.
  • Is there before and after school care available?
    • Yes. Both are provided within the School Campus.  More information is available here.
  • How do I book a Learning Conference?
    • Learning Conference appointments can be booked using Parent Teacher Online (PTO).  The link to PTO can be found at the top right of any page on this website, or you can click here now.
    • The School will contact you to advise of periods when Learning Conference appointments can be made, and to also provide you with a Username and Password to use the system. 
    • If you have further questions or have difficulty using PTO, please contact the School using the form here, or by phone on 03 9325 5000.