Here are some helpful answers to common FAQs
When will the College open?
The College will open at the beginning of 2023 with classes from Pre-K through to Year 7. We will grow progressively in subsequent years through to Year 12.
What year levels will be able to enrol?
We have wait lists for places in 2023 and are now taking enrolments for Pre-K to Year 7 in 2024 and beyond.
Where is the College located?
The College is located at 50 Heath Rd Leppington. Just off Camden Valley Way and right next to Hope Anglican Church.
How many students will the College hold?
The College is expected to begin with approximately 180 students and grow to a capacity of around 1300 students over the next decade.
Do I have to be a practicing Anglican/Christian to attend the College?
We are an inclusive Christian school community with an open enrolment policy. We accept families from all backgrounds and cultures, regardless of their faith position or religious affiliation.
Will my child learn about Christianity?
Yes, they will have the opportunity to explore faith and think critically about their own spirituality in a respectful and supportive environment.
Will the College have support for students with additional learning needs?
Yes. We believe in the principles of Universal Design for learning, which aim to cater for the needs of a diverse range of learners. We work with specialists (e.g., Speech therapists, Occupational therapists, Psychologist and Paediatricians) to assess student support needs and develop individual learning plans (ILP’s).
Is there an Out-of-School-Hours Care program?
Yes! We offer before and after school care from 7.00am in the morning, until 6.00pm in the evening. The program is held on-site and managed by Aspire OSHC, who also offer vacation care for our students.
What public transport options are available?
What are the days offered for the Pre-K Program?
The 3-Day program runs from Monday to Wednesday, and the 2-day program is Thursday and Friday. We have the flexibility to offer 4 or 5 days upon request.
At what age can my child/children apply for the Pre-K Program?
Generally, students in the Pre-K Program are turning 4 years old, prior to 30 April, in the year they are enrolled. In some cases, we will accept younger students, and depending on their progress, may spend 2 years in our Pre-K Program.
What are the College bell times?
- Pre-K to Year 4 8.25am – 2.50pm
- Year 5 to 12 8.18am-2.50pm
What are the class sizes at the College?
- Pre-K: 22 students
- K-2: 22 students
- Years 3-7: Up to 30 students
Classes in the Junior School consist of one teacher to one class of students. We do not have an open learning hub environment (multiple classes and teachers together) We do have the flexibility to provide co-teaching opportunities from time to time, for learning activities that benefit from this type of pedagogical approach.
Will there be composite or stage classes?
The NSW Curriculum is organised in stages for students in Years 1-6 - Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2), Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4) and Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6). Every class, whether year based, or stage based, has a range of students with varying abilities.Depending on enrolment numbers, we may group our students into Stage classes or single streams. Our teachers are experts at differentiation and evidence tells us there are no disadvantages to student learning in a stage-based class. There are, however, many positive social advantages and academic opportunities to these arrangements.
Does the College have a Wellbeing Program?
Yes. Our framework is based on the work and research of Dr Martin Seligman and the PERMAH model, which stands for Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and purpose, Achievement, and Health.
Our Pastoral Care programs are holistic and aim to develop character and resilience in young people aligned with our College’s core values.
Does the College have a Canteen?
Yes! Our Canteen is managed by Fresh Start Canteens and is available Wednesday-Friday of the school term.
We have a healthy food policy, recognising the benefits of healthy and nutritious food to student learning and wellbeing. Orders can be placed online through the Flexischools app (download from your app store).
Does the College have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program?
Students in Years 5 onward are required to bring their own laptop to school each day. Technology for K-4 is supplied by the College.
Will there be a Music Program available for students?
All students learn music from Pre-K through to Year 8 and may choose it as an elective for their senior studies.
An instrumental program is offered for students in Years 3 and 4 and students may progress to Concert Band and other ensembles after this.
Singing is an important part of music education and children are encouraged to take part in Choirs and other co-curricular music ensembles.
What Sporting Programs will be offered at the College?
Our students have the chance to be involved in the full range of sporting opportunities including gala days, weekly competitive sport through the MISA competitions, swimming, athletics, and cross-country carnivals, along with the opportunity for students to represent the College at higher levels of competition through CSSA and CIS.
What is the enrolment process?
All enrolment applications are done through our website, followed by an interview with the Principal and an offer of a place at the College. Applications can be completed here. If you have any questions, please contact us on (02) 8106 5900 or email@example.com.
How much are the school fees?
A fee schedule can be downloaded from the College website. Discounts apply for siblings.
Will there be an orientation program?
All our new students will be invited to an Orientation Program prior to starting at the College. Orientation programs ensure a smooth transition to school and we have a range of wellbeing structures including buddy systems and peer support to assist with entry to the College at every year level.
How do I purchase the College uniform?
Our uniforms are supplied by On Campus and Valour Sports. On Campus provide fitting of uniforms on site at our College, as well as online ordering.