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Enrolling at our college

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

Our ECDP offers a centre – based program for children from 1 to 5 years of age. In these programs our staff develop the children’s experiences through small group and individualised interactions. The learning experiences are planned in collaboration with the parent/s and other team members supporting the child’s development. For information on enrolment into this program please contact the ECDP directly on 3823 9353.


Prep students

Your child is eligible to enter Prep if they turn five by 30 June in that school year. Education Queensland has an online calculator to help determine if your child is at an appropriate age for Prep.  

If you are unsure about whether or not your child is socially and emotionally, or academically ready, please feel free to meet with the Principal to discuss your thoughts and make a decision together. 

The forms listed below are also required to be completed to enrol into Prep. Please arrange an interview using the 2022 Prep , Montessori, High Capacity and Montessori enrolment bookings link

More information is available on the Prep page.

Prep teachers deliver the Australian Curriculum in a play based, age appropriate pedagogy. Our Prep classrooms are quite large and supported by a part time Teacher Aide. Prep students enjoy a fenced environment for playing and eating, and slowly transition to sit with the older students (Years One to Three) later each year. 

Prep students access a variety of Specialist Teachers including Chinese, Science, Physical Education, Performing Arts and Digital Technology.


Students in Years One to Six

Students are taught the Australian Curriculum using Curriculum to the Classroom Resources and purchased programs (like Stepping Stones, Mathletics, Reading Eggs etc). 

A Head of Department oversees the curriculum content and teaching approach for each area of the Australian Curriculum.

Students are taught using Explicit Direct Instruction. Each lesson had a clear learning objective and success criteria, specific questioning styles and ongoing checking of understanding. 

We also use the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model in our teaching and learning sequence, moving students through stages of engagement, from;

  • I Do (Teacher centred instruction and modelling)
  • We Do / You do Together (Collaborative engagement in the learning; practise of skills together)
  • You Do (Student demonstration of their learning)

Our teaching teams collaborate to develop Year Level plans and Term Plans that ensure continuity and alignment across classrooms from Prep to Year Six, and meet weekly to discuss progress and plan next steps.

Technology is integrated in to the classroom as determined by the Teacher, either using iPads Kits or Computer Labs.

Students in each year level access a specialist Chinese Teacher, Science Teacher, Digital Technology Teacher, Performing Arts Teaching, and Physical Education Teacher. 


Montessori Program (currently Prep to Year Six)

Montessori classrooms provide a specially crafted learning environment where children are able to respond to their natural tendency to work. Children have an innate passion for learning, and the Montessori classroom encourages this by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of a trained adult. Through their work, the children develop concentration and joyful self-discipline. Within a framework of order, the children progress at their own pace and rhythm, according to their individual capabilities.

Information can be found on our Montessori Page​.

Students in Years Seven to Twelve 

Students are taught the Australian Curriculum using Curriculum to the Classroom Resources, Vocational Education and Queensland Curriculum Authority approved Year Eleven and Year Twelve subjects. 

Heads of Department oversee the curriculum content and teaching approach for each area of the Australian Curriculum. 

Students are taught using Explicit Direct Instruction. Each lesson had a clear learning objective and success criteria, specific questioning styles and ongoing checking of understanding. 

We also use the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model in our teaching and learning sequence, moving students through stages of engagement, from;

  • I Do (Teacher centred instruction and modelling)
  • We Do / You do Together (Collaborative engagement in the learning; practise of skills together)
  • You Do (Student demonstration of their learning)

Technology integration is making a profound impact on educational outcomes and the future of our students. It is our vision that these devices will help us further prepare our students for the future with more opportunities to develop 21st century skills and foster a culture of lifelong learning. 

Upon enrolment, all students on the Senior Campus will receive a school owned/issued Apple iPad together with protective case and charger. 

Students will need to ensure the iPad is charged for the beginning of each school day. Students are responsible for the care and safety of their school issued iPad.


New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (currently Years Sevent to Ten)

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global initiative launched by Michael Fullen, a leading authority on education reform.  Our school is one of many schools worldwide working together to share best practice in how to prepare and equip our students for the future.  

The core elements of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning are the 21st century skills of Creativity, Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Character, known as the 6Cs.

Students are invited to apply for our "Scholars Program" when enrolling.

What to bring to an enrolment


For all enrolments, parents/caregivers need to accompany the student for an interview at the College. A copy of a previous report card is helpful. An enrolment form signed by parent/caregiver is also required. The Principal and other members of the Administration are available to discuss individual circumstances. Please contact us at the Senior Campus office for more information.


Repeating students:

Students will generally repeat only Year 12. It would only be considered appropriate to repeat another year level following extensive consultation and testing. Students are provided only 24 semesters (12 years) of education. The Principal has the discretion to grant an extra two semesters where educational benefit can be demonstrated.

Year 12 repeat students would need to apply to the Principal prior to the end of the previous school year. Repeating would be approved only if a clear educational benefit is established and space is available in the required courses.

Mature age students:

Requests to enrol as mature age students (nineteen years and older) are handled individually.

All persons seeking such enrolment are reminded of the special opportunities and advantages offered at the Coorparoo Centre for Continuing Secondary Education where adult classes are held.

Evidence (reports, certificates etc) of the person's previous educational level should be brought to the interview, as well as personal references and evidence of recent work history.

   
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 Interested in enrolling?

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Last reviewed 15 April 2021
Last updated 15 April 2021