Gold Creek School

An ACT Public School
Building the Future Together


Enrolment

Application Process

In order to enrol at an ACT Government school you are required to complete an application form, this form is available on the ACT Education Directorate website. Once this form has been completed and submitted it is emailed to the school of your choice and they will contact you to let you know if your child has been provisionally enrolled.

All new student enrolment applications for 2018 open from 26 April 2017 (day 1 term 2). Initial responses for 2018 applications will be emailed from 23-26 June 2017. If you are enrolling your child to start school in 2017 or if your child is transferring to an ACT public school at any stage you will need to use the same online form.

Use the online enrolment/transfer form and Parent/carer guide to enrolment/transfer for ACT public schools located on the 'Enrolling in an ACT Public School' section of the Education Directorate website.

Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their son or daughter at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

Once this step has been completed there are a number of documents which will need to be sighted by the school to complete the application process. A complete listing of these is available here (Information required to enrol at gold creek school).

Transition Services and Programmes in Schools

There are several helpful videos on the Education Directorates website that maybe of some assistance  when students are transitioning from primary to high schools or high schools to college.

Technology In The Classroom

BYOD (Bring your own device)for more information please see copy of letter sent out September 2016.

Policies

When enrolling at Gold Creek School please refer to our Policies under Our School on the website.

Programmes

We offer a number of programmes to support our students achieve their goals in both academic and creative fields.

Gifted and Talented Students

Applications for placement into the G &T Programme are required to be submitted by 31 October for entry the following year. For more information please refer to our G & T Programme under Curriculum on the website.

Specialised Support Programme

Teachers work collaboratively with parents to create Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for students with particular needs. This ensures that all students are able to achieve personal success in a mainstream setting. We offer additional support through our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) on the Senior Site and the e-learning cafe on the Junior Site. Further information is available here (Gold Creek School Learning Resource Centre).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support

At Gold Creek School we are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. We nurture and value the cultural identify of our Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners. We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members to our school.

Band

We provide the opportunity for students in Years 7-10 to participate in one of our school bands. The band performs regularly at assemblies as well as participating in performances at Floriade, Open Nights, and at the Australian National Eisteddfod. The application form to join the school bands is available here (Band Program Application Form).

Defence Student Support

Many students who attend Gold Creek School are from Australian Defence Force families. The school Defence Transition Mentor is available to support the educational transition of students and their families when they arrive from out of state and international schools. If you would like the support of the Defence Transition Mentor please complete Defence Families form and return it to the school.

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