Staff Planning (pupil free) days in term 3
Dear parents and carers
Thank you for your support in term 2. We are pleased to have transitioned back to more usual school activities and have welcomed the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions.
ACT public schools have continued to face workload pressures with higher than usual staff and student absences due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 and seasonal flu in the community.
This has often meant school leaders and teachers are taking extra class time to cover staff absences. We value and appreciate everyone’s commitment to our students during these challenging times.
We expect these workforce pressures will continue through the colder months of the year.
The Education Directorate is supporting ACT public schools to manage their extra workloads with two staff planning days in term 3. These days will give teachers the time for lesson planning and administrative tasks that they can’t do while on class.
Our school will hold staff planning (pupil free) days on:
- Friday 5 August 2022, and
- Friday 9 September 2022.
Where possible, we ask that students do not attend school on these days. Students who can’t stay at home will be able to attend school and be supervised while undertaking general learning activities.
Please confirm via phone on 6142 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child will be attending school on these days.
If you have any further questions about public school staff planning days, please reach out to our front office.
2023 ACT Public School Enrolments
Online Enrolments for all 2023 ACT public school enrolments are now open for all year levels Preschool to Year 12.
PLEASE NOTE: Gold Creek School is a P-10 school. This means current preschool students* do not need to apply to continue to kindergarten, and year 6 students do not need to complete an application to continue to year 7. All year 10 students will need to complete an application if they intent to progress to college education. (*The only exception to this, are the preschool students, who do not currently live in the GCS enrolment area and received a 2022 preschool offer on a 'preschool year only'. These families will need to complete an online enrolment form for 2023).
Enrolment applications made between 6am 26 April 2022 and 11:59pm 3 June 2022 will receive a school placement offer from 25 July 2022. Applications made after 3 June will receive their offers later in the year. Further information about the enrolment process and timeline, and access to the online enrolment form, can be found on the Education Directorate Website