Frequently Asked Questions
ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE JUNIOR SCHOOL
The following are anticipated questions and answers. There could be variations in the program of the Junior School, dependent upon enrolment numbers and circumstances. Therefore, these questions and answers are to be used as a guide.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Where will the school be located?
Gregory Hills Drive (North of the College's Rugby Fields)
When will the Junior School be opening for business?
We will be commencing our Junior School in 2018.
How will I enrol my child at St Gregory’s College Junior School?
An Application Form will be available on the Enrolment Information Evening in 2017 or Download an Application Package from this website.
When do I enrol my child at St Gregory’s College Junior School?
Enrolments are now OPEN!
What documents do I need to accompany my child’s enrolment application?
A list of required documents will be available with the Enrolment Package, ie. Birth Certificate, Sacramental Certificates, Recent Reports and Naplan Results.
What happens once my child’s enrolment application has been lodged?
The College will acknowledge your child’s enrolment and an interview will be arranged which is part of the enrolment process.
What will the uniform for the Junior School look like?
Noone, the College uniform supplier will be invited to submit designs for the uniform.
How will the Junior School be different to any other Catholic school in terms of Catholic life and culture?
The Marist charism of the Senior College will be reflected in the Junior School.
Who will oversee the Liturgical Life of the Junior School?
The Liturgical Life of the Junior School will be overseen by the Head of the Junior School in the initial beginning phase.
Who will be assisting with the Sacramental Life of the Junior School?
The Parish Priest, Fr David Catterall will be assisting with the sacramental life of the Junior School.
What will the arrangements for the Canteen be?
It will be outsourced to Alliance or be run by parent volunteers, depending on demand.
What will the staffing comprise of?
There will be a Head of the Junior School appointed in Term 1, 2017 and then the staffing for the Junior School will be based on the numbers that are submitted and accepted in 2017 for 2018.
What will be the lines of communication in the Junior school?
Parents will be communicated to by the same lines that are operating at St Gregory's College (Senior School) i.e. the website, the newsletter, email and the parent portal of Sentral.
What will the fees be in the Junior school?
As per Memorandum of Understanding with the Diocese, the fees will be 10% above the normal CEO fees plus a $1,000 building fund.
How will the Building Fund be levied in terms of families who have a boy in the Senior School as well?
It would be a levy of $1,000 per family but it would not be tax deductable as it would be a levy.
How would parent meetings operate?
Parent Forums will be organised initially as per the way in which the Senior School operates with meetings scheduled once per term, one at 9 am and one at 7.30 pm in the Donovan Room at St Gregory's College on a scheduled day in the term.
What would the hours of operation of the Junior School be?
At this stage, they would be the same as the secondary due to commitments to buses and traffic and especially for 2018 and then they may have to be relooked at due to the extension of Gregory Hills Drive. Hours 8.30 am to 3.00 pm.
How will transport in the area operate?
There will be two methods of operation for car pickup which will mean that the cars can be directed to the Junior School or they can use the western entrance to the Senior School. This is something that will need further exploration closed to the commencement date as the road development is currently taking place up until and in the lead up to 2018.
What would be the holidays and Staff Development Days be?
They would be the same as the Senior School initially until the Department is fully operational in 2020 at which time further discussion may need to take place.
Will there be before and after school care available?
Yes, and this will be arranged in 2017 for 2018.
How would representative sport be organised for the students of the Junior School?
It would be based along Diocesan lines and the students would be encouraged to enter the Diocesan trials for representative teams.
Will it be a Diocesan run school?
No, it is part of the St Gregory’s College and therefore will be administered by the Leadership of St Gregory’s College.
Will there be a car park and pick up/drop off zone?
There is a drop off zone and car parking for fifty cars. There will be car parking available in the street outside school peak hours.