New Parent Information

Parental involvement is encouraged within the College, particularly in the Primary School where parents can be involved in helping out in the classroom as well as in the Library.

Volunteers are always welcomed in the Library, where parents can help with covering books, reading to children and taking part in the creation of the displays which make our Library such a special place for all the children.

In each Grade in the College the parents contribute to community by being involved in the 'Grade Parent' system. This is where some parents are chosen to be the Grade Parents for the year and usually organise some social events for parents and/or students.

Portal Access

The College runs an Administration Software package which incorporates both Student and Parent Portals.

On these portals there are daily notices, letters, student diary, timetables, homework, weekly College Newsletter and much more. The Student Portal is called 'Student Café' and the Parent Portal is called 'Parent Lounge'.

Access is given to students and parents upon enrolment. These portals are an essential part of our Administration system and communication to Parents and Students.

The Enrolment Information Form is submitted just prior to the student commencing their enrolment at the College.

SCHOOL TIMES

Primary School in 2021 will be from 8.45am to 3:15pm each day, and likewise Secondary School from 8:45am to 3:15pm

Primary students break for Recess where they eat together under supervision for 5 minutes before being able to play for 25 minutes.

Lunchtimes are similar, where students eat together for 10 minutes and then play for 30 minutes.

Secondary School operates with a 2-week cycle – Red Week and Blue Week. There are 4 x 75 minute Periods each day.

Secondary students have 25 minutes for Recess and 40 minutes for Lunch.

PARKING & TRAFFIC

At the College we endeavour to keep a safe environment for parents, students and staff, especially in our busy bus bay, parking and drop off areas.

The College has developed detailed plans to enable safe access to our grounds.

Carpark Procedure 2020

Traffic Management Plan

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY

The College runs a technology program called @GPCC which is an intiative using Apple MacBook Air devices for students in Years 7-10. Parents will be required to provide their student/s with a suitable device.

Please refer to the documents below for the specifications and ordering information.

@GPCC MacBook Minimum System Specifications

2021 BYO Mac JB Education GPCC (this does not have the latest M1 MacBooks available yet - we recommend waiting a few weeks before the new devices are available)