Information for New Primary School Students
New Year 4, 5 and 6 students will need to collect their iPads from the Library on Friday, 20 January 2023.
8:30am - 9:30am Year 4
9:30am - 10:00am Year 5 & 6
Students will be provided with their iPad as well as receive technical support regarding the set-up of the iPad in readiness for classroom use.
One parent is required to be in attendance.
In order for you to be able to collect your child's device, you must have completed the Parent 1 to 1 Device User Agreement – For School and Home Use. If you still need to do this, please click the following link: Device Parent Agreement
Primary School classrooms will be open on Friday, 20 January 2023, from 8:30am to 10:00am.
Your child can connect with their teacher and visit their class for the year.
New students commencing in Years 1 to 6 will be invited to attend an Orientation Day on Monday, 28 November 2022.
All new students are allocated to one of our four Sports Houses:
Bribie (red), Moreton (green), Stradbroke (blue), and K'gari Fraser (yellow).
Siblings are always placed in the same House.
New students' House allocations are advised when you are purchasing uniforms from the College Shop. It is listed on their system.
Information will be emailed to all new parents in Week 1 of the new academic year. It's important to keep this email safe as it will contain your login and password to sign into SEQTA.
SEQTA is a gateway to your child's academic reports, fee statements, notices and your child's academic timetable.
All families will receive an email during the holidays from the Primary School Office with information about the Uniform Timetable. The Primary School Uniform Timetable advises on which days to wear which uniform.
At the start of each term, this information is updated and available via the SEQTA Engage Portal on our website and the College Shop web page.
Parking in the first couple of weeks of a new school year can be busy. To keep the traffic flowing smoothly, we will have staff guiding traffic in the first two weeks of the first term.
Primary School parents are encouraged to park near the Worship Centre or down by the swimming pool/College Shop. Rim Road is also another option for parking and drop off.
The Immanuel Early Learning Centre Car Park (out the front of the Main Administration Building) is strictly off limits for College families to park or drop off children unless they have a child attending the IELC.
STAS (School Transport Assistance Scheme) school bus pass applications for the 2023 school year.
Parents/Carers will need to apply for a new school bus pass if their students are -
• Starting at a new school in 2023
• Moving into Year 7 at their current school in 2023
• Residing at a new address in 2023
Parents/Carers will not need to apply for a school bus pass if their students are already bus pass holders and are (a) staying at the same school and (b) residing at the same address.
Parents/Carers can apply for STAS online here http://www.qld.gov.au/schooltransportassistance
ü One Form
ü Up to Five Children
ü Any Device
Please contact STASDigital.Helpdesk@tmr.qld.gov.au or 1300 119 289 for technical assistance with your online application.
Please visit our website below for school bus service information.
CDC Sunshine Coast https://cdcqueensland.com.au/bus-services/sunshine-coast-schools/
Phone: (07) 54766622 Email: email@example.com
Bus passes will be delivered to the school in the first 2 weeks of term 1 to be distributed to students. A grace period will apply for the first 2 weeks to allow students to receive their bus passes.
Please keep in mind if your student isn't eligible for a school bus pass, you will need to obtain a go Card online or from your closest retailer. For more information, please visit https://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card
If you have any queries, please contact:
School Liaison and Customer Service Co-ordinator
T (07) 5476 6622 M 0459 854 010
A 11 Page Street, KUNDA PARK, QLD 4556
Prep students will have a staggered start date:
Group 1: Will attend school on 23 January 2023.
Group 2: Will attend school on 24 January 2023.
All Prep students will attend on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.
Information regarding which group your child has been assigned to and their teacher details will be communicated to you late in November.
The 2023 academic year commences on 23 January 2023 (except Prep students, who will be notified in writing regarding their staggered start dates). Students should aim to be at the College by 8:15am for an 8:30am start. On the first day of school, all new students are to go directly to their classrooms where they will meet with their teacher and be introduced to their buddies. If you are not sure where your child’s class is located then one of our staff in the Primary School Office will be happy to assist.
All new students from P-12 will have their Student Photo ID's taken early in the new year, this will be done during school time.
For those who haven’t done so as yet, please forward copies of your child’s Semester 2, 2022 reports and 2022 NAPLAN results (if applicable) to the Primary School Office to be added to your child’s student records.
2023 fees are due to be published shortly.
You can click on the Fee Calculator link below to view payment options.
Each year level has its own Facebook page where parents can connect and share information. This is a great resource and especially helpful when you are new to the College.
Below are the year-level links that you can click on and ask to join:
Each term, your child will be given a list of co curricular activities (changes each term) in which they can register their interest to participate.
Please note that at the start of each academic year, it might take a couple of weeks before the first timetable is issued.
The Innovation Hub (Library) also offers activities at recess time, which includes the Maker Space area, and the Prep to Year 3 have access to activities in the Primary School area.
Chess Mates (external provider) run a chess group/training on Thursdays after school (3:15pm to 4:00pm) for Prep to Year 6 students. To register, please go to the Chess Mates website: https://chessmates.com.au/
Lego Masters (robotics using Lego) is also an activity offered.
Under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (Qld) parents have a legal obligation to ensure that their children attend school and if your child is likely to be absent from school for more than 10 consecutive school days (e.g. holiday, illness), prior approval must be obtained from the Principal. An Application for Exemption form can be obtained either from Student Services or the Enrolments Registrar.
If your child is in the Primary School and needs to leave early, you must meet them personally at Student Services to sign them out.
If your child is absent from school, please call the Absentee Line on 5477 3459.