Conditions of Enrolment

Conditions of Enrolment

Toowoomba Christian College provides a distinctively Christian education. It is expected therefore, that parents and guardians who ask to enrol their children in the school be fully supportive of the aims, mission statement, practices and discipline policy of the school.

The Principal of Toowoomba Christian College will enrol a student if: 

  • He is of the opinion that the enroling parent/s (or guardian/s) and the student will fully support the school's Christian education as set out in the school's mission statement, aims, practices and discipline policy, and;
  • There is room in the relevant class.

 

The Principal may rescind the offer of enrolment if:

  • The Principal discovers that false or misleading information has been presented to the school during the enrolment process, or 
  • The Principal is of the opinion that the student or parents are no longer supporting the school’s Christian education as set out in the school’s mission statement, aims, practices and discipline policy.

 

Each enrolment is at the discretion of the Principal.

 

Conditions of Enrolment

Enrolment at Toowoomba Christian College is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. That the parents/caregivers will support the principles of Christian education as outlined in the School Standards.
  2. That the student will be allowed to participate fully in the life and program of the school.
  3. That the student will adhere to the school’s uniform policy.
  4. That the parents/caregivers will meet their monthly financial obligations to the school regarding fees.
  5. That the parents/caregivers and the student support the school’s philosophy and ethos.
  6. That the parents/caregivers support the school’s Discipline Policy.
  7. That the school may suspend a student at its discretion.
  8. That the parents/caregivers endorse the outworking of the school’s Mission Statement in the education of their student/s.
  9. That the school reserves the right to withdraw an enrolment when the parent or caregiver is involved in serious or persistent misconduct in relation to a student, a member of staff, another parent or to the reputation of the school.

 

School Standards

Toowoomba Christian College offers to parents a Christian education for their children based on the following principles:

  1. An education based on the school’s Mission Statement.
  2. Christian staff.
  3. A high academic standard that seeks to extend students.
  4. A high standard in dress, language, behaviour and manners.
  5. An upright moral environment based upon love and judgement.
  6. The rights of every child to be safe, accepted and have a fresh start.
  7. Willingness of the student to comply with the school’s expectations and to be accountable for their actions.
  8. A loving but firm discipline.
  9. The truth that God is Sovereign, the Creator of everything.
  10. The presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
  11. An evangelical interpretation of the Bible.
  12. A Year 12 alternative credential to the OP currently offered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
  13. A school that seeks to be innovative and responsive to new opportunities.
  14. Parental support for the Christian culture and ethos of the school.

For more detail, please read the School Standards Explanations.

Thank you for reading this document and for considering TCC as the place for your children to be educated. 

 

When Court Orders are in Place

When Court Orders are in place:

If there are Court Orders in place or if there is a Parenting Plan (signed by both parents) (Orders), Toowoomba Christian College will comply with the terms of the Orders.

If the Orders specifically state who has the right to decide where the child attends school, the school will accept for enrolment purposes the signature of the parent who has the right to make the decision.

If the Orders state that both parents must agree before enrolling the child in school, then both parents will be required to sign the enrolment form.

If the Orders are silent on whether both parents need to agree, but include that the parents have “joint parental responsibility for major long term issues”, then both parents should consult with each other and make a genuine effort to come to a joint decision about the enrolment.

Please note it is not the school’s responsibility to facilitate a dispute, nor interpret family court orders when parents or caregivers disagree about matters pertaining to their child’s education.

When a parent states they are the only caregiver: When a parent arranges an enrolment interview and expresses in person that they are the sole carer of a child or that there is no parenting plan in place, the school will take this statement in good faith and will process the application in light of that statement.
When there is an objection to the enrolment: When one of the parents or caregivers notifies the school that they do not support the enrolment of their child in the school, the enrolment will not proceed until there is agreement between the parents or caregivers that is expressed by signatures on this page showing their support for the enrolment.

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