Enrolment FAQs | Central Coast Grammar School

Enrolment FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for or need further information please contact our Registrar Sarah Barker or speak with her on +61 2 4365 8404.

What is the enrolment procedure?

Registration (from birth) to join our waitlist.

One year prior to enrolment registered children are invited to enrolment interviews in order of registration date.

Prior to interviews, parents are required to submit an application form to CCGS with supporting documentation.

After the interview, an offer of a place at CCGS may be made by the Head of School, provided CCGS is satisfied that your child has met the enrolment criteria outlined in the enrolment policy. A signed acceptance form, outlining our enrolment conditions, and payment are required to accept an offer of enrolment at CCGS.

When do I need to apply?

It is never too early to register as waiting lists are common and the sooner you register the higher up the list your child will be. Some parents choose to register their children many years prior to attendance (even from the birth of their child).

Should you wish to enrol your child immediately or some time within the next twelve months, please skip the Registration step and proceed to Application.

What is the cost to register and enrol my child?

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $180 applies for each child you wish to register. Registering your child will give you greater assurance that there will be a place at the school when the time for enrolment arrives. A Registration Fee applies for every child entering the school, even if a position is applied for at short notice, so it pays to register early.

A non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $700 per child is payable within two weeks of an enrolment being confirmed.

A partially refundable Entrance Fee of $2,500 per family is payable within two weeks of an enrolment being confirmed. $1250 of the Entrance Fee is refundable when the last child in the family leaves the school, subject to parents having paid all money due to the school and otherwise having complied with the Conditions of Enrolment.

 
What are the tuition costs?
Are scholarships available?

The School offers a flexible range of scholarships, available to both current and new students. Head to Scholarships for the latest information on our current program.

I’d like my child to change schools. Is it possible to enrol now?

We will accept applications for immediate commencement as long as a place is available. Please contact our Registrar to determine availability in your child’s year.

Does my child have to sit an entrance test?

We are an inclusive, non-selective school so unless you are applying for one of our scholarship positions, your child will not be asked to sit an entrance test. Literacy and numeracy skills are assessed during the orientation or induction process to inform the planning of learning programs.

I already have a child at the school, will siblings automatically have a place?

If you already have a child attending CCGS then siblings have enrolment priority. Where a waiting list applies, siblings are automatically placed ahead of children who have no siblings at the school. Make sure you register each child for peace of mind as siblings can only be admitted where vacancies exist.

Can I visit the school to see it in operation?

Absolutely! Visiting us is the best way to discover the unique educational opportunities offered by our school. You are welcome at our Information Events and Open Mornings, which take place each term. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with our Registrar at any stage of the enrolment process.

When will my child's place be confirmed?

The Registrar will contact families on the Waiting List approximately 12 months prior to enrolment date to arrange an enrolment interview.  Enrolment contracts are issued following enrolment interview.

Does my child have to attend an enrolment interview?

Yes. The enrolment interview is a key stage in the enrolment process and one or both parents should attend along with the child. You can use the interview as an opportunity to find out more about how the school operates and we can get to know your child and discuss any special abilities or needs they may have.

Will my child be able to attend an orientation day prior to attending CCGS?

To ensure a smooth transition for children starting school, CCGS has an extensive orientation experience where each child has the opportunity to visit our campus many times to gradually relate to their new purpose-built learning environment. Parents also have time to meet the key people and begin initial relationships. The welcoming experience is matched to the needs of older children joining the school and an orientation day is always part of that experience.

What age should my child be to enrol in Kindergarten?

In general, children should have turned 5 by March 31 of their Kindergarten year. Kindergarten interviews are held in May the year prior to enrolment to discuss any questions you may have. If you are unsure about your child’s year of entry into Kindergarten please contact our Registrar.