Enrolments and Fees

Valuable but Affordable

Providing a values-based Christian education opportunity for your child is a valuable life choice to bless him or her with. Enabling opportunities for students to form firm foundations for life now and into eternity is one we are committed to. We seek to keep our fees affordable by:

  • Maintaining our not-for-profit focus. Operational surplus funds are reinvested into school facilities to enhance educational opportunities

  • Only charging for a maximum of two students from any one family

  • We add value to the fees for example by including Camps (including our Year 7 Canberra trip), providing a one-to-one quality laptop supplied to Secondary students on loan at no additional hire fee, compulsory field trips, sports transport to regular competitions.

Enrolment Process

We welcome and encourage general enquiries from families regarding enrolments throughout the year. Groves Christian College is a learning community made up of supportive families, seeking quality schooling within the Christian faith tradition. Families that are willing to commit to sharing in the College community as described below should initiate an enrolment enquiry within the College. These commitments are:

  • Faithfully supporting at all times the Christian faith basis as well as the vision, mission, ethos and values of the College, including as are set out in the CCM Statement of Faith;
  • Respectfully, honouring the College leadership and their decisions;
  • Relationally, speaking with staff members, students and other community members with sensitivity and respect, and complying with published processes to raise concerns;
  • Educationally, allowing their student to participate fully in the life of the College, encouraging appropriate behaviours consistent with College expectations and being an active partner in the education of their children;
  • Financially, ensuring the timely payment of fees and charges;
  • Socially, helping build up the College community for the benefit of students as well as speaking positively and assisting occasionally as time permits (this could include, where requested, helping on a regular basis as a volunteer).

For students, engagement expectations (which increase with age) include:

  • Striving to achieve their personal best;
  • Participating fully in College activities; and
  • Contributing positively to the life of the College, which includes the welfare of others
  • Respectfully, honouring the College leadership and their decisions;
  • Relationally, speaking with staff members, students and other community members with sensitivity and respect, and complying with published processes to raise concerns;
  • Personally, observing compliance with the College policies, rules and procedures, exercising appropriate self-discipline and following the established College and classroom rules, and behaving in a way that does not bring dishonour to the name of Christ, or disgrace to the College.

We invite families to complete the Online Enquiry Form or alternatively visit our College reception in-person to complete an enquiry in person.

All prospective families are invited learn more about Groves through a College tour. The tour presents information about the College’s values, Christian ethos, expectations and allows families to see the College facilities. Parents will be able to evaluate the College to determine if what the College offers is suitable for their family and the learning needs of their children. College tours are conducted by the Heads of School.

After attending a College tour, families are able to decide if they desire to be part of the College Community. If families are willing to support the College as detailed in Section 1, we may invite them to complete an Enrolment Application form. The application form will need to be returned fully completed with supporting documentation.

Documentation required to be provided by families includes:

  • Application Enrolment Form
  • Child’s birth certificate for proof of identity and residency
  • Parent proof of identity
  • Recent academic reports
  • Any additional documentation regarding educational needs

There is no enrolment application fee at Groves Christian College.

Submitting an enrolment application form does not guarantee entry into the College but starts the enrolment consideration process.

The College will consider and review the information and documentation provided to make a preliminary determination of the College’s capacity to meet the educational needs of your child. The College may request additional information if required.

All applications for enrolment are considered according to a range of criteria. The chief general criterion is based on the notion of mutual benefit. The College enrols students who will benefit from a Christian education at the College and from whom the College will benefit by their enrolment.

Once the college has reviewed the supplied information, we will schedule an enrolment interview with the relevant College staff.  In conjunction with the interview we will also arrange for your child to participate in literacy and numeracy testing.

The purpose of the interview is to formally discuss the suitability of the College, Family and Student to each other. We consider:

  • Shared values in regards to the ethos of the College.
  • Educational needs of your child and our capacity to meet those needs.
  • Financial, social and cooperation commitment of parents to the College.
  • The commitment of the student to contribute positively to the College community.

This consultation gives all parties the opportunity to consider these aspects before entering into an educational partnership through a formal contract.

Where information obtained by or provided to the College indicates that the student has a disability or is at educational risk, the College will further consult with you to identify the support or adjustments that may be required. This may lead to requests for additional reports or medical documentation from specialists outside the College, at your own expense. If the College determines that the student would require adjustments, appropriate staff will be consulted to identify whether those adjustments required are reasonable in that they balance the interests, including safety, of all concerned (students and staff).

Following the interview, the College will determine if an enrolment placement will be offered.

Following the interview, the College will notify you to confirm if a placement is offered or not. If a place is offered, the College will provide an Enrolment Contract and associated documents including information regarding fee payment.

Any placement offer will be based upon the information provided by you during the enrolment process. In the event that any of this information is subsequently revealed to be inaccurate, false or misleading and the College was induced to make the offer based on the information, the College reserves the right to review the enrolment and may decide to withdraw the offer, or if it has been accepted, terminate the agreement. If it transpires after enrolment that the educational needs of a student are beyond the reasonable capacity of the College to meet, the College may review the enrolment in consultation with you.

To accept your offer of enrolment, families will need to:

  • return the signed Enrolment contract
  • return the Fee Payment Selection form
  • submit any other requested documents
  • pay the enrolment confirmation deposit. This is a non-refundable payment that will be credited to your school account.

All Enrolment Contract offers have an expiry date, scheduled on the Letter of Offer. We request that families communicate with the College if they are unable to confirm their enrolment with the abovementioned steps by the expiry date.

Once the Enrolment Contract returned, your enrolment at the College is confirmed for the commencement date in your Letter of Offer.
If you are commencing at the start of a school year, you will receive a Start-Up pack during December for the following year. This pack will include all the key information for commencing, including uniform details, bookpack services and calendars.
If you are commencing at another time, you will be met at our Administration on your first day by a College leader who is local to your student. They will be orientated to the grounds and introduced to their teachers and peers by the leader, with follow-up as required across the settling in period.
The College would like to thank you for considering us for your child’s education. Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Registrar on: 07 3380 5800 or email  enrolments@groves.qld.edu.au