When enrolling during the year, you will be asked to set aside approximately 1 hour to meet with the Principal or Deputy Principal. This meeting represents the first and most significant phase of the induction process for members new to our school.
In the induction meeting the Principal or Deputy Principal will outline some key aspects of the school, seek your commitment to support the school’s initiatives and share in the vision and ownership of the school. A Student Induction Program will be tabled in this meeting to ensure every effort has been made to make the transition into Allenstown School as smooth as possible.
Enrolling families will be taken on a tour of the school to view our wonderful facilities and to meet the appropriate teachers. Following this initial induction meeting, booklist and uniform requirements are organised. Most commonly, students are not placed into class the same day the enrolment process has occurred, rather they return the following day fully organised, dressed in their uniform, and mentally prepared for the day. A desk and chair will be organised and an induction buddy will be arranged by the class teacher.
Where possible you are asked to enrol your child/children prior to their first day of the school year so that a teacher and class may be allocated and furniture provisions organised. Most significantly, because we are a strict uniform school, enrolling students are expected to be in full uniform for their first day of school. Uniforms can be purchased from Inferno, East Street, Rockhampton (opposite the Post Office) Phone (07) 49140172
Minimum enrolment ages
Proof of a child’s age, such as a Birth Certificate, is required by the Principal for enrolments. Exceptions may occur when a child has already been enrolled in formal schooling in another state or country.
First day and enrolment procedures
The first day of school is always a very special day in a child’s life and is full of surprise, wonder, bewilderment and anxiety. For this reason we plan for the day to run as smoothly as possible. You can assist this process by ensuring your child has been enrolled prior to the first day of school. This will ensure a class and teacher has been allocated and that their desk will be waiting for them. If enrolment forms have already been completed, there is no necessity for parents and students to report to the office. If students have not enrolled prior to Day One, parents/carers and students are asked to report to the office.
Class lists will be displayed near the administration building in the week preceding the start of the school year and on Day One. Teachers will be in attendance in the room to receive and welcome your child and supply them with name tags. If your child is upset by this momentous occasion, it is best that you say goodbye to your child, then leave swiftly. This helps your child understand you are confident that they are in a safe place. Unduly delays to your departure can cause more upset for your child.