Semester 1 enrolments are closed.
Semester 2, 2019 waiting list is now open.
ON CAMPUS & FLEXIBLE LEARNING ARRANGEMENTS
Charlotte Mason believed in providing a broad liberal education accessible to all children. Her concept of a ‘liberal education for all’, involved a balance between academic, practical, and cultural learning while including the integral thread of a Christian worldview.
CMC is a selective entry school, not so much in terms of academic grade scores, but in terms of participants having a growing desire for all that is good, true and beautiful in life. This includes a willingness to engage in what Classical Educators call ‘the Great Conversation’ – that is to participate in cultural appreciation for the great literature and artworks of the leading thinkers/authors/artists/composers who have influenced the development of Western civilisation over the last 6,000 years.
It is the kind of education usually only offered at elite and expensive private schools, and this type of Cultural Liberal Arts Education is renowned for producing the great thinkers and leaders of society. Whereas other more common school systems have been designed with more pragmatic reasons – to produce a compliant workforce (of ‘technicians’ rather than ‘thinkers’). Charlotte Mason was concerned that all children should develop as whole people, who can turn their hand to practical tasks, engage in high level thinking and leadership, and mix in the finest cultural circles – not for class/status reasons, but because fine culture, creativity, goodness, truth and beauty are all part of our natural inheritance as human beings created in the image of God.
CMC draws its students from families who are willing to support CMC’s Purpose, Values, and Ethos. Our College parents and students view the opportunity for participation in the CMC program and the College community as a privilege. Our selection process involves parents and students reading the CMC Ethos Statement in the Enrolment Application Form and agreeing to peacefully and respectfully participate in all aspects of the CMC program and College culture.
At CMC, we have a big vision of what we want to accomplish with our students, and we have an ambitious curriculum because we have a high view of the child. However, at present we do not have a special needs teacher, and limited resources, so (at this point in time) we are unable to accept students with significant learning or behavioural challenges.
Charlotte Mason College is a small school. Three classrooms in 2018. Each class has a maximum of 16 students.
Please read all the information sent to you throughout the Enrolment Process, as both your family and the College need to use this process to make sure that CMC is a suitable ‘fit’ for both parties. CMC learning is not for everybody but those who decide this style of learning suits them never look back.
On Campus & Flexible Learning Enrolment Procedure
The QLD department of Education and Training defines the term as follows:
With distance education, a parent enrols their child in a school of distance education and a school program is provided by that school for the child. Teachers are available to help monitor the child’s learning, and a teacher from the school prepares progress reports about the child. The parent is the supervisor or home tutor to the child within their home. There are state schools and accredited non-state schools of distance education.
Charlotte Mason College provides full-service education support for Distance Education students and their parents, as well as On Campus classrooms for Preschool to Grade 12. Our Distance Education students are usually learning at home, and supervised by a parent, governess or tutor.
A CMC Learning Advisor interviews the parent and student by phone to assess their educational needs. After negotiation with the parent, the Leaning Advisor provides a curriculum plan for the parent to use and records any negotiable alternate learning activities.
The students may also participate in periodic classes through Flexible Learning Arrangements, Campus Programs and Camps offered by the College.
A consultant will discuss with you the options available for you, to determine the education services that will best cater to your individual needs.
Distance Education Enrolment Procedure
Step 1. Enrolment Application sent into College
Step 2. DE Advisor contacts family
Step 3. If enrolment accepted: Enrolment information sent to College accounts for enrolment fee to be paid and fee payment plan set up. (please note enrolment is only confirmed after enrolment fee is paid)
Step 4. Enrolment confirmation pack and parent training materials forward to new family
Step 5. DE Learning Advisor/ Teacher contacts family to discuss curriculum and Learning Plan for newly enrolled students
Step 6. Curriculum purchased
Step 7. The CMC learning journey begins