CHARLOTTE MASON COLLEGE CAMPUS
On Campus Classes at CMC deliver an education highly responsive to individual needs. Pupils receive more immediate and tailored feedback on their progress.
We consider the size of CMC classes intrinsic to who we are and to our vision, and to our capacity to maintain an alternative learning culture. Class sizes in the Infants (Grades P-2) will not exceed 12. Junior (Grades 3-6) and Middle School (Grades 7-9) do not exceed 16 pupils per class. In the Senior School (Grades 10-12) classes do not exceed 18 pupils.
We currently have a small number of multi-age classrooms. In 2018, a Primary School from Grades P-5, a Middle School, Grades 6-8 and a Senior School Grades 9-12. In 2019 we are hoping to add a fourth multi-age class and the class grade breakdown will be…
Infant: P-2, Junior: 3-6, Middle: 7-9, Senior: 10-12.
In the On Campus classes, our relatively small size as a whole and our small numbers in each class, mean every individual is noticed, every child belongs. No child is labelled or lost in the crowd. It is our hope that future reports will likely say…. ‘Relationships are strong, respectful and trusting…teachers know their pupils exceptionally well.’
Such conditions make it possible for pupils to concentrate effectively upon their work, thus nurturing one of the most important skills a learner can possess, the habit of attention. These conditions also make it possible for us to cover more ground. In the Infant and Junior Schools our lessons are relatively short, and we aim to keep the pace up. Such intellectual stimulation is central to making the learning experience enjoyable.
In larger, noisier classes, where the pace moves more slowly, too many pupils are under-stimulated and too much time is wasted.
Small classes also mean we are uniquely well placed to provide effective pastoral care. Because teachers know their pupils so well, they are more closely aware of the relational dynamics between pupils and can more readily intervene if difficulties arise.
Communications from parents, about pastoral or academic issues, are responded to rapidly. If a pupil needs closer support and monitoring, perhaps due to difficulties outside of school, we can do this more easily, with support if necessarily from our School Pastor.
WHAT IS DISTANCE EDUCATION?
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 Learning Advisor then maps any suggested learning activities, resources and strategies to the National Curriculum.
The students may also participate in periodic classes through flexible learning arrangements, activity days and camps offered by the school.
A consultant will discuss with you the options available for you, to determine the education services that will best cater to your individual needs.
To apply to enrol student/s in Distance Education in 2019 click on the more information button below and foward completed paperwork to
enrolments [@] cmc.qld.edu.au
Flexible Learning Arrangements can be made for our students. The student continues to participate fully in the school’s educational programs but wishes to undertake this study both independently at home (via Distance Education) with a Parent / Guardian Educational Supervisor and On Campus in a class room setting. Students in the upper years may also wish to enrol in additional study or training.
A student with a flexible learning arrangement remains enrolled at the school while an alternative education provider/supervisor delivers part of the student’s educational program for the period of the arrangement. The alternative educational provision can occur on or off the school site and can comprise the student’s entire educational program for a stated period, or part of the student’s educational program for a stated period.
Charlotte Mason College values the diversity of its students and considers the specific educational needs of each of its student before making decisions on Flexible Learning Arrangements.
*CMC Flexible Learning Arrangement spaces are now full for Semester 1, 2019.
CMC loves to see that students are active, contributing members of their communities. Even more importantly, they love to see students who are developing their talents and passions. At CMC our extra-curricular programs include: camps, celebrations, ‘ALL IN’ family excursions, outside of school ‘service’ activities, College musicals, dances & festivals. At CMC we enjoy celebrating and have a love for the outdoors.
Policies and Strategic Plan
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