Students enrolling at Gilmore College in Year 7, receive a folder of comprehensive information as part of the transition program. Some general information, which may be of particular interest to prospective students and parents, is provided here.
General College Organisation
Compass is a school manage system used by the College to streamline many school operations, from attendance, communication, event management and reporting.
Students must be at school by 8:40 a.m. and classes finish at 3:15 p.m. There are five periods a day, each period is 60 minutes.
Period Times Period 1 8:50am–9:50am Period 2 9:50am-10:50am Circles 10:50am-11:02am Recess 11:02am-11:22am Period 3 11:22am-12:22pm Period 4 12:22pm-1:22pm Lunch 1:22pm-2:15pm Period 5 2:15pm-3:15pm
The College canteen operates at recess and lunchtime. Students can order their lunch at the start of the day or purchase it from the canteen window. Click here for the Canteen Price List.
- Term Dates
Period Start Finish Length Term 1 Monday, January 29 2018 Thursday, 29 March 2018 9 weeks School Holidays Friday, 30 March 2018 Sunday, 15 April 2018 Term 2 Monday, 16 April 2018 Friday, 29 June 2018 11 weeks School Holidays Saturday, 30 June 2018 Sunday, 15 July 2018 Term 3 Monday, 16 July 2018 Friday, 21 September 2018 10 weeks School Holidays Saturday, 22 September 2018 Sunday, 7 October 2018 Term 4* Monday, 8 October 2018 Friday, 21 December 2018 11 weeks 2018/2019 Summer School Holidays Saturday, 22 December 2018 Tuesday, 29 January 2019
* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students.
All students are issued a locker free of charge at the start of the school year or upon enrolment. Students must supply their own padlock to secure their belongings (a small Lockwood padlock with key, is suitable).
Parents are able to get important messages to students by phoning the College office. A message will be delivered to the student as soon as practicable. There is a public telephone for student use outside the College office. Students are allowed mobile phones and these may be used if directed by a teacher during classes, otherwise they should be switched off and out of sight. If students are ill or need to contact their parents urgently, they should approach a teacher who will make or arrange the call.
Supported homework sessions are conducted in the library after school. A number of volunteers from various professions help support the students in their learning. These sessions are open to students from all schools including primary schools.
The College library is open for students to use computer resources and study until 4pm from Monday to Friday.
School Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews
Progress reports are written towards the end of terms one and three. Progress reports are distributed during Parent Teacher evenings held in the last week of term one or three. A note is required for a student to collect a progress report if a parent or guardian cannot attend. Detailed semester reports are provided at the end of terms two and four. These are either sent home with students or posted.