Frequently Asked Questions

IS THERE A CATCHMENT AREA?

No, The Glenleighden School does not have a defined catchment zone. The only requirement for enrolment is that a student’s primary barrier to learning must be language and they must be able to be verified with either Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) • hearing impairment (HI) • intellectual impairment (II) • physical impairment (PI) • speech–language impairment (SLI) • vision impairment (VI).

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY CHILD TO ENROL AT GLENLEIGHDEN?

The best way to enquire about enrolments or find out more about The Glenleighden School is to give us a call on (07) 3378 8625 and make a time to visit us. We run regular ’Tour & Explore” sessions as well as Open Days. We welcome visitors at any stage of their journey.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR GLENLEIGHDEN?

We understand that every child is different and that their unique skills and abilities need to be fully understood and appreciated before decisions are made in relation to eligibility. We encourage families to visit, meet our staff and engage with our Head of School/Therapy as the first step.

 

DO you offer part-time placements?

No.

 

Do you have a waitlist?

If your child meets eligibility criteria, but there is no available vacancy, they will be placed on a waitlist. When a suitable vacancy becomes available, the enrolments team will contact you to discuss this.

 

Do you have a school BUS service?

Stay tuned! This is an area we are working on. In the meantime, your child may be eligible for the transport assistance for students with disability scheme. For more information click here. A public bus operates to and from the end of Cubberla Street.

 

WHAT ARE GLENLEIGHDEN’S SCHOOL FEES?

For information on our school fees, please download our schedule of fees for 2022.

 

What level of schooling is available?

The Glenleighden School caters for students prep to year 12.  Our multi-age classes are divided into 4 levels across the school: Early Childhood, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School. While students are generally grouped in a similar age bracket, their own personal development is also taken into consideration.

 

What curriculum do you teach?

The Glenleighden School curriculum involves implementation of the Australian Curriculum with the integration of multidisciplinary perspectives on intervention, including specialist teaching, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy and well-being support.

Students who complete their schooling years at The Glenleighden School will receive a Queensland Curriculum of Individual Achievement (QCIA). In addition to this, the school offers certificate courses which can be credited towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students are also supported to complete ASDAN levels and relevant work experience.

 

What days and times do the students attend school?

For our term dates, please click here

Doors OpenSchool Starts
(Students must be in class
by this time ready to start learning)
School Ends
Prep 8.15am8.35am2.30pm
Years 1 and 28.15am8.35am2.45pm
Years 3 to 6 8.15am8.35am3.00pm
Years 7 to 128.00am8.35am3.10pm

 

What are class sizes and teacher/student ratios?

Each class has approximately 12 students supported by a teacher and school assistant. Further to this, the year level therapy staff provide further support for the students. The number of students per class may vary slightly depending on a range of factors, including support requirements.

 

What other school activities are there?

The Glenleighden School students participate in mainstream schooling events such as sports day, school concert, awards nights, ANZAC and Remembrance Day commemorations, camp, swimming lessons, Harmony Day and Under Eights.

 

Do you have before and after school care?

The Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is provided by Fig Tree Pocket State School, which is located approximately 100m from Glenleighden. OSHC staff collect and drop off students that attend their service. For further information click here. Students also have access to a range of after school, extra-curricular activities such as Playball, BAM Dance, Junior Engineers and Science Explorers. These are run by external providers at parent cost.


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