WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Gateway Community High is a small community of learners and is ideally suited to students who:
Will thrive outside a mainstream educational environment
Are looking for a place of belonging and safety
Are interested in learning, and willing to put in effort to succeed
Could benefit from extra support and attention to re-engage in their education
May have missed some language, literacy or numeracy fundamentals
Are looking to build their pathway to future VET or Stage 6 (Yr 11 & 12) studies
Gateway is an alternative high school, designated by NESA as a special assistance school. We offer more support and more flexible learning options for young people that may have barriers to effective participation or experience disadvantage in larger mainstream educational settings.
Gateway is not a designated special needs or behavioural school and we are unable to cater for students requiring high level learning support or behavioural interventions.
STAGE 5 COURSE OFFERING
In line with Gateway Community High’s educational philosophy, we have devised a curriculum that allows students to study in a flexible learning environment.
Covers all Stage 5 standard course requirements to achieve the NSW Record of School Achievement (ROSA).
No homework - all school work is completed during school hours under the guidance and support of teaching staff.
Provides extra time
where required to
ensure the fundamentals are effectively
Experiential learning and extended
learning options to develop individual
strengths and interests.
Options to catch up and complete school work after timetabled class hours and access materials using Microsoft teams.
Includes physical activity to enhance skills, health, and well-being.
STAGE 5 (YEARS 9 & 10)
HSIE (Human Society & its Environment)
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education)
Additional programs and activities to develop knowledge and skills for Life & Work
Students who successfully complete Stage 5 will be awarded the NSW Record of School Achievement (ROSA).
In 2022 Gateway Community High applied to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to extend the program offering to Stage 6 (Yrs 11 and 12). This is currently subject to formal ministerial approval.
Our team will help our students in any year of enrolment to work towards their further learning and career pathway - whatever that may be. Options include further learning at Gateway Community High, successfully transitioning back to mainstream education; or into other forms of education and training, or enter the workforce.
$100.00* per term
This very modest fee covers
curriculum resources and most extra curricular activities.
We do not want financial barriers
to be an issue that prevents students from
accessing life changing education.
Please speak to our team if you would like
to discuss payment plans or different
We don’t have a set uniform but students are expected to dress suitably for a learning environment by wearing clean, neat casual clothes and closed shoes.
Top: Plain White or Navy collared Polo shirt
Bottom: Full length Pants (jeans, pants or trackpants), shorts or skirts ( thigh or knee length)
Shoes: closed shoes such as walking or running shoes, boots; (no heels, no uggs, no slides)
For Warmth: Plain Hoodies, jumpers, cardigans and tracksuit tops
DATES & TIMES
Our term dates are generally in line with
NSW public school term dates.
Students and Families will be advised of pupil free dates in advance of each term commencement.
The School is closed on Public Holidays.
School Term Dates 2023
Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April
Monday 30 January 2023 (returning Year 9 2022 students entering year 10 only)
Tuesday 1 February 2023 (all NEW 2023 students)
Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June
Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September
Monday 9 October to Tuesday 19 December
There are occasionally school development days, during which no classes will be held. Notice will
be given to students and families for these days.
The School is open to students from 8.45am.
School classes start at 9am.
Timetabled classes are currently scheduled to end at 2pm.
There are some short 5 minute breaks between classes and a scheduled lunch break.
School staff are on site before and after the scheduled class times during Term.
Office hours are generally 8:30am to 4pm
At Gateway Community High we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and visitors. We maintain all COVID-19 restrictions put in place at any given time by the NSW Government or Commonwealth Government agencies and have a current COVID-19 Safety Plan. As the COVID-19 situation is changing on a regular basis, we continue to monitor the situation closely and review advice regularly to ensure we are responding appropriately to changing levels of restrictions.
This is guided by:
Any NSW Public Health Order that applies to Schools
Instructions from the Department of Education
The National Framework for managing COVID-19 in Schools and Early Childhood Education and Care
Our updated COVID-19 Safety Plan
Advice from AIS NSW