Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Sandridge School use a recognised curriculum framework and run to a standard time schedule?
    • Sandridge School operates under the Australian Curriculum framework.
    • Sandridge School will have the same Term times as other independent schools in Victoria.
      • see our Term Dates for more detail.
    • Sandridge School Junior Campus class time: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
  • Does Sandridge have student support services?
    • In consultation with parents, Sandridge School works with a team of professionals at Blooms Child Psychology Services (http://bloomchildpsychology.com.au/) who provide external support services on a client basis:
      • for students who require additional support for behavioural and emotional problems.
      • management support for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the school.
      • comprehensive learning assessments and cognitive assessments to support special learning needs.
  • Does Sandridge School have out of school care programs?
    • Children can arrive at Sandridge School from 8am, with care provided by school staff.
    • A formal after school care program will run at the school.
      • parents who use the program pay for the service.
      • This program is provided by BaseCamp, managers of Kids by the Bay Early Learning Centre in Williamstown.
    • Sandridge School does not provide its own school holiday program
      • however, we do recommend the program run by Team Holiday.
      • They have venues in various locations that should meet the needs of our parent community. parents who use the program paying for the service.
      • See the website for more information: http://www.teamholiday.com.au/
  • Is there a school bus service?
    • If there is demand for a bus service, then one will be provided on a ‘user pays’ basis.

Registration

  • Is Sandridge School registered to operate as a school?
    • Yes.
  • How will Sandridge School Develop? 
    • Sandridge School has commenced operations as a Junior School in Williamstown in 2016.
    • Sandridge School Stepping Stones – Strategic Development Plan:
      Phase Year Stepping Stones
      Exploratory Phase 2014-15 Exploration a school site in Melbourne. Now regarded as a possible Teacher Training site in the future.
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      Phase 1 2015 Shift of focus to Inner West – in response to potential and community engagement.
      Secured site for Junior School in Williamstown.
      2016 Opening Sandridge School in Williamstown: Prep to Year 5.
      Exploring options for our Second Campus in the Inner West.
      2017 Increasing intake to include Year 6 in Williamstown.
      Developing Year 7 program.
      Phase 2 2018 Intended launch of Secondary School program in the Inner West.
      Sandridge School taking Prep to Year 7 in Williamstown.
      Phase 3 2019 – 2023 School intake year levels to increase to eventually run Prep to Year 12
      2023 Prep to Year 12 School in the Inner West.