What are the School hours?

School hours are 9am to 2.25pm Monday to Friday. ETASC operates in line with normal school terms and any Pupil Free Days will be timetabled and published well in advance.

Is this a real school like Government schools?

Yes. It is an Independent School, approved by the Board of Studies to deliver a fully accredited curriculum in NSW.

Is the Secondary College public transport accessible?

The Secondary College is accessible by public transport from all parts of the Central Coast

What is the School Uniform?

While students are expected to adhere to a reasonable dress code, there is no uniform.

What is a RoSA?

This is a Certificate which replaces the School Certificate which was phased out in 2011.

The Record of School Achievement records the achievement, subjects, marks and attendance of a student when they leave school before achieving their Higher School Certificate.

When can my son/daughter legally leave school?

When they are 17 years of age or have achieved their RoSA and are working 25 hours or in full time study, an apprenticeship or traineeship.

What will my child do when they have their RoSA, but don't have a job or study?

To comply with the Education Act they must remain enrolled in school until they are 17 (see above). There are a range of options open to students in this position. We will encourage students to access Year 11 and 12 studies, perhaps at a school with a Trade Training Centre attached where they can work in their area of interest. OTEN offer courses including HSC studies which can be done by distance learning and private colleges have industry specific programs for those students who have decided on a career path. Some offer government funded courses in areas of high growth.

How does the ETASC vocational mentoring program operate?

Students who are unsure about what getting into a particular industry will require, or what it could lead to can be allocated a mentor who is actually employed in that industry. The student benefits from real life, real time information and work experience where appropriate. This empowers the student to make decisions based on real, rather than perceived ideas of what the job entails.

Mentors will work with only 4 to 5 students at a time allowing them to focus on the needs of the individual. Students may change mentors or industries where appropriate.