Frequently Asked Questions
Starting your application for enrolment begins with completing our online enrolment enquiry form in our Enrol section.
Specialist reports are required to enable us to effectively assess how we can support your child.
We require the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report from a specialist that confirms communication and social challenges that impact the learning of your child. We also require the functional assessment documentation.
The second report we require is the Intellectual Disability report that shows a diagnosis of a mild to moderate impairment, evidenced by a full-scale IQ score between three and four standard deviations below the mean on an approved intelligence test, along with supportive evidence of adaptive skills and school performance within or below that range.
Pacific Hope welcomes enrolment applications throughout the full school year as there are no cut-off dates. It all starts with the completion of your initial enquiry form.
Once you have completed and submitted your initial enrolment enquiry our Registrar will send you a confirmation email and you will be automatically placed on our waiting list. We will stay in contact with you to update you on the status of your application.
No. We wholeheartedly welcome families of varying cultural backgrounds and beliefs to enrol their children. Whilst Pacific Hope Christian School values inclusivity and diversity, we confirm that our school is rooted in the Christian faith. This requires all families and children enrolled at Pacific Hope to respect and uphold the Christian beliefs, values and practices that define our faith-based community. All students are required to participate in all school courses, programs and activities. Participating in a Christian community allows students to explore their own personal journey of faith.
Pacific Hope follows the NESA curriculum but is distinctly Christian, delivering all teaching and learning from a Christian worldview and Biblical perspective.
As a caring Christian school community, Pacific Hope caters for students from Year 1 to Year 12 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a mild to moderate intellectual disability.
At Pacific Hope Christian School the primary way we communicate with families is via email. All families will have access to our Parent Lounge as this is a very important platform that we use to stay in touch with you and keep you updated with information. Parent Lounge can be downloaded to your mobile phone as an application (app) called Parent Orbit. Additionally, we send out a newsletter to wrap up each term.
We love parents being involved with our school and invite them to participate in activities as partners alongside us.
Each term our Director hosts a greater community networking gathering, and everyone is invited to attend. The gathering is an effective way connecting with others. It is also an open forum for suggestions and encouragement regarding the school community and curriculum.
Our reception is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm and often during school holidays (excluding public holidays).
Pacific Hope is pleased to be able to offer a discount for siblings.
School commences at 8:30am and finishes at 2:45pm.
Yes, we have many external specialists (Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Counsellors) and youth support workers who work with students at our school. We recognise the benefit it provides for students in their educational journey and the convenience it is for families. Further, we are able to offer a greater level of support by collaborating with specialists.
Yes, Pacific Hope has two therapy dogs. They are beloved members of our community. They have made a significant impact on the wellbeing of our students who relish their time with our therapy dogs. The interaction between students and therapy dogs helps reduce anxiety and stress, supports mental health, boosts mood, provides comfort, builds connections, creates trust and supports learning.
Yes, Pacific Hope has sensory learning spaces which are safe places that support the sensory needs of our students to help them cope with challenges whilst also stimulating their senses. Our students enjoy and respond positively in our specially constructed sensory garden and playground.
There are a number of transport options available for students:
- Many families opt to travel to our school by car.
- Alternatively, Pacific Hope runs a daily bus from the school campus to Mudgeeraba.
- Public transport is available for students who are independent.
- Some of our students may be eligible to receive assisted travel to and from school.
For further information visit our transport page.