High demand for Carinity Education Rockhampton’s special assistance schooling model has led to an expansion of our services, with a new junior school campus now open at Mount Chalmers.
A sister campus to the existing school at Glenlee, the Mount Chalmers site currently caters to around 40 students in years 7 and 8. Students in Years 9 to 12 will continue to study at the Glenlee campus, which opened in 2016.
The Mount Chalmers campus offers a serene and tranquil environment in which students can learn, supported by youth workers and therapeutic assistance in the classroom.
Principal Lyn Harland said there is a growing need for schools that support the whole student.
“Students continue to thrive because we believe that providing education in a caring environment is a key component to finding success in school,” Lyn said.
“The relationships between our staff and students help to build trust and create a sense of safety for the young person, enhancing their capacity to learn.
“We try to keep our class sizes smaller than average so there is more opportunity for students to have important one-on-one support with teachers.
“We work with the young people to understand and hear their story, help them to face their challenges, and support them as they move towards a brighter future.”
It is the first time in 18 years that students have been at the former Mount Chalmers State School site. The school in the former mining community opened in 1901 but the population dwindled, and the school closed with five enrolled students.