FAQs

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Why choose Good Samaritan Catholic College?


Blessed with a compassionate team, we will be united in our dedication to excellence in teaching and caring for your child. A Catholic education truly encourages individual excellence, whatever your child’s talents may be. And our college will offer a seamless transition from Prep, through to Year 12.

We promise to bring out the best in your child; to give them the space to develop their spirituality, to encourage them to understand and celebrate difference, and to be kind to others.


What is the ethos of the college?


We are proud to embrace the Benedictine tradition of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan which places strong emphasis on education and the importance of balance in life between work, prayer and recreation. Every Good Samaritan student will be encouraged to live and uphold Catholic values and – without exception – be compassionate and tolerant.


How do I apply?


Enrolment applications are open throughout the school year. We encourage you to complete an online application​ today. Applications are currently being accepted for 2020 - 2024.


Where is the college located?


The 11.56 hectares campus is located in Parklakes 2, on Parklakes Drive, Bli Bli.

A short drive from the new Maroochydore CBD and five minutes drive from the Bli Bli shopping precinct, the campus is easily accessible from the Bruce Highway. Parklakes 2 comprises family homes surrounded by 20 hectares of forest with nature trails, floating wetlands, two child care centres and a sports complex.

Learn more about the college master plan.


What Years can I apply for?


The college opened in 2019 with Prep to Year 3 in Primary and Year 7 in Secondary, and will eventual grow to 1500 students. ​The size of the college will grow year-on-year. as students move to upper Year levels.


When can my child begin Prep?


It is compulsory for all Queensland children to undertake a full-time Prep year, prior to Year 1. To enrol in Prep your child must turn 5 by 30 June in the year of attendance in Prep.


Do I need to be Catholic?​

You – and your child - do not need to be Catholic to attend Good Samaritan Catholic College.

Enrolment applications may be made, regardless of your faith background. Children who are baptised Catholic are given priority of enrolment. Catholic families outside our Parish, and non-Catholics who support the ethos of an inclusive and community-centric education, are warmly welcomed to our community.


What will it cost?

​College fees and our fee and levy policy may be found here​. Our college joins the Brisbane Catholic Education community of Sunshine Coast Catholic schools, including St Joseph’s Primary School and St John’s College in Nambour, Siena College in Sippy Downs and Stella Maris Primary School in Maroochydore. We always strive to ensure a Catholic education is as affordable as possible, help families when needed and offer significant discounts for more than one child.


​Why an Archdiocesan Catholic School?


Archdiocesan Catholic Schools equip over 72,000 students from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast with the foundations of life-long learning skills and values to positively contribute to community life. Good Samaritan College belongs to a network of more than 140 schools. This allows us to achieve significant economies of scale in many areas and delivers an excellent education at an accessible price point. And of course, a Catholic education is underpinned by values that set your child on the path to become a socially aware and compassionate adult.​​​

 

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