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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Pick up and drop off arrangements
    Before School Lessons For all before school lessons, students must not arrive before 7:30am. Parents are required to drop students off at Kiss and Drop and a teacher will meet them near the Iona Cafe. After School Lessons Similar to a bus line or Kiss and Drop line, a RAD Ballet line will be created for all afternoon classes. A member of the RAD Ballet team will meet the students and walk them up to the Performing Arts building where they can get changed and have afternoon tea before their lesson commences. It would be helpful you could place a note in your child’s diary advising the classroom teacher of their afternoon arrangements, for example, “RAD Ballet”. At the conclusion of their lesson, their ballet teacher will walk all students down to the Kiss and Drop area where parents can promptly collect their child/ren. After School Lessons Please be advised that siblings of students attending RAD classes will not be permitted to wait around whilst their sibling is attending a lesson. These students will be required to adhere to normal school protocols in regards to morning and afternoon drop off supervision.
  • How to enrol
    New families interested in enrolling with us are encouraged to email before the student's first class. For any questions relating to your new enrolment, please call 6581 4188. Please complete this Expression of Interest form to provide communication details. Consent for your child to participate in this activity is required by way of acceptance of the Terms and Conditions within the Parent Lounge (Events and Payments Section). Your child will be unable to participate where consent is not provided. Please review the information available and accept or decline to confirm your child’s attendance. Please also ensure that you have reviewed the Student Code of Conduct information and the Risk Warning under Section 5M of the Civil Liability Act 2002 document. By giving permission for their children to attend this excursion, parents and guardians acknowledge that this event is required to be held in accordance with any current NSW Health COVID-19 Public Health Orders and the school policies and procedures. Parents and guardians acknowledge and accept that there is a risk that their child may be exposed to COVID-19 whilst attending and participating in this event, and confirm that their child will not attend if displaying any symptoms of illness, and/or if directed to isolate under public health orders.
  • Ballet examinations
    The St Columba Anglican School After Hours Program follows the renowned Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for all our Classical Ballet based classes and examinations. The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world and features exquisite music and beautiful new enchainments to challenge today’s ballet students. Whilst many students commence ballet simply for enjoyment and fitness, many students go on to sit ballet examinations. What are the benefits of sitting a ballet examination? Having a goal to work towards Attaining a higher standard of technique, musicality and performance Receiving recognition from the world’s largest ballet examining body Receiving a report, certificate, and medal in recognition of achievement Gaining confidence and increasing enjoyment in dance SCAS examinations are scheduled in line with the RAD’s North/West Tour, towards the end of the year, usually in the October session. In order for students to reach their personal best, there are several requirements you must meet before being considered to sit an examination: Students must attend both syllabus classes per week. Exam coaching classes and school holiday workshops may be held at the School in preparation for examinations. Please note that there are additional fees payable to the Royal Academy of Dance in order to sit examinations. These will be published before the commencement of the first term.
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