Carinity school recruiting in Gladstone


Carinity Education is in the final stages of working to open a new Special Assistance School site in Gladstone at the former St Stephens Lutheran College.

Up to 84 students will be enrolled at the site when fully-operational by the end next year.

Carinity Executive Manager for Education Services Michael Harding said the school will accommodate students from Years 7 to 10 and expanding to Years 11 and 12 in the next two years.

“The property is expected to settle in the coming weeks and we are already seeking accreditation to open the site as early as 17 July for the start of Term Three,” he said.

Mr Harding will be in Gladstone meeting with families and potential new students from Monday 29 May.

“We’re looking for students who’d benefit from the Carinity approach to education. The Gladstone campus will initially operate as part of our Rockhampton School until full accreditation is gained in 2018.”

Carinity operates three Special Assistance Schools that provide alternative approaches to secondary education for young people at risk of disengaging, or currently disengaged from mainstream schools.  

“We operate on a referral process from guidance counsellors, youth workers and other schools.”

“The nearly 300 students enrolled across our three campuses enjoy higher levels of staff support than that available within the mainstream.  No fees are charged to access the education program.”

For more information about enrollment, please call Michael Harding on 0434 814 220 or email

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Emma Sugget, Communications Officer, Carinity

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