Academic success for students is given every possible support at the Geraldton Residential College. The College has a large computer room accessible to all students for study and internet use.
Our individual study hour begins at 8pm for all students and ends at 9pm for Juniors. Juniors then get ready for bed and are expected to have lights and phones off by 9.30pm. Seniors are able to cease study at this time if they wish or they can continue on and then head off to bed when they have completed their desired workload. Supervisors are always on hand to offer support and guidance during this time.
Joint study should be completed before the commencement of the individual study hour so as not to disturb other students. Students are not allowed to leave their rooms during study unless to visit the computer room or to talk with the supervisor on duty. If students do not have ‘homework’ then study is recommended or students are asked to do something quietly in their own rooms. Students are not permitted to use their mobile phones or to access their emails, facebook or talk on MSN during study.
If a student is experiencing difficulties in any area, a number of tutoring options are available.
All students have been allocated their own “mytutor” account from the College. This is an online service that offers on-demand access to homework and assignment help in all core subjects as soon as students have any questions. The student and the expert Australian Tutor have a live, one-to-one conversation about their homework or assignment questions. All students can access this in the computer room if they don’t have private internet and it can also be accessed from home. Online tutoring is provided free of charge to all students. For more information visit www.yourtutor.com.au.
Students also have access to local resources such as the library and private tutoring at Kip McGrath, which is within walking distance of the College. The schools also have tutoring available to students either before or after school.
The daily study routine is detailed in our College Handbook.