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Back to School 2024

Monday 29th January 2024

Our college office will closed. Phone enquiries only.

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Our college office will be open and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the start of school 2024.   Parents may also pay the deposit for school camp and return required forms. 

Wednesday 31st January 2024

Year 7 and Year 12  return to school.

Thursday 1st February 2024

All students return to School.

Parent Payments 2024

A full guide Ararat College parent payment arrangements for 2024, including voluntary contributions, can be viewed here.  

College Uniform

All new Ararat College uniform (excluding shoes) will be available to purchase from Fosters Mensland Ararat.

Ararat College will be able to provide second hand uniform (subject to availability).

Stationery and Optional Items

The Department of Education has mandated that schools can no longer sell stationery packs, laptops or other educational items and families will need to source and provide these items themselves.

All students  will need to supply their own stationery and may require other optional items listed. These can be purchased through Office National Ararat.  Parents may also choose to source these items themselves.

Stationery orders can be made until:                           Friday 5th December 2023

Stationery orders can collected from

Office National Ararat (147 High Street)                      Friday 19th January 2024 onwards

ClassPad Calculators

Students in year 11 and 12 who have selected General Maths or Maths Methods will need to have access to a Casio ClassPad calculator. Ararat College has ClassPad calculators available to loan to students for these subjects, but many students elect to purchase their own.  Parents should note that the Casio ClassPad calculator, whilst expensive,  has a long life expectancy as it has the capacity to have software upgrades and should last for several years. This is important, especially if parents wish to pass this calculator on to siblings or on sell at the end of their students schooling. 

Calculators can be purchased online through Abacus Calculators for $264.00

Orders placed by 19th November 2023 will be delivered to the College the week beginning 4th December 2023

Orders placed by 14th January 2024 will be delivered to the college the week beginning 29th January 2024


All students require access to a laptop and students will still have the option to borrow a device from the library, purchase a new one or bring their own. 

Laptops can be purchased from ‘Learning With Technologies' (LWT) through an online portal where parents may purchase their own device if they wish. Laptops offered here meet all the specifications required for school use. Please read these details carefully  before making a decision. If any families need assistance or require further information regarding these options, please do not hesitate to contact our I.T. Manager Kevin Bowles on 5352 4177.

Once you have made a decision can you please complete the laptop form below with your intentions by Wednesday 15th November 2023.

If you intend buying a laptop please complete your order by  Thursday 30th November 2023.

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