YES! If you choose the ‘Block mode’, then you can travel to Sydney four times a year for block lectures, and direct (if that is best) to Fiji for mission. Throughout, the year, you will continue learning online. Visit ‘Two Modes’ for more information.
That said, even if you live a couple of hours away from Sydney, you may still choose to do Year 13 via the ‘Continuous mode’ and commute each week. In the past, we have had students from Lithgow, Ulladulla, the NSW Central Coast and Newcastle make the trip to Loftus each week.
Yes, all students are expected to stay overnight during term time. This is an important part of the community experience.
If you don’t own a car or have a license, don’t worry! The Year 13 campus is within walking distance from rail transport, and you may make friends you can carpool with. Not having a car or a license will not impact on your ability to fully partake in all elements of the Year 13 program.
Year 13 students are enrolled in seven Australian College of Theology subjects and are considered full-time students. As such, they are entitled to concession fares on public transport.
Year 13 is a must-do year. You would rarely be part of a community so loving and Christ-centred anywhere else. It's a year to grow up and grow more in Christ, and sets you up to live for him no matter what you do with your future.Niki Karydis, 2010