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What is the first step I should take in enrolling my child into St Paul's Primary School?

Download an Enrolment Application Form, fill it in and drop it into the school office.  Alternatively, contact the school office by phone or in person to put your child’s name on the enrolment list and you will be given / sent an enrolment form.

 

Is it possible for us to have a look around the school?

You are most welcome to call and make an appointment to meet with the Principal, or book a time for a tour of the school grounds and buildings.

 

When will I find out whether my child has been accepted into the school?

Enrolment interviews are held in May. You will receive a letter or phone call during May informing you of a time for you and your child to come in and meet with the Principal and the Parish Priest. Written offers of placement will follow in July.

 

How much are the school fees?

There are three levels of annual fees to be paid:

- Tuition Fees
- Primary School SEDSO Building and Maintenance Levy
- Resource Fee


The annual tuition fee can be paid upfront at the start of the year or as three equal payments in Terms 1, 2 and 3. 

Currently tuition and SEDSO fees stand at $1996 although this will change slightly each year. This fee is only paid for the first child in each family.

There is also a Resource Fee which is approximately $170.00 per child, which covers books, stationery, printing etc.

Payments can be made in full or part using Eftpos, BPAY, direct debit, cash, cheque or money order.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with the Principal. Your situation will be treated with care and confidentiality and an appropriate arrangement may be made for you.  

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

 

What are the opening hours of the school?

School starts at 8:50am.  Supervision begins at 8:20am.  The school day concludes at 3:00pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

What areas do the school buses service in and around Moss Vale?

5 bus services travel from the school to routes around Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima and Canyonleigh

 

What extra-curricular activities are available at St Paul's?

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities; St Paul's has representative teams in swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league, basketball and netball.  Children also have the opportunity to try out for Mackillop (Diocesan representative) teams in several different sports. 

St Paul's competes in public speaking, university competitons, Christmas Story art competitions and various other competitons on offer throughout the year. 

We have a library team, Student Representative Council and a school choir.

 

 

Is there an anti-bullying policy in place at the school?

At St Paul's we believe that all members of the community have the right to a learning and working environment free from intimidation, humiliation and harm.  We all share a responsibility to create a culture of caring which will not tolerate bullying.  We believe that bullying must be taken seriously and is not acceptable in any form.  In witnessing Christian values we reject ideas, beliefs and behaviours which marginalize or victimize people.

 

Do you have organised after school care?

The first 3 school buses pick students up each afternoon and take them to Oosh which is located at Moss Vale Public School Hall ph 0417404063. MV Oosh is accredited with the National Child Care Accreditation Council Inc.
Monday - Friday (7am-9am) and (3pm-6pm)

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

All items of clothing are available from Whytes, Moss Vale. Second hand items can be purchased through the school office.

 

How does the canteen operate?

At St Paul's the school canteen is run by volunteer parents on Fridays. A canteen list is available on the school website.

 

Will I be able to come and help in the classroom?

Yes, each grade will be different, but parents often participate and contribute in the classroom.  This could include helping with reading, mathematics groups or craft.

 

How can I / we become involved in the life of the school community?

Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s education at St Paul's.  Ways you can help in your child’s classroom are listed above.  Other ways of becoming involved are volunteering to help in the canteen, attending special days and events such as school liturgies or performances, helping at special events such as sporting carnivals, P&F activities, working bees etc.
All are invited to attend Parents and Friends meetings which are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month during the school term. The P&F work collaboratively with the school and parish community about matters regarding quality education for all children, and general issues about school life, including social events, fundraising and finances.