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Frequently Asked Questions

What areas do school buses service in my area?

Premier Illawarra services the Albion Park, Albion Park Rail, Yellow Rock, Tullimbah, Oak Flats, Flinders, Shellharbour and Shellcove areas.

Kiama Coaches service the Jamberoo and Kiama areas.


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

Download our Primary School Enrolment Package. 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 for Kindergarten of the following year.  Written offers of placement will follow in July for Kindergarten of the following year. 
Interviews for other grades are held as requests arise and written offers of placement are posted within a week of the interview. 


How much are the school fees?

There are three levels of annual fees to be paid:

  • Tuition Fees 
  • School Enhancement and Debt Servicing Obligation (SEDSO) 
  • Resource Fee (related to classroom resources, workbooks, excursions etc)

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. The SEDSO fee is only paid for the first child in each family.

Click here for current year fees.

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 begins at 8:55am. Supervision begins at 8.30am. The school day concludes at 3.15pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.


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. 


How does your canteen operate?

Our School Canteen employs a Canteen Supervisor, Mrs Lynne Arblaster for 17 hours per week. Lynne is assisted by volunteers such as mothers, fathers, grandmothers and aunties. We value the gift of time that our canteen volunteers donate.

The canteen is opened five days a week for lunch and recess orders.


From where can I purchase the school uniform?

The school uniform is available from:
Tongarra Road
Albion Park
Ph (02) 4256 2181


Do you have organised after school care?

We do not have organised after school care on-site.  However the OOSH bus drops off students in the morning and collects them in the afternoons to and from St Paul's.  OOSH is operated out of the Albion Park Public School, which is located about 2km down the road.  Their contact number is 42 565493.


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, working bees, fundraising committes etc

All are invited to become members of the Parents and Friends Committee, who 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.


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 and literacy programs, mathematics groups, technology, craft, or by offering expertise in a particular area of interest, such as Indigenous Education or Music.