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

Download an enrolment form from the Enrolment section of this website. Fill it in and drop it into the school office. 

 

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.

 

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

Kindergarten enrolment interviews are held in May and June. You will receive a letter or phone call during April informing you of a time for you and your child to come in and meet with the Principal. Written offers of placement will follow in late June.

 

How much are the school fees?

School fees are set by the Catholic Education Office and signed off by the Bishop.  These will change slightly each year; currently they stand at $2282 per family (you only pay for the first child in the family).  There is also a Resource Fee per child, which covers books and stationery.  Currently this stands at $130 for Infants students and $150 for Primary students. 

School fee statements are sent to parents at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3. Payments can be made in full or part using BPAY, direct debit, cash, cheque or money order.  BPay is the preferred method of payment.

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 9:00am. Supervision begins at 8:30 am. The school day concludes at 3:20 pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

What areas do school buses service around my area?

Dion's Bus Service and Green's Northern Coaches service areas both north (to Stanwell Park) and south (to Wollongong) of the school.

 

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

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities;  St Michael’s  has representative teams in swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league, basketball, netball and cricket.  Children also have the opportunity to try out for Mackillop (Diocesan representative) teams in several different sports. St Michael’s competes in chess and  public speaking competitions and the Wollongong Eisteddfod.  We have an environmental group, Student Leader groups, a school choir, school band, music tuition and gifted and talented enrichment days. 

 

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

At St Michael'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 marginalise or victimise people.

 

How does the school canteen operate?

Our healthy school canteen is operated by our Parents & Friends Association.  The canteen committee is a sub committee of the P&F and organises the day to day running of the canteen. We are very fortunate to be able to offer this service five days a week.  This is due to the generous voluntary support of our parents, grandparents and friends.

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

 A uniform service operates from the school by appointment. Please ring the school office- 42672560 to receive the contact details of the uniform fitting coordinator.

 

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 Michael’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, annual school fete, working bees, uniform committees 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.