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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step I should take in enrolling my child into Ss Peter and Paul School?

Download an enrolment form from the Enrolment section of this website. 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 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 July.

 

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 $1730 per family (you only pay for the first child in the family).

There is also a Resource Fee of $120 per child which covers books, stationery, excursions and incursions.

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 eftpos, BPAY, direct debit, cash, cheque or money order.

 

What are the opening hours of the school?

School begins at 8.50 am. Supervision begins at 8.30 am. The school day concludes at 3.10 pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

Do the school buses run in my area?

There are school buses servicing areas of Kiama, Kiama Downs, Jamberoo and Gerringong.
For more information contact Kiama Coachlines on 4232 3466.

 

What extra-curricular activities are available at Ss Peter and Paul?

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities; Ss Peter and Paul 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. Ss Peter and Paul competes in chess, public speaking and Tournament of the Minds. We have an environmental group, various leadership groups, Student Representative Council, a school choir and school band. We compete at the Eisteddfod, in Wakakirri and our own musical productions.

 

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

At Ss Peter and Paul 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.

 

Do you have a healthy canteen?

We have a healthy canteen.  A canteen coordinator is employed by the school and a School Canteen Committee helps with the running of the canteen.

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

The school uniform is available for purchase from Kiama Sports and Cycles Shop at 27 Collins St, Kiama.

 

Do you have organised after school care?

We do not have after school care on site.  However, a public bus collects students each afternoon and takes them to the OOSH Centre at Minnamurra.  Phone 42 378 988 for more details.

 

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

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.

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.