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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Download an enrolment 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.

Primary Enrolment Package 2017

 

 

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

Enrolment interviews are held in May. Interview times are offered when your child's completed enrolment form is received by our Enrolment Officer, Ms Easter. Written offers of placement will follow in June.

 

How much are the school fees?

Fees broken down to five levels are as follows:

  • Tuition Fees $1535.00 per family
  • School Enhancement and Debt Servicing Obligation (SEDSO) $875.00 per family
  • Resource Fee $95 per child, which covers books, stationery, art and craft 
  • Excursion levy varies per grade, which covers all bus trips, excursions and visiting performances

     Kinder $79  Year 1 $115  Year 2 $85  Year 3 $110
     Year 4 $130  Year 5 $95  Year 6 $320  
           
  • Information Technology levy $40

Payments can be made in full or part using eftpos, BPAY, 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 8:45am.  Supervision begins at 8:15am.  The school day concludes at 3:00pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

Where do the school buses pick up/drop off?

Students enrolled in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for free bus travel. All other students (Years 3-6) to be eligible must either; reside outside the 1.6 km radius distance from the school OR reside within the 1.6 km radius but have to walk more than 2.3 km to school by the shortest practicable walking distance. 


The following bus companies provide services for the following areas in the Shoalhaven:

Kennedy's Bus Service      Cambewarra, Greenwell Point, Pyree, Worrigee, Worrigee Rd, Bournes Lane, Oakbanks Place, Wyanga Crescent, Cullburra, Cullburra Beach, Orient Point, Numbaa, Terrara, Kangaroo Valley, Kangaroo Valley Road, Barrengarry, Forest Meadows Ways, Talliasch, Burralee Rd, Daisy Place, Swanmeadow SPI, Boston Road     

7 Flinders Estate
South Nowra
PO Box 477

Ph: 4421 7596
Fax: 4423 5990

Nowra Coaches
Basin View, Jervis Bay, Nowra Hill, Sanctuary Point, Vincentia, Isa Estate, Falls Creek, Nowra, Nowra South, St Georges Basin, Woolamia, Rayleigh Gardens, Huskisson, Nowra East, Nowra West, Tomerong, Burrier, Longreach

10 Investigator St
South Nowra

Ph:    4423 5244
Fax:   4421 8355

Shoalbus Pty Ltd
Gerringong, Berry, Jaspers Brush, Princes Hwy Meroo, Toolijooa Burrier, Longreach, West Cambewarra, Bangalee, Budgong, Tapitallee, Bomaderry, North Nowra, Gerroa, Foxground, Tomerong, Sussex Inlet, Coolangatta Rd, Berry, Far Meadow, Shoalhaven Heads

12 Concorde Way
Bomaderry                

Ph:    4423 2122
Fax:   4423 2142

Stuarts Coaches
Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Currarong and Mayfair Road Pyree

339 Greenwell Point Rd,
Worrigee

Ph:    4421 0332
Fax:   4421 3533

 

 

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

All students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular programs on offer

These programs develop students’ confidence, talents and sense of responsibility.

They include:

  • Diocesan Gala Days in soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, rugby, rugby league, and more
  • Opportunities to represent the school, diocese, Mackillop, State in swimming, athletics, cross country
  • NSW Catholic Primary Schools Basketball Championships
  • Music Band
  • Sacramental Retreat Days
  • Public Speaking
  • University Tests
  • Art competitions (Sydney Archdiocese)
  • Environment Group
  • Seasons for Growth
  • Dance Group
  • Indigenous Dance
  • Cultural Activities
 

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 marginalize or victimize people. 

 

Do you have a healthy canteen?

The canteen is operated by a company called Made Fresh each day and aims to provide healthy food choices for children. Lunch orders are available Monday to Friday. A menu with price list is available through the SkoolBag app.

Just a reminder that children should not have large amounts of money at school. Students are not permitted in the canteen due to Work, Health and Safety regulations. For more information please refer to ‘Healthy Canteens’ which is located on the NSW Health website:

www.schoolcanteens.org.au

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

Lowes located in Stockland Shopping Centre, Nowra

 

Do you have organised after school care?

No.

 

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, 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.

Parents are however required to complete a School Volunteer Declaration