For Parents

Enrolment

Enrolment of students at St Patrick’s is open to children of any faith. In accordance with Archdiocesan policy, no child will be denied Catholic schooling because of an inability of parents to pay fees or levies. Applications are available from the School Office. For a Kindergarten enrolment, the child being enrolled must turn five on or before July 31st of the year of admission.

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The school of St Patrick's has a strong community that supports the education of the children attending the school. Many parents, parishioners and friends of the school help in a variety of ways to create a strong family atmosphere. At St Patrick’s parental involvement in your child’s education is encouraged and appreciated.

The Parents & Friends Association

Membership is open to all parents/guardians of students of the school and other individuals who support the school and accept the functions and rules of the Association.

The Parents and Friends Association has a major role to play in our school by:

  • Developing partnerships between parents and teachers
  • Providing parents with a forum for discussion and learning
  • Providing input on parent priorities and suggest ideas about Catholic schooling
  • Helping to build community within the parent body
  • Providing opportunities for social interaction and for parents to form supportive networks
  • Supporting the School Board and its policies
  • Fund raising for the school e.g. special projects, resources for students, cleaning costs
  • Developing and maintaining the grounds
  • Providing volunteers e.g. school canteen

A Helping Hand

St Patrick's Primary School prides itself in the way we come together as a school community to help in the education of our children. Parents, carers and family members, as well as friends form the parish can help our school in many ways.

If you want to be a part of our 'Helping Hands', a list below is an indication of how you can do that. There are never too many helpers. Phone the school, class teacher, librarian or the appropriate P&F committee member and join in supporting your school. All volunteers require a Volunteer Working With Children Check.

You can be a Helping Hand at St Patrick's by:

  • Listening to children read in classes
  • Being a parent tutor in the resource programme
  • Organising class readers for home for the teacher
  • Providing your talents for student extension groups
  • Helping at school carnivals and sports days
  • Helping students with computer skills in the classrooms
  • Covering books for the Library
  • Helping with re shelving books in the Library
  • Supporting the Library's "Book Fair"
  • Volunteering as a helper in the Canteen
  • Helping with the school BBQs at sports carnivals and special days
  • Volunteering for working bees
  • Attending P&F meetings
  • Being a part of our fund raising activities

School Fees

 School Fees 2018

2018 Fee Amount

Fee Type

CEO Tuition Fee 100%

$293.00

Family per term

CEO Tuition Fee 50%

$146.50

Family per term

School Resource Fee

$265.00

Family per term

Student Resource Fee

$90.00

Student per term

The first element of school fees is the CEO tuition fee. There is a 50% discount on Family Tuition Fees (CEO fee) if a sibling attends Lumen Christi College for High School at Pambula.

The second section of our school fee is the School Resource Fee which is set by the School Board. This fee funds the operating and maintenance costs of the school, including the wages for the school’s maintenance person, grounds person and cleaner, as well as meeting our costs with electricity, rates, building maintenance and the upkeep of gardens and play areas.

The third section of the fees is the Student Resource Fee and this covers the costs of all items supplied by the school and used by students including such things as exercise and text books, pens and pencils, photocopy paper, craft materials and other class based costs including incursions and excursions.