Please find below, some frequently asked questions to assist our parents and carers, as well as prospective families.
You can also see more about what we offer students and families at Ss Peter and Paul.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact our school office
Looking for more parent and carer resources to support your child through their Catholic education journey? Visit the CEDoW Parent & Carer Resources site.
Download our Enrolment package here. 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 or sent the enrolment package. Once you have completed this form, you can post it or deliver it to the school office.
For more information on the enrolment process at Ss Peter and Paul, visit our Enrolment Information page.
Enrolment interviews are held in Term 2. You will receive a letter or phone call informing you of a time for you and your child to come in and meet with the principal. Written offers of placement will follow towards the end of Term 2.
For more information on the enrolment process at Ss Peter and Paul visit our Enrolment Information page.
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School has a proud tradition of educating the minds and hearts of our young people – empowering them for the challenges of life’s journey.
We are a vibrant, engaged and inclusive learning community that both nurtures and encourages the talents of individuals. It is important for us that, in partnership with parents, we educate the whole child.
At Ss Peter and Paul, you and your child can expect:
Ss Peter and Paul has an ongoing Master Plan for site development. Our community is always striving to ensure that the school stays a leading centre of education in Kiama.
We are continually developing the teaching facilities of the school with recent projects including our:
Please see our Buildings and Facilities page for more information.
You are most welcome! Please contact our office to make an appointment to meet with the principal and tour the school grounds.
Personalised tours allow us to provide you with a first-hand experience of our school in action. It also lets us focus our time and attention to answering your specific questions and concerns.
In the meantime, take a virtual tour of Ss Peter and Paul.
Our office opening hours are between 8:30am and 3:30pm (Mon-Wed, Fri) and 9:00am and 3:30pm (Thurs).
Our school bell times as follows:
10:55am – 11:25am
12:55pm – 1:35pm
Please see our Term Dates and Bell Times page for more information.
There are many co-curricular activities on offer at Ss Peter and Paul!
We provide students the chance to compete and excel in different areas of interest, including: visual arts, music, coding and robotics, public speaking and social justice initiatives.
The school also has many school representative opportunities in sport, including: swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league, basketball, netball and cricket. Children also have the opportunity to try out for Diocesan representative teams and beyond in several different sports.
Find out more about the extracurricular activities available for students at our Co-curricular Opportunities page.
The dignity of the human person is the foundation of all Catholic Social Teaching and inherent to the mission of our school. Essential to this is the creation and maintenance of a respectful, safe and supportive learning environment that promotes student wellbeing and enables school communities to engage an inclusive and diverse range of learners.
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.
Please refer to the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong's Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy.
You can also find further anti-bullying, wellbeing and online safety resources at our Resources page here.
Yes, we offer quality organised on-site before and after school care. CatholicCare's Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Care at Ss Peter and Paul is staffed by a dedicated team of education professionals who are university trained early childhood teachers or TAFE trained Diploma educators who support and respect the uniqueness and individuality of children and their families.
More information on our Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Care here.
Please see our Fees Information page for more information.
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with our 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.
We'd love to have you! Ss Peter and Paul strives to be a connected and welcoming community and we value the engagement of parents and families in the school life in any way they can.
This could be as simple as being interested and informed about school events and activities, supporting and/or participating in community events, school assemblies and school liturgies.
If you are able, parents (and grandparents!) can also 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. Read more on our Parent Engagement page.
Please note: Given our commitment to safeguarding children, volunteers will first need to organise a Working With Children Check (WWCC) – information and forms can be found on the CEDoW website.
All parents and families are also invited to become involved with our Parents and Friends (P&F) Association, who work collaboratively with the school and parish about matters that affect your child at school, as well as general issues about school life including social events, fundraising and community building. Find out more about our P&F at our Parents and Friends Association page.
If you have a concern or would like to raise any issue regarding your child’s learning and wellbeing, our staff welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your child.
We ask that you contact your child’s classroom teacher in the first instance. The best way to do this is by:
If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, we ask that you do this by:
The Lighting the Way Together Parent-School Partnership Framework outlines for parents and the school, the principles and expectations of the partnership that is formed when a child is enrolled in a Catholic systemic school in the Diocese of Wollongong such as Ss Peter and Paul. It will be introduced and implemented in schools throughout the 2020 school year.
Download a copy of the Parent-School Partnership Framework and read more about this important partnership at www.dow.catholic.edu.au/partnershipframework