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Enrolment Information

When to Enrol

Enrolments are accepted all year round, but the best time to enrol your child at St Michael's is at the beginning of the year – the year before your child is due to commence school.

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 package. Alternatively, you can download an enrolment form below.  

Download: Primary School Enrolment Package

Kindergarten enrolments are distributed and completed during Term 1, then enrolment interviews are usually held in May. 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 at the end of Term 2 (usually in June).

If at any time you would like to have a look around the school, you are most welcome to contact us and make an appointment to meet with the principal, or book a time for a tour of the school grounds and buildings. In the meantime, take a virtual tour of our school.

Read more about what we offer our students and families at St Michael's

Frequently Asked Questions

Download our enrolment package here. Alternatively, enrolment packages are available by contacting the school officeOnce you have completed this form, you can post it or deliver it to the school office.

For more information on the enrolment process at St Michael's, visit our Enrolment Information page

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.

For more information on the enrolment process at St Michael's, visit our Enrolment Information page

At St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Thirroul, we give your child the best opportunity to develop academically, spiritually and socially in a safe and supportive environment.

We provide a caring and inclusive environment for all students, who are viewed as individuals and encouraged to achieve their full potential. We are committed to excellence in growth where we value and celebrate each student’s uniqueness.

At St Michael's, you and your child can expect:

  • Catholic values and traditions, including the charism of St Mary MacKillop, taught within the life of the school
  • Quality and diverse learning
  • Committed and experienced staff
  • Strong school community partnerships
  • A range of co-curricular opportunities

See our What We Offer page or contact us 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.

In the meantime, take a virtual tour of St Michael's!

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4:00pm.
 

Our school bell times are as follows:

Morning Bell

8:57am

Recess

11:00am – 11:30am

Lunch

1:00pm – 1:50pm

Dismissal

3:20pm


Morning: 
Supervision begins at 8:30am each morning.

Afternoon: 
The afternoon bell goes at 3:20pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

Please see our Term Dates and Bell Times page for more information.

There are many co-curricular activities on offer at St Michael's!

The school 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.

St Michael's also provides the chance to compete and excel in different areas of interest, including: public speaking, enrichment days, reading challenges, art competitions, Mini Vinnies and other social justice initiatives.

Find out more about the co-curricular 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 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. 

Please refer to the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong's Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy here.

You can also find further anti-bullying, wellbeing and online safety resources at our Resources page here.

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

Note: The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel between home and school on NSW public transport, including buses and trains. For more information and to apply for a school travel pass for your child, click here.

Yes, we offer organised before and after school care for our students through Big Fat Smile. 

Big Fat Smile's Out of School Hours (OOSH) services offer a safe learning environment to build students social, emotional and life skills. They provide educators using the National Learning Framework and diverse staff with a range of specialist and qualified skills. Homework Club is also available, where students are provided support with their homework, if needed.

Find more information about the Big Fat Smile Fun Club here.

The full range of our school uniforms can be purchased at Lowes Wollongong or ordered online via their website.

Our school also offers a second-hand uniform facility and provides regular pop-up stalls throughout each term.

For more information on the St Michael's school uniform, visit our Uniform page.

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! St Michael's 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, we also welcome and value your involvement in school activities. Parents (and grandparents!) can participate and contribute by volunteering at sport carnivals and gala days, helping in the classroom, or by offering expertise in a particular area of interest.

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.

For more information, please visit our Parent Engagement 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:

  • phoning the school office and asking that your child's teacher return your call; or
  • contacting the teacher via email at info@smtdow.catholic.edu.au to arrange a time to talk.

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4267 2560.

We ask for your patience in response to your request as schools are busy places and the main priority of staff is the education, safety and wellbeing of the students in their care during school hours. Requests by parents for information and meetings will be responded to as quickly as possible. 

If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, we ask that you do this by:

  • phoning the school office and asking that your child's teacher return your call; or
  • contacting the teacher via email at info@smtdow.catholic.edu.au to arrange a time to talk.

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4267 2560.

We ask for your patience in response to your request as schools are busy places and the main priority of staff is the education, safety and wellbeing of the students in their care during school hours. Requests by parents for information and meetings will be responded to as quickly as possible.

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 St Michael's. It will be introduced and implemented in schools throughout the 2021 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

Parents and carers can access the St Michael's Compass Parent Portal here and log in using their login details.

For more information on Compass, view our Parent Information document here.

For further information or enquiries, please contact the school office.