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Enrolment Information

When to Enrol

Kindergarten enrolments are taken during the first term of the school year- the year before your child is due to commence school.

Enrolments for all other classes are accepted all year round.  

Enrolment forms are available from the school office between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm. Alternatively, you can download an enrolment form at the link below. 

Download: Primary School Enrolment Package

Enrolment interviews are usually held in May. You will receive a letter 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.

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 Francis of Assisi

Frequently Asked Questions

Download our Enrolment package here. Alternatively, enrolment forms are available from the school office between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm. Once you have completed this form, you can post it or deliver it to the school office.

Kindergarten enrolments are taken during the first term of the school year- the year before your child is due to commence school. Enrolments for all other classes are accepted all year round. 

For more information on the enrolment process at St Francis of Assisi, visit our Enrolment Information page

Enrolment interviews are usually held in May. You will receive a letter 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.

For more information on the enrolment process at St Francis of Assisi, visit our Enrolment Information page

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Warrawong is a proud faith-filled community where learning and teaching is our core.

We live by our vision of being an engaged Catholic community, inspired by the Franciscan spirit, to empower all learners to reach their full potential. In partnership with our families, we are committed to creating a vibrant Catholic community where every student finds meaning and purpose in their life through continual growth in faith and improvement in learning.

At St Francis of Assisi, you and your child can expect:

  • Inspired by Catholic Values, Living our Shared Mission
  • Celebrating our Diversity
  • Experienced and Dedicated Staff
  • Quality Learning and Teaching
  • Pastoral Support in a Safe, Supportive Environment
  • Opportunities for Student Leadership
  • Environmental Stewardship and Commitment to Laudato Si'
  • A Comprehensive Kindergarten 'Transition to School' Program

Please see our What We Offer page or Contact Ufor 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 Francis of Assisi!

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

For students, supervision begins at 8:15am at St Francis of Assisi. Students should arrive to school by 8.30am, with morning assembly beginning at 8:45am.

The school day concludes at 3:00pm 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 Francis of Assisi!

The school has many school representative opportunities in sport, including: swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, basketball and netball. Children also have the opportunity to try out for Diocesan representative teams and beyond in several different sports.

Our school also provides the chance to participate and excel in different areas of interest, including public speaking, art competitions, university tests, and community partnership programs such as 'In 2 Uni', 'U Me and Us' and 'Mini Vinnies'.

Find out more about the co-curricular activities available for students at our Co-Curricular Opportunities page.

Yes. St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School does not tolerate bullying in any form. All members of the school community are committed to ensuring a safe and caring environment, which promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem.

Our staff communicate anti-bullying plans and procedures to parents and the wider community through annual parent information nights, newsletter items, regular staff meetings and whole school assemblies.

Regular class lessons that are incorporated into the Religious Education or Personal Development Program address the issue of bullying and raise awareness among the students. All students are constantly encouraged to speak to any staff member with whom they feel comfortable regarding any problems.

Please refer to our Anti-Bullying Policy and the 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 on our Resources page.

Students are able to catch the Premier Illawarra school buses operating in the Warrawong, Berkeley and Lindsay Heights area. See our school bus routes and timetables here (under 'St Francis of Assisi School').


Please 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 quality organised on-site after school care. CatholicCare's Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Care at St Francis of Assisi 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.

Find more information about our Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Care services here.

The school uniform can be purchased at Lowes at Warrawong Plaza (Shop 89, Westfield Shoppingtown, Cnr King and Cowper Sts, Warrawong; or phone (02) 4276 4348).

Our uniforms can also be ordered online at Lowes.

For more information on the St Francis of Assisi 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 Francis of Assisi 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 – or by helping at special events such as sporting carnivals and P&F events. 

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@sfawdow.catholic.edu.au to arrange a time to talk.

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4274 3386.

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@sfawdow.catholic.edu.au to arrange a time to talk.

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4274 3386.

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 Francis of Assisi. 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

Parents and carers can access the St Francis of Assisi Compass Parent Portal here and log in using their login details.

For more information on using Compass, view the Compass Guide for Parents.

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

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