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Should I enrol my child in more than one school?

There are two Catholic Schools in the Campbelltown area; St Thomas More and St Johns, however, both schools are linked to two different Parishes.  St Thomas More is linked to the St Thomas More Parish, Acacia Avenue, Ruse and St Johns is linked to St Johns Parish, Lindsay Street, Campbelltown.  You should make a decision about which school you would like to enrol your child in and enrol in one school only.

 

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

Enrolment interviews will be arranged sometime in April or May.  You will receive a letter or phone call during April/May informing you of a time for you and your child to come in and meet with the Principal.  Written offers of placement will follow (late) June.

 

How much are the school fees?

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As per the Enrolment application enrolment carries an obligation to pay ALL required school fees and levies. Tuition fees and SEDSO levies (School Enhancement and Debt Servicing Obligation) are issued to families three times per year.  A resource fee is issued at the beginning of the school year to each student.  Payment of this resource fee is required as soon as possible in Term 1 to cover the cost of resources for the children. Costs of excursions/swimming programs etc will be charged separately throughout the year.

SCHOOL FEES FOR 2014

Tuition Fee $1,32600 ($442.00 per instalment) per family
SEDSO $670 ($223.33 per instalment) per family
Resource Fee $110 per child to be paid in full by the end of February
Mass Buses $25 per child to be paid in full by the end of February
Excursion and Sport Levy $50 per child to be paid in full by the end of February

School Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, direct debit or B-Pay only

DIRECT DEBIT OR B-PAY
 
1 child at school $2,181.00 per year or $55.00 per week 
2 children at school $2, 366.00 per year or $59.00 per week 
3 children at school $2,551.00 per year or $64.00 per week
4 children at school $2,736.00 per year or $68.00 per week
5 children at school $2,921.00 per year or $73.00 per week

Fees paid by direct debit or B-Pay can be paid over 52 weeks of the year rather than 40.2 school weeks, reducing the amount of your weekly/fortnightly or monthly payments if preferred.

Some additional charges may apply from time to time.  These might include:

  • additional excursions and incursions (more than 1)
  • buses and swimming carnivals and sports carnivals
  • school camps
  • representative sport 
 

What are the opening hours of the school?

School begins at 8:30 a.m. – supervision from 8:00 a.m.  The school day concludes at 2:45 p.m. and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

 

Do the school buses run in my area?

There is one bus service operated by Busways, subsidised by the Government.  The buses travel through various suburbs within the Cambpelltown Area.  Free travel is available to the children in K-Yr 2, and for children in Years 3-6 who live 1.6km or more from the school.  Contact the School or Busways on 4647 7785 or www.busways.com.au

 

What extra-curricular activities are available at ST Thomas More?

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities; St Thomas More has representative teams in swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league, basketball, netball and cricket.  Children also have the opportunity to try out for MacKillop (Diocesan representative) teams in several different sports.  St Thomas More is involved in public speaking.   We are also involved in a Seasons for Growth Program (grief counseling for children who have experienced change in their family through divorce, separation or death etc) and have a CatholicCare Counsellor who attends our school once per week to cater for children who require Counselling.  We have a Year 6 Leadership Team which consists of children being involved in an RE Team, Environmental Team, Playground Helpers Team, Canteen Team, Discovery Centre Team, Creative Arts Team, Sport Team, a school choir, and a gifted and talented group.  A Music Bus attends the school each week to teach the children how to play instruments such as keyboard, drums and guitar.  St Thomas More has competed in Wakakirri and only last year were finalists in the Story-Dance section. 

 

Is there an anti-bullying policy in place at the school?

At St Thomas More 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.

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

The school uniform is available for purchase from

Lowes Menswear Macarthur Square
Address: Shop U25 Macarthur Shopping Square, Campbelltown NSW
Phone: 02 4626 3391

Fax: 02 4626 8982
Opening Hours: Mon,Tues,Wed,Fri 9-5:30, Thurs 9:00-9:00, Sat 9-5:00, Sun 10-5:00

View / order the school uniform at Lowes' online store

 

Do you have organised after school care?

No, we do not have organised after school care facilities.  There are several child care centres in our area that provide before and after school care with pick up and drop off available to and from our school.

 

Do you have a healthy canteen?

Yes, our canteen is a healthy canteen and follows the guidelines of the NSW School Healthy Canteen Association.  It provides enjoyable, nutritious and attractively presented food, supporting the children with practical learning experiences about making healthy food choices.  We have a nut-free policy at St Thomas More, as some children suffer severe allergies to peanuts and nut products.

 

Do the children attend School Masses?

St Thomas More does not have a Church on site, we often celebrate liturgies, and occasionally Masses, in our school hall, marking feast days and other special events in the church and school year.  For example liturgies would be celebrated for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.  Each grade attends Mass at Ruse Parish travelling by Bus, once per term.  Children can become significantly involved in the celebrations through choir, liturgical dance/drama, reading or altar serving. 

 

What sort of access to technology will my child have?

Each Stage has access to Ipads, laptop computers, data projectors, printers, video cameras and cameras which are available to classes.  All Year levels have the use of a Smartboard (interactive whiteboard) in the classrooms to create a more technology-focused learning.