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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step I should take in enrolling my child into St Anthony's?

Download an enrolment form, fill it in and drop it into the school office. 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/sent an enrolment form.

Download: Catholic Primary School Enrolment Package


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

Enrolment interviews are 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 in June.


How much are the school fees?

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Fees broken down to five levels are as follows:

  • Tuition Fees 
  • School Enhancement and Debt Servicing Obligation (SEDSO) 
  • Resource Fee per child, which covers books, stationery, incursions and excursions

The annual tuition fee can be paid upfront at the start of the year or as three equal payments in Terms 1, 2 and 3. 

School Fees at St Anthonys Picton 2018

Payments can be made in full or part using eftpos, BPAY, direct debit, cash, cheque or money order.

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay fees, please discuss the situation with the 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.


What are the opening hours of the school?

School begins at 9am. Supervision begins at 8:30am. The school day concludes at 3:15pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time


What are the arrangements for dropping off / picking up / catching the bus before and after school?



What extra-curricular activities are available at St Anthony's?

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities.  St Anthony's has representative teams in swimming, athletics, cross country, soccer, rugby league and netball.  Children also have the opportunity to qualify for Mackillop (Diocesan representative) teams in several different sports.  We have an environmental group, Student Representative Council, a school choir, and school band.



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

At St Anthony'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 marginalize or victimize people. The school has developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to manage allegations of bullying and harassment.

View our Bullying and Harrassment Policy


Do you have a healthy canteen?

The school canteen operates daily offering lunch and snack options.  We adhere to the NSW Healthy Canteen guide.  Children who wish to order lunch need to write their name, class and order on a paper bag with the money enclosed.  Orders are collected by the class teachers each morning and sent to the canteen.  We ask that children bring no more than $2 to school to spend at the canteen in addition to their lunch order.


From where can I purchase the school uniform?

St Anthony’s Parents & Friends Association runs a uniform shop for all our school’s uniform needs. The uniform shop is located in the school hall. Orders can be placed through the school office. These orders will be filled and sent home with your child. The uniform shop opens on Friday mornings between 8:30 and 9:15am.


Do you have organised after school care?

Yes.  St Anthony's offers before and after school care (OOHSC) each school day.  The before school care service commences at 7am.  The after school care service commences immediately after school until 6:15pm. OOHSC operates in our school hall.  OOSHC is operated on behalf of St Anthony's by CatholicCare.  Bookings are essential.  Some casual places are available upon request.


How can I / we become involved in the life of the school community?

Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s education at St Anthony's. Ways you can help in your child’s classroom are listed above. Other ways of becoming involved are volunteering to help in the canteen, attending special days and events such as school liturgies or performances, helping at special events such as sporting carnivals, working bees, fundraising committes etc

All are invited to become members of the Parents and Friends Committee, who work collaboratively with the school and parish community about matters regarding quality education for all children, and general issues about school life, including social events, fundraising and finances.



Will I be able to come and help in the classroom?

Yes, each grade will be different, but parents often 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, such as Indigenous Education or Music.