Welcome to St Paul Apostle North
Welcome to St Paul Apostle North School. As you visit our website we hope you begin to get a sense of what it means to be part of our SPAN family.
We are a small Catholic school where every child is known by name and genuinely cared about by every member of staff, where Respectful Relationships are not only something we learn about, but something we live each day.
We believe that each child is a precious gift and that the partnership we enter into with you, when you enrol your child, is a privilege. We encourage you to take every opportunity to be involved in the life of the school and to build trusting relationships with the staff and other parents. Being engaged in your child’s school life will help your child to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. It can also become a wonderful support for you as a family.
At St Paul Apostle North we value diversity, wellbeing and the pursuit of excellence in all we do. We are a caring, inclusive and progressive school and our modern, flexible learning spaces and outdoor environment encourage and promote creative thinking, problem solving and respectful collaboration.
We challenge ourselves and our students to be the change we want to see in the world, to use the gifts that God has given us to make a positive difference locally and globally.
At St Paul Apostle North we “Ignite the Mind and Spirit”
Please call 9700 6068 and make an appointment to come and see what we have to offer you and your family.
Discover St Paul Apostle North - Our Story
Why would you choose St Paul Apostle North for your child?
At St Paul Apostle North, we recognise that choosing a school for your family is a very big decision. That’s why it is important to choose a school whose values align with your own.
At St Paul Apostle North, our values have been developed over time, in partnership with our students, families and community, and underpin all we do and all we aspire to be.
We have three main core values which encompass all areas of school life. These values are: I Care, I am Responsible and I Respect.
I Care - We place our God and the wellbeing of our whole community at the centre of all we do. Our children and their families know that they are known and cared for. When we are flourishing spiritually and emotionally, we are in an optimum place to learn. We are passionate in caring about sustainable practices, teaching through our Kitchen Garden Program and Outdoor Learning Program.
I am Responsible - Our staff are highly trained and take our responsibility and duty of care seriously. Our Walker Learning Approach, personalised teaching and real life learning allows our students to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning and understand their impact on others and the world around them.
I Respect - We respect the dignity of every person and strive to treat each other as children of God. Bullying, in any form, is never tolerated at St Paul Apostle North. Our behaviour policy is based upon deep respect and is therefore proactive rather than punitive. Respectful Relationships and Child Safety are central to all we do.
Mind and the Spirit
St Paul Apostle North Primary School
To enrol your child at St Paul Apostle North we ask that you complete an enrolment application form, which is available online, or a paper version may be collected from the school office. If you would like an enrolment pack and application form mailed to you, please contact our school office on 9700 6068.
Prep Transition Program
From the very beginning we welcome you into our family. Please check out this website and, if you like what you see, make an appointment to come and have a tour of our wonderful facilities and chat about what you are looking for for your child and what we have to offer you.
Tours are available most days at 11:30am by appointment. However, If another time suits you better, please don’t hesitate to call and we will arrange a more suitable time. A tour is a wonderful opportunity to get a ‘feel’ for a school and how comfortable you will be being part of our community.
Once you have decided on our school (and we hope you do) and have submitted your enrolment form, a time will be arranged for you to bring your little one to school and meet with me, the Principal, and a member of the teaching team. This is a time when you can ask further questions and our teachers can begin a pre assessment so that we can make sure your child is properly catered for when they begin next year.
During Term 3, a member of staff will visit your child at kinder to get to know them a little more in an environment where they feel comfortable. We will bring with us a little booklet explaining the day to day life of Prep. Your child will bring that home and you can read it and discuss it regularly so that your little one is prepared and understands the daily routine of school.
Spaced over Terms 3 and 4, your child will visit our school for a number of one hour sessions to get to know their classroom, our Specialist areas (Art, Music, PE), and their future classmates. Parents are invited to meet in another area of the school during these times. This is a wonderful way to make friendships and connections even before your child begins here at St Paul Apostle North.
Buddy Sausage Sizzle & Scavenger Hunt
Early in Term 4, your child will be invited to meet their Buddy. They will be provided with a sausage sizzle and the Buddies will take them on a scavenger hunt to visit all the different areas. This is another opportunity for your child to familiarise themselves with the school so that they feel more comfortable next year. Parents are encouraged to stay to enjoy a sausage and each other’s company on this day too.
Parent Information Session
Towards the end of November, you will be invited to a Parent Information Night. On that night we will hopefully provide all the information you need for your family to have a smooth transition into our school. This is also another opportunity to ask questions and to meet with other parents. Children do not need to come to this meeting.
In Term 4, you will also be invited to bring your child to a Sunday Mass at St Paul Apostle Parish where they will be welcomed into the Parish by their Grade 4 Buddies, along with the Preps from St Paul Apostle South.
SPiCE Play Group
St Paul Apostle North Primary School
One of the best ways to help your child – and especially your family – ease into school is through a free SPiCE playgroup!
SPiCE (Supported Playgroups in Catholic Education) playgroups have been very successful in South Australian Catholic Schools for many years and we have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the first schools to introduce a SPiCE Playgroup here in Victoria.
Being involved in a SPiCE playgroup helps families understand how they can best help their child in the early years of their learning, while having fun at the same time!
SPiCE playgroups are run by a trained coordinator once a week. By focusing on literacy, numeracy and learning through play, SPiCE playgroups are a powerful way for parents to engage, and learn how to best support their child on their learning journey.
Our playgroup sessions are free, so come along and make some new friends.
Call 9700 6068 to book your place.
Spaces to Learn & Play
St Paul Apostle North Primary School
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