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Enrolment Information

When to Enrol

Enrolment Timeline2Enrolments are accepted all year round. Kindergarten enrolments for the following year are launched in Term 1 during Catholic Schools Week (early March).

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. 

icon download with padding5Download: Primary School Enrolment Package


The following documents are required with the enrolment form:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Baptism Certificate
  • Immunisation Certificate
  • Child’s Photo
  • Copy of Residential Identification
  • Copy of Student Visa (If applicable)
  • Copy of Special Needs supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Copy of Family Court Orders/Family Plan (if applicable)

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 or member of the school leadership team. Written offers of placement will follow mid Term 3.

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

Enrolment interviews are held in May. Interview times are offered when your child's completed enrolment form is received by our Enrolment Office. Written offers of placement will follow in June.

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

Founded on the traditional lands of the Wodi Wodi Wandandian people and drawing on the Good Samaritan charism, St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Nowra is a respectful, inclusive and compassionate community where faith and virtue inspire quality lifelong learning for all.

We ensure every student is provided with a learning program that is contemporary and personalised, in a learning environment that is inclusive, supportive and challenges each student to reach their full potential.

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

  • The Catholic Experience
  • Talented Staff Enhancing Students' Learning
  • Fantastic Facilities
  • Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Nurturing Students' Development
  • Social Justice Initiatives and Other Social Awareness
  • A Quality Education at an Affordable Price

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 and facilities.

In the meantime, take a virtual tour of our school.

School begins at 8:45am. Supervision begins at 8:15am. The school day concludes at 3:00pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.

Our school office opening hours are between 8:15am and 3:30pm.

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

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

These programs develop students’ confidence, talents and sense of responsibility.

They include:

  • Diocesan Gala Days in soccer, cricket, netball, basketball, rugby, rugby league, and more
  • Opportunities to represent the school, diocese, MacKillop and state – including in swimming, athletics and cross country
  • NSW Catholic Primary Schools Basketball Championships
  • School Band and Music Tuition 
  • Sacramental Retreat Days
  • Public Speaking
  • University Tests
  • Art Competitions
  • Environment Group
  • Seasons for Growth
  • Dance Group
  • Cultural Activities

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

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 Student Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Policy.

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

The following bus companies provide services for the following areas in the Shoalhaven:

Kennedy's Bus Service     

Cambewarra, Greenwell Point, Pyree, Worrigee, Worrigee Rd, Bournes Lane, Oakbanks Place, Wyanga Crescent, Cullburra, Cullburra Beach, Orient Point, Numbaa, Terrara, Kangaroo Valley, Kangaroo Valley Road, Barrengarry, Forest Meadows Ways, Talliasch, Burralee Rd, Daisy Place, Swanmeadow SPI, Boston Road     

7 Flinders Estate

South Nowra

PO Box 477

Ph: 4421 7596

Fax: 4423 5990

Nowra Coaches

Basin View, Jervis Bay, Nowra Hill, Sanctuary Point, Vincentia, Isa Estate, Falls Creek, Nowra, Nowra South, St Georges Basin, Woolamia, Rayleigh Gardens, Huskisson, Nowra East, Nowra West, Tomerong, Burrier, Longreach

10 Investigator St

South Nowra

Ph:    4423 5244

Fax:   4421 8355

Shoalbus Pty Ltd

Gerringong, Berry, Jaspers Brush, Princes Hwy Meroo, Toolijooa Burrier, Longreach, West Cambewarra, Bangalee, Budgong, Tapitallee, Bomaderry, North Nowra, Gerroa, Foxground, Tomerong, Sussex Inlet, Coolangatta Rd, Berry, Far Meadow, Shoalhaven Heads

12 Concorde Way

Bomaderry                

Ph:    4423 2122

Fax:   4423 2142

Stuarts Coaches

Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Currarong and Mayfair Road Pyree

339 Greenwell Point Rd,

Worrigee

Ph:    4421 0332

Fax:   4421 3533

 
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.

Students enrolled in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for free bus travel. All other students (Years 3-6) to be eligible must either: reside outside the 1.6 km radius distance from the school OR have to walk more than 2.3 km to school by the shortest practicable walking distance. 


For more information and to apply for a school travel pass for your child, click here.

Uniforms are available for purchase from Lowes in Stockland Shopping Centre Nowra. Our uniforms can also be ordered online from Lowes.

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:

  • helping in your child’s classroom
  • volunteering to help in the canteen
  • attending special days and events such as school performances
  • helping at special events such as sporting carnivals, working bees and fundraising activities

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

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4421 3630.

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

If the matter is urgent please contact the school office on (02) 4421 3630.

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 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 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.

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