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St Paul’s School Parent Fact Sheet

Are you considering sending your child to St Paul’s School and would you like to know more? Read our parent fact sheet.

Why is St Paul’s School a great choice for my child?

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St Paul’s School is an Anglican co-educational private school. It caters for students from pre-prep to year 12 in Bald Hills, a northern suburb of Brisbane.

The mission statement of the school puts forward that each person contains inherent, individual value that must be nurtured for them to be able to fulfill their God-given purpose. The importance of being a local and global citizen, capable of interacting with others, is of the upmost importance and crucial in the sense of development fostered at the school. It is important for students at this establishment to learn and develop so that they may leave the world a better place than they value. Education is about the journey as well as the destination – the more students learn, the more they know themselves and discover where their true potential lies.

At St Paul’s School, students are encouraged to create their own stories. This is an educational establishment that values and protects individuality.

What can St Paul’s offer my child?

The facilities on offer at the school prepare students for learning in the 21st Century and beyond. Their grasp of technology and the importance of offering rich and varied learning experiences is reflected in the design and obvious at first glance.

However, what sets St Paul’s School apart from other colleges is their focus on the realms of learning.

  • Creativity
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneuralism
  • Global Sustainability
  • Inquiry

These are real life skills that prepare students for life outside of school walls and they form much of the framework of the pedagogical focus at the school. Teachers, administrators and support staff are a combined front who dedicate their lives to helping the lucky students of this school succeed.

What extra and co curricular activities could my child do?

Where do we begin?

  • Cadets Programs
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Interact (Rotary)
  • Media Club
  • Round Square (St Paul’s School is one of only a handful of Australian colleges involved in this innovative global program)
  • Vanuatu Outreach
  • Music – concerts, ensembles, musicals, private tuition
  • Sport – netball, touch football, athletics, cross country, swimming, rugby, basketball, volleyball, cricket, tennis, soccer

Can my child receive a scholarship?

Scholarships are available at St Paul’s School and you can find more information here.

We have put together a guide to applying for private school scholarships which you might also find handy.

How will my child get to school?

There is plenty of space to safely drop off and pick your children up at St Paul’s School. Neighbourhood school buses are accessible as are public buses that frequent the area. The closest train station is either Bald Hill Station or Strathpine Station.

What are St Paul’s School fees?

At time of print, annual school fees at St Paul’s School were:

  • Early learning (pre-prep): 5 days/week $11,380, 5 days/fortnight $5,690
  • Junior school (Prep-Year 6): $10,720
  • Secondary school (Year 7-12): $14,570

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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