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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step I should take in enrolling my child into St Thomas Aquinas School?

Download our enrolment package, fill in the form and drop it into the school office or send via email.  Please provide copies of Birth, Baptism & Immunisation Certificates, along with proof of address.


Is it possible for us to have a look around the school?

You are most welcome to call and make an appointment to meet with the Principal, or book a time for a tour of the school grounds and buildings.


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

Enrolment interviews are held in May and June. 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 July.


How much are the school fees?

What are the opening hours of the school?

School begins at 9:00am. Supervision begins at 8.30 am. The school day concludes at 3.00 pm and parents are expected to collect their children as soon as possible after this time.


What areas do school buses service around Bowral?

Children in Kindergarten and Years 1 and 2 are eligible for free bus passes.  Children in Years 3 to 6 are eligible for a free bus pass only if they live more than 1.6km from the school.  Application forms for bus passes are available from the school office.  If children are not eligible for free bus travel, parents may arrange for bus travel by payment to the Bus Company.  

Children catching the bus home assemble under the Infants' shelter shed where teachers supervise their progress onto buses.  Children who miss the bus are taken to the office and their parents contacted.

Lost or misplaced bus passes can only be replaced by a direct approach to the bus company (Berrima Buslines, Mittagong).

Click here to view details about when and where the school buses go


What extra-curricular activities are available at STA?

There are many opportunities for your child to become involved in extra-curricular activities; STA 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.  STA competes in chess and public speaking.


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

At St Thomas Aquinas 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.


How does your canteen operate?

The canteen is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  It is operated by a canteen co-ordinator with assistance from parents, caregivers, grandparents etc. on a voluntary basis.




From where can I purchase the school uniform?

St Thomas Aquinas uniform can be purchased from Whytes Clothing in Moss Vale.  Online ordering is also available from Whytes.


Hats, bags and second hand items can be purchased from the P & F Uniform Shop located within the Fr Glynn Centre or our online store.




Friday after assembly.  Please bring a reusable bag for your shopping when you visit so that we may limit our use of plastic bags.



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

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.