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The St Paul's school community values and celebrates the dignity and uniqueness of the individual. We are a learning community characterised by high expectations to achieve improvement, through collaboration on learning. We keep students at the centre of learning conversations as we focus on the four critical questions of:

  1. What do we want our students to know and learn?
  2. How do we know when they have learnt it?
  3. What do we do if they already know it?
  4. What do we do if they don't?

The curriculum at St Paul's is based on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Curriculum. Students participate in learning experiences in all Key Learning Areas.

A highly structured combination of professional development opportunities provides teachers with continual learning to improve their own art and science of the teaching profession. Quality teaching resources and experiences engage students in differentiated learning to cater for their individual needs. An increased emphasis on wellbeing and parent engagement is valued for its contribution to improve student outcomes. The partnership with parents and home is vital for student growth in learning and homework is just one way parents can be involved in the learning of their children.

Catholic Principles Across the Curriculum

At St Paul’s we are Making Jesus Real and are called to be part of the ‘new evangelisation.’ Like St. Paul, we are spreading the Good News by embedding the living values and beliefs of our Catholic faith tradition in our curriculum. We assist our students to “strive to reach their unique potential in an inclusive, compassionate, Catholic community, enlivened with hope and self-belief”. St Paul’s achieves our mission through the guidance of our Mercy heritage, working with a heart of service, showing compassion, justice and respect; striving to encourage excellence with courage; supporting the family and demonstrating hospitality through the partnership of home, parish and school and promoting a safe and secure environment for the whole school community. Remembering that “At the heart of everything there is always Jesus Christ” (Diocesan Vision Statement).


St Paul’s offers a complete set of study areas for students. For more information, click on the areas below: