It is a very special experience to be a member of the St Paul's community. The school delivers a high quality educational product, distinctive in these ways:
St Paul’s is a totally independent Christian school
Because it does not belong to a wider system, St Paul's has complete control of its staffing. It is also free to develop and present its own holistic Christian world view geared to the particular needs of this western Sydney area.
St Paul’s offers both Board of Studies courses and the International Baccalaureate from K to 12
As well as providing all NSW Board of Studies courses to the HSC, St Paul's is the only school in NSW to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) in its three phases – the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme.
The school is not academically selective and caters for a wide range of abilities, including some children with learning difficulties and some highly talented students. To accommodate this range of interest and ability, St Paul's offers a very diverse curriculum, with many options for students to specialise in areas where they can prepare for their unique futures.
St Paul’s offers a seamless K-12 pastoral care program, all on one site
The full-day care of the St Paul's Primary class teacher is replaced in Year 7 by a Core teacher who teaches a number of subjects to the same class. Each High School student belongs to a tutor group of about 18 students which meets daily. There is support for students needing extra help; a gifted and talented programme for the academically more able; and a careers adviser, chaplain and counsellor.
St Paul's shines in the arts
The school has a long tradition of excellence in all of the Arts disciplines We offer a full range of electives in music, dance, drama, film, photomedia and visual arts; and IB options in all of these subjects including film. Over 200 students participate in dance, drama, music ensembles and groups; school musicals can feature over 300 students; students exhibit work in public gallery spaces. Students are able to engage in the arts in modern, spacious, fully equipped studio spaces.
St Paul’s has a strong international perspective
Apart from its IB programme, the school has links with schools in Asia; it provides opportunities for student exchange worldwide; it has a Chinese language programme that is compulsory from K to Year 7 and optional to the end of Year 12; it also offers Spanish, French and Latin in High School; and it educates a number of students from overseas. All this is a conscious preparation for global citizenship and work.