FAQ

WHAT IS YOUR MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE? 
Kindergarten = 30 (1 Teacher and 2 Teacher's Assistants) Pre Primary = 32 (1 Teacher and 1.5 Teacher's Assistants)
Years 1 - 2 = 32 (1 Teacher and 0.5 Teacher's Assistant)
Years 3 - 10 = 32
Years 11 – 12 = 26 

DO YOU HAVE TO BE ANGLICAN TO BE OFFERED A PLACE AT PCACS?
We ask all families to uphold the Christian ethos of the School.  Our students come from a variety of religious backgrounds. All PCACS students participate in Anglican worship and the Anglican Schools Commission’s Religious Education curriculum. 

ARE THERE WAITLISTS FOR PLACES AND DOES ANYONE GET PREFERENCE?
As the School grows we do sometimes have waitlists for certain year groups.  Preference is given to students in accordance with the School Policy on Enrolments.  We encourage parents to submit applications early to avoid disappointment. 

DO I HAVE TO PAY THE WHOLE OF THE SCHOOL FEES IN ADVANCE?
No, you can pay monthly or fortnightly by direct debit or at the beginning of each term.  If you pay all fees at the beginning of the year, we offer a 3% discount on tuition fees. 

IS THERE ANY DISCOUNT FOR SIBLINGS?
Yes, there is a 20% discount on tuition fees for a second child, 40% for a third child and 60% for a fourth child.  A fifth or subsequent child attracts 100% discount on tuition fees.  These concessions are available to families with two or more children enrolled in the School at the same time with one fee account.

DO YOU HAVE OUT OF SCHOOL CARE FACILITIES?
A number of local external providers meet the needs of our families. 

We offer a Co Curricular programme for 8 weeks of the term as well as Library facilities which are usually available from  3:30pm - 4:30pm.

DO YOU HAVE A SCHOOL BUS?
Transperth buses stop right outside the School and the Wellard train station is only a 2 minute bus ride away (or a healthy 10 minute walk).  We hire buses for excursions, camps and sporting events.

IS THERE A CANTEEN?
Yes, it operates 5 days a week at Wellard.  Home cooked meals are available every day and we strictly adhere to the Traffic Light system with the majority of our menu being green items. Parents can use the online ordering system.  See the Canteen page under the Community Section for menu details. 

WHAT TIME DOES SCHOOL START AND FINISH?
Students are required to be at their desks, ready for work by 8.30am and they finish classes at 3.15pm. 

WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD CANNOT ATTEND SCHOOL ON PARTICULAR DAYS?
If a child will not be attending, we require parents to notify Student Services before 9am either by phoning 9411 4814 or by mailing absences@pcacs.wa.edu.au .  Permission should be sought in writing in advance from the Principal if your child is going to be absent for non-medical reasons. 

WHAT SPORTS DO YOU OFFER AND DO YOU PLAY INTERSCHOOL SPORT?
We offer a variety of sports.  Our Junior School competes in the local Kwinana Schools Sporting Association and the Senior School competes in the Associated & Catholic Colleges competitions. 

DO YOU HAVE A MUSIC PROGRAMME?
We offer a variety of music options.  Instrumental Tutors are engaged by the School for students wishing to study a particular instrument or vocals.  These half hour sessions take place during the School week.  We also have Co Curricular sessions for choirs, bands and ensembles. 

DO YOU HAVE A PASTORAL CARE SYSTEM?
Class teachers in the Junior School are responsible for their students’ pastoral care.  In the Senior School, we have Tutor Groups with each group cared for by a Tutor Teacher and we have Year Coordinators for each Year level.  We also have a Director of Pastoral Care, Counsellor, Chaplain and Heads of School.

HOW STRICT ARE THE UNIFORM RULES?
We pride ourselves on the appearance of our students, Students are required to dress in accordance with the Uniform Handbook.  Our students are not allowed to wear makeup or have coloured hair and may wear only designated jewellery. 

DO YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS?
We can accommodate the needs of our students by assisting students requiring literacy or numeracy support right through to offering extension for our high achieving students.

IS THERE ANY BULLYING AT THE SCHOOL?
All schools experience some bullying.  At PCACS we deal with any incidents quickly and continue to educate students about appropriate behaviour.  Bullying is not tolerated here. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOESN’T DO THE RIGHT THING?
Our Behaviour Management Plan outlines the expectations of behaviour in our School and consequences of inappropriate actions as well as the rewards for positive actions. The focus is on developing student understanding and responsibility.