Why Enrol at St Paul's

St Paul’s College is set in the Riverina district of NSW, in a small rural town of Walla Walla, forty minutes north of the border city of Albury. With access to airport and rail transport, we are ideally located for a country-based education.

Set on 95 acres, our College can offer a very different environment – safe, nurturing and country goodness away from the many distractions, young people face today.
As a smaller Christian School, a sense of community is at the forefront of what we do. The attention and individual support we provide caters to all learning styles, is nurtured in our small class sizes.

We pride ourselves on being a kind, caring community which offers a full complement of academic, cultural, equine and agricultural opportunities.

 


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE


We believe St Paul’s is an academic school that supports students to have a clear commitment and dedication to learning in the pursuit of higher achievement.

With an emphasis on next generation learning opportunities for students, St Paul’s acknowledges that our students will be the young adults of tomorrow, in a world which will look very different and will require different skills, different capacities to contribute as able citizens both locally and globally.

The broad curriculum on offer is focused on skill-based learning with particular attention to flexible learning environments, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This is all underpinned by a caring, compassionate and Christ-centred environment.

More details about our curriculum can be located under LEARNING. 

NEW LEARNING HUB AND CLASSROOMS


Students enjoy our new open plan indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Completed in early 2020 the area includes tutorial rooms, library and a large open verandah. New classrooms are surrounded by a garden courtyard all with modern technology and comfortable flexible learning areas. Our facilities are designed to enrich each student’s learning journey and experience.
Our campus is open planned, with no high fences! The country environment include our farm, equine centre, community garden and large sporting facilities.

OFFERING AGRICULTURE, EQUINE AND BOARDING


“We’re not just a home away from home, but a family away from family”.


St Paul’s has over 75 years’ experience as a day and boarding school, offers an outstanding boarding experience within our Learning in Residence Program. Residents are engaged nightly in a supervised 1½ hour Learning Enrichment Program which supports their homework, study and assessments. A variety of off-site activities are set during the week and weekends to extend the boarding experience.
At St Paul’s we offer weekly, full time and flexible (casual) boarding for both girls and boys with live-in boarding supervisors.

At St Paul’s we offer a hands-on approach to education for students to engage in the outdoors. Our Agriculture Studies program is offered from Years 7-12 with pathways for students who wish to equip themselves for a wide range of careers within the rural sector. Studies commence from Year 8 through to Years 11 & 12 in Agriculture and Primary Industries (elective subjects).

“St Paul’s has given me the opportunities to be around passionate, engaging teachers, visit and network with key leaders in the agriculture industry, which I know will launch me into my chosen career. Even though I don’t live on a working farm, I feel fortunate to be in a school community where I’ve made lifelong friends and get to spend time on their farms”.
Gracie Morrison, Year 12 student, 2020.

Equine Studies is an integral culture of our College. Our unique program is offered for all years from beginners to advanced riders focusing on the equestrian Olympic sports of Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country and Cutting.

Students also learn theoretical instruction based on general horse care, saddlery and equipment, health and disease, nutrition, safety, paddock management and farrier skills. The formal curriculum includes studies from Year 7 to Years 11 & 12 Equine Studies (an elective subject) – Higher School Certificate (HSC) Board Endorsed Course. More information can be obtained by contacting our Enrolments Manager.

Come and discover all that St Paul’s has to offer and contact us today!