Frequently Asked Questions
New to the Area?
We are happy to support our new families as they settle in to new routines. Below are a few quick tips on finding information quickly.
We love to see parents, caregivers and grandparents being involved with their children's education. Would you like to become a Volunteer at our school? Please call into the Front Office to find out more.
Where is the nearest Kindy?
Our closest kindy is the Adams Road Children's Centre, Craigmore. It is located virtually across road from our school and the children visit our Resource Centre regularly.
How do I buy the school uniform?
We run a shop from the school to help busy parents. It is open on Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.15am and Wednesdays 2.30 - 3.15pm
Where is the closest Catholic Church?
Our closest church is St Ann's on Midway Road, Elizabeth East. Our Parish church is St Thomas More located on Laverstock Road, Elizabeth North. Our Parish priest is Fr. Patrick Woods. Contact 82551191.
What Colleges can my child attend?
Our students may choose to continue their education with priority entry to Xavier College, St Thomas More College, St Columba College, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Gleeson College and St Patrick's Technical College (Years 11 & 12 only).
Do I need to be Catholic?
Offers of a place at Catherine McAuley School are in accordance with the Enrolment Policy. We have children from all faith backgrounds attend our school. There are sometimes places available for children from faith backgrounds that are not Catholic.
Is there a canteen service available?
Yes there is. Rory's School Lunches provides an on-line order service as well as using the classroom ordering system.
What are the school hours?
- Classes commence at 8.55 am and finish at 2.57 pm
- Recess is 11.00 am to 11.20 am
- Lunch is 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm