St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
St Paul's Anglican Grammar School is a multi-campus independent Anglican co-educational early learning, primary, and secondary day school, with campuses located in Warragul and Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.
|St Paul's Anglican Grammar School|
Entrance to the school
|Type||Independent co-educational early learning, primary, and secondary day school|
|Grades||Early learning; K-12|
|Colour(s)||Cardinal, gold, blue and white|
Founded in 1982 in Warragul, St Paul's is a member of the South Eastern Independent Schools Association (SEISA), the Gippsland Independent Schools and the Junior School Heads Association of Australia.
St Paul's is located at two campuses in Warragul. The main campus is located on Bowen Street and has the Senior (Years 7 – 12) and Junior School Campus (Kindergarten to Year 6). The second campus is located in Traralgon. It was founded in 2002 and houses students from Kindergarten to Year 10. There was formerly a third campus, the "rope factory", located in Warragul, which was designed to house the separate Year 9 program.
St Paul's was founded by a group of local parents in 1982, and began teaching classes in Sunday School rooms on the premises of the local Anglican Church in Warragul. The school's founding teacher was Ken Wilson, who remains a current member of staff, and the founding principal was Des Parker; many parents assisted the school during its inception as staff members, some of whom remain as members of staff.
In 2002 to celebrate the school's 20th year a pictorial journal entitled <connections> was published giving a photographical insight of the schools young life from a church hall paved the way to the respected independent co-educational institution it had become.
In celebrating the school's 20 years a special event was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. The entire school cohort was in attendance and this marked an important chapter in the school's life.
The history of the first 25 years of the school was published in 2007 as No Ordinary Days by author Laele Pepper. This book covers all aspects of the foundation and the school, its growth into a five campus school, special programmes, sporting achievements and contributions by parents and friends. It also contains a comprehensive staff list to 1982–2007 and a full list of alumni from 1982 to 2007.
Through its life St Paul's has been governed by four principals. The first was Des Parker who served from the school's inception to 1993. At this point Richard Prideaux, took over as principal, and would continue to serve the school for fourteen years before stepping down at the end of the school year in 2006. The next principal was Mark Robertson, who was the principal of the school until June 2010 at which point he tendered his resignation. Lisa Moloney was installed as principal in February 2011 with Mike Clapper currently the Executive Principal, with his departure to occur at the completion of the 2012 school year.
On 7 September 2013, a celebration was held to honour the 30th anniversary of St Paul's. The event was open to all alumni, teachers, ex-teachers and friends of the school.
The following individuals have served as Principal of St Paul's Anglican Grammar School:
|Ordinal||Officeholder||Term start||Term end||Time in office||Notes|
|1||Des Parker||1981||1992||10–11 years|
|2||Richard Prideaux AM||1992||2006||13–14 years|
|3||Mark Robertson||2007||2010||2–3 years|
|4||Mike Clapper||2011||2012||0–1 years||Executive Principal|
|5||Lisa Moloney||2011||2017||5–6 years|
|6||Cameron Herbert||2017||incumbent||1–2 years|
- Bowen Street
- Waragul ELC – Kindergarten and early learning
- Junior School – Years prep – 6
- Senior School – Years 7 – 12
- Sutton Street
- The Rope Factory – Year 9
- Bowen Street
- Traralgon Senior School – Years 7 – 10
- Traralgon Junior School – Years K – 6
St Paul's students study towards the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), which is the main secondary student assessment program in Victoria which ranks students with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for university entrance purposes.
The house system is very important to the structure of the school, and there is substantial rivalry between houses in swimming, athletics, and choral competitions, among others. The house system also provides pastoral care and a degree of mentoring to students. Below are the houses with their respective colours and name sakes.
- Sir John Monash Monash – navy blue, in honour of
- Peter Lalor Lalor – gold, in honour of
- John Franklin Franklin – orange, in honour of
- Banjo Paterson Paterson – green, in honour of
- Caroline Chisholm Chisholm – red, in honour of
- Mary Gilmore Gilmore – purple, in honour of
A simplified four colour system is employed in the junior school, consisting of Burgundy, Emerald, gold, and navy houses.
To enrol for an education at the school, prices vary depending on the year level of the child.
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