St Paul's School, Bentleigh

St Paul's School, Bentleigh

Principal:  Mrs Catherine Tammesild

E No.  E1123

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9557 7130

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St Paul's was opened in 1928 and was originally staffed by the Presentation Sisters. In 1934 St. Paul's was taken over by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. In 1945 the population in the area increased, which necessitated the original three classrooms being extended to five and in 1951 another building was erected housing three extra rooms. In 1992 the Sisters decided to devote their limited resources to their Secondary Girls College in Jasper Road. In 1993 St Paul's appointed the first Lay Principal. During 1996 the final stage of building was completed and the school now has 15 classrooms, a refurbished hall and a covered walkway which connects all buildings.


The current enrolment of approximately 400 students represents 25 national backgrounds. There is much Parish involvement in St Paul's School. A broad and balanced program covering a range of educational objectives is provided throughout the school. Parents are actively involved in school life through classroom activities, special programs, the School Board and the Parents and Friends Association.


Special features of St Paul's include:
• Emphasis on literacy with the Children's Literacy Success Strategy (CLaSS)
• LOTE (Mandarin)
• Special Learning Needs Co-ordination & support
• Inter-School Sports Program
• Specialist teachers in Physical Education and Music
• Library borrowing P–6
• a network of 132 computers in both classrooms and lab

School location

Address:  122 Jasper Road
Bentleigh VIC 3204

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Southern

Parish:  Holy Trinity Parish