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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend the College?

There are currently approximately 830 students enrolled at St Leo’s. 

Where is St Leo's located?

St Leo’s is a located on six hectares in Wahroonga on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Just off the M1 Motorway exit and near the Pennant Hills Road and Pacific Highway junction, we are only a short walk from Waitara train station.

I/we are not Catholic. Do you take applications from non-Catholics and what are our chances of being accepted?

St Leo’s is very proud to be an inclusive community with students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, including non-Catholic and non-religious backgrounds. However, what we all share is a commitment to common ‘catholic values’ – as emphasised in our mission statement to develop ‘Catholic-valued’ women and men of conscience.

While we do give priority to students from our CSBB priority feeder schools, we welcome applications from students/families with catholic and non-catholic backgrounds. If accepted into St Leo’s however, it is expected that all students fully participate in all College religious activities including the Religious Education Curriculum (7-12), College Masses, camp and retreats, etc. We run a Catholic education College for ALL!

How do I apply?

For students from CSBB Priority Feeder Schools, please complete the online form under Priority Feeder Schools on the Enrolment and Fees page.

For all other applicants, please read the Enrolment section and download an Enrolment Form 2020.  Please include copies of most the student’s recent school report, NAPLAN and other documents as outlined in the document checklist to ensure the expediency of your application. St Leo’s no longer charges an application fee. 

When should I apply for Year 7?

Applications should be submitted by 1 May when your child is in Years 5 or 6. Existing families should apply 2 years prior to commencement, as siblings cannot be guaranteed a place. Note that waiting lists may apply.

What are the Fees?

See the 2020 Schedule of Fees. Note that tuition fees, building levy, camps and retreats and most other costs are included in this schedule. There are also discounts for second and subsequent children as outlined.

How much is the uniform?

See our uniform price list. The school uniform is available from our uniform supplier: Cowan and Lewis, 1315 Pacific Highway, Turramurra Phone: 9449 9777 Website: http://www.cowanlewis.com.au

How would my child travel to school?

There are a number of travel options depending on the starting point. There are ‘kiss and drop’ zones at the main College entrance in Woolcott Ave, Wahroonga or at the secondary entrance in Yardley Ave, Waitara. Most students travel by train to Waitara station then take the short walk down Yardley Ave to the College’s secondary entrance. Some travel by bus to the top of Woolcott Ave, Wahroonga, or to Unwin Rd or Yardley Ave, Waitara. Free public transport is available to students who live more than 2.0km (straight line) or 2.9km (walking) from the College. Application forms available on request.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, waiting lists currently apply for most year groups. For Year 7, applications often exceed available places each year. Non-Catholic families are welcome to apply and warmly accepted into the St Leo’s community. Positions are offered as vacancies occur.

What subjects are studied?

A wide choice of subjects are available including traditional core academic subjects and a range of Humanities, Creative and Performing Arts, Technology and Applied Studies, PDHPE, Language and Vocational courses. Please visit the Curriculum page under the Teaching and Learning section for a full list.

What sports are available at St Leo’s?

We have a wide range of representative and school-based sport including rugby league, rugby union, football (soccer), basketball, netball, tennis, cricket, volleyball, swimming, softball, athletics, touch football, aerobics, water polo, cross country, surfing, surf lifesaving, biathlon and golf. Please visit our Sport for Life page for more information.

What extracurricular activities do you offer?

Our wide co-curricular program includes opportunities for sporting and performing arts representation, debating, public speaking, music tuition, bands, musical performances, drama and dance productions and 20 extra-curricular CAPA ensembles (free to all students), Outdoor Education, Retreat and Duke of Edinburgh programs and Global Experiences among others. Please visit the Beyond the Classroom page for more information.

Do you have a band?

Leo’s has a range of bands and musical ensembles to suit all interests and tastes – in fact we currently have 20 ensembles free to all students. Please visit our Creative and Performing Arts page for more information.

Do you take Overseas Students?

Unfortunately we are unable to accept Overseas Students.

What about TAFE options for senior students?

St Leo’s embraces a diversity of student capabilities and interests and offer a range of subjects, including VET and TAFE options for our students. Please visit the curriculum page under Teaching and Learning for more information.

Does the College cater for students with special needs?

St Leo’s staff have a strong focus on knowing each student’s academic strengths, weaknesses and interests. Through this focus and differentiated instruction, the special needs of all students are addressed. St Leo’s is a school community that caters for a wide range of students with individual special needs. We have a completely inclusive school program with integrated support for individual students’ needs. For further information, please contact our Leader of Learning Support.
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