St Paul's Anglican Grammar School

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St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
St Paul's Logo
Warragul, Victoria
Coordinates 38°9′1″S 145°56′0″E / 38.15028°S 145.93333°E / -38.15028; 145.93333Coordinates: 38°9′1″S 145°56′0″E / 38.15028°S 145.93333°E / -38.15028; 145.93333
Type Independent, Co-educational, Day
Motto Ever Onward
Denomination Anglican
Established 1982
Principal Lisa Moloney
Staff ~300
Enrolment ~1350 (Prep-Year 12 all campuses)
Campus Warragul, Victoria; Traralgon, Victoria
Colour(s) Cardinal, Gold, Blue and White                 
Slogan "Ever Onward"
The school entrance.

St Paul's Anglican Grammar School is a coeducational Anglican independent school founded in 1982 in Warragul, Victoria, Australia. St Paul's is a member of the GIS and ICCES school association bodies.

St Paul's is located across three 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, the 'rope factory', is also located in Warragul which is designed to house the separate Year 9 program.

Finally, a third campus is located in Traralgon. It was founded in 2002 and houses students from Kindergarten to Year 10.


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 Dr 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 will be open to all alumni, teachers, ex-teachers and friends of the school.


Period Details
1981 – 1992 Dr. Des Parker
1992 – 2006 Richard Prideaux AM
2007 – 2010 Mark Robertson
2011 – 2012 Mike Clapper (Executive Principal)
2011 – current Lisa Moloney


  • Waragul ELC - Kindergarten and early learning

Bowen Street, Warragul

  • Junior School - Years prep - 6

Bowen Street, Warragul

  • Senior School - Years 7 - 12

Bowen Street, Warragul

  • The Rope Factory - Year 9

Sutton Street, Warragul

  • 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.

House system[edit]

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.

A simplified four colour system is employed in the junior school, consisting of Burgundy, Emerald, Gold, and Navy houses.

Notable alumni[edit]

Tim Cope - Australian adventurer, author, filmmaker, trekking guide, and public speaker.

Tony Besselink - Vocalist of the critically acclaimed musical group Tony Besselink (the band).

Education cost[edit]

To enrol for an education at the school, prices vary depending on the year level of the child.

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