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We are updating our emergency contacts database, if you have changed numbers recently please let us know urgently.

What’s On


Term Dates for 2017


Sports Uniform Hoodie Top - see Uniforms.

The Wrap it Up website is now up and running. Lunches, some items of stationery, uniforms, plus activities are available to order/pay for.

Go to www.wrapitup.co.nz and create a login/account. If you require further information about using Wrap it Up, please contact Suzanne in the office.

See the new Senior Syndicate blog - go to the blogs: tab and click on the link.

Welcome to St Francis de Sales School

E nga iwi, e nga karangatanga, te iti me te rahi, tena koutou, tena tatou (All peoples, all relations, great and small alike, greetings to you, greetings to us all).

Hello, Kia ora, Talofa lava, Namaste, Ciao, Kia orana, Bonjour, Bula, Dziendobry, Ni hao, Shalom, Dia duit.

From its first day in April 1905, St Francis de Sales School has maintained a proud tradition of:

  • nurturing the faith development of its students
  • providing top quality teaching and learning programmes
  • fostering achievement in all aspects of school life
  • preparing students for the next steps in their life journeys.

The Catholic Special Character of our school is based on the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ and is strengthened by a specifically taught Values Programme. Our school is an integral part of the St Francis de Sales Parish and enjoys contributing to activities of the wider Island Bay community. We provide a caring and safe environment where the students report that they feel safe.

With classes from Year One to Eight, our students receive continuous education from enrolment through to the end of their Primary schooling, when they progress to college.  Most students enrol at either St Mary's College, St Catherine's College or St Patrick's College. 

We look forward to your personal contact if you require more information or wish to visit the school. Your welcome at St Francis de Sales is genuine, warm and assured.


Tracy Gundesen, Acting Principal

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