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Māori Language Week

All classes will be busy this week taking part in activities around this celebration of New Zealand life. The general theme for New Zealanders this year is a new Māori word per week for 50 weeks of the year. We have set ourselves the challenge of a new word a day for 40 weeks.

There are excellent resources on the internet for you to celebrate Māori language week at home. Right click on the links below.

http://www.korero.maori.nz/news/mlw/ideas/specialoccasions.html

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/maori-language-week/100-maori-words

www.korero.maori.nz (try the learners section)


Emergency Procedure


Term Dates

Uniform Shop hours

  • Tuesday 8.45am - 9.15am
  • Thursday 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Stationery Lists

Lunches

The Lunchbox Club - every Tuesday
- Orders need to be placed via www.thelunchboxclub.co.nz by 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Subway Lunches every Wednesday
- Orders need to be placed with the office by 3.00 p.m. Tuesday.
Wrap it Up – Sushi every Thursday
- Orders need to be placed via www.wrapitup.co.nzby 9.00 a.m. on Thursday.



If you plan to visit your children during school time, please drop in at the office first





Welcome to our website

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 have designed our website to provide you with an overview of life at our school.  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.

Alan Fleming
Principal


Our School Song - Love of Learning, Love of Life

Listen to our brand new school school song being performed by the wonderful SFDS students on their school feast day.

Congratulations to Ms Mary Cameron, our year 3 teacher, who composed this song. A special mention is also due to Ms. Denise Kerr and Mr. Rod Davis for their partipation in teaching and delievering the song and for incorporting the haka.

 

 

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