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St Francis De Sales


Notices and Reminders

School Easter Ceremony

Just a reminder that due to the wet day we will be holding two Easter Ceremonies in the library/Jblock.

10.00 am for the Middle syndicate – Rooms 6-11 (year 3-6) and

11.15am for the Junior syndicate – Rooms 2-5 (year 1-2) and Senior syndicate – Room 12-14 (year 7-8)

You are very welcome to join us.

Uniform Shop hours

Tuesday 8.45am - 9.15am

Thursday 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Stationery Lists -

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3&4

Year 5&6

Year 7&8

Wrap it Up – Sushi Lunches every Thursday

Orders need to be placed via by 9am onThursday

Subway Lunches every Wednesday

Orders need to be placed with the office by 3pm Tuesday.

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

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

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

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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