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What’s On

2016

ASH WEDNESDAY

You are all welcome to join us at 9.30am Wednesday 10 February 2016 for our Ash Wednesday Liturgy on Broad Park.  If the weather is not good we will be going to Island Bay Presbyterian Church on the Parade.  If this is the case we will advise here.

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

Go to www.wrapitup.co.nz and create a login/account.  If you require further information or help setting up on Wrap it Up, please see Suzanne in the office.

Wrap It Up Introduction letter

Items added to the Wrap it Up Website - Touch Rugby for Years 3-8, Junior Swimming Years 1-2, ANZ futureFERNS Netball Years 1-4 

Stationery Lists for 2016 are under the Starting School tab




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.


Steve Douglas, Principal

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