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St Francis De Sales



Term 1 Learning Conferences

Please note that school closes at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24/3, Wednesday 25/3 and Thursday 26/3 for Learning Conferences.

For these conferences the student, parent/s and teacher meet together and the student, supported by the teacher will share their learning goals.

These conferences are for the sharing of learning goals. If there are other matters, we request that parents make a time at a later date to discuss these.

The conferences will take place as follows:

Tuesday 24 March

3.00pm to 7.15pm. (Meal break 5.45 to 6.30)

Wednesday 25 March

3.00pm to 7.15pm. (Meal break 5.45 to 6.30)

Thursday 26 March

3.00pm to 5.15pm

· Each conference is 15 minutes long.

· To make a booking enter the web site by clicking this link.

· The password for entering your booking is KN7C5. Follow the prompts to make a booking for each of your children.

· Parents from separated families are welcome to make individual bookings if preferred.

· During the conferences, the library will be open and children waiting for their conference will be supervised there.

End of the School Day Arrangements for the Learning Conferences

· On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week school will close at 2.30 so that teachers can be prepared for the first conferences at 3.00.

· If you are able to pick up your children at 2.30 that would be great.

· All children who are not picked up will wait in the library (J Block) until 3.00pm and can be picked up from there.

· For children who usually walk home we ask parents to confirm with them whether they walk home at 2.30 or at 3.00. If they walk home at 3.00 they wait in the library until then.

· If you normally have an arranged 3.00pm meeting place for your child/ren would you suspend this for the 3 days and pick up them up from the library. Thank you.

2015 School Charter

Uniform Shop Hours -

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


Island Bay Bakery lunches every Tuesday
- Orders need to be placed with the office by 9.00 a.m. 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 9.00 a.m. on Thursday.

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

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

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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