Welcome to St Francis of Assisi Primary School. It is our strong desire that our motto “Live Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly with our God” [Micah 6:8] underpins who we are and how we educate our children.
The core purpose of St Francis of Assisi Primary School is to provide a vibrant fulfilled, faith-filled and curious learning environment; a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and dedicated and skilled staff to support our children on this wondrous learning journey.
We seek to develop motivated, imaginative, curious and independent learners who demonstrate strong social values, leadership, resilience and self-esteem.
St Francis of Assisi Primary School promotes the development of positive relationships; mutual respect; an understanding of individual and communal rights and responsibilities, which promote inclusiveness and acceptance of individual difference. We are inspired daily by the life of St Francis of Assisi and guided by the four pillars of our Education Philosophy:
Our school is a joy filled learning environment. The joy of learning comes from the experience of belonging and success, where each child is at the centre of the learning.
Collaboration is fostered by engaging in solution-focussed dialogue where all members of our community have a voice, feel valued and think innovatively. A focus on problem solving, flexible thinking, critical reflection and skill acquisition is key to the collaborative learning process.
Relationship between students, staff, families and Parish is at the heart of our school. We value and respect diversity and together use our strengths to be a welcoming and supportive community.
Contemporary at St Francis of Assisi means providing globally connected, engaging and adaptive learning environments. Our learners make meaning, explore and challenge their thinking in ways, which engender resilience and builds capacity.
The pillars in the Education Philosophy are brought to life by the constant support and encouragement of our dedicated and skilled Teachers and Learning Support Officers. Our students swiftly develop skills and learn to express themselves, as they find a safe and loving place to belong at St Francis.
Children will learn the importance and wonder of faith and prayer as they participate in the whole-school masses and liturgies, as well as daily class prayer.
They learn to walk in the footstep of St Francis of Assisi as they care for one another and the environment.
Finally, our parent community is a vital and fundamental part of our school. We enjoy a strong and meaningful relationship with parents as we partner in the learning journey of your children. We strongly encourage families to be part of all aspects of school life at St Francis of Assisi Primary School.
We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school.
Mrs Jennyne Wilkinson