Welcome to St Francis de Sales School

I am thrilled to be in the position of Principal at St Francis de Sales School. I have been at SFDS for just over 6 years and absolutely love this community. I feel very much at home here, I grew up in Island Bay, am an ex student of the school, and I am now raising my family here. I am passionate about our place: I love the Bay, the people and working within our community - but most of all our students at SFDS.

At SFDS we have students from a range of ethnic backgrounds which adds a special cultural diversity to our school. Our goal is to provide a holistic education to meet the spiritual, learning, physical, social and emotional needs of all students. We have a strong emphasis on achievement in learning, particularly in English (Writing and Reading), Mathematics and Inquiry. Within this goal we ensure that all students have the opportunity to take part in arts and sports based programmes; areas in which the school has achieved success in wider community activities. Part of our school philosophy is inclusive education which means that all students take part in all school activities to the best of their skills and abilities.

Pop in for a visit - we would love to meet you.

Tracy Gundesen

What’s On

Events Calendar

What's New

New Kindo Online Shop:

Make  your school payments online

Online shop

Online Payments - Kindo

  • Book and pay for school lunches
  • View and make full or part payments on your family account
  • Register and pay for sports teams
  • Donation Receipts - Kindo is now sending out the receipts you need to claim the tax back on your school donation. If you pay your donation now through Kindo, you will receive a PDF attachment to your normal Kindo emailed receipt - please print this and hold on to it for your tax return.



Email office@sfds.school.nz

Tel: 04 939 7370

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