Important notice

Kia Ora Whanau

Join us for our "Meet the teacher evening" this Thursday, 16 February. You are all welcome to come and meet our staff from 5-6pm. Bring the family, your dinner (if you want) and enjoy a performance from our SFDS kappa haka. If it is raining or too windy, we will email on the day by 3pm as to whether it goes ahead. Hope to see you all there.

What’s On

Term Dates for 2017

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

Go to and create a login/account. If you require further information about using Wrap it Up, please contact Suzanne in the office.

See the new Senior Syndicate blog - go to the blogs: tab and click on the link.

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 4 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

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