Important notice

Kia Ora Whanau

A TEST message has been sent to all school families by both text message to the first two caregivers we have on our student management system and to the email address we have recorded as your main contact.  Please contact the office as soon as possible if you did not receive a text message or email. 


What’s On

Caritas Video - Welcome to Wellington

Helping former refugees to settle (click on picture to watch)

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This video shows how the Church community has come together with
the Red Cross to ensure refugees resettling in Wellington can arrive to
a home that is furnished with love.

Tern 4 - 10 October to Friday 16 December 2016

Term Dates for 2017

Board Meeting Dates for 2016

- 5 December

Updated BOT Policies:-

Healthy Food & Water Only Policy

Sports Uniform Hoodie Top - see Uniforms.

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 Acting 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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