Important notice

What’s On

Next week- Parent Teacher Conferences are being held at SFDS.

The aim of these conferences is to share your child/ren’s learning goals with whanau and talk about what this looks like at school and at home.

Conferences start at 3pm and finish at 6pm on Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April. On each of these days (Tuesday and Wednesday) school will finish at 2:30pm and we ask that you collect your child/ren from school. Any children not collected at 2.30pm will be sent to the library until 3pm.

You can make a booking on the School Interviews website using the CODE ax22x. Bookings will open on Wednesday 29 March at 10.30am. Please talk to Suzanne or Bridgette if you are need assistance with this.

Term Dates for 2017
Term 1 Tue 7 Feb - Thur 13 April
Term 2 Mon 1 May - Fri 7 July
Term 3 Mon 24 July - Fri 29 Sept
Term 4 Mon 16 Oct - Wed 20 Dec

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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