Catholic Education South Australia

Our School

Inspired by our Catholic Faith and tradition, we are committed to growing together in Faith, Peace and Wisdom.

Our vision for teaching and learning...

St Francis School is dedicated to the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of all members of our community.

We value...

Growing together…

  • St Francis School is dedicated to the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of all members of our community.
  • We are focused on building and sustaining a community which works and learns together in an ever-changing world.

Faith…

  • The teachings and life of Jesus and St Francis guide us in our commitment to developing attitudes of respect, integrity and compassion for all of creation.           

Peace…

  • We value the wellbeing of individuals and nurture positive relationships in the way that we connect with God, others and the world.

Wisdom…

  • Our innovative and dynamic learning opportunities create a community of inspired, engaged learners.

Engaged Learners

“Let your light shine before others, so that they might see your good works” Matthew 5:16

At St Francis School, we know that when we are engaged, we are active participants in our learning…

Therefore we believe in:

  • Using an inquiry approach in teaching and learning processes
  • Catering for all learning styles
  • Providing a different

Creative Learners

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” Romans 12:2

At St Francis School, we know that when we are given opportunities to be creative our unique potential is realised…

Therefore we believe in:

  • Offering opportunities to enhance thinking, reflecting and problem solving
  • Maintaining positive and safe learning environments that promote risk taking
  • providing learners with a voice in the direction of their learning

Connected Learners

“I do not call you servants but friends, because I have made known to you everything that I heard from my father.” John 15:15

At St Francis School, we know that when we are connected in relationships our learning potential is optimised…

Therefore we believe in:

  • A truly collaborative approach to teaching and learning
  • The development of high level interpersonal skills though an extensive Wellbeing program
  • Using and teaching our community about the Restorative approach when interacting with others

Reflective Learners

“God saw everything that God made, and indeed is was very good.” Genesis 1:31

At St Francis School, we know that when we are reflective we are able to evaluate practices in order to create a better future…

Therefore we believe in:

  • Using reflective processes and assessment practices that inform future teaching and learning
  • Sharing our opinions honestly and valuing the opinion of others
  • A culture of coaching and mentoring

Catholic Education South Australia

Thriving People, Capable Learners, Leaders for the World God Desires

Our Living Learning Leading Framework...

The Living Learning Leading Framework gives us a foundation for understanding what we do in Catholic Education – who we are, what we value and how we partner with our families to ensure our students thrive.

At the heart of our framework is our commitment to our students and our understanding of all people – we see them as ‘thriving people, capable learners, leaders for the world God desires.’

The Living Learning Leading Framework underpins everything we do, ensuring our students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive in a rapidly changing and complex world.