Welcome to St Francis of Assisi Primary School - Calwell

Message from our Principal

Dear Families,

On behalf of the Staff at St Francis of Assisi Primary School and our Parish Priest Fr James Antony, I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to our school. We are very happy and proud that you have chosen to send your child to our school and entrust him/her to our care.

Due to the influence and guidance of St Francis of Assisi, the school community has a vibrant Franciscan spirit. This results in a positive school climate characterised by staff and student cohesiveness, a firm sense of tradition and an environment where pastoral care, mutual respect and trust are evident. The Franciscan spirituality is central to our Mission. Our school motto ‘Peacemakers' permeates the life of the school. We strive to live out the Gospel values in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment that acknowledges and celebrates the gifts and talents of all those in the community.

At St Francis of Assisi Primary School, we offer a curriculum that provides quality teaching and learning programs to meet the learning needs of students living in the 21st Century. Our learning programs provide a range of educational experiences for all students that will challenge, motivate and encourage them to reach their full potential.

The future in education is exciting and our school enthusiastically embraces the challenges that lie ahead. With our modern, first class learning spaces and our new STEM Centre the children are immersed in inquiry learning where curiosity, wonderment and questioning are encouraged. Literacy and Numeracy remain a priority and our reading program has proven successful in motivating students and achieving improvements in reading outcomes.

Our current School Improvement Plan represents a collaborative overview of the school community’s aspirations and directions. It identifies a number of priorities based around: pedagogical practices in the teaching of Religious Education, Literacy and Numeracy as well as creating a culture of high expectations leading to improved outcomes for all students.

All staff at St Francis of Assisi Primary School are committed and dedicated to excellence in education and to providing a stimulating learning environment to cater for the individual needs of each student. We work as a team to lead children to discover the God who lives within them and to develop their relationship with Christ. We promote a love of learning through a rich and varied curriculum within an atmosphere of encouragement and challenge and we celebrate our community through an active partnership with students, parents, and parish.

As Principal of St Francis of Assisi Primary School, I am privileged to give leadership to a school of excellence that values positive relationships in a Catholic environment. We value and work in partnership towards a common vision and purpose. I am very proud of the achievements attained by students, the dedication and involvement of staff along with the support of the parish and families within our vibrant community.

It is with pride that I welcome you to our school community.

Kate Markcrow


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Welcome to St Francis of Assisi Primary School - Calwell

We are a Catholic co-educational school from K-6 with a strong commitment to developing the whole person academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.