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School Telephone Update

Dear Families,

Telstra are in the process of repairing our broken phone lines.  We have temporary phones in the office and we are now able to take phone calls on our main line 6292 4500.  We only have one line operating so if the line is busy please try again later.

We cannot transfer calls on this phone so if you wish to speak with the canteen, please call them directly on 6292 7477.  If you wish to speak with a teacher, please send them an email and they can give you a call at a convenient time.  Alternatively we can pass a message onto them for you.

The phone lines at BASCA are also down - if you need to contact BASCA please call the mobile phone 0429 928 034.

Thank you for your patience and we will provide a further update when we have more information.

Kate Markcrow

Reminder - Ash Wednesday Mass

Dear Families,

A reminder that our Ash Wednesday Mass is on this morning at 9.30am in the school hall.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

Kate Markcrow

Canteen Special Lunch Monday 2 March

Dear Families,

On Monday 2 March the Canteen is holding a special lunch day selling a Pie, Juice/Water and a treat for $6.00 per person.

See the attached flyer for more information.


Please place your order through QKR! by 8.00am Monday 2 March.  No late orders can be accepted.

Please contact the Canteen for more information on 6292 7477.

Sue and Jo - Canteen Managers

Netball Club Registrations Open

Netball Registration for players in Years 1-6 is now open!

Please see the attached sheet for more information. 


You can follow the links to register and pay for the 2020 Saturday competition. 

Please also complete the Player Information form and return it to the front office. 


If you have any questions or concerns please email

Kind regards,

StFA Netball Committee 

Pancake Day-Today

St Francis of Assisi Primary School - Calwell
Ph: 02 6292 4500

Pancake Day - TODAY

Dear Families,

As you would know, Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday with our celebration of Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:30am. All parents and friends are very welcome to celebrate with us in the hall.

 Today -  February 25th is traditionally Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) when pancake ingredients are used up before Lent begins, so Christians can focus on less self-indulgence and instead choose to practice charitable actions for others.

 Pancakes will be sold for 50c each at recess and lunchtime at the canteen by the Mini Vinnies students. All funds raised will go to Project Compassion for Caritas. 

 Donations of cooked pancakes are welcome and can be sent to the canteen before school.

Please remember that we are a nut free school.

 Lisa Conroy


Lisa Conroy

Religious Education Coordinator

St Francis of Assisi Primary School



ph 02-62924500

fax 02-62928998

Phone Lines Down

Dear Families,

The phone lines are current down and Telstra is working to fix the problem.  If you need to make contact with the school urgently, please email the office - 

Swimming Carnival Program

Dear Families,

Attached is the program for Monday's swimming carnival. 

Times are approximate and this program should be used as a guide only.


Swimming Carnival Organisers

February 20 Newsletter

Click here to view the February 20 Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Parent Teacher Interviews - Week 5

Dear Families,

Please see the attached note containing information and a booking link for Parent Teacher Interviews being held in Week 5 this term - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March 2020.


Please note that bookings for these interviews will open at 9.00am tomorrow morning (Thursday 20 February 2020).

Kate Markcrow

Helping Students Read at Home - 25 Feb 2020

Dear Families,

Please see the attached invitation to a talk being held at 6.00pm on Tuesday 25 February 2020 in the school library.  The talk is about helping students read at home and in the classroom.


The talk aims to:

  • Reassures you as a parent who needs to guide their child whilst reading.
  • Provides strategies you need when reading to your child and listening to your child read.
  • Discuss issues surrounding children and their reading avoidance.
  • Teaches a variety of simple techniques to assist you and your child.

We would be delighted if all Kinder and Year 1 parents were able to attend.

Kate Markcrow