St Francis of Assisi is a Catholic Primary school catering for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school was opened in 2000. The spirit and charism of the Franscian Friars and the Sisters of Charity are an important part of our school community. 'In Giving We Receive' is at the heart of the St Francis School Community.
At St Francis of Assisi we are a faith community where opportunities are provided for all members to share, celebrate and grow in their faith. We have a close relationship with St Francis of Assisi Parish where we attend Mass and celebrate liturgies.
As a Catholic school, the Good News of Jesus is central to our lives. Working together with our parents and parish priest, we aim to give children a sound understanding of the Gospel values of love, care, respect and justice.
We also emphasise the importance of living out these values in our interactions at schools, in our families and in the wider community.
Schools these days make all sorts of extravagant promises and too often they try to please everyone. Edgecliff is a unique place, which caters especially for lively boys who are intellectually curious, creative and keen to learn. Our central purpose is the preparation of boys for College Street, and the liberal academic curriculum there. Our own curriculum is rich and full. Boys participate in a variety of programmes, including Music, Drama, Debating, Visual Art, Sport, Computing, Science, Chess and Italian, in addition to the traditional elements of an academic, cultural and social education. We seek to give our pupils a keen sense of their moral obligations to society, whilst taking great care over their personal, emotional development.
If your son loves books and learning as much as sport, art and music, then this may well be the right place for him.