About our School
St Francis School is a state integrated school, which means that the buildings are owned by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland while the school operating costs are met via the Ministry of Educations state operating grant. We currently have a roll of 76 students with four classrooms.
Being a state integrated school we give preference of enrolment to children and whanau with a Catholic connection. We are, however, able to have 10% of non - preference children enrolled at our school. Please see our Enrolment Policy in 'about our school'/'Documents' for more information on this.
Our school day begins at 9am and finishes at 3pm. We like all children to be at school before 9am so they have time to prepare themselves for the day, but not before 8.30am as this is a valuable time for teachers to meet and prepare for the day.
Once a child has arrived at school they are not permitted to leave the school grounds until 3pm unless parental permission is given directly to a staff member.
Reporting an absence
If your child is going to be away from school parents/caregivers are to contact the school either, in person, phone or e-mail. This is to ensure that everyone is aware of where the child is, safe at home and not missing between home and school. Should there be no contact by the family the school will contact the parents/caregivers to check the whereabouts of the child.
Students attending a Catholic Integrated school are eligible for school transport assistance where there are no bus routes if...
Communication between school and home
We consider this a vital link to helping your child achieve their full potential. We actively encourage both formal and informal get-together with parents through a series of school gatherings, Masses and Liturgies, sporting events, parent-teacher-child 3 way learning conferences interviews and written reports. If you would like to contact a teacher the best time for this is 3.10pm - 3.30pm except on a Monday & Thursdays which is staff meeting nights.
Each Friday our newsletter is emailed out to the school community. If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter please let our office know.