Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our growing community.

We understand and value that as a parent there are few things more imperative than your child’s education. We believe relationships are at the heart of excellent teaching and learning and view parents as their child’s most primary and ongoing educator.

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you make as a parent/carer or student. We hope this website will assist you by providing relevant information about the benefits of education at St Francis of Assisi College.

With a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of all things, we recognise that St Francis of Assisi College is a part of a much larger and dynamic effort to provide quality Catholic education for all young people and their families across the Riverland. 

As a Catholic College we value social justice, community service and student leadership, that is supported by how we communicate, reflect, and connect with one another. Our pillars of Student Voice, Community, Excellent Catholic Education, Integral Ecology, Pathways to and beyond epitomise our foundational focus.

Students begin their St Francis of Assisi College journey experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of a community connected by faith, integrity, acceptance of ourselves and others, a love of learning and a call to serve with compassion and care. Within our community a mutual respect and responsibility exists between the school, home, and the wider community. We view every young person as competent and capable, on their own individual learning journey.

We are committed to contemporary teaching and learning within a welcoming and safe environment where young people are free to be themselves and delight in their surroundings. We motivate, support, and challenge our students and believe it is our essential role to promote a lifelong passion for learning. We encourage a learning space of questioning, interpretation, reflection, and problem solving while developing curiosity, creativity, and persistence.

The staff of St Francis of Assisi feel privileged to play an integral role in shaping children’s lives. We are committed to nurturing thriving people, capable learners and leaders for the world God desires.

Our opening theme ‘Growing in Harmony’ is a rich concept that aligns with our values and pillars.

I warmly invite you to visit St Francis of Assisi College and experience this wonderful community, of which I am most humbly proud to lead.

Nathan Hayes
Principal, St Francis of Assisi College

Growing in harmony