St Francis Catholic College

A New Pre-school to Yr12 Diocesan College in the Edmund Rice Tradition

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Principal’s Welcome Message

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Our College

 

St. Francis Catholic College is an exciting new partnership between the Diocese of Wollongong and Edmund Rice Education Australia. The College will serve the rapidly developing community of Edmondson Park, neighbouring regions and the parish of Mary, Mother of Church, Macquarie Fields.  St Francis Catholic College aims to meet the needs of this rapidly developing growth centre by establishing co-educational classes K-7 in 2017.

We are expecting strong demand. This is a unique opportunity to have your children educated in a Catholic community that will work with families from pre-school right through to the time they graduate as successful adults. 

The state-of-the-art, College will be built over several stages and will reach full capacity by 2022 with an expected student population of 1700. It will have architecturally designed learning spaces and cutting-edge technology. St Francis is the patron saint of ecology. As such, the College will be designed to be ecologically sustainable. 

To view JDH Architect's 3D walkthrough concept of the fully developed school, please click on the YouTube link

Our Foundation Staff

Meet our Staff Members

Mr Simon Abernethy

Mr Simon Abernethy

Mrs Melissa Vella

Mrs Melissa Vella

Assistant Principal

Melissa.Vella@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mr Shane Chapman

Mr Shane Chapman

Middle Leader Pastoral Care - English, PDHPE Teacher

Shane.Chapman@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Lisa Christensen

Miss Lisa Christensen

Middle Leader English/ Literacy - 6 Blue Teacher

Lisa.Christensen@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Kylie Seymour

Miss Kylie Seymour

Middle Leader Maths / Numeracy - 6 Blue Teacher

Kylie.Seymour@dow.catholic.edu.au

Ms Bernadette Manchester

Ms Bernadette Manchester

Executive Assistant to the Principal

Bernadette.Manchester@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mr Mark Boss

Mr Mark Boss

Mrs Katrina Borg

Mrs Katrina Borg

Kindergarten Blue Teacher

Katrina.Borg@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mrs Vanessa Chisholm

Mrs Vanessa Chisholm

Miss Lauren Cusack

Miss Lauren Cusack

Visual Arts & Religious Education Teacher

Lauren.Cusack@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Jessica Flegg

Miss Jessica Flegg

PDHPE & Maths Teacher

Jessica.Flegg@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mr Anthony Glynn

Mr Anthony Glynn

ICLT Support Officer

Anthony.Glynn@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Michelle Hatter

Miss Michelle Hatter

Mrs Amy Jamieson

Mrs Amy Jamieson

Kindergarten Green Teacher

Amy.Jamieson@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Michelle Linkenbagh

Miss Michelle Linkenbagh

Science & Maths Teacher

Michelle.Linkenbagh@dow.catholic.edu.au

Miss Amanda Marshall

Miss Amanda Marshall

Mrs Kerrie McDonald

Mrs Kerrie McDonald

Miss Maria Ramos

Miss Maria Ramos

English, HSIE & Religious Education Teacher

Maria.Ramos@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mrs Kirsty Simpson

Mrs Kirsty Simpson

Miss Libby Small

Miss Libby Small

Kindergarten Red Teacher

Elizabeth.Small@dow.catholic.edu.au

Mrs Kristina Sulentic

Mrs Kristina Sulentic

TAS & Religious Education Teacher

Kristina.Sulentic@dow.catholic.edu.au

Academic Life

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
St Francis aims to be at the forefront of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Classroom by providing new learning spaces for our students.
Junior Years Learning - iPad Fleet
Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 will have access to a fleet of iPads as learning tools.
1 to 1 - Bring Your Own Device
Students in Year 5 or Higher will bring their own laptop to school to use as an educational tool.
Technology Based Learning
We are bringing interactive based learning into our classrooms to provide our students with new and exciting learning opportunities.
Onsite IT Support
St Francis has Onsite IT Support allowing for quick, easy, reliable and professional service for our Students and Parents.

Pastoral Care

CatholicCare Wollongong is the official welfare agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Wollongong. The mission of the agency, as an instrument of Christ’s liberating presence in the world, is to enable the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, families and individuals living in the Archdiocese.

CatholicCare’s vision is for a society in which there is full recognition of individuals’ rights and responsibilities, and that enables the dignity, wellbeing and participation of all persons. CatholicCare's values define the way that our people relate to the community, those we serve and to each other as managers, staff and colleagues.

CatholicCare values of Human dignity and worth, Commitment to justice, Integrity, Accountability, Excellence and Accessibility.

Catholic Community

St Francis Catholic College is a Diocesan P-12 Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. Our school was established as a result of a partnership with the Diocese of Wollongong and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). We also aim to work closely with the Catholic Parish of Mary Mother of the Church, Macquarie Fields and neighbouring Catholic Parishes.

Catholic Education - Diocese of Wollongong

The Diocese of Wollongong is one of eleven Dioceses in the state of New South Wales. The seat of the Diocese is situated in the regional city of Wollongong which is situated approximately 100 km south of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

From the north, the Diocese stretches from the South – Western Sydney suburbs of Camden and Campbelltown in the growing Macarthur region, down the coast of the Illawarra and the Shoalhaven region with Milton-Ulladulla at the southern edge of the Diocese. The western region of the Diocese takes in the Southern Highlands townships of Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong.

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Edmund Rice Education Australia

EREA schools strive to offer a liberating education, based on a gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity.

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is the network of schools, entities and offices offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.

Established by the Christian Brothers in 2007, EREA now has full responsibility for the schools operated by the Brothers at that time. With the addition of schools established since 2007 there are over 50 schools in 2017 enrolling over 35,000 students, through all states and territories of Australia. As part of their mission within the Church and shaped by the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, schools offer an education guided by the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition.
 
 

Macquarie Fields Parish

Mary Mother of God Parish, Macquarie Fields is a Christ-centred Catholic Community that is committed to living Gospel Values, united by faith as we bring God’s Kingdom to life.

Our Mission is to welcome all, and respect and support each other in our spiritual journey. We encourage the gifts of people in building our community

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Enrolments

St Francis Catholic College is currently enrolling students in Kindergarten through to Year 8 for the commencement of the 2018 academic year. To make enquiries please contact our Enrolment Officer, Kerrie by phoning (02) 4645 3400 or by emailing: info@sfccdow.catholic.edu.au
 
All prospective students must have an enrolment package completed for them (available for download below) to be received by the 7th of April 2017. Please note that an enrolment package is required for each child. When the enrolment package and associated documentation is complete please send your enrolment package to:
 
            The Principal
            Simon Abernethy
            St Francis Catholic College
            PO Box 29, Hoxton Park, 2171
 
When your enrolment application is received, you will be contacted by our Enrolment Officer to establish a suitable time for an Enrolment Interview. At least one parent/caregiver and the student/s should attend the interview. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.
 
 
Thanks for your interest in our College.

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Contact Info

  • (02) 4645 3400
  • info@sfccdow.catholic.edu.au
  • http://www.sfccdow.catholic.edu.au
  • Postal Address
    PO Box 29, Hoxton Park, 2171

    Current School Location (Temporary)
    Hollows Drive, Oran Park
    NSW, 2570

  • College Reception Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm