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

Academic Life


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

Catholic 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.

eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online. The Office was established in 2015 with a mandate to coordinate and lead the online safety efforts across government, industry and the not-for profit community. The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians. The eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online—just as they would offline.

The Office co-ordinates and leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit community. It has a broad remit which includes providing:

  • a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying
  • identifying and removing illegal online content
  • tackling image-based abuse.

The Office also provides audience-specific content to help educate all Australians about online safety including young people, women, teachers, parents, seniors and community groups. Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.

Catholic Community

At St Francis, we provide opportunities throughout the year to celebrate Catholic life. The College has a good relationship with its Parish Priest, Father Bosco Son SVD and Assistant Priest, Father Joseph Dondeti SVD. Class Masses are celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month at the College. Our Priests also celebrate Masses and liturgies for Ash Wednesday, Easter, the Feast of the Blessed Edmund Rice, Feast of St Francis of Assisi and End of Year Mass. Masses are celebrated both at the College at Edmondson Park and in Mary Mother of the Church Parish Church at Macquarie Fields.
Our Priests also visit the College informally to meet staff and students and make themselves available to present content in Religious Education classes when invited by the staff.
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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Enrolment Information

Enrolment applications will be available from Monday 2nd March 2020 for enrolment to Kindergarten 2021 and Years 7 - 11 2021 as well as enrolment applications for Yr 7 2022.
Applications close on Thursday 9th April, 2020.

An enrolment application is required for each child. When the enrolment application 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

Or hand it into the College Office at:

130-150 Jardine Drive
Edmondson Park NSW 2174

When your enrolment application is received, you will be contacted by our Enrolment Officer who will advise you about the interview process. At least one parent/caregiver and the student/s should attend the interview. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.
To make enquiries about enrolment at St Francis Catholic College please contact our Enrolment Officer, Narelle by phoning (02) 4645 3400 or by emailing:

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Contact Info

  • (02) 4645 3400
  • Postal Address
    PO Box 29, Hoxton Park, 2171

    School Location
    130-150 Jardine Drive, Edmondson Park
    NSW, 2174

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