Welcome to St Francis de Sales
Welcome to St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School, where the education and wellbeing of our students is central to everything we do.
When you become part of St Francis de Sales you are welcomed with warmth into a caring community.
As a small and nurturing school, our children are valued for their individuality and are known by name and personality to all. We would love to welcome you to become the newest members of this community.
Introduction to St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School, Oak Park
On behalf of our Parish Priest, Father Thien, the Teaching Staff and myself, we would like to thank you for this opportunity to introduce St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School to you.
It is the role of the school and the home to assist in ensuring children experience a positive start to primary school. The transition represents a big time of changes for children and families as they leave a familiar setting.
Our highly professional and motivated staff strive to meet the educational and welfare needs of all students. Teachers provide quality learning opportunities to help all students achieve their full potential.
It would be our privilege to have the opportunity of sharing your child’s journey through Primary School and fulfilling the important task of your child’s educational needs so that they may continue to grow and develop into the future.
John Rudd | Principal
Key Enrolment Information
Enrolment Information Evenings and School Open Day Tours are held in the third week of March. We warmly invite you to attend one of the below listed sessions.
Open Day Tours are a great opportunity for you and your child to see our students in a school day setting along with our facilities. Along with our Principal and Deputy Principal, representatives from our Leadership Team will also be available to assist with any questions you may have.
The measures set out in the Victorian Government’s Back-To-School plan will ensure every possible effort is made to ensure staff and students are safe and that schools remain open. The plan maintains the importance of the 3Vs: Ventilation, Vaccination and Vital COVIDSafe steps. We kindly ask families wishing to join us at any of the sessions, to please rsvp to the session that works best for your family via the booking link listed below. Bookings are essential.
In line with Victorian Government requirements, face masks for Parents and/or Carers will need to be worn whilst attending. Face masks will be available at the Front Office for attendees. Our friendly staff will be there to meet you and assist you with checking in.
Individual School Tours are also available by appointment by telephoning the School Administration Office on 9306 9444.
Enrolment Program – Key Dates
|Enrolments Open||Principal and Family Meeting||Offer of Placement||Acceptance Forms Due|
|Enrolments are open||Held early July 2022||15 June 2022||30 June 2022|
Enrolment Information Evening
We warmly invite you to attend one of our Enrolment Information Sessions listed below.
|Session 1||Tuesday 15 March 2022||7:30pm|
|Session 2||Thursday 17 March 2022||6:00pm - *At the conclusion of Session 2, if you would like to join along there will be an optional informal walkabout the school tour.|
|Session 3||Tuesday 22 March 2022||7:00pm|
Open Day Tours
Please join us on a tour of St Francis de Sales. Our Open Day Tours are a great opportunity for you and your child to see our students in a school day setting along with our facilities.
|Session 1||Tuesday 15 March 2022||9:30am|
|Session 2||Wednesday 16 March 2022||9:30am|
|Session 3||Thursday 17 March 2022||9:30am|
|Session 4||Friday 18 March 2022||9:30am|
Open Library | ‘Playgroup Stay and Play’ Sessions
During Term 2 our Library will be open for ‘Playgroup Stay and Play’ sessions where the children can come and visit. It will be a chance to share a favourite story and meet some new friends. Sessions will run for an hour from 9:30am-10:30am. A parent and/or carer will need to stay onsite during the duration of the session. Whilst the children enjoy their Playgroup Play and Stay session, we warmly invite you to enjoy some morning tea with us.
|Session 1||Monday 9 May 2022||9:30am|
|Session 2||Thursday 19 May 2022||9:30am|
|Session 3||Monday 23 May 2022||9:30am|
|Session 4||Thursday 2 June 2022||9:30am|
St Francis de Sales holds 3 Orientation Program Sessions. At these sessions the children will have the opportunity to have a first taste of what school life is like in the classroom with their teacher.
|Session 1||Wednesday 16 November 2022||9:30-10:30am|
|Session 2||Wednesday 23 November 2022||9:30-10:30am|
|Session 3||Wednesday 30 November 2022||9:30-10:30am|
Enrolment Information Pack
Enrolment Information Packs are provided at our Enrolment Information Sessions and Open Day Tours. Enrolment Information Packs are also available for collection from the School Office.
Copies of all Key Enrolment Documents and/or Policies are included in the Enrolment Pack.
Our School Policies can be found under the ‘Policies’ tab. Our Key Enrolment Policies can be located under the ‘Enrolment | Key Enrolment Policies’ tab.
Our policies are reviewed regularly and are in line with the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic School’s requirements.
2022 Orientation Resource Hub
An online Orientation Resource Hub is available for all families to access.
On the Resource Hub you will find:
• Welcome to St Francis de Sales
• Orientation Resources
• Key Information
• School Notes and Updates
• Education in Faith
• Contact Details
I encourage families to bookmark this site and to check back from time to time for additional information and resources.