Communication + News

this week at SFdS

A weekly overview of the week ahead at SFdS is published here every Sunday. This overview is of great benefit to our school community to keep up to date with all things happening at school that week. The overview is also circulated via email and available on the SkoolBag App.

this week at SFdS Monday 12 December 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022


St Francis de Sales has implemented guidelines and strategies to help create a safe environment in this current COVID-19 climate to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission within the school environment.

The guidelines and strategies will be reviewed and updated from time to time to take into account the advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Victorian Government to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is adhered to at all times.

Notification: Confirmed COVID-19 Case Onsite Guidelines and Strategies

Building Project

Back in 2019 I met with Architects from ‘Smith and Tracey’ to discuss a building masterplan for St Francis de Sales. The school was presented with a multi-staged big picture plan of the future of the school buildings at SFdS. This masterplan would enable the school to plan for major building projects and apply for Grants as appropriate.

In 2020 I received a letter from The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Victorian School Building Authority, advising that our school was successful for a grant of $2million under the 2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.

As part of the school’s masterplan, this funding will support the construction of a classroom cluster and community hub with four new classrooms, an upgraded toilet block and a shared learning space.

This is such an exciting time to reflect on the opportunities for growth and improvement in our buildings to create an even better environment for learning at SFdS.

John Rudd | Principal