Newsletters and Important News


Congratulations to Miss Belynda Horne on her appointment to Deputy Principal | Leader of Learning and Innovation. Please see announcement below.

Announcement Appointment of Deputy Principal | Leader of Learning and Innovation

2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund

I am extremely elated to share some very exciting news with our school community.

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.

On Tuesday 20 October 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.

Kind regards, John Rudd | Principal

School Announcement - 2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund Preliminary drawings submitted for application grant

Bloom where you are planted

Every month a magazine style publication ‘Bloom where you are planted’ is produced and circulated to our families. This magazine truly captures our wonderful school, the children and the great pride that exists.

Bloom where you are planted Edition 4

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 18 October to Friday 22 October 2021

Remote and Flexible Learning Portal

Our Remote and Flexible Learning Portal is designed to support families during Remote and Flexible Learning lockdown times.


Remote and Flexible Learning Portal

COVID-19 Guidelines

SFdS is enforcing a variety of guidelines and strategies 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 are being implemented to help create a safe environment at SFdS in this current COVID-19 climate.

The School may, from time to time, review and update these guidelines and strategies 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.

Guidelines and Strategies