Catholic Education South Australia

About SFOA

Since 1965 we have educated generations of young South Australians in the Catholic tradition of St Francis of Assisi, where an ethos of humanity and social justice are lived. Values of respect, compassion and stewardship underpin the education of every student at our school. In the spirit of fraternity, we lovingly grow our relationship with our community, including the next generation of family members.

Here, children are at the centre of everything we do. From our very first
interaction, we make a commitment to respect, nurture, and form an ongoing relationship with your child. Indeed, we consider your child’s education and wellbeing a shared responsibility – from the Principal to the teachers and all support team members. Behind your child stands a community working to ensure they are seen, heard and valued every single day.

We firmly believe in the value of a broad and diverse education for our students. From Reception to Year 6, our teachers work tirelessly to ensure a consistent and purposeful approach across the curriculum. Knowledge and skills gained in one subject can be applied in other learning areas, and are designed to contribute to lifelong learning.

Some fun facts about St Francis of Assisi School

  • St Francis of Assisi Newton, South Australia, was founded in 1965
  • We are located on Newton Road in the city suburb of Newton our school is easily accessible by car and public transport.
  • We have a Playgroup on-site, one morning a week for children 0-4 years, along with their parent/carer.
  • Our extra-curricular programmes include swimming, athletics, cross country, netball, soccer, football and cricket, and debating and chess.
  • We hold an annual School Sports Day and are involved in many  Inter-school sporting carnivals.
  • We currently run annual school camps from Year 4, starting with an overnight stay at the School.
  • To increase feelings of belonging, our students all have buddy classes.
  • We have a strong connection with our local parish and community, St Francis of Assisi Church.

If you're interested in more information about our school, please contact us.

How is our school performing?

Our most recent School Performance Report is available for download below.