The needs of each and every child in our care is of paramount importance to us.

Children all learn differently. They have different speeds of comprehension, differing personal abilities and varying inherent strengths across the key learning areas.

To ensure that all of our students experience success, we work closely with our students, parents, outside service providers and highly qualified staff to ensure that each student has a dedicated plan for their learning. These learning plans are flexible and constantly being reviewed and readjusted to ensure that they are achievable for each child.

We endeavour to work within the curriculum to provide an atmosphere in which the child will develop attitudes of caring, responsibility, achievement and a desire to learn.

Our curriculum is based on guidelines outlined by the S.A. Education Department, Commonwealth Government and the Catholic Education Office.

This includes appropriate and varied learning experiences in the following areas:

  • English – Reading, Writing, Spelling, Handwriting, Listening and Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • History
  • The Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages other than English
  • Religious Education

Information and Communication Technologies are embedded into the nine learning areas.

Our teaching follows the Australian Curriculum.

The importance of play

Parish Support

The St Francis Newton Parish and school work closely as one community with a shared a vision of developing the community’s faith journey and becoming stewards of service and ministry.

The Capuchin Friars lead our masses/liturgies and are involved in many liturgical events. Their knowledge and wisdom is also shared with students via informal visits to classes and with our staff at our yearly retreat.

The Secular Franciscan Order, of up to 50 members, shows their support to our Sacramental Candidates by being their prayer buddies.