About Us

School Information

St Francis of Assisi Regional Catholic Primary School, Paddington is part of the Catholic School System of the Archdiocese of Sydney. It is supported by the Parishes of St Mary's Cathedral; St Patrick's, Church Hill; Sacred Heart, Darlinghurst; St Joseph's, Edgecliff; St Canice's, Elizabeth Bay and St Francis of Assisi, Paddington.

At the heart of St Francis School we are inspired by the spirit of our Patron Saints, St Francis of Assisi and St Clare, and the charism of the Sisters of Charity. By following their example we are called to be instruments of God's love and peace.

Inspired by our school motto, 'In Giving We Receive', we are committed to the evangelising mission of the Church by actively fostering and nurturing our Catholic faith, tradition and culture within the life of our school and parish community.

We provide a safe, supportive and nurturing learning environment that inspires and empowers students to become highly successful learners, enabling them to reach their full potential and positively contribute to the world they live in.

Peace Prayer of St Francis of Assisi - Our School Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek;
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
to be loved as to love.
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


School Rules

  • Respect for ourselves
  • Respect for others
  • Respect for learning
  • Respect for property
  • Respect for the environment

School Hours

  • 8.55am - 3.15pm
  • 7.00am - 8.30am - Leisure (Before School Care)
  • 8.30am - 8.55am - Student Supervision on the playground
  • 8.55am - Lessons Commence
  • 3.15pm - Dismissal
  • 3.15pm - 3.30pm - Student Supervision
  • 3.15pm – 6.00pm - Leisure (After School Care)

Lunch and Recess Hours

  • Lunch break - 11.00am - 11.45am
  • Afternoon Tea break - 1.45pm - 2.15pm

Leisure (After School Care)

Please contact Anthony on 9331 4950.

Apply for a School Travel Pass

Please go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-school-travel-pass to apply for a student travel pass.