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 Candice'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 Assissi - 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.

Amen

School Rules

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

School Hours

  • 9.00am - 3.15pm
  • 7.00am - 8.30am - Before School Care
  • 8.30am - 9.00am - Student Supervision on the playground
  • 9.00am - Lessons Commence
  • 3.15pm - Dismissal
  • 3.15pm - 3.30pm - Student Supervision
  • 3.15pm – 6.00pm - After School Care

Lunch and Recess Hours

  • 11.00am - 11.45am - Lunch Break
  • 1.45pm - 2.15pm - Fruit Break

After-school Care

Phone: 02 9331 4950

Bus Travel

Bus passes are available upon application through the school to the State Transit Authority.