St Francis College is adapting to modern times

FAITH-BASED: Leeton Parish assistant priest Fr Tony Oboshi conducting a year 8 mass in the college chapel.
FAITH-BASED: Leeton Parish assistant priest Fr Tony Oboshi conducting a year 8 mass in the college chapel.

ST FRANCIS de Sales Regional College Leeton is an inclusive school, with modern facilities, allowing students to expand their learning experience to ensure they are prepared for today and the future.

While all schools must respond to the various challenges of a modern, technological, contemporary world, the college will always have an eye on the past.

It acknowledges the work of the Marist Brothers, inspired by St Marcellin Champagnat, who started the College in 1956, as well as recognising the massive contribution of the Sisters of St Joseph (Goulburn), inspired by St Mary MacKillop of the Cross and Fr Julian Tenison Woods.

The school makes available to students a range of contemporary learning spaces and excellent ICT resources.

There is a range of traditional classrooms, all connected by a wireless network that is accessible to all students and staff through the provision of laptop computers. Other building resources are bright and open and provide a flexible learning environment for students and staff to work together.

Photography and digital media students.

Photography and digital media students.

Teachers are no longer the source of all knowledge, but are facilitators of learning.

Students need to work with the 21st century skills of collaboration, using information, finding solutions, creativity and global citizenship.

These learning spaces are designed to allow these skills to flourish for students and teachers. Of course, buildings aside, the key to good learning is quality teaching.

Teachers at St Francis always strive to deliver quality lessons that engage young people.

Modern learning facilities will always help engage students but as we so often hear from the students it is all about the teacher.

The teachers build positive relationships with students, using their knowledge and expertise, their care and compassion, high expectations about learning and regular feedback. This is what is valued at the college.

Boarding facilities are constantly being refurbished. Recent extensions to the facility ensure all boarders have access to quality study spaces within their dormitories, immaculate bathroom facilities as well as modern, comfortable recreation spaces.

The works meet modern building codes and improved disabled access including the installation of a lift. Today, the College is a Catholic co-educational Day and Weekly Boarding College with 660 students, including 220 Weekly Boarders.

The college is now taking enrolment applications for 2020.

Enrolment packages are available upon request. Call (02) 6953 3622, download from web.sfcww.catholic.edu.au or email briggsd@ww.catholic.edu.au.

The ST Francis College cross country.

The ST Francis College cross country.