Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

St Francis de Sales’ Catholic Primary School Woolooware strives for exceptional learning and teaching while empowering our students for the future by inspiring them to become active responsible citizens who think creatively and work collaboratively.

St Francis de Sales’ is a creative thriving place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning is treasured. Our school is a place of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. Every child is different and so is their learning journey. Partnership between home and school, passionate and nurturing staff, well-designed facilities and access to contemporary resources, technology and relevant learning programs meet the needs of all our students in spaces that are designed for up-to-date learning.

Our school is a community of learners, thinkers and achievers that strive to do their best in all that they do. It is a safe place where each child is given opportunities to belong, grow and develop. Authentic and relevant learning and teaching experiences are rigorous, inspiring, challenging and engage the students’ creative and critical thinking skills empowering them for the future and to be passionate lifelong learners.