St Francis de Sales - A School with Values

St Francis de Sales, Clifton is a Catholic School dedicated to the total education of each child in an atmosphere created through Christian values.

Our goal at St Francis de Sales is that children learn things that are of value, both for the present and into the future. The school aims to have children leave St Francis de Sales as young Christian Australians with:

  • An awareness of the importance of faith in their lives;
  • Appropriate knowledge of the teachings of Jesus Christ;
  • The attributes of a life-long learner;
  • Appropriate literacy skills;
  • Appropriate numeracy skills;
  • Knowledge of the natural and social world;
  • An appreciation of physical, social, cultural and artistic skills in themselves and others and a desire to expand these skills; 
  • An awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the wider community.

St Francis de Sales School - A Part of Catholic Education

Catholic schools exist because for well over a century Australia's Catholics have believed that a full education for their children must involve education in faith and spirituality as well as in the academic, social, physical and emotional aspects of life. 

St Francis de Sales School seeks to provide education in the environment of a Christian community, with an open teaching of the beliefs and the way of life of the Catholic religion as a part of the curriculum.  The school welcomes students from a variety of faith backgrounds and seeks to nurture the faith development and spirituality of all who choose to become a part of the St Francis de Sales community. 

St Francis de Sales is part of the system of schools administered through the Diocesan Catholic Education Office in Toowoomba. The System is funded by the Federal and State Governments and in turn is responsible for staffing the schools in the system. 

St Francis de Sales is part of the Catholic Parish of St James and St John's Clifton.  Father Rod MacGinley is the Parish Priest.