St Francis de Sales
Catholic Junior School
“Shall Not Fail”
Our school motto is “Non Excidet” or “Shall Not Fail”. It is taken from our patron St Francis de Sales’ own Episcopal coat of arms. This mantra inspires and sustains the determination to fulfill our core values and intentions.
Our School’s Core Values
Service is, we believe, our fundamental role. As a school we serve God and the church in faithfulness. We serve the children and the whole school community through our commitment to ensuring the best possible opportunities for success, happiness and change lives for the better. In so doing we serve society by developing and becoming responsible, confident and aspirational Christian citizens.
Faithfulness encompasses our spiritual relationship with God and the church. We keep Christ’s example at the heart of all we do, with Gospel values to guide us in living out our faith as exemplary role models. Through our work we praise God.
Integrity encapsulates a full and unwavering dedication to our mission and each other. When honesty and humility are integral to our actions and choices we have self-respect, dignity and pride. This makes us worthy of trust and loyalty.
Compassion characterises how we treat all others. This is with kindness, friendship and respect. Where love is, God is.
Children’s Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve our school with love and respect as Jesus taught.
Our School’s Intents
Provide a happy, safe and healthy environment where all feel secure, listened to and respected.
Values and Traditions of the Catholic Church:
Live out and embody the values and traditions of the Catholic Church and prepare our children to become caring, responsible and respectful Christian members of society.
Ensure everybody, without exception, has the opportunity to succeed and feel part of our school family. In so doing ensure that all feel valued, respected and included.
Expectation and Aspiration:
Have the highest possible expectations and aspirations of each other; knowing that there is no limit to what can be achieved.
Provide a broad, balanced, innovative and challenging curriculum that inspires a love of teaching and lifelong learning.
Instill and develop confidence, self-esteem, resilience and determination rooted in our whole school values.
Empower all to be responsible and conscientious stewards of our local, national and global environments.
Outreach and Partnership:
Actively seek out partners who can help us achieve our mission statement and work in harmony with them in a spirit of mutual respect and fellowship.