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St Francis is an independent school

registered with the Gauteng Department of Education and accredited by UMALUSI. St Francis was established in 1989 and we cater for both boys and girls from Grade 00 to Grade 12.

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Dr Gary Elliott

Dr Gary Elliott

Message from the Executive Principal

Welcome to St Francis College. When going through our website you will notice the repeated reference to a ‘safe and secure environment’, this is not a happy coincidence. The school was founded on this very principle and as we continue to ensure that this remains at the heart of the school, your child will be reminded of our three cardinal aspirations; respect, diligence and kindness.

Our school motto, ‘Ad siderum’ from the Latin ’reach for the stars’, is a constant reminder to our pupils to give of their best in all spheres of school life; academic, sport and culture. I am extremely proud to be associated with a school that endeavours to make a difference not only in the lives of our learners but also in the wider community - I look forward to welcoming you to the St Francis College family.

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Why St Francis College

  • Excellent academic record
  • Caring and nurturing environment
  • Focused Early Childhood Development Centre
  • Computer laboratory
  • Professional, proficient and motivated educators
  • Cultural and sporting opportunities
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