We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.

For parenting and counselling services, visit the Family Support page, and for direction and clarity on regulations, processes and procedures at our school, read the Sydney Catholic School policies.

School Policies
To ensure the smooth running of our school, guidelines need to be set within the framework set down by the Sydney Catholic Schools and various government legislation requirements. These policies can be viewed on the Sydney Catholic School website. Policies/procedures that have been developed by school staff can be viewed on this site.

Parent Communication
We communicate with parents through a fortnightly newsletter, the Compass student information system and app, emails, phone and social media. When required, parents can call the school office to arrange a meeting with a teacher, at a suitably mutual time.

Friends of Francis
Strong community ties are evident in our Friends of Francis parent group, who work with the school, parish and wider community to support our students. The parent committees voluntarily plan, discuss and run school social and fundraising activities for the benefit of the students of St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ashbury. Other events such as sports and swimming carnivals are dependent on the generosity of the parents and other school community members.

2023 School Year
Term 1
Friday 27 January 2023 – Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2
Monday 24 April 2023 – Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3
Monday 17 July 2023 – Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4
Monday 9 October 2023 – Tuesday 19 December 2023
Note: Please check with your school as dates will vary.
Visit Compass
View Handbook
Child Protection Policy
Pastoral Care Policy
Student Wellbeing Policy
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ashbury - teacher, parent and student playing with giant dominoes at school