Mission Statement:
“We are a Catholic faith community
committed to quality learning.”

Welcome to St Francis - Thames

We are a Catholic faith community committed to quality learning.

About our school
St Francis School is a state integrated school, which means that the buildings are owned by the
Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland while the school operating costs are met  via the Ministry of
Educations state operating grant.  Currently we have a roll of 74 students. See more.

We are a Silver Enviro School and working towards our Gold. We operate a whole school team green approach to sustainability. We grow trees from saplings, operate a worm farm and composting. We look after our school environement and plant trees in our local community. We grow veggies and fruit for our local community. Together we make a difference and live the faith of St Francis.  

Special Character Review Quote

The school is a friendly, welcoming, co-operative learning environment where the dignity of each person is respected. The school is homely and relaxed and parents acknowledge the approachability of staff.


Notice Board

Please find on the Newsletter tab the Christmas Mass Timetable 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year

God Bless 


Are you thinking of enrolling for next year? then call into the office for your enrolment pack only 4 weeks left of school. 

To help us with future planning if you are thinking about enrolling in the next three years can you please let the office know. We do have a waiting list for children who do not have a Catholic connection if you would like to put your name down. 

Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Faith Education in Thames 1867 - 2017

Welcome back to Term 4 

Action packed with Camps


Harold Life Education


End of Year Awards

All Souls Mass

Keeping Ourselves Safe Unit

Well done everyone, we had a fantastic Catholic Review. Thank you to all our parents, parishioners, board and staff who spoke so beautifully about our school. May God Bless you all. 

Congratulations to everyone for achieving our Green Gold Status. We are now offically a Gold Enviro-school, the second in the whole of the Thames-Coromandel District. 

St Francis School mobile phone number 021 0810 8768

2017 Blog Spot - Writing 




Check us out in the VLN (virtual Learning Network) 


Piano Lessons Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Guitar and Uke lessons on Wednesdays

Brass instrument lessons Tuesdays after school

PTA meet every second Tuesday of the Month at 2pm all new member welcome

Wednesday Food for Thought Lunches

Running Club Tuesday and Thursday

National Young Leaders Our Year Eight students are off to Hamilton, to the National Young Leaders Conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to see and hear inspirational speakers. Leaders are often made, not simply born. We are dedicated to sparking the leadership potential that is inside every young person through practical, inspirational events and leadership resources