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St Francis de Sales College

'Be who you are and be that well'

'Be who you are, and be that well' This invitation from our patron saint, St Francis de Sales, combined with our seven Heart Values – Faith, Perseverance, Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Wisdom, Justice – underpins the vision, mission and values of our learning community.

St Francis de Sales is the only Early Learning to Year 12 Catholic co-educational College located in the heart of Mount Barker. Catering for students from their first days in Reception, or for those that join us earlier in the St Francis de Sales Alive Catholic Early Learning Centre (ages 6 months – 5 years), to the completion of secondary schooling in Year 12, provides a unique opportunity for the College to connect with students and families through their entire learning journey. Families are invited to work in partnership with the College throughout the entire journey their child takes from commencement to Graduation.

We offer a Term 3 Reception intake each calendar year. Our secondary education begins in Year 7 and subject pathways are available to suit the personalised needs of the student. The College offers a broad range of academic, vocational and sporting programs, including our Basketball Academy for students in Year 8-12.

With the 2021 opening of rebuilt Early Learning - Year 6 facilities, we have delivered award winning state-of-the-art learning spaces providing for the growth opportunities of all students. Light-filled indoor learning spaces that link seamlessly to outdoor, nature-based learning spaces, cater for the range of modes of learning required in contemporary education settings. Our students thrive in nature learning and nature play spaces that connect them to the natural environment and reinforce our shared stewardship of our world.

A quality education experience is a gift for life. At St Francis de Sales College, we welcome our families into a community that can walk alongside them in partnership, providing every opportunity for success academically and in their child’s personal development, so their lasting experience of the community is to “Belong for life”.

8393 1000
8 Dutton Road, Mount Barker 5251
School Type
R - Year 12
Year Levels
Early Year Services
Early Learning Centre
*Alive Early Learning Centre on Campus
Out of School Hours Care
Trade Training Program
Governing Authority
Archdiocese of Adelaide