MISSION

St. Francis College offers a challenging educational programme through inquiry-based instruction with rigorous assessment. We strive for excellence, providing a warm and friendly community committed to the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

We empower pupils

- to be passionate lifelong learners.

- to achieve academic and personal excellence.

- to be committed to impact the world positively.

We believe that

- pupils have the potential to develop in all areas within a well thought-out, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

- everyone in the community has an important role to play in achieving our mission.

- learning is achieved best through inquiry, significant experimentation and meaningful problem-solving.

- pupils develop best in the environment of a safe supportive community.

- pupils are unique and active agents in their own learning.

- teachers are active leaders and role models who guide pupils to achieve their innate potential.

- pupils should respect and understand their home culture and heritage and those of others.

- acquiring fluency in English and Portuguese and developing pupils' mother tongue are both crucial.

Pupils will

- be responsible independent learners and critical thinkers who strive for excellence.

- acquire and apply the learner profile attributes.

- understand their needs and those of the school community, and take appropriate action.