DP 2 Leavers Dinner

This past Monday, 3rd June, we held our annual DP 2 Leavers dinner at Cantaloupe Restaurant. DP 2 students, their parents and teachers shared a wonderful meal. The event was an opportunity to thank the parents for choosing St Francis.

This year we have 26 students graduating. Many have already received University offers and are very excited about their next steps.


Graduation itself will be held on the last day of school, 18th June at 11:30 am in the big gym (see announcement below).


Visit our Media Gallery on our website to see more pictures of the Leavers Dinner.

DP 2 Graduation and Prize Giving

PYP 8 Moving Up Ceremony

Thank you Coffee to Class reps & Helping parents

This week we held a thank you coffee for all our outstanding and collaborative parents that have enormously helped us throughout the year. Many of our school social events, drama performances and academic programmes only happen because of these parents that dedicate a significant part of their time and days to help the St. Francis Community and its people.


Primary and Secondary sales of play tickets and tuck shop, the sales of second-hand uniform, and all the ongoing spreading of communication is just a few examples of how parents have contributed to our school and to our students experiences and development.


A coffee to say "thank you" is just a small token of our immense appreciation for all the dedication and hard work.


See more pictures of the event in our Media Gallery on our website!

Secondary Inter-house Peraltas Trip

This year we have transformed our sports day into a three-day inter-house trip held from Monday through Wednesday at Peraltas.

The goal is for the students not only to have fun but it's their last sport opportunity to add points to their House team, as well as enjoy great outdoor activities, bond and commemorate the end of another academic year.


Despite a bit of rain, most activities took place and the students had a fantastic time. Thank you to the PE Department for organising this opportunity for the students.

Secondary Sports Inter-house results :
Condors 1st place 307 points
EAGLES and FALCONS 2nd place with 270 points each

HUG (Help Us Grow) Cocktail next week

Is it that time of the year again?

What do we wait for the entire year here at St Francis College? What involves the Secondary student's hard work, staff, photographer, designer and the entire community? Look below....it's the Yearbook!

This year's edition is soon coming hot out of the oven! We would like to thank all the companies, parents and partners that supported the printing of our Yearbook 2018-2019. We were able to reach our goal, and will be able to provide a copy of the book to each pupil, staff member,Work Shadowing programme partners and contributing companies. That is absolutely fantastic!

The book is being printed right now as you read this article.! They will be distributed on July 17th. 

How will it be? What can it be? Really...?!

Tots & Teens Vacation Programme

Primary Student Council wrapping up the year!

Our Primary Student Council supported and helped many different people and groups, both within and outside our community this past academic year.

Last week they paid one more visit to the elderly at the Ondina Lobos rest home. They played dolls with some of the residents and colouring and playing domino was also part of the afternoon. They also took snacks which they enjoyed sharing with the elderly.

Overall working and helping the elderly has been a very valuable experience for our young representatives, to connect, help people in need and make a difference!

Click HERE to see all pictures

Trip to "Billy Elliot" musical

The Primary drama department organised a trip to the theatre for PYP 7 and 8 pupils to watch the musical "Billy Elliot" at Teatro Alfa.


The idea behind this is to foster student's love and appreciation for dance and theatre.

End of Year Presentations

Our Early Years and Primary pupils are having their End of Year presentations for parents. We started this past Tuesday with PYP 7, followed by Alpha Sigma, PYP 6 and today PYP 5 presentation. There are more to come these next days. Most take place in the Black Box Theatre and start at 8:05a.m.  Students rehearse a lot for this presentation and really look forward to seeing their parents and families support them as we approach the end of another academic year. 


Reports go out on Thursday, 13th June.


Parents are also welcome to schedule time through their child's diary to speak to individual teachers on Tuesday, 18th June - in the afternoon.  

Art of the Month

Art of the Month PYP 7 - Drawing Brazilian animals for the Fuana project


Associação dos Moradores de Joaquim Antunes (AMJA) Competition


As part of their unit of inquiry PYP 7 students have been looking at how human activity and development can have positive and negative effects on the environment. As the unit incorporated similar lines of inquiry to the lamppost mosaic fauna project by AMJA, PYP 7 students were asked to submit their work for the competition. The best entries were selected and then photographed and sent off to the mosaic artists from the association. These artists will now select about twelve images to include on five lampposts close to the school. Each of the images will be projected onto a ceramic tile and then transformed into a mosaic. The AMJA artists have informed us that they will place the mosaics onto the upper part of the lampposts along Joaquim Antunes in August.

Although this Art of the Month selection of drawings may not be chosen for the final mosaics, it was felt that they were strong candidates for the competition. Maria, Natalie and Ricardo produced clear and contrasting animal forms for their final entries.

End of Year Dates


Convocation of Annual General Meeting (Assembleia Geral) of Help Us Grow - St. Francis Association


The Annual General Meeting (Assembleia Geral) of Help Us Grow – St. Francis Association will take place on Monday 10 June 2019 at 8:15am at St. Francis College - Rua Joaquim Antunes 678, Pinheiros, São Paulo SP.


The objectives of the meeting are to:

  1. Review the 2018/19 year

  2. Approve the 2018/19 accounts of the Association

  3. Approve the 2018/19 budgets for the Association

  4. (Re)election of members of the Executive Committee, if necessary

  5. Deliberate over any other matters of interest of the Association


All parents, staff of St. Francis and alumni that have been active or have expressed an interest in participating in the Association are welcome to attend.


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