College Family Groups

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Family Group system is a key structure in promoting the pastoral life of the College. At St Francis College we have four Family Groups: Jagun, Kurrawa, Wimulli and Yaraay.

The Family Group names were borrowed, with permission, from the languages of the traditional owners of the land covering South East Queensland, the Yugambeh and Yuggera people.

The names also refer to words and concepts in the “Canticle of Creation” written by St Francis and reflect our understanding of Francis’ teachings around the sacredness of the environment.

Each Family Group name is also connected to a colour and a season.

Family Groups are used in various ways: 

  • Pastoral Classes
  • Student Leadership for Years 7-12
  • Major College Events (e.g., Sporting Carnivals)
  • Cool Connections Activities
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