About Us

St Francis Xavier’s College is a comprehensive, co-educational Catholic senior high school serving the people of the greater Newcastle region. 

As part of the Catholic School System we receive our mandate from the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle and within that the College is administered according to Diocesan Education Policy and shaped by the Marist Tradition of Education.


The College motto `Christ My Light’ animates the life of the College and we recognise and celebrate the contribution of our four House Patrons drawing on a central feature of each:

• Champagnat House

• Dominic House

• MacKillop House

• McAulay House


The College is committed to providing a curriculum that caters for the diversity of student needs, one that is Catholic and imbued with gospel values. Such a curriculum is holistic (mind, heart, body, soul) challenging, appropriate and is concerned with excellence and a keen sense of personal and social responsibility.


St Francis Xavier’s College endeavours to achieve this by striving to establish a learning community and an enlivening experience of Christian faith so that our graduates leave us as good Christians and good citizens having entered into a personal relationship with Jesus. They will take with them a Catholic perspective, they will be confident in themselves and their education and they will have an attitude to learning that will enable them to respond positively to the challenges and choices that will confront them in an ever-changing world.


Mission Statement

St Francis Xavier’s College will be recognised as a vital community, proclaiming Jesus as Lord, witnessing Excellence, Generosity and Compassion shaped by the Catholic tradition; where all engage in active evangelisation and quality teaching and learning; where senior students, along with their teachers, parents and carers participate fully in the life of the College reaching out to others through their families, parishes and society; and where all realise their full potential.