Why Choose St Francis Xavier's College

St. Francis Xavier’s College is a comprehensive, co-educational senior college specialising in assisting Year 11 & 12 students to achieve their HSC goals. We are 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, body, spirit), challenging, appropriate and is concerned with excellence and a keen sense of personal and social responsibility. We offer one of the largest subject ranges in Newcastle, including traditional ATAR based subjects, Vocational Education and Training pathways, external TAFE courses and School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

We are a College steeped in the Marist tradition, where the school motto 'Christ My Light' animates the very life of the College, encouraging the students to become young women and men who are ready to meet the challenge of being active and hope-filled citizens, contributing readily to the wider world for the greater good.

The College offers students a diverse array of opportunities to develop and showcase their talents in a multitude of fields including creative and performing arts, sport, hospitality, construction, retail and academic pursuits to name but a few. Importantly, every student is encouraged to actively engage with the extracurricular life of the College so that they can realise their full potential.

One of the fundamental tenets of our College is a belief that relationships are central to learning. We believe that deep learning is significantly enhanced where valued and trusted relationships are first developed. Our experienced teaching staff are committed to forging these relationships from the moment students arrive, and provide a wealth of experience in preparing students for their HSC, both academically and emotionally. We also understand that students may require additional support during these challenging years and offer outstanding student support services, counselling and pastoral care, a dedicated careers team and our wonderful McKillop Centre staff who work daily with students who require additional needs or specialised learning assistance.

We look forward to welcoming you St Francis Xavier’s College.