St Francis Xavier’s College would like to respectfully acknowledge the Awabakal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which our College. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and we would like to extend our respect to the Aboriginal people, staff and students past and present of the College.
St Francis Xavier’s College has a vibrant Aboriginal student population who are supported and encouraged in their endeavours and studies by the College. All students of the College are educated in Aboriginal culture, spirituality and traditions.
The College, through funding provided by the Catholic Schools Office employs Aboriginal Educational support teachers who work with individual students through a mentoring program and through provision of tutoring. The College Library is opened after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays as a resource for students to work individually or in peer groups.
Students are involved in a range of activities related to the celebration of days of significance for example NADIOC Week. Care is taken to encourage students and staff to immerse themselves in, and develop an appreciation and understanding of our shared Aboriginal heritage.
Our College welcomes active participation by members of our Aboriginal community in the education of our students.
Some of the upcoming events are -
- Welcome to Year 11 Parents
- Visit by Wollutka Unit from the University of Newcastle
Mr Jonathon Hall is our dedicated Aboriginal Education Officer