It is a privilege to lead St Francis Xavier Catholic School and work with a team of professional and dedicated staff. Our teaching and support staff concentrate on making learning fun, relevant and focused on the total formation of the individual, so that they can become aware of their responsibilities as citizens of the world.
To help us achieve these lofty goals we have wonderful support from our parent and school community who are dedicated and committed to improving opportunities for their children.
We foster the Catholicity of our school through the charism of St Francis Xavier and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Our pupils are very familiar with the sayings of Mary MacKillop
“Never see a need without doing something about it,”
“Do your bit”
“Listen to God’s call”
“Have an attitude of gratitude”
Make room for all”
It is these qualities that we share with our students. We strive to give them a secure, strong start to their education and we invite parents to be an integral part of our school.
Our school motto is “To Love, to Learn, to Serve. Kia Aroha Kia Akona Kia Aro Atu.” We strive to live our motto and we constantly look at ways to encourage children to reflect upon it.
Our school curriculum is future focused, inspiring and planned collaboratively by all teaching staff who have input on the following terms concept. We use what is referred to as a “mapping” approach and our staff, in consultation with students (student voice), are becoming very skilled at delivering a programme that is reflective of our community and national curriculum.
Being involved in educating your child is hugely rewarding for all of us at St Francis Xavier Catholic School. Your child’s spiritual, emotional, physical, and academic development is what motivates us every day and we welcome the opportunity to share this journey with you.
Craig McKernan (MEdL Dip tchg.)