Principal’s Welcome 2024-05-05T15:16:36+00:00

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome, Talofa, Kia ora, Malo e lelei, Habari, Hello, Sawadee, 

Kia orana, Dia duit, Ma muka chini, Kumusta, Namaste, Ciao, Bula, Annyeonghaseyo!

      “Uniting through Christ, Embracing Mana, Enhancing Futures.”

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 relevant, responsive and fun. As a faith based school we focus on the total formation of the individual; their physical, cultural, emotional, academic and spiritual selves so that they can become equipped and aware of their responsibilities as citizens of the world. Our teachers use evidenced-based best practice to help embed teaching that supports the learner and their strengths so the student experiences success.  

To help us achieve these  goals we have wonderful support from our parent, parish and school community who are dedicated and committed to improving opportunities for our students. 

Besides our highly motivated staff,  we also have a dedicated team of experts within our school who provide extra curricular programmes and support our learners and their families. This work is in the areas of music, intensive english second language programs, a learning support coordinator, a science & technology facilitator and a family pastoral worker.

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.  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. 

St Francis Xavier is proudly Catholic. Teaching the Gospel Values, with a Josephite tradition of being a welcoming, inclusive and compassionate community. We foster the Catholicity of our school through the charism of St Francis Xavier and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.

Our school provides a safe and supportive environment, with strong expectations of good behaviour, regular attendance, and a positive mindset. 

We would love to welcome you and your child into our joyful school community!

Ngā mihi

Bernadette Hall

    ‘While the world changes the cross stands firm’ – St Bruno des Chartreux