Our Beaconsfield secondary school campus is a semi-private, co-educational school in Melbourne that services our senior Year 10 to 12 students. This is where St Francis Xavier College was first established in 1978, and we have built a trusted reputation within the community. Our Beaconsfield campus is recognised as one of the best Catholic schools in Melbourne, serving the families of Beaconsfield, Berwick, Pakenham and the wider south eastern suburbs.
Our Beaconsfield campus is where St Francis Xavier College was first established in 1978, and we have built a trusted reputation as one of the best Catholic schools in Melbourne, serving the families of Beaconsfield, Berwick, Pakenham and the wider south eastern suburbs.
Guided by Catholic school values and a culture of excellence, our staff across all campuses emphasise helping students develop not only their academic potential but also their character. Teachers, staff, and students collaborate to grow personally and become people for others, fostering a supportive learning environment that responds to the needs of modern Catholic students. With a vision to become the best secondary school in the region, our commitment to inspiring creativity, innovation, and personal development extends from our Berwick, Officer and Beaconsfield campuses, preparing students to thrive in life and glorify God in all they do.
In everything, we believe in providing a solid foundation for students. We echo the words of the parable of the sower:
‘’Then he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.’’
— Matthew 13:3-8 (NIV)
Finishing the school journey strong is essential for students to move forwards confidently and eagerly. Our goal is to ensure that every student’s unique needs are met with a diverse range of programs and reassurance from a steadfast wider College community. Students complete either a VCE or VCE – VM pathway to finish off their schooling, gaining knowledge, growing personally and building life skills to see them through further important experiences beyond school.
Beaconsfield is built to provide a vibrant learning environment that ensures every single student can achieve their best, striving for personal excellence based on their individual aspirations. Facilities and learning spaces are built to be modern and flexible, making learning a comfortable and approachable experience for all students.
Our College goal is consistent across all campuses: facilitate positive learning experiences and develop students that are guided by faith and a sense of hope. Our ambition is to impact with intent — we want to extend beyond being a Berwick catholic school and help students play a positive role in the world they live in.
St Francis Xavier College aspires to be one of the best schools in south east Melbourne. We hope to ensure that we are a catholic school Berwick, Narre Warren, Cranbourne and Clyde parents can fully trust to create a fulfilling education journey for their children.
Reach out to our College administration team via email or phone if you are interested in learning more about St Francis Xavier College or booking a tour of the Berwick campus.
The Beaconsfield Campus is located at 4 Beaconsfield Avenue, Beaconsfield 3807, and can be accessed via a number of transport options. Beaconsfield Railway Station is a 5 minute walk from campus and can be accessed via the Pakenham Line. Students wishing to take the bus are advised to use the PTV Journey Planner on the PTV website.
We run an extensive fleet of private buses for parents seeking catholic school transportation. These buses run from Ventura Transit to assist families in getting students to and from school, at an annual subsidised cost of $990 per student.
The campus has specified pick up and drop off zones located at the front of the school on Beaconsfield Avenue. At the start and end of the school day, cars are not permitted inside the school gates. We also have an informal arrangement with Beaconsfield Baptist Church for their carpark to be used as a pick up and drop off zone, and for licenced Year 12 students to park their cars during the day.
Some students may be eligible for a Travel Conveyance Allowance, a financial support program aimed at assisting with the cost of transport.
The College Uniform Shop is located at the Beaconsfield campus, and uniform items can also be ordered online. Full uniform fittings are by appointment only, and can be made via the College’s parent portal PAM. The Uniform Shop operates cashless. Opening hours can be found here.
At our Senior Beaconsfield Campus, classes begin at 8.50am, and students are dismissed at 3.20pm every day except Wednesdays, when classes instead finish at 1.30pm. On these days, extra study sessions commence at 2.00pm for any students who may require them. All buses still depart at normal times from 3.20pm.
Term dates for the College can be found here.
St Francis Xavier College is aimed to be very well-priced compared to other Melbourne catholic schools and private schools in berwick. Families pay an Education Fee per student, which covers the cost of the Digital Learning Program, incursions, excursions and compulsory camps. Families also pay a Building Development Fund fee per family to assist the College in its building programs. The full breakdown of fees can be found here.
We recommend that families pay via Direct Debit, but families may also pay directly to the college using EFTPOS, credit cards or cheques, and also by using BPay and Centrepay. Families may receive a discount on their fees if there are multiple children attending the College, or if fees are paid by specified early dates.
Families may consult with the school’s Finance Manager to apply for financial assistance or to discuss their options around payments.