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.
Staff at our senior campus aim to provide a memorable and supportive environment for students as they move towards finishing their secondary education. Our Beaconsfield campus helps students finish their schooling with enthusiasm and a confident eye to the future. Our mission is to develop students who are ready to take their academic and personal growth into the next phase of their life, seeking to 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. Everyone involved at Beaconsfield works together to make sure that every learning journey is fully supported.
At Year 10, students select either a VCE or VCAL Foundation pathway that sets them up for their final years, while also having the opportunity to enrol early in some VCE or VET subjects. At Year 11 and 12, students complete their selected pathway, gaining knowledge, life skills and personal growth that will see them through everything still to come.
The VCE is expanding to include the Vocational Major, a 2-year vocational and applied learning program. It will replace Senior and Intermediate VCAL from 2023.
The VCE Vocational Major will develop your personal and practical life skills. It will help to prepare you for the next important stage of your life.
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.
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. The 926 bus route stops directly in front of campus, while students may also take the 836.
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 $920 per student. Find out more here.
The campus has specified pick up and drop off zones located inside of the school gates and at the front of the school on Beaconsfield Avenue. 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. Check your eligibility here.
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.
Classes begin at 8.50am, and students are dismissed at 3.20pm Monday, Tuesady, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, classes finish at 1.20pm. Extra study sessions commence at 2.10pm for interested students and finish at the normal dismissal time of 3.25pm.
Term dates for the College can be found here.
St Francis Xavier College offers a Talk and Tour with each Head of Campus. Tours commence from each Campus’ Reception Office at 9.30am, and we ask that interested parents and families please register to attend.
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.