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Strategic Plan Summary 2021 - 2024

Mission Statement

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)

St Francis Xavier College is a Catholic community that is educative and supportive of the whole person. We have a clear purpose: the individuals’ development of competence, conscience and compassion formed in the Christian tradition in light of the Scriptures; one who is guided by a sense of Christian faith, hope and love who will be of service to the world. We recognise God’s presence in our lives by being a living witness to Jesus, celebrating and pursuing excellence and by living courageously with optimism and respect for the dignity of all.


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Catholic Identity and Religious Education

I am the Way, the truth and the Life (John 14:6)

Goal: Orientation towards Christ


  • Continue to focus on the students’, staff and the wider College community experience of and dialogue with the Catholic faith (Tradition, prayer, liturgy, ritual stewardship and scripture).
  • Continue to build student voice and agency in the Religious Education curriculum and broader Catholic Identity of the College as a way to engage students in our core mission
  • Continue to embrace the Catholic Story, Catholic Social Teaching, life experience and questions students have in order to sustain meaningful beliefs, values and inspire action in all students.
  • Continue staff formation to develop Post Critical Belief in the community and foster a sense of belonging and purpose.
  • Continue to plan collaboratively using ‘To Live in Christ Jesus’, exploring rich questions that challenge and are relevant to the students’ circumstances and background


Learning and Teaching

I have come that you may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10)

Goal: To further realise the College’s Differentiated Learning Program, Positive Learning Partnerships Program and Wellbeing for Learning Framework and facilitate growth for all


  • To deeply implement the College’s Framework for Differentiation
  • To deeply implement the College’s Wellbeing for Learning Framework



I have come that you may have life and have it to the full (John 10:10)

To create optimal conditions for student achievement


  • To provide targeted professional learning
  • To continue to increase the culture of collaboration
  • To increase appraisal and professional growth opportunities for non-teaching staff


Child Safety

Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Mark 10:14)

Goal: To embed a culture of Child Safety in the College


  • Continue to enhance an inclusive Child Safety culture in the College
  • Monitor and support the ongoing process of policy, procedure and practice implementation in relation to child safety in the College
  • Ensure all students, parents, employees, volunteers and contractors are given appropriate support and training regarding child safety



The greatest among you will be your servant (Matthew 23:11)

Goal: To effectively resource for student achievement


  • To increase student enrolments
  • Provide affordable College School Fees to ensure that the College remains an option for all families
  • To provide facilities and infrastructure to meet enrolments and learning and teaching objectives
  • A professional culture is developed and sustained within the College that meets and exceeds all legislative requirements
  • Risk management processes and procedures across the College are strengthened



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