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.
The Eagle: Represents the Evangelists – ‘spreading the Good News’.
The Fish: Represents the secret symbol used as a password by early persecuted Christians. To non-Christians, it was just a scribble with no significance.
The Stars: Represent the Southern Cross on a cross signifying that Jesus and his teachings are for all.
The College Motto: Via Veritas et Vita – The Way, The Truth and The Life is taken from the Gospel of St John (14:6) and reflects our commitment to the teachings of Christ.
We at St Francis Xavier College acknowledge Australian democratic values. We are committed to the principles, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and association, equal rights for all, the values of openness and tolerance, the rule of the law and elected government.