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 principles, including: