Xavier house names and
mottos are derived from our college logo and the language and culture of the
Butchulla people, the traditional owners of the land on which Xavier resides.
Each house has been assigned a Butchulla motto and House Patron with a
connection to Jesuit/Ignatian culture and ethos.
Means the dolphin which is the
sacred totem of the Butchulla people
Butchulla Motto - “Murinj”
Colour - Blue
Patron - Mary Ward was the
founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Loreto Sisters).
Mary Ward had the
conscience to challenge others in order to educate young women.
Is the Butchulla name for
Butchulla Motto - “Buranga” (to know)
Colour - Yellow
Patron - St Ignatius of
Loyola, together with our College Patron, Francis Xavier, is the founder of the
Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).
This recognises St
Ignatius’ competence, wisdom and love of learning
Is derived from the name
Kondilli meaning ‘whale’
Butchulla Motto – “Wuga” (to give)
Colour - Red
Patron - Mary MacKillop
was the founder of the Josephite nuns, a religious order which valued the
importance of education.
This recognises Mary
MacKillop’s compassion and willingness to give to the poor and disadvantaged.
Is derived from the
Butchulla name Narawi meaning ‘waves of the sea’
Butchulla Motto - “Gam’ngan” (to guide)
Colour - Green
Patron - Edmund Ignatius
Rice was the founder of a religious order which valued the importance of
education (the Christian Brothers).
This recognises Edmund
Rice’s commitment to education and the Christian Brothers tradition of service
to the most disadvantaged.