Xavier Catholic College
opened in 2003 with 90 students in Year 8. In this short time Xavier has grown
to a K-12 facility recognised throughout Wide Bay for its outstanding
achievements across key areas of Academia, Vocational Education, Cultural
activities and Sporting participation.
Xavier is a Jesuit Partner school owned and administered by
Brisbane Catholic Education. The college takes its name from St Francis Xavier,
a Jesuit priest who evangelised Asia and the Pacific. Xavier College is a
member of a world-wide network of over 2000 Jesuit Universities and Schools.
St Francis Xavier studied at the University of Paris where he
met St Ignatius of Loyola and became one of the seven who founded the Society
of Jesus (The Jesuits). The Jesuits believed that God was to be found in all
things and that the world must be stayed in, not withdrawn from and that all
human endeavour could be sanctified for the greater glory of God.
Our mission for the College is to provide a high quality
education within our Catholic tradition where all are engaged in their
learning, challenged to be better people and motivated to do their best.
Our aim is to assist the formation of our students to become
young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion with an attitude
of excellence and service. The following provides you with a snapshot of the
many opportunities Xavier has to offer.