We are a College whose values underpin everything we do.
As a way of creating a practical application of the College’s ideals and values, we use the Hebrew word RUAH, which means ‘Spirit of God’, as an acronym to express the core values of the College: Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour.
Our school community is based on mutual respect. The way that we speak to one another and the way we treat one another with dignity and respect is extremely important. In a Salesian school this should be obvious for anyone to see.
We need to recognise and celebrate each other’s different abilities, talents and skills. We need to try to understand ourselves and others better, particularly if things are difficult.
Humour means we keep things in perspective all the time. We remember to enjoy school and all that it offers.
Xavier College will provide an authentic learning environment so that all members of the College community will be transformed by their experiences into fuller, richer, deeper human beings. They will be inspired to achieve their personal best and to accept responsibility to make a difference in the world
The motto of the College, ‘One in Christ’, expresses our unity as children of the one God, regardless of our background, race or heritage. We are children of God, blessed by God, gifted by God and given an opportunity to use these gifts for all people.
The College accepts the challenge expressed in the Charter for Salesian schools to be: a home that welcomes, a parish that evangelises, a school that prepares for life and a playground where friends meet and enjoy themselves.
To this end, the College Strategic Plan is aligned to four key dimensions of school life: Administrative, Community, Educational and Religious.
You can obtain a copy of the Strategic Plan here.