Xavier College is an affordable Catholic co-educational Reception to Year 12 school. All three campuses are located approximately 40 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD. The Gawler Belt Campus (Years 7-12) is located just outside the town of Gawler. The Two Wells Campus (currently Reception-Year 9 and expanding to Year 12 in the coming years) is located on the northern edge of the Two Wells township. The Evanston Campus (Reception–Year 6) is located near the southern edge of the Gawler township.The Two Wells Campus (currently Reception-Year 9 and expanding to Year 12 in the coming years) is located on the north-eastern edge of the Two Wells township. The Evanston Campus (Reception–Year 6) is located near the southern edge of the Gawler township.
The College was established in 1995 in the tradition of the Salesian Order. The Salesians are a Congregation of the Catholic Church that have been involved in teaching and youth ministries around the world for over 150 years. The Salesians pass on their ethos and rich tradition in the education of young people to our modern day College. In keeping with this tradition, the College is inspired by the example of St John Bosco, striving to be a dynamic learning community committed to the holistic development of each student. The College maintains an atmosphere of reasonableness and kindness, fostering a nurturing environment in which each child is truly known. In line with the 'Salesian Charter for Schools in Australia', Xavier College aims 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.
The core values of the College are summarised within the Hebrew word RUAH, meaning ‘Spirit of God’. It’s used as an acronym to summarise our College values of Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour. These values shape our learning environment which is relational and joyfully celebrates the unique gifts and talents of each and every student. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff work closely with our students and families to ensure each student reaches their full potential.
The vision, mission and culture of our College is enhanced by our Pastoral Care program which is designed around a House and Oratory (home group) structure. Within each House are Oratory groups made up of students from all year levels. Xavier College offers students a broad curriculum experience, with a strong academic focus in all core subjects as well as other areas of learning including Religious Education, Creative and Performing Arts, Language, Agriculture, Food and Hospitality, and Vocational Education and Training in the senior years. Students participate in a range of co-curricular activities which include, but are not limited to, interschool sport, pedal prix competitions, music and drama productions, a range of music ensembles, public speaking, and gymkhana.
Xavier College is a school within Catholic Education SA (CESA) and therefore implements the Living Learning Leading Framework and Standards that make up the CESA Learning Experience, aiming to nurture thriving people, capable learners, and leaders for the world God desires.
We look forward to welcoming you to our community.