Welcome to St Francis Xavier, Box Hill

A very warm welcome to the learning community of St Francis Xavier Primary School, Box Hill. St Francis Xavier is a place where your child can thrive, grow and learn supported by a team of experienced and committed staff who understand how children learn best and how to nurture the wellbeing of every child.
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Prep teacher, Angela, working with students during the Literacy Block

Prep and her Year 6 buddy chatting

Welcome to St Francis Xavier, Box Hill

Our school is inspired by the model of St Francis Xavier, a man who served others and spent his time bringing the good news of Jesus to those he encountered. This is our mission too, to educate our young people to understand the values modelled by Jesus of trust, respect, forgiveness and care and live these out daily.

School Principal, Mary

Our staff work collaboratively to plan learning experiences that cater for the needs of every student in our care. We work in teams to analyse student data and bring this together with what we know and understand about our students to ensure that our teaching is targeted and purposeful, always aimed at supporting the student to grow and progress. This sits within our commitment to the wellbeing of each student, knowing that when students are happy, settled and secure at school, learning flows naturally.

Our school community embraces diversity and values the partnership we have with each family. We work with our families to enhance the learning of every student and value the contributions our families make to the life of the school through the School Advisory Council, the Parents and Friends Association, classroom helpers and volunteering.

We look forward to partnering with you as your child commences their learning journey here with us, and know that you will grow to love this community as much as we do.

Mary Jones | Principal

Have a Question?

If you can’t find the answer to your question or have a general question about our school
please contact us.
What are the school term dates?
Term 1:
30 January to 28 March
Term 2:
15 April to 28 June
Term 3:
15 July to 20 September
Term 4:
7 October to 17 December
Do we have a second hand uniform shop?
Yes, our second hand uniform shop runs out of the Friar's Room located near the main office each Friday from 8.30-9.15am
Does St Francis Xavier welcome students of all faith backgrounds?
St Francis Xavier is a diverse community and this is something we hold dear. We welcome families of all faith traditions knowing that when we engage with the stories and beliefs of others, we learn so much more about our own. All families are welcome in our inclusive school community.
What co-curricular programs do you offer?
Within the school day, we offer a number of activities led by both staff and our Year 6 leaders including Gardening Club, Social Skills Program, STEM club and more. Music lessons are available through PMI who come onsite to teach these and Kelly Sports offers after school sports including dance and soccer. There is an active netball club here in addition.

St Francis Xavier is a school that operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures. More information on MACS is available at macs.vic.edu.au.