The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding skills while completing vocational training in their senior secondary years.  The Australian Vocational Student Prize promotes the value of gaining vocational skills while at school. It acknowledges that vocational education prepares students for further training and employment.

In 2014, St Francis Xavier College nominated two students and it has just been announced that both students have been awarded the $1000 prize. Congratulations Veronica Plunkett and Larissa Caston on winning this prestigious award.  


St Francis Xavier College 2019 enrolment period will be from Monday 7 May – Friday 25 May 2018. Applications may be submitted during this time directly to the College Reception, or by mail.

The 2019 Enrolment Information Evening will be held on Monday 14 May 2018 with guided tours starting at 5pm, and an information session from  6.30-7.15pm.

Expo Day, Thursday 3 May, all day.

Year 6 students from Belconnen Catholic Primary Schools are invited to experience High School for a day at SFX.

Open Day, Friday 18 May, 9.00am – 2.30pm

Year 6 students from Primary Schools other than Belconnen Catholic Primary Schools are invited to experience high school for a morning at SFX.  All students must be registered to attend the morning session. You can register your child’s name by emailing or telephone the College on 02 6258 1055

Open Day is also an opportunity for prospective families to visit and take a guided tour of the College. This is a wonderful opportunity to see what happens on a normal school day. There is no need to register to take a tour of the College. Please feel free to come along between 9am – 2.00pm on the day.

For more information regarding enrolments please contact Jennifer Madgwick or telephone the College on 6258 1055.


Parent Teacher Interview meeting times can be booked using the online booking system PTOnline.  Using this system enables parents and carers to book the interview time from any internet connected computer. Please note your interview times or print off a copy as the system will be unavailable on the day of interviews. The map and location guide can be found here: PTO Location Map 2015

Interviews are 5 minutes long.

What do educators need to consider to prepare students to be positive contributors to society and the workforce in 2030? What role models do young people really need? What does learning need to look like? What do students really need to know, value, believe and do?

These questions and others will be put to the panel at the Q & A event on Tuesday 7 April 2015 at 7.30pm at St Francis Xavier College.

The panel will consist of:

Moira Najdecki (Director of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn), Reverend Father Warrick Tonkin (Parish Priest of St Monica’s Evatt St Michael’s Kaleen and SFX Chaplain), Peter Lawrence (Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence), Natalie Sambhi (Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute), Geoff Riordan (Dean of Education, University of Canberra), and Matthew Heinrich (SFX ex-student, Coordinator of ICT Innovation P to 6 at Radford College).

St Francis Xavier College Board Chair Andrew Bewick will facilitate this hour-long event. The evening is open to anyone who is interested in education: educators, students, parents and the general community. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to register your interest please email the College at

C4 hit the right notes!

Throughout Wednesday 11 March and Thursday 12 March over 170 students from 6 Catholic Colleges gathered to rehearse for C4 2015 - the Combined Catholic Colleges Concert. Students from St Francis Xavier, Merici, Marist, St Edmund’s, Daramalan and St Clare’s gave three outstanding performances to an audience of over 250 parents and friends.C4 Hit the Right Notes!

It was superbly organised by Festival Director & Jazz Ensemble Conductor Kevin Knapp, the Music and Band teacher at SFX. C4 was Kevin’s initiative three years ago and from small beginnings C4 continues to grow, and improves each year. Catholic Education supported this event, and this year it was part of Catholic Schools Week. 

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