St Francis Xavier's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Francis Xavier's Primary School
St Francis Xavier’s Primary School is a K-6 Catholic primary school located in the Newcastle suburb of Belmont, in the Hunter Valley region, north of Sydney, New South Wales. The school commenced as St Joseph’s Primary School in 1950, staffed by the Sisters of Joseph, however the name was changed in1996 to St Francis Xavier, the name of the Belmont Parish. The school has a current enrolment of 132 students. Staff members committed to the building and maintaining of a truly Catholic school are highly valued within the school community.
Miss Louise Outram
The school features spacious, air-conditioned and welcoming classrooms; extensive well maintained playgrounds, safe and colourful playground equipment and large undercover shade play and assembly areas. A large, well-resourced, technology-rich library is a major school feature as are the two impressive computer labs.
All curriculum content at St Xavier’s Primary School is drawn from the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses covering the six key learning areas. Adherence to the principles of the Australian Curriculum is also a school priority and is being progressively addressed across each of the appropriate key learning areas. Catering for Gifted and Talented students and students requiring learning support also figures prominently in the school’s overall approach to curriculum implementation.
Educational focus at St Xavier’s Primary School is based on Gospel values embedded in an inclusive, nurturing environment, that encourages everyone to shine the light of Christ on the world and in doing so value and celebrate the dignity and uniqueness of each individual.