Supporting Learning

An essential part of being an authentically Catholic school is offering students a supportive environment in which to learn.

Xavier College makes the welfare of its students a priority and seeks to offer them appropriate support to ensure their wellbeing. This further contributes to their learning both inside and outside of the classroom, as well as their social development.


Orientation program

Beginning high school can be daunting. In order to offer its newest students a smooth start to their education, Xavier College runs an orientation program designed to inform and reassure students and their families. Once students start high school, a pastoral care system is in place giving Year 7 students access to senior students in their Tutor Groups. These students act as a mentors and ‘buddies’ during the critical transition period.


Tutor Group

A Tutor Group consists of students from each year level and is under the care of the Tutor Group Teacher who is responsible for the students in the group throughout their time at Xavier. The purpose of the group is to give the students the opportunity to relate to a teacher in a small pastoral group and to become well-known by the teacher.

Tutor Group meets daily in the morning and includes prayer, administrative matters and issues of student welfare. The Tutor Group Teacher is the student’s first point of call on all College matters; monitors the progress of all students; and liaises with parents, other teachers and the students themselves about their progress. The Tutor Group Teacher teacher is available for consultation if parents need to seek information or advice about their child.



Our Diversity and Literacy Teams work with students who require additional support in order to meet syllabus outcomes. 

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Pastoral care

Pastoral care is integral to the philosophy and practices of Xavier College. Our motto underlies all that we hope for and do on a daily basis. Together we are building a community where we care for the welfare of each other; nurture and respect individual differences and talents; create a safe and supportive environment; and celebrate each other’s achievements.

Most importantly, we develop the whole person – academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Tutor Group, and an abiding emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of students, are the foundations upon which our pastoral care objectives rest.

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We'd love a chance to show you how learning works for young people in our school. Our dedicated teachers plan the learning in detail to help each student do their best.

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