Year 12 Plant a Tree
Since 2015 Xavier College has had a tradition of Year 12 planting a tree.
Its symbolic of each student having a connection to Xavier even after they leave and continue to grow.
In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus tells of a farmer who sows seed indiscriminately. Some seed falls on the path with no soil, some on rocky ground with little soil, some on soil which contains thorns, and some on good soil.
In the first case, the seed is taken away; in the second and third soils, the seed fails to produce a crop; but when it falls on good soil, it grows and yields thirty-, sixty-, or a hundred-fold.
Jesus later explains to his disciples that the seed represents the Gospel, the sower represents anyone who proclaims it, and the various soils represent people's responses to it.