St Francis Xavier Primary School is a Catholic school that operates under the co-governance of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea and the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat with approximately 440 children from Foundation to Year Six.  Our school is situated in a rural pocket of Ballarat East,  just minutes from central Ballarat and  has a rich tradition of providing quality education and care for children from the City of Ballarat and surrounding districts.

Our Purpose

St Francis Xavier Primary School aims to provide an enriched education where all students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to prosper in the global knowledge economy of the 21st century.

Our strong academic tradition is founded on fundamental values such as love, respect, forgiveness and trust. Our students strive to become, in the words of Sisters of Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley, “shining lamps, giving light to all around us.”

St Francis Xavier Primary School is consistently humbled by our students’ confident ability to use their talents gifted to them by God to make a difference to their world, and positively contribute to society,

Our School Vision

Called to action through Gospel values and Mercy tradition, we will enrich thinking, expand horizons and pursue excellence.

Our School Mission

Through our ardent and all-encompassing Mercy work at St Francis Xavier Primary School, we will engender a passion for learning, respect and an ability to live in harmony with God’s creation.

We Value

Mercy, Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Justice.

The School Motto

Omnia Cum Deo, meaning “All With God,” acknowledges the role St Francis Xavier Primary School has played for 100 years as a beacon in the Ballarat East Community and a distinctive Catholic school – deeply committed to family, and open to and recognising God’s presence in every person.