Pastoral care is an essential aspect of the mission of St Francis Xavier’s College. We strive to live out the charism of the De La Mennais Brothers and their Founder Father Jean-Marie De La Mennais, “making Jesus Christ better known and loved by all”, through the formation and development of the whole person and we are committed to providing a holistic education that attends to the intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our students. At SFX we see pastoral care as creating a safe and supportive environment in which students can flourish and develop to their full potential. This includes providing counseling services, spiritual guidance, mentoring, and support for students experiencing difficulties or crises in their lives.
St Francis Xavier’s College and Xaverians have a strong sense of community and we aim to foster a sense of belonging amongst our students. Pastoral care initiatives in our school includes:
- Spiritual retreats or visits
- service projects
- peer mentoring programs
- opportunities for students to engage in social justice and advocacy work.
The ultimate goal of pastoral care in St Francis Xavier’s College is to help students develop a sense of personal responsibility, social awareness, and moral integrity, and to prepare them to become engaged and compassionate members of society who can live Life in all its fullness…
We aspire to be a confident, outward-looking Catholic community in which every member:
enjoys creative, dynamic and reflective learning
is supported, challenged and equipped for the future
values and takes responsibility for themselves and others
helps to build supportive, long-lasting relationships.