Welcome to St Francis Xavier Primary School

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Welcome to St Francis Xavier School, Woolgoolga


It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome from St Francis Xavier Primary School. For over thirty years, we have been dedicated to providing our students from across Woolgoolga and surrounding areas with a rich faith-based education guided by our Gospel values and grounded in our Catholic traditions.

St Francis Xavier is an inclusive school where we ensure that all students feel cared for, valued, and respected. Our primary focus is on giving our students the freedom to grow and foster community connections while offering diverse opportunities for academic, cultural, social, and sporting success. Our learning environment is designed to challenge and support students, helping them achieve the fullness of life.

We deeply value effective relationships at St Francis Xavier. Our school community is built on authentic connections between home and school, creating a sense of family spirit. We strongly believe that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children, and together, we can accompany them through their child's positive and fulfilling school experience.

As the principal of St Francis Xavier Primary School, it is a privilege to lead a faith-filled learning community that not only acknowledges and values each student but also responds to their individual needs. Together, we cultivate an environment where positive relationships and hope can flourish, nurturing students' potential and celebrating individual success. From the moment our students enter Kindergarten, we spark their innate sense of wonder and enthusiasm through engaging learning experiences that develop a genuine love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

If you are interested in experiencing the St Francis Xavier School community firsthand, I encourage you to contact our school to arrange a tour. We would be delighted to showcase the nurturing and enriching environment we have cultivated over the years.

I warmly welcome you to St Francis Xavier Primary School, and I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of your child's educational journey.

Caroline Lewis,


Parent Testimonials


'When you walk into the gates of SFX, it feels like a big warm hug – the staff are smiling, the kids are happy, and you feel instantly welcomed -it’s a beautiful little community. I love the community culture at SFX and that everyone in the school acknowledges you by name.  My kids have all had great experiences and made some amazing friends.  I love the school’s innovation and creativity and how they apply that to learning.'Chris and Linda, parents of Kindy, Year 4 and Year 6 Students.


'From the moment we enrolled our children, we knew we had made the best decision for their education. We are so grateful and appreciative of the dedicated teachers and staff; they possess an unwavering commitment to nurturing the growth of each child. Their passion for teaching, combined with their ability to create a warm and stimulating atmosphere, truly sets St Francis Xavier Woolgoolga apart. The teacher's enthusiasm and genuine love for their profession are contagious, motivating my children to embrace their education wholeheartedly. St Francis Xavier Woolgoolga offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to help children discover passions beyond the classroom, including music, community services, sports and more. The values of being Christ-like means that there is an emphasis on respect, kindness and empathy, which helps the children grow into compassionate individuals. 

My children are excelling at school, and I am blown away with their mathematics, reading and writing skills. My daughter's recent Naplan results showed exceeding the national average in almost all areas, thanks to her learning at St Francis Xavier. The school has exceeded our expectations in providing our children with an amazing primary education.' Sarah, parent of Year 3 and Year 1 students.

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'St Francis Xavier is a small school with a big heart. The environment is nurturing, the teachers are engaged and committed, and my kids receive not only a good education, but they are learning about what it takes to be a good citizen by caring for others and contributing to the community.' - Amy, parent of Year 3 and Year 2 students.

Acknowledgement of Country. We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our school resides. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions and culture of the Gumbaynggirr peoples.