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Why choose us?

At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ashbury we develop the whole child. The rigour of our academic approach is matched by our commitment to students’ artistic, sporting and cultural pursuits. We provide a diverse and stimulating environment for children to discover their passion and achieve their best.

We are a community in the truest sense, as illustrated by high levels of parent involvement, extremely dedicated and caring teachers and a close parish relationship. Together, through these partnerships, we prepare our students for a bright and exciting future.

Principal’s Message


I extend a warm welcome to you and your child to St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ashbury.

I feel privileged and honoured to be a part of this strong and vibrant school community. The St Francis Xavier community pursues excellence in teaching and learning, nurturing the social and emotional needs of students and supporting them to develop into confident and resilient individuals.

Our History01-st-francis-statue
Ashbury parish was established in 1929 by Fr Edward McMahon who asked the Ursuline Sisters to start a school. Led by Mother Veronica Purcell, St Francis Xavier Primary School Ashbury began on 4 February 1930. First-day numbers are unknown, however, by 1931, 191 students were enrolled. Our patron saint, Saint Francis Xavier, was a missionary priest who travelled by boat on many sea voyages preaching to and evangelising others. He made good friends with St Ignatius Loyola and helped to found the Jesuit order.

In 2020, our school will participate in celebrating 90 years of Catholic education.

Our Charism
St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School
continues in the spirit and values of the Ursuline Order, founded by St Angela Merici. Our school has a strong tradition of service, social justice, and spirituality in the community. Our Ursuline charism informs our academic excellence, leadership, and openness to change.

We continue to modernise our classrooms to provide the best learning environments to meet the needs of all students. And we are proud to stand by our school motto, ‘Serviam: I will Serve.’ This motto inspires us as we are called to the service of God and others.

Our Mission01-st-francis-our-mission
At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Ashbury we strive to honour the traditions of St Francis Xavier and the charism of our Ursuline heritage which encourages us to have a strong sense of community spirit while making a positive difference in our world. We promote Gospel values in a safe and challenging learning environment that inspires every child to empower one another to reach their full potential.

Our Vision
St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School
is a welcoming Catholic community providing opportunity for all while serving others through living and learning in Christ.

Our Values
At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School we are deeply committed to nurturing positive, responsible, and respectful relationships within a faith-filled learning environment while serving our community.

01-st-francis-our-parishSt Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church Ashbury
A: 54 Leopold St, Ashbury NSW 2193
P: (02) 9798 3924
E: parish@sfxashbury.org.au
W: sfxashbury.org.au

At St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary School Ashbury, the parish and the school work in close collaboration with parents in fostering the faith development of students. The link between the school and parish of St Francis Xavier Ashbury is strong, with extra support for student wellbeing through pastoral care. We invite you and your family to participate in the life of St Francis Xavier parish so that your family feels an important part of the worshiping community.

Mass Times

Day Time
Monday-Friday 8.00am
Saturday 8.00am, 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am
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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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