Specialist Programs

​​​​Library Lessons

Welcome to the heart of knowledge and imagination at St Francis Xavier Primary School!  Our library is not just a space filled with books; it's a vibrant hub of learning and discovery.

Library lessons are an inclusive, supportive part of our curriculum, incorporating the pre-teaching of HAAS/Science topics during research and note-taking lessons.  Information gathered during library lessons is then applied to both the formative and summative assessment pieces in the classroom. Our dedicated Teacher Librarian guides young minds through the wonders of literature, teaching valuable research skills, promoting a love for storytelling, and fostering a sense of curiosity. Students embark on literary adventures, explore diverse genres, and develop a lifelong love for reading.​​


Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

All children from Prep to Year 6 receive PE lessons every week.​

Embark on a holistic journey of growth and well-being with our comprehensive Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) program at SFX.  Committed to nurturing the whole child, our school's PDHPE curriculum focuses on fostering physical fitness, mental well-being, and essential life skills. Through a dynamic blend of engaging activities, health education, and physical exercises, our students learn to make informed decisions, build resilience, and cultivate a positive attitude towards lifelong well-being.

We empower young minds to thrive physically, emotionally and socially, laying the foundation for a healthy and fulfilling future.​

Each child is involved in some form of physical activity, designed to help maintain an adequate level of fitness; improve gross motor skills; aid in the development of fine motor skills and introduce skills required for participation in leisure sports. It has been demonstrated that participation in physical activities will not only achieve these ideals but that they also enhance academic achievement.

As this is an integral part of the St Francis Xavier curriculum a note will be required by the specialist Teacher if your child is to be exempt from such a lesson.

​​​​​​Performing Arts

Immerse your child in the world of creativity and expression with our Music and Drama lessons at SFX!  Our primary school believes in the power of the arts to inspire and nurture young minds.  In our dynamic classrooms, students explore the magic of music, discovering rhythm, melody, and harmony while unlocking their unique musical talents.

Meanwhile, our Drama lessons provide a stage for imagination to flourish, fostering confidence and creativity through storytelling, role-playing, and collaborative performances.  Join us as we cultivate a love for the arts, where every child has the opportunity to shine, express themselves, and discover the joy of making music and bringing stories to life!

Lessons in music and drama are held for students with one 40-minute lesson every week. The Music and Drama Teacher at our school plays a crucial role in organising musical components for our family masses and overseeing the staging of captivating drama productions.​


​​​Our vibrant and engaging Japanese curriculum at St Francis Xavier School introduces students to the rich and fascinating world of Japan through a carefully crafted Japanese language program.  Designed to inspire curiosity and cultural appreciation, our curriculum seamlessly integrates language learning with interactive activities, captivating stories, and hands-on experiences.

From basic greetings to exploring traditional customs, our students embark on an exciting journey that not only develops language proficiency but also fosters a deep appreciation for Japanese culture.

Join us as we create a dynamic learning environment where young minds flourish, connecting with the global community through the beauty of the Japanese language and traditions.


Step into the future with our exciting STEM program!  In this dynamic learning environment, we integrate cutting-edge technology to inspire young minds and cultivate essential 21st-century skills. From interactive coding sessions and hands-on robotics projects to creative digital design, our students embark on a journey of exploration and innovation.

Our dedicated STEM educator guides learners through the digital landscape, empowering them to navigate technology with confidence and creativity. Join us in preparing the next generation for a tech-savvy world, where curiosity, critical thinking, and digital fluency thrive in every classroom.