In 2028, we will celebrate 150 years of Jesuit education at Xavier College.
This is an incredible milestone that speaks to many generations and countless lives developed and connected through their experience at Xavier. It is a legacy to be respected, celebrated and cherished. And yet, ongoing relevance and legacy requires an evolving vision. It can never be taken for granted, it is earned every new day, and it needs to bridge past bonds and accomplishments with an even brighter future.
Welcome to the new Strategic Plan for Xavier College: XC150
As we look ahead towards our 150-year milestone and the many decades to come, we are entirely centred on an aspiration of developing not simply the fullest capacity of our College, but more so, the fullest capacity of each and every young person walking through our gates.
This Strategic Plan holds true to enduring Jesuit ideals, while also being bold and idealistic as we pursue an inspiring, liberating and transformative vision for education.
Our Intent is clear and is underpinned by seven Pillars that signal key values, priorities and future actions. We are centred on creating cultures, programmes and places to enhance and inspire the development of our students – our Graduates – who will leave Xavier with strong and life-affirming values to make a difference in the world.
The Seven Pillars of our Strategic Plan are;
- Our Jesuit Identity
- Our Inspiring Learning
- Our Student Life
- Our Xavier Family
- Our Professional Expertise
- Our Operational Excellence
- Our Global Engagement
We recognise too that this world is changing, and that we must change with it. Our present global transformation challenges all in how we think and interact, in how we collaborate and innovate, in how we engage meaningfully and respectfully with others, in how we seek solutions to address the diverse issues and challenges of our time.
And so we at Xavier College want to prepare our students to meet these challenges and issues, to understand and nurture their own gifts, and to realise their fullest capacity. We believe that the hallmarks of our distinct Jesuit character, highlighted in the principles and values articulated in the Pillars of this plan, in conjunction with courageous, innovative thinking in the construct of inspiring learning experiences designed to impact the mindset and perspective of our students, will enable them to be graduates who are able to thrive in, and positively contribute to, the present and future realities of our world.
This Strategic Plan is a foundational document that frames future actions that will emerge in the immediate and through the coming years. Our progress can be tracked through our XC150 website, and we will regularly update and engage with our community on the decisions and actions we are taking.
We seek to comprehensively fulfil our aspirations, in this decade and those beyond, because we at Xavier College, aspiring to be world-class in all we do, will be relentless in striving to develop exceptional graduates through inspiring learning experiences and our distinct Jesuit character.
Visit the XC-150 Site at http://xc150.xavier.vic.edu.au