St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School is situated in the western suburbs of Mackay, a city of approximately 100,000 people. Established in 1935 by the Sisters of Mercy, St Francis Xavier is one of eight Catholic Primary schools serving the coastal region of Mackay.
With 21 classes from Prep to Year 6, St Francis Xavier has an approximate enrolment of 555 students. A large number of the students are second and third generation attendees. Each year, classes are reconfigured to ensure that they are very similar in terms of gender, ability and behaviour. Year 6 students generally go on to attend Mercy College or Catherine Macauley College to complete their high school studies.
Families with children attending St Francis Xavier come from diverse backgrounds. Over the last 5 or so years our school has been blessed in welcoming a large number of families whose backgrounds are of a multicultural nature. Many of our families live within a 10km radius of the school.