National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN assessment results provide valuable information about student achievements in literacy and numeracy. An analysis of these results assists Xavier High School’s planning and is used to support teaching and learning programs.

The tables below show the percentage of students who achieved particular skill bands in numeracy and the aspects of literacy. The School results shown are compared to students nationally. Literacy is reported in four content strands: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. Numeracy is reported in the following strands: Number, Measurement and Data, Space, Patterns and Algebra.


The results this year indicate growth in our Year 7 and 9 cohorts in writing. This is a fabulous affirmation for our staff who have been working on an explicit writing focus with our students. In particular, I would like to acknowledge and thank the @Xavier team who have relentlessly focussed on improving student writing. It is fabulous to see that this work indicates an improvement in student writing and student learning growth.


Our Year 9 Literacy results were impressive across the board and demonstrated that we are above State Average and Diocesan averages in all areas of Literacy- Reading, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar. We have also exceeded state and diocesan averages in Year 7 Writing. Our Numeracy results indicate increased improvement across all areas of numeracy- including Data and Measurement and Number patterns. If you would like to speak to staff regarding your child’s Naplan results please make contact with the school office.



Higher School Certificate

2017 Media Release

HSC results at Xavier High School

Xavier High School is pleased to announce that our 2017 HSC results reflect the changing focus of our academic culture.  Students have received Band 6 results across a broad range of subjects in 2017: Biology, Studies of Religion I, General Mathematics, CAFS, Senior Science, Design and Technology, Society and Culture, Music, and PD/Health/PE. Strong results were also received in Advanced and Standard English, Extension English, Ancient History, Modern History, Visual Arts, and Studies of Religion II. The top ATAR for 2017 was 96.65 and achieved by Tiana Smerdon. We had several students achieve 90+ ATARs and results in the top 15% of the States cohort include Sally Wallace, Luke Worth, Tess McCormack, Brooke Cawthray, Eloise Suidgeest, and Jess Dwyer.


School Principal, Mr Gavin Dykes said, “Teaching and learning initiatives adopted in recent times have come to fruition with students being rewarded with outstanding results.”


Mrs Nicole Morton, Assistant Principal -Teaching and Learning said, “Our school community is incredibly proud of our HSC Class of 2017. This cohort has demonstrated a strong desire to achieve success in their studies. We are very proud of our dedicated teaching staff who strive every day to support our students to be their best selves”.


“The school is very proud of the courage, compassion, and commitment of our Year 12 students to their studies. We congratulate all students on their achievements and wish them well in their future endeavours,”  Mr Dykes said.


For further information please contact Xavier High School on 6040 6388.