At Xavier, pastoral care and student wellbeing create the foundation for our House structure.

Access to a network of personalised student support services compliments the House system ensuring that each member of our community has the fullest opportunity for personal, academic, social and spiritual growth.

8 Houses of Xavier

Xavier High School operates with a system comprising 8 Houses, each student being assigned to one of these Houses. These Houses engage in friendly competition through sports events and earn points for behavioural conduct and academic accomplishments, fostering a sense of group loyalty. Integral to our house system is the provision of pastoral care, aimed at nurturing the holistic growth of every individual.

Pastoral Care at Xavier is more than just a support mechanism; it embodies our commitment to ensuring that each member of our community thrives personally, academically, socially, and spiritually. Rather than focusing solely on addressing problems, pastoral care is viewed as a proactive response to the evolving needs of students, offering assistance in navigating the challenges of adolescence.

House Coordinators

Chris Giannone​​

House Coordinator


House Captains: Joshua Murphy, Tyra Murray
Stage 6: Ruby Crowe, Isla Wiseman
Stage 5: Lily Copland, Jade Plunkett
Stage 4: Zoe Andrews, Raff Wiseman

Sam Worthington

House Coordinator


House Captains: Josh Kiraly, Sayah Parley
Stage 6: Jack Rahaley, Lily Riccardi
Stage 5: Dakota Connell
Stage 4: Chloe Morton, Toby Harris

Jack McDonell

House Coordinator


House Captains: Halle Hicks and Roley Sanson
Stage 6: Lydia Ross-Anderson & Claire Farrugia
Stage 5: Hazel Cropper and Jordan McCraw
Stage 4: Taj Day and Jack Webb

Kathy Daly

House Coordinator


House Captains: Monet Graham and Samuele Vaccaro
Stage 6: Ava Bosse and Ella Whittaker
Stage 5: Billy Hilton and Matt McDonald
Stage 4: Tyla Hilton and Ruby Hilton

Michael Rogers

House Coordinator


House Captains: Ailish Good and Kealey Moore
Stage 6: Olivia Creek and Sophie Paterson
Stage 5: Tyce Harding and Milly Fry
Stage 4: Taylor McMaster and Lincoln Barrett

Julia Lockwood

House Coordinator


House Captains: Hamish Morrison and Zoe Marshall
Stage 6: Stella Biles and Noah Rowston
Stage 5: Chloe Harris and Maisie Berry
Stage 4: Jack Woods and Georgia Ward

Christine Savage

House Coordinator


House Captains: Libby Hucker and Hamish Whiteside
Stage 6: Shelby Blair and Sarah Worthington
Stage 5: Lilah Crimmins and Sasha Seymour
Stage 4: Chelsie Ackerley and Zed McPhee

Alison Meani

House Coordinator


House Captains: Chloe Gigliotti and Holly Plunkett
Stage 6: Danielle Sedgwick and Will Walsh
Stage 5: Gloriya Elenjikkal and Molly Welch
Stage 4: Maddy Smith and Oscar Coyle

8 Houses of Xavier

Pastoral care is the main purpose of our house system.

House Coordinators, supported by Homeroom Tutors, form a robust network dedicated to student welfare. Peer leadership is deeply ingrained within each House, contributing significantly to the character development of every student.

In addition, Xavier High School provides a student counselling service focused on empowering students to overcome challenges. Through this service, students are guided in identifying strategies for change, developing new skills, and leveraging their existing strengths to tackle obstacles effectively.


The name Aquinas has a prominent history in the life of Xavier High School. Aquinas College for boys, run by the Christian Brothers, was an important part of the Albury Catholic community before the creation of Xavier High School in 1983.

Thomas Aquinas is one of the most important theologians in the Catholic Church. His writings continue to have a profound influence on people. His most famous and enduring piece of writing deals with conscience and the willingness of people to do the right thing.

Thomas Aquinas had a strong commitment to God. He believed that personal and communal enlightenment came from education.


Mrs Thelma Clark was the first lay teacher at St Joseph’s Ladies’ College. Prior to her appointment members of the Sisters of Mercy and Christian Brothers had held all teaching positions.

Her colleagues fondly remember Mrs Clark as a happy and committed teacher. She was hard working and persistent in her efforts to meet the educational needs of students entrusted to her care. Thelma was committed to physical fitness and believes that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

Self-motivated and committed to completing any tasks that she starts, Thelma Clark believed that a good education should be accessible to all.


Brother Dynan was the pioneer Principal of Aquinas College (1958-1963) that became part of Xavier High School in 1983. A Christian Brother, Brother Dynan continued the Christian Brothers’ commitment to the education of boys in a quiet and gentle way.

He is remembered for his willingness to work for others, his vision for education and his willingness to honour and protect the history of our school. Like the founder of the Christian Brothers Edmund Rice, Brother Dynan believed that a good education based on Christian principles would enable people to achieve their best.


The name Joseph has a prominent role in the history of Xavier High School. St Joseph’s Ladies College, for girls, was an important part of the Catholic community in Albury before the creation of Xavier High School in 1983.

The Mercy tradition lives on through the example of Joseph, the father of Jesus, who was brave and truthful. His life was based on hard physical work and concern for his family. He showed courage in the face of adversity and faith in God’s plan for him and his family. Joseph was willing to change to meet the needs of others. He is remembered today as a man of his word, true to God and family.


Loreto was one of the House names used at St Joseph’s Ladies’ College. Loreto is the village in Italy where Mary the Mother of Jesus’ house is now situated.

Mary was a loving mother and a good friend. She is honoured for her integrity, faith and trust in God. Mary is a significant role model to people who value inner strength, duty, justice and a willingness to face adversity in a dignified and thoughtful manner.


Mary MacKillop was born in Melbourne in 1842 and died in Sydney in 1909. She was the eldest of seven children. Her home life was not always happy. At sixteen she went to work to help support her family who lived in poverty.

In 1866, Mary opened the first St Joseph’s school in South Australia. Mary had a strong belief in her calling to minister to the poor and lost in society. She was often criticised for her attempts to bring education and God’s word to those people seen as ‘sinners’ and least important in society. She was faithful, courageous and compassionate.

Mary’s vision quickly spread, with schools opening in all parts of Australia. She founded the Sisters of St Joseph, who work for the poor all around the world.

On the 17th October 2010 Mary MacKillop became Australia’s first Saint.


Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1831. The Sisters had a special concern for the education of girls and the welfare of women, something not given a high priority in society of those times.

Catherine took up leadership roles in society when it was unusual for women to be public figures. Her collaborative approach to problem solving, sound communication skills and willingness to bring God’s word to the world in a practical and caring way made her famous. The Sisters of Mercy continue to serve the needs of the poor and poor in spirit with courage and compassion.


Edmund Rice was born in Ireland in 1762 and died in 1844.

Edmund was a successful businessman who was drawn to the plight of the poor especially children who had no hope of gaining an education. Edmund opened a school for the “street kids”, but because the children were difficult to manage the teachers resigned. Edmund and some of his friends took on the role of teachers. The religious congregation of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers developed from this humble beginning and continue to serve the educational needs of the poor and marginalised throughout the world.

Edmund Rice was courageous, faithful and hard working. He helped those in need and strived to make the world a better place.