Building Program

At Xavier College, we are passionate about maintaining and developing teaching, learning and living environments that fully support educational outcomes, nurture our spiritual journey and inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. 

Our buildings are comprised of both stunningly restored historical spaces and state of the art, architectural designed learning spaces that help us to achieve our learning goals. 

Xavier College continues to undergo an unprecedented transformation of our campuses and built form environments. This continues to be an exciting period in our proud history. 

In 2019, the College completed its new Strategic PlanXC150

In 2020, Xavier announced a key restructure of the College, centred across two campuses and the strategic shift of moving Years 7 and 8 to the Senior Campus.

Consequently, a comprehensive Master Plan was developed and endorsed that provided the development blueprint for the College into the foreseeable future. Encompassing the entire footprint of the College, the Master Plans for the Junior School and the Senior School ensure that the strategic vision for Xavier is aligned with the purposeful development of the College's facilities. More details on the Xavier Master Plan can be found at the bottom of this page. 

 

Our Current Building Program

In 2024, the new state-of the-art Kostka Building for Years 7 and 8 students has been completed – on time and on budget. The precinct also includes a carpark and new changing facilities under the Chapel Oval.

It is a massive investment in an exceptional facility, that will provide outstanding opportunities for our Year 7 and 8 students to shine.

Positioned on the northern boundary of Xavier's magnificent grounds, the 'Kostka' building sits in an idyllic location overlooking the pristine sports grounds to the CBD beyond.

The following video provides an overview of the recently opened state-of-the-art Year 7&8 Kostka Building.

The building is an architectural masterpiece, both aesthetically stunning with the warmth of its timber construction and its numerous sustainable features prominent, but also exemplary in its design principles that place student care and contemporary learning at the forefront.
 

These photographs of the stunning Kostka Building illustrate its leading design principles. 
 

Kostka Building Full Construction Timelapse

The following examples of time-lapse footage and these images also capture the construction of the entire Kostka Precinct. 
 

This project commences the entire transformation of the Senior School at Xavier.


 

Our Future Building Program

Xavier is currently re-imagining many further areas and facilities on our two beautiful campuses.

Senior School Projects

We expect that our next project (Rigg Wing Project) will bring the development of more contemporary learning spaces in the academic core of the Senior School. 

This will also enable the College to provide more of our new House pastoral spaces as the home for all of our senior students from Years 9-12.

More details on the Rigg Wing project will be released soon.

There are a number of other projects currently under review and with the desire to undertake in the near future. These include:

Senior School:

  • Rigg Wing Refurbishment (currently in design)
  • A Senior Learning Commons and Library
  • Sports Complex and Gathering Hall
  • Music Centre of Excellence
  • Boarding House
  • New House areas and classroom upgrades
  • A Student Services and Wellbeing Hub
  • Our own ‘Xavier Tan’ mile track

Junior School:

  • Reception and staff facilities
  • STEM Research Centre
  • New Year 3-4 Precinct
  • Nature-based play amenities and discovery circuit

 

Junior School Projects

Further development is also planned for our Junior School at Burke Hall.

With the relocation of our Year 7 and 8 students to the Senior School, new opportunities will be realised with the creation of new state-of-the-art learning facilities for our dedicated Junior School.

A new library space has been created in the contemporary Mary Mackillop Building. The previous historic space of the Studley Hall has been transformed into a wonderful new gathering space for students, staff and parents.

 

Our Senior School Facilities

Keenan Wing Redevelopment (Senior Campus)

In 2020, some prototype spaces were developed in the Keenan Wing to lead the way forward in the reimagining of new contemporary classroom learning spaces as well as House pastoral care spaces.

These spaces have provided us with the blueprint for continual improvement of the surrounding areas and importantly, through their early development, will give us the opportunity to analyse and assess their use to enable further improvements on future replications.
 

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (Senior Campus)

In 2008, the Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (EHPAC), a state-of-the-art theatre complex, opened at the Senior Campus. It is used by Xavier College’s Drama and Music Departments from across both campuses and has seating capacity for up to 500 people.

Sports Centre (Senior Campus)

Sport, health and physical education programs are supported by the Xavier Sports Centre at the Senior Campus. The College has recently relocated and upgraded its strength and conditioning amenities.

A stunning new weights training room has been established, photos of which can be found here, along with photos of our other excellent sports facilities which include a heated indoor pool, two indoor basketball courts (also used for volleyball, badminton and futsal), outdoor flexipave and synthetic floodlit tennis courts, and six sports ovals for football (AFL), soccer and rugby. Our famous Roche Oval is now floodlit to provide extended training and playing opportunities for our students.

Students from across both campuses regularly enjoy the use of these facilities as part of their Physical Education curriculum and APS Sport competitions, as well as our Boarding program.


Historic Buildings

Wren House (Junior School - Burke Hall)

The Wren House property, listed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1990, was held by the Wren family until 1966 when it was acquired by the College. It was purchased with the intent of providing more rooms for music and art, given the expanding student numbers at the Xavier College Junior School. 

Recent renovations, generously supported by the Eldon Hogan Trust, included painting and recarpeting, the installation of heating, cooling and new lighting, new window treatments and the renovation of the bathrooms and kitchen. 

The basement now hosts a fully equipped percussion room, the administration offices and the staff room have been rejuvenated and display cabinets and new artwork have been installed. 
 

South Wing (Senior School)

Foundations for the South Wing commenced in 1872, with the front of the building completed in time for classes to begin in 1878. Now hosting administration offices and the Staff Common Room and the Brennan Resource Centre, this stunning example of Victorian architecture has been beautifully maintained and remains as the centrepiece of the sprawling Senior School grounds.  


Master Plans

A comprehensive Master Plan was developed and endorsed that provided the development blueprint for the College into the foreseeable future. Encompassing the entire footprint of the College, the Master Plans for the Junior School and the Senior School ensure that the strategic vision for Xavier is aligned with the purposeful development of the College's facilities.

SC Master Plan
Master Plan for the Senior School

For further insight, look into the Senior School Master Plan.

 

BH Master Plan
Master Plan for the Junior School

For further images, look on the Junior School Master Plan.

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