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History Of Our School

St Francis Xavier School was opened in 1919 by the Mercy Sisters and was staffed by them until approximately 1984. Initially lessons were held in the church until 1929 when buildings were erected. The old buildings were replaced in 1985 and were the first of the Dunedin Catholic Schools to be built in this modern style. The school continues its ties with the Sisters of Mercy.

Our new buildings were opened by Bishop Boyle on 14 July 1985. They were built with the strong link between home, school and church in mind and we think the connections are easy to see.

St Francis Xavier School was integrated into the State School system in 1981. We have several second and third generation pupils and we are always grateful for the solid faith foundation laid by the Sisters of Mercy in the Mornington Community.