St Francis Xavier Catholic School - Nauiyu, Daly River
Pre-School to Year 10 Co-educational
St Francis Xavier is an Aboriginal Catholic Community School which sits on the banks of the beautiful Daly River, known by the local people as the Green River. Daly River has over 450 residents with 10 different language groups. The traditional owners of the land are the Malak Malak people. St Francis Xavier has teaching staff drawn from all over Australia, supported by local Indigenous teaching assistants.
Saint Francis Xavier School at Daly River is a vibrant Catholic school for the Indigenous Community at Nauiyu on the Daly River, 250 kilometers southwest of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Literacy, numeracy and Religious Education sit at the foreground of an inclusive educational curriculum at our school. It is acknowledged that Indigenous Culture is the driving force within the Community and in the lives of our students so in order to implement everyday literacy and numeracy skills, Effective lifelong education supports and is integrated into all areas of the curriculum.
The school offers a varied curriculum drawn from the NTCF and AC. The teachers plan with the Curriculum Coordinator each week for all curriculum areas and the school utilises programs such as Count Me In Too, Quick Smart and Accelerated Literacy to maximise learning and to build self confidence in all areas of school life.
The preschool is part of the Strong Foundations Program which is aimed at literacy for early years' students. Saint Francis Xavier values academic, spiritual and physical education for all students to enable them to lead an active life as responsible community members. The vision at St Francis Xavier is 'Respectful, Responsible, Ready - A Stronger Future for All'.