Mentoring at Foyer
Mentoring made it through COVID times!

Mentoring at the Foyer was undertaken via Zoom throughout most of 2020.

Each month, mentors recruited...
Magis Scholars
Our Magis Scholars program invites young graduates who achieved outstanding academic results back to the College to tutor students who would like further...
Lifting Hearts: The Story of the Red Blazers; People Who Live In Joy - Sing & Celebrate Together
Invited by Jude Sassi Prefect for Student Wellbeing to the Yr 12 Wellbeing Day recently I was humbled to be reunited with the infamous Red Blazers.
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Memorial Garden - Victoria Police Academy. Josh Prestney OX 2009
A Memorial Garden to honour the four Police Officers who died in the Eastern Freeway accident (April 2020), was recently dedicated by Chief Commissioner,...
SUN, SURF, OLYMPICS & STARTING WORK AT 3am; Jock O’Keefe catches up with Dick Garrard OX 1961.
Jock O’Keefe catches up with Dick Garrard OX 1961.
Q; As a Kostka kid you rose through the ranks at the Big school developing a passion for rowing....
Postcards from the UK Christopher Muttukumaru OX 1968
A REFLECTION ON COVID 19 IN THE UK – FROM DARKNESS TO A GLIMMER OF LIGHT
In our suburb on the Kentish outskirts of London, leafy Bromley had...
Andy Wardlaw OX 1959
JOK; Sir Henry Wardlaw had a number of sons who, in the late 1950’s filtered through the lofty portals of Xavier College. Middle son, Andrew was...
Almost Clean Bowled until an Old Xav saved the day! By Jock O'Keefe
It was 1924 and a momentous year for Xavier as the First X1 won the Victorian Public Schools competition, so much so, the ‘ team of champions’...
Simon O’Brien (OX 2004) enjoys late-career flourish with St Kilda written by Paul Amy Herald Sun
The left-arm paceman thought he would just ‘plod along’ when he returned to St Kilda. Instead he’s taking the new ball - and having a...
Don Webb OX 1957 interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; Don, as a day scrag (read; day student) I was envious of you Border blokes. On the last day of each term you country kids rushed off to catch the...
Musings on a Motorbike. Written by Jim Graham OX 1956
Jim Graham was one of those ‘bushies’ fortunate to have a memory bank that recalled most things –cattle mustering’s, road trips,...
Paul Galli OX 1979 'Golf and Horse Racing' interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; At Xavier you were in the minority of students whose passion was golf but opportunities for competitive golf were few and far between. You garnered...
SKIPPER STAV Marcus Stavrou named Red 'n' Blacks' captain.
President Matt Cosgrave tonight revealed that Marcus Stavrou has been appointed the 45th senior captain of the Old Xaverians Football Club.

We are...
Dr Lowen Clarke OX 1971
Dr Lowen Clarke OX 1971 was recently awarded the doctorate of therapeutic arts practice.

His dissertation was examined and commended by a professor...
Peter Landy OX 1960 Australian Television Presenter interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; You were born and bred in Melbourne, barracked for the Hawks, yet when you left Xavier you headed to Gippsland for a job in local radio. What was...
Colin Badger OX 1981 Painters and Dockers
JOK; According to archival records you left Xavier on two separate occasions in the late eighties – what was going on, and who did you work for the...
Gerry Burke OX 1958 Author interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; You were born a storyteller - at Burke Hall you floated the scam that your father owned the school. Did that get you any preferential treatment?
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Adam Burke OX 1999 Australian Music Alliance interviewed by Jock O'Keefe
JOK; Your Rap sheet shows you graduated from Xavier in 1989, then the next time we heard about ‘Burkie’ you were in America working in your...
Lachie King (OX 2016) rides the winner of the Victoria Derby on Denis Pagan's Johnny Get Angry.
Denis Pagan and Lachie King take centre stage with Johnny Get Angry in Victoria Derby.Mark Smith - Saturday October 31
It was an emotional first winner...
David Tessari OX 2006. How COVID drove a ‘pivot’ for a QANTAS Pilot to comfort food.
I started at Burke Hall in 2001 and it was a big wake up call. Joining the Xavier family from a small primary school in Ivanhoe, I soon realised I had...
Simon Steward OX 1985 appointed Australia's newest High Court Justice.​​​​​​​
The OXA is proud to share with the community that Simon Steward OX 1985 has been appointed as Australia's newest High Court Justice.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/jacqueline-gleeson-simon-steward-australias-next-high-court-justices/news-story/650599b08266812f4070ec408db365dd...
Grafico on The Block: Damian Corney OX 2001
Grafico has been working on The Block for over 5 years, and in 2020 we are back as a proud to sponsor supplying contestants with a generous budget to spend...
Scholarship and Bursaries 2022
Former Cleveland Cavalier Deng Adel OX 2014 plots his plan to build something special in the NBL to relaunch his NBA career. By Matt Logue, NCA NewsWire
Image: Hawks recruit Deng Adel also played two pre-season NBA games for the Toronto Raptors, including one against Melbourne United on October 5, 2018....
Jobe Watson OX 2002 interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; Jobe, Old Xavs are proud of your achievements playing for the Bombers. We would now like to dig deep into your life after AFL. When you retired you...
Xavier College Employment opportunity: Communications Coordinator
Title: Communications Coordinator
Department: Community and Engagement...
Will Davison (OX 2000) 2nd in the Bathurst 1000 2020
Will Davison (OX 2000) and his co-driver Cameron Waters, finished a very close second in yesterday’s Bathurst 1000, by just 0.866 seconds.
His...
OXA Brick Lane Beer Tasting Zoom
Paul O’Sullivan OX 1986, John Seltin: the Brewer and Paul Bowker the GM of Brick Lane Brewing ran a fabulous beer tasting event which included the...
OXA Beekeeping Zoom
The OXA were thrilled to have Ted Richards OX 2000, Simon Mulvany OX 1993 (Bee The Cure), Chris Kowalski OX 2005, Marcel Hasenrader OX 1993 and Peter Ryan...
Refugee Scholarship in honour of Peter Salama OX 1986
The OXA are very proud to report that the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in conjunction with Centre for Humanitarian Health has launched...
Tucker’s Tennis Museum: Dennis Tucker OX 1960
JOK; You were always obsessed with sports of all sorts. I reckon it started with your adoration of VFL champ John Coleman, so where did the love affair...
Simon Gleeson OX 1994 interviewed by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
JOK; You were born in the Riverina, in a township known as the The Rock (population 1,236) not far from another famous Old Xav family – Bill Snr,...
Congratulation to James Whelan OX 2014, who is riding for EF Pro Cycling in the 2020 Giro D'Italia.
Sound Minds Alex Rathgeber OX 2000
Alex Rathgeber stepped into a principal role on London’s West End aged 24, appearing as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. He has since appeared...
Springboards A Deeper Ignatian Way Christopher Gleeson SJ
Reflections for overcoming the Hardship and Loneliness of COVID-19

Springboards
A Deeper Ignatian Way
Christopher Gleeson SJ

A book...
Friday Night School by Margaret Gurry Founder and Director.
If it wasn’t for Xavier College, Friday Night School would not be the successful program it is today.

It all began in 1996. As a member of...
OXA Virtual Wine Tasting: Penfolds Collection
The OXA held it’s first Virtual Wine Tasting Event on Wednesday 19 August where 100 guests were amongst the first the world to try premium wines...
OXA Interview Series Rodney Calhaem and Mark Lo Giudice
On Thursday 13 August the OXA held its first Old Xav interviewing a fellow Old Xav. Rodney Calhaem a passionate Carlton Football Club supporter interviewed...
Test cricket on the Lonsdale back beach. Ist published in the Queenscliffe Herald May June 2020
Every time I hear Greg Champion's ditty 'I scored a century in the backyard at Mums' I have flashbacks to memories of the great Test matches...
From The Archives: Princess Ida (1990) A Reflection from Matt Croagh by Tom Croagh
So I asked Dad about Princess Ida in 1990.
He said this:
Princess Ida (or Castle Adamant) was one of the lesser known Gilbert & Sullivans....
Paul O'Sullivan OX 1979. Where is he now?
You joined the Old Xav Community on the recent Penfolds Virtual Wine Tasting, did you enjoy the event?
Yes, I thought it was a great initiative and...
Stress Management and Peak Performance Power Hour with Nick Dimattina OX 2005 Tuesdays at 11:30am.
Nick hosted the first of three fabulous Power Hours of Meditation for Peak Performance on Tuesday 1 September and shared with the group his journey to...
OXA Virtual Beer Tasting Brick Lane Brewing
You are invited to join us for a special OXA Virtual Beer Tasting event featuring Brick Lane Brewing hosted by Paul O’Sullivan (OX 1986) Investor...
Jon Purcell OX 1989 talks about the concept of vertical schools.
With a rising inner urban population across Australian cities and increasingly scarce land availability, vertical schools are on the rise across Australia....
The Life and Times of a very funny Old Xav – Tony Moclair OX 1987 by Jock O'Keefe OX 1959
Q: You were aged 3 when your parents and your five brothers and sisters bid farewell to Ireland. Next stop was Australia. What was the attraction in Oz...
OXA Presents Remember the days of the old school yard.
Join Roly Howard, Graham Sharp, Graham O'Rourke and Paul Henderson for a trip down memory lane.

Come armed with questions and recollections...
You and your family are invited to the Xavier College Revere Dinner 2020.
We welcome you to be part of this exciting Xavier College REVERE Dinner community event. With so many of the College’s events being postponed or...
A new era for our beloved magazine
Xavier News has connected generations of Xaverians for 37 years, capturing moments in history, sharing stories of generosity and strengthening a community...
XC 150 and Beyond Building the Future A Message from the College Rector Fr Chris Middleton
The decisions announced this week around the future direction of Xavier are indeed of great significance; ones that will affect every part of the College...
A minute with Josh Evans OX 2007 Co-owner Banter and Sonny Boy NYC
The combination of an all-day eatery with the affable charm a great café and the culinary expertise of a fine restaurant is a distinctly Australian...
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