A Salesian school is an educational institution run by the Roman Catholic Salesian Congregation of Saint John Bosco, and one that uses his methods. Salesian schools are dedicated to young people in an educational and formative environment. According to promoters, a Salesian school is a house, church, playground, and school where students find a new way of life, and prepare for their future as good citizens of their country, while being faithful to their own religion.
Xavier College is a Catholic co-educational secondary college founded in 1995 in the town of Gawler, approximately 40 kilometres north of Adelaide. It operates according to the traditions of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The school enrols approximately 1.000 students in years 7 to 12. Its patron is the priest and saint John Bosco.