- School Goals for 2021
- Principal's Report
- Term One Assemblies
- Reward Day ~ Tuesday 15th December at the Pool
- Congratulations Mrs Golding and the Golding family
- Canberra Excursion
- Year 6 Dinner
- Seasons for Growth Presentation
- Road Safety Program
- Advent and Christmas Prayer
- Term 1 2021
- NDIS Open Day
- 2021 Changes to School Hours
- Congratulation, Leigha Brooks!
- Well-being Day
- Merry Christmas
- STAFFING for 2021
- Waste 2 Art
- Ham & Turkey Raffles
Build a community that continues to learn
Through:- Building a school wide approach to the teaching and learning and increasing teacher capacity.
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all
Our target for the year:- Attendance rates will increase from 88% to 95% across the school, and we will maintain representation throughout the community
Build a community that is connected
Our target for the year:- Increase family attendance at interviews and open day and introduce Yarn Time sessions
As we come to the end of another school year I would like to thank and acknowledge everyone who has supported our school throughout the year. Our school community consists of dedicated and supportive families and friends, Fr. Dominic, staff and students. Together we have achieved many successes and worked to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all.
Every person who works in our school is an educator. Throughout the year the work of everyone in our school community has influenced and supported our children. Each staff member has provided a listening ear, has been a mentor, a counsellor, a guide and a role model to all of our children while on their learning journey.
Throughout this very different and challenging year we have been blessed with an amazing staff family. Every day they have given to the students in their care, our families and to each other. I want to thank each and every staff member for their care and concern for all members of our school community, particularly our students and their fellow staff members.
As we celebrate Advent, the time where we wait and look forward to the coming of Christ to Earth, let us remember what the Christmas season is all about. Christmas is the time for Love, Hope, Joy and Peace, a special time for us to enter into God's presence and to receive the gift of His Son, Jesus. As we teach our students, let all of our words and actions bring the love of God to our families and friends and to all those we meet.
Each term we share with each class an assembly. Today we had the pleasure of attending Year 4/5/6 Assembly.
An entertaining and imformative assembly Thank you 4/5/6.
Kinder/Year 1 Assembly will be on Friday 26th March at 12.30pm
Year 2/3 Assembly will be on Friday 12th March at 12.30pm
Tuesday next week we are having a reward day at the pool for all students....Please ensure children have Hats and a Water Bottle.
Lunch will be a sausage sandwich which Andrew McFadyen has kindly offered to cook for us all. There will be no ordering from the Pool Canteen for Lunch! Snacks, drinks or icecreams only from the pool canteen.
Mrs Whiting and Mrs Elwin had the pleasure of accompanying Year 6 students to Canberra this week. Students enjoyed our National’s capital and visiting many of the educational and interesting places in Canberra. In the 2 days in Canberra the students were able to visit Parliament House, National Museum, Cockington Green, Telstra Tower, War Memorial, Art Gallery and Zoo and Aquarium.
We are extremely grateful to Mr Rod Middleton and Mr Andrew McFadyen for accompanying us and helping to make the excursion so memorable.
This Christmas, Lord, come to the manger of my heart.
Fill me with Your presence from the very start.
As I prepare for the holidays and gifts to be given,
Remind me of the gift You gave when You sent Your Son from Heaven.
The first Christmas gift, it was the greatest gift ever.
You came as a baby born in a manger.
Wrapped like the gifts I find under my tree,
Waiting to be opened, to reveal Your love to me.
Surround me with Your presence, Lord, I long to hear Your voice.
Clear my mind of countless concerns and all the holiday noise.
Slow me down this Christmas, let me not be in a rush.
In the midst of parties and planning, I want to feel Your hush.
This Christmas, Jesus, come to the manger of my heart.
Invade my soul like Bethlehem, bringing peace to every part.
Dwell within and around me, as I unwrap Your presence each day.
Keep me close to You, Lord. It's in Your wonderful Name I pray.
Staff will return on 2nd of Feb 2021 ~ staff will be participating in Professional Learning on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd of February at school.
Students will start school on Thurday 4th of February 2021.
Students eligible to participate in the Western Region Swimming Carnival will be having try-outs at the Swimming Pool on Friday 5th February.
Thank you for your support with the changes in the time we have our lunch break. The timetable for the day (please note the changes highlighted) will be as follows: -
- 8.55am - Morning bell
- 11.00am – First Lunch bell
- 11.30am – End of First Lunch
- 1.30pm – Second Lunch bell
- 2.10pm – End of Second Lunch
- 3.10pm – End of the school day
There is another fruit break introduced at approximately 12.30pm. Some students are looking for extra food during the day, a second sandwich or piece of fruit or vegetables packed might be worthwhile - have a conversation with your child or your child's teacher if you are unsure.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL On behalf of the staff of St Francis Xavier’s School staff we would like to take this opportunity to wish all families a very Happy and Holy Christmas and a safe new Year. This is a special time for families and I hope you can relax and enjoy this time with your children and families. Thank you for all the support you have shown the school this year.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Although staffing is not complete for 2021 at this point in time we do have our classes organised.
We will have the following class arrangements with these classroom teachers:-
Kinder/ Year 1 - Miss Sarah O'Brien
Year 2/ Year 3 - Mrs Sarah Whiting
Year 4/ Year 5/ Year 6 - Mrs Marilyn Shaw
Waste 2 Art 2021 theme is Tin Cans and Aluminium. Can families please collect all their cans and aluminium foils so they can get creative come time for Waste 2 Art in February 2021.
We will notify you when we have the dates and times for the local exhibitions.