As we are nearly at the end of the first term of 2021 we have much to celebrate and many people to be grateful for. Even though the term has been extremely busy with professional learning for our school community, I am extremely proud and feel so very blessed with the amazing teachers, wonderful students and supportive families that we have working together at St Francis Xavier School.
Last Day of Term 1 - Thursday 1st April
First Day of Term 2
- Staff will be at school on Monday 19th April
- STUDENTS RETURN - Tuesday 20th April
ANZAC day - Sunday 25th April
St Francis Xavier School will again participate in ANZAC Day. We will participate in the parade on Sunday 25th April as usual and this year we will be joining the choir to sing the New Zealand National Anthem. Please add this date to your calendars.
NAPLAN Assessment for Year 3 and Year 5 students - May 10th ~ May 21st
We always love the visit from the Life Education Van and Happy Harold. Miss Rae does an terrific job in sharing healthy life skills with our students. Due to COVID restrictions anyone wanting to buy from the Life Education Van shop please click on link provided.
Below are some snippets of writing by 4/5/6. As you can see their writing is becoming more engaging and expressive. Please note the variety of genres here.
The House ~ By Max
The huge blood-curdling tiger was guarding the haunted house near the tree. I saw someone through the window of the creepy shack. He looked straight at me, then all the creepy human skulls looked straight at me, the tiger got up. It was double the size of a normal tiger and it was white.
The Mean Little Birds ~ By Tallarah and LeonieTwenty little birds were sitting on a power line chatting. When a bigger bird wanted to sit with them, but they did not like him, because he was different and bigger than the little birds. They made fun of him because he was taller. He went to sit with them, to make friends, do you know what happened then…..
The Giraffe at my Door ~ by Belle
You wouldn't believe the look on my face when I open my front door to see…. A tall Giraffe staring at me. The giraffe was looking at me with a bag of carrots, sad eyes, and….
Reach for the Stars ~ by Jayde
I feel like the artist has created an illusion for some, because there can be other hidden things you can’t see at first sight, but once you can see them it’s like they’re beaming so much that you can’t unsee them.
Public Speaking Assembly – Friday 7th May at 11.30am in school hall
C. W. A. of N.S.W. Oxley Group Public Speaking Competition
Venue: Forbes Uniting Church. Browne St, Forbes. NSW 2871
Date: Tuesday, 25th May 2021
Time: Registration 10.30 am Years 3 & 4 Competition starts 11.00 am SHARP.
10.30 am Years 5 / 6 Competition starts 11.00 am SHARP.
Speaking Time and Topics (choose 1 topic only): All entrants will receive a Participation Certificate.
Years 3 /4 2 minutes
If I were a bee Do we need trees? I must eat my vegetables.
Years 5 / 6 2 minutes
Hello Growing your own The day the teacher overslept
Book Club will be sent home today, if you wish to order please click on the below link or send order form and correct money to front office.
Our school is very privileged with a special visitor to the school next Tuesday, the 23rd March. Andrew has visited more than 1000 Catholic primary schools (including visiting St Francis Xavier twice), performing in 2000 concerts across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada sharing his music and his faith with children, teachers and parents.
Andrew Chinn will be performing a concert with our students at 9.45am. Families are very welcome.
Thank you to the outgoing committee members,
Past Chairperson Andrew McFadyen New Sharna Hayward
Past Secretary Sharna Hayward New Kristy Brooks
Past Tresurer Sue MacRae New Nicole Wood
Thank you to the new 2021 members