We are at the end of another challenging year for all and we have again worked extremely hard together to support each other on their learning journey. I would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge everyone who has supported our school throughout the year.
We have an amazing staff of teachers, classroom assistants, office workers and other general staff that spend so many more than the hours they are paid for to create a learning environment that helps all our students achieve successes in their learning as well as caring for their personal growth, spiritual growth and wellbeing. 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. Special thanks to Mrs Morris and Miss O’Brien for caring for the school during my LSL and a very big thank you to Nicole Wood for learning many new skills in the office while Mrs MacRae has been on leave this term.
Our school community also is made up of many dedicated and supportive families and friends, who have again this year raised significant funds that have been used to supply the school with additional resources. Thanks also to Fr. Dominic, we have really loved celebrating together in our School Liturgies on Fridays, these are really special! Together we have achieved many successes and worked to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all.
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.
As our year 6 students; Jayde, Max, Gus, Benji, Jimeal, Belle and Tiahla move on from Primary School life into their future paths we ask God to always be their guide. We thank them for the many gifts they have given to St Francis Xavier school community.
To celebrate the end of Primary schooling the Year 6 class have enjoyed a few special events this week. Year 6 enjoyed a fun day yesterday with Miss Nicole, Mrs Golding and Miss Kelly playing a couple of games of 10-pin Bowling. The first game was won by Miss Kelly, with Benji only 2 points behind! The second game was won by Max beating Jimeal by only 2 points!!!
Thanks heaps to Miss Nicole and Mrs Golding for transporting the students to Griffith.
As a school we celebrated with the Year 6 families last night, celebrating seven years of primary school – seven years of learning, friendships and growth, for our six Year 6 students, at the Year 6 Graduation Dinner. We have been blessed with the gift of each of these students within our school community and we thank God for the many blessings that they have shared with each of us.
Today in our Thanksgiving Mass we thanked God for each of them and we ask God to continue to guide and bless them as they journey on into High School.
Even with the speech having to be presented online Belle created a positive and effective presence as she delevered her speech, engaging the audience here at school and onlne! We are very proud of her success!
Please note the date of our Small Schools Swimming Carnival – Monday 14th February. This carnival will involve the students that turn 8 years old and older from our school, Euabalong West, Naradhan and Rankin Springs.
We will be hosting this carnival and will need many helpers. If you are available to help on this day please let Mrs Morris know.
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” - Luke 2:12
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. - Luke 2:20
We praise You for giving us signs and wonders! For communicating to us through prayer and miracles. Help us to see your hand in this world, Father. You are always with us, guiding us, providing for us, and embracing us in your perfect love. May we stay focused on you intently this Advent season and beyond, knowing and trusting in Your work in our lives. Help us see the everyday miracles of your presence and provision in our lives
In Jesus’ Name,
Mon. 13th Dec. - Presentation Assemblies -
12.00-1.00pm - K-3 students and famies -
2.00-3.00PM - Year 4-6 students and families
Wednesday 15th December Last School Day for Students
2022 School Dates:-
Term 1 Staff Days - Friday 4th and Monday 7th February
Students return - Tuesday 8th February
Small Schools' Swimming Carnival - Monday 14th February - CLAIM the DATE
Please join us on Monday for the End of Year Award Assemblies.
Due to COVID restrictions we will be checking for Vaccination status of all visitors as they come through the front gate.
Please have your vaccination certificate to show to Mrs Morris and Miss Nicole. All families must have RSVPed so we can have social distancing seating arrangements in place.
Kinder, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 award assembly is at 12pm
Shared lunch will be between 1pm and 1.45pm
Year 4/5/6 award assembly is at 2pm.
Thank you for your support of our students and your continued efforts to keep our commmunity safe and well.
On behalf of all the staff of St Francis Xavier’School 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 all the members of your families. Thank you for all the support you have shown the school this year.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and we look forward to seeing you in 2022.
Staff will return on Friday 4th of Feb 2022 ~ staff will be participating in Professional Learning on Friday 2nd and Monday 7th of February at school.
Students in Year 1 to Year 6 will start school on Tuesday 8th of February 2022.
Kindergarten students will have a staggered start to enable Best Start Assessments to occur. There first full day will be Thursday 10th February.