- School Goals for 2023
- Principal's Report
- Religious Life of School - Prayer
- MOBILE PHONES are Banned at St Francis Xavier School
- What's On
- Catholic Education Commission visit
- Classroom Update
- 100th Day Celebrations
- Wellbeing - Seasons for Growth
- Year 6 Transition to Year 7 2024 - Lake Central School
- Term 3 Canteen Cooking - Helpers Needed
- NRL Clinic
- Swap It Program
- League Stars - Lake Cargelligo Recreation Ground
- Free Art Workshops - Stronger Communities
During 2023 our educational focus will be to improve Literacy and Numeracy skills — staff, students and families working together so all our students achieve at least 12 months growth. Other goals for the year are:
Build a community that continues to learn - Implement system Literacy and Numeracy initiatives which will increase student assessment data.
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all - Continued increase of attendance rates and implementation of school-wide Well Being Policy.
Build a community that is connected - Increased promotion of the school Vision and Mission statements throughout the community and to continue to increase family attendance at school events.
A very big CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 6 students who received an Archdiocesan NAIDOC Award at the NAIDOC Mass at St Christopher's Cathedral last Friday. The following was read out about our Year 6 class as they were receiving their award and recognition...
Our Current Year 6 class have shown themselves, since the beginning of their
Primary school journey in Kindergarten through to this year, to be a class group that have lived out our school's vision and values.
They have lived their school life following the footsteps of Jesus, and living the
motto of Mary MacKillop 'never seeing a need without doing something about
it'. We also would like to commend them on their efforts to understand, share
and learn more about the cultures, traditions and beliefs of their classmates
and families in the spirit of the Reconciliation movement of Australian. They
have continued to support each other, being aware of the differences in
capabilities and learning needs, assisting in the success of each other each year. Over the past couple of years their genuine care and empathy for each other have significantly assisted in the many challenges they have all faced.
Archbishop Christopher makes the NAIDOC Mass exceptionally special and he always makes our school feel very welcome. We thank him for his blessings on us all and our return trip to Lake Cargelligo.
I would also like to thank the Year 6 students for their exemplarily behavour while on excursion, the school and their families should be extremely proud of them! A very big THANK YOU to Mrs Anita Carter, Mrs Sharna Hayward and Mr Simon Elwin, your willingness to accompany this excursion and support the care of our Year 6 class enabled the excursion to go ahead and be successful!!!
The 8th August is the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's first saint. St Francis Xavier School was started by the Sisters of St Joseph, Mary MacKillop's order. As a school we aim to continue the values and traditions of the Sisters of St Joseph and St Mary MacKillop, through our Mission to work in an environment of mutual respect for cultures and backgrounds and celebrating the Gospel principles in order to achieve quality education for all.
We also aim to'never see a need without doing something about it' which is the way Mary MacKillop lived her life.
RE units this term have begun in all classes. This term we will explore themes around interconnection, stewardship and place. We look forward to seeing the students extend their knowledge. We have several celebrations planned for the term – prayer liturgies at school celebrating Mary MacKillop and the Assumption of Mary; and joining with our parish family for fortnightly liturgies. This week, student’s in Years 3/4/5 will be reading at mass. We welcome all families to join us.
Any student that needs to bring a device to school for before or after school family reasons need to leave their device at the office on arrival to school and to be picked up at the end of the school day.
Please help us keep our students safe.
Families wanting advise or support to assist keep their children safer online please visit the eSafety Commision website and the parent page - https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents
Tuesday, 1st August - School Community Council Meeting @ 6pm
Wednesday, 2nd August - Year 6 Transistion
Thursday, 3rd August - 100 Days @ School - Kinder Celebration
Monday, 7th August - Catholic Education Commission Visit 9 to 11:30am - please join us for Morning Tea @ 11am
Wednesday, 9th August - Hearing Screening and Year 6 Tranistion
Friday, 11th August - Mass and Lunch (Grandparents Day)
Wednesday, 16th August - Year 6 Tranistion
Friday, 18th of August - National Day against Bullying and Violence
Monday, 21st August - WR Public Speaking Final
Tuesday, 22nd August - Open Day, Book Parade and Preschoolers Visit
Wednesday, 23rd August - Year 6 Transition
Tuesday, 29th August - Trent Barrett Shield
Wednesday, 30th August - Dad's in School Day and Year 6 Transistion
The Catholic Education Commission (CEC) was established to support and advise the Archbishop in his responsibilities for Catholic schools. The CEC advises and makes recommendation to the Archbishop.
A big thank you to NRL for their organisation and a huge thank you to Julie Twoomey for transporting the students back to school this afternoon