During 2020 our main educational focus will be to continue to improve our students’ Literacy and Numeracy knowldege and skills. Other goals for 2020 are:
Build a community that continues to learn
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all
Build a community that is connected
I never thought I’d have to give up going to Mass but during Lent and beyond this was the reality that we all faced.
I’ve given up many things for Lent over the course of my life, from chocolate to impatience - and of course meat on Fridays - but I’d never been forced to give up anything, much less the Eucharist, until COVID came, and I couldn’t go to church anymore. Never in my wildest dreams did I think the Eucharist would become inaccessible to me.
So, it is with great celebration that we are now able to come together again in our Eucharistic celebration – Mass. Last Friday Stage 2/3 and today Stage 1 students participated in our parish Mass.
19th June - Mass at 11.30am for Stage 2/3
26th June - Mass at 11.30 for Year 1/2
3rd July - Mass at 11.30am for Kinder & Yr 6
3rd July Last day of Term
21st July (Tuesday) First day back for Term 3
Our School was successful in obtaining a MLHD Live Life Well at School grant. This grant, of $500, will enable us to continue to promote healthy eating in our School, with our fruit breaks at 10am each morning and celebrate together in Fruit and Vegie Week later in the year.
Reconciliation Week Recap
St Francis Xavier School celebrated Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day with students in classrooms and the library learning the significance of these important dates and celebrating together last Wednesday.
Our school has subscribed to Storybox Library - https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ (if you have forgotten the user name and password – Sfx2672 will get you in) and in this amazing resource there are many great Australian books that look at themes related to Reconciliation Week.
A couple of great books the students have covered in library are: -
Our celebration day last Wednesday was enjoyed by all students and staff. Thanks to all families that supported the fundraiser – we were able to send over $300 to Caritas. And a special thanks to all the staff, including Aunty Josie (yummy johnny cakes!!!) who helped us celebrate together.
Writing Year 3-4
This week students have been learning to write a descriptive paragraph. They watched a short animation clip called Dream Giver. This clip is designed in such a way that it develops student’s curiosity and imagination. Using the See, Think, Wonder thinking routine students explored the images and text to form careful observations and some thoughtful discussions. This activity will be built on further next week when we begin to look at how language can be used to stimulate imagery when writing.
History Assessment Term 2/3, Year 5/6, 2020
Students have been given an assessment for History as well as a rubric for the Historical content.
Task 1 is due Thursday 25 June during History with Mrs. Shaw. Time will be allocated for students to complete their speech during English and filming during History.
Task 2 is due 30 July. Time will be allocated during History to print pictures to support their work. However it is expected that some will be completed at home.
Both tasks are already uploaded to the classroom and your child has a copy as well.
Any questions please see Mrs Shaw and check the classroom as well.
Our School has a policy, No Hat No Play, could you Please remember to send your Child to school with a hat otherwise they will need to play under the shelter.
Even though its winter, UV can still damage your unprotected skin.
Could we also ask that ALL students please come to School in their FULL winter uniform.
Bookclub Issue 5 has gone home with students today. Mrs Elwin will put any orders in Tuesday 11th August - can orders be in by Friday 7th August. Thanks for supporting this school book fundraiser!
The issue of racism is very much in our world news triggered by the recent tragic death of the American man Mr. George Floyd and the deaths in custody here in Australia.
Pope Francis in one of his insightful reflections clarified this issue so well in these words; “We cannot tolerate or ever turn a blind eye to racism of any kind as essentially it abuses the sacredness of human life.”
Let us keep this issue in our conversations and always remember that everyone is special and deserve respect and kindness!
Menu for Friday Lunch Canteen
Pizza - Cheese & Bacon or Cheese, Ham & Pinapple $4.00
Sandwich or Roll (White, Wholemeal or Grain Bread Available)
Ham, Chicken, Roast Beef, Silverside, Egg, Cheese, Vegemite $3.50
Add salad- lettuce, tomato, beetrot, cheese (eg Meat & Salad) $4.00
Sweet Chilli Wrap (1x tender & salad) $5.00
Chicken & Corn Roll $4.00
3 x Yummie Drummies $3.50
6 x Chicken Nuggets $3.50
4 x Chicken Breast Wedges $3.50
6 x Chicken Goujons $3.50
Plain Pie $3.50
Sausage Roll $3.50
Fruit Juice $2.50
Fruit Box $2.50
Polo Shirts $20.00
School Dress $35.00
Navy Skort $22.00
Navy Shorts $18.00
Sports Shorts $15.00
Sports Polo Shirts $20.00
Track Pants $28.00
Navy Blue Trousers $25.00
Navy Blue Slacks $25.00
Blue LS Shirts $25.00
Polar Fleece Jumpers $30.00
School Hat $15.00
School Tie $10.00
School Beanie $10.00
School Scaves $5.00
School Headband $3.00
School Scrunchie $2.00