Although a little too hot to be comfortable, it was great to gather with our parish family, to give thanks for the year. Students participated with great reverence and respect. Our Thanksgiving Mass provides the opportunity for us to bless our gradutating students. I was asked by a family member why we sang the African Blessing, the reason it was chosen was the words reflect what we see in these students! Special thanks to Fr Dominic for agreeing to celebrate the Mass on his day off!
As we bid adieu to another remarkable chapter in our journey together, I can't help but feel a mixture of pride and nostalgia. The memories we've shared, the challenges we've conquered, and the laughter that echoed through these halls will forever be etched in the tapestry of our school's history.
Each one of you is like a shining star, unique and brilliant in your own way. As you spread your wings and embark on the exciting adventure that awaits you in the next phase of your academic journey, remember that the skills you've honed and the friendships you've cultivated during your time at St Francis Xavier, these will be your guiding constellations.
Embrace the new opportunities, embrace the challenges and most importantly embrace the incredible individuals you are becoming. To our future leaders, innovators, artists and dreamers—may your journey be filled with curiosity, courage and the unwavering belief in your own potential. You are not just students; you are a constellation of brilliance destined to illuminate the world with your unique gifts.
As you step into the next chapter know that the doors of St Francis Xavier will always be open to welcome you back. You are not saying goodbye; you are simply turning the page to a new chapter, carrying with you the love and support of family, friends and especially teachers.
Wishing you all the success, joy, and fulfilment that life has to offer. Shine bright, Yibaay students, and make us proud!
Farewell and best wishes,
Our 2024 leaders had their 1st job today, making a school donation to the St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal. The School raised $400 which we used to purchase Shop Local Vouchers. Our students are looking forward to more leadership opportunities within our community next year.