Most wonderful St. Luke you were animated by the Heavenly Spirit of Love. In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus, you also showed His Divinity and His genuine compassion for all human beings.
May the Holy Spirit, instructor of the faithful, help me to understand Christ’s words and faithfully apply them in my life. Amen.
(Saint Luke – October 18)
Welcome Back to Term 4
Welcome back to Term 4. We trust you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break with your children. Welcome back to Mrs Jo Wells who has returned from Long Service Leave and to Mrs Konle who has been Short-Term Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
If your child is not returning to Xavier in 2024 (except students in Year 6), could you please inform the Office in writing by Friday 24 November. It is a government requirement that you advise Xavier of the new school your child will be attending.
Please remember that there is a Pupil Free Day on Friday 10 November.
Make Jesus Real Award
Congratulations to Jesika Sandhu (Year 6 Gold) who is our recent MJR Award recipient. She was nominated by members of the school community for “Jesika is always respectful, kind and welcoming to all her peers and teachers. She provides acts of service with integrity. This is demonstrated in her servant leadership in whole school events. Jesika is a fabulous role model to not only her classmates but to those people she encounters within the playground and school community. Congratulations on your award Jesika!” The final MJR Award for the year will be presented at the History & Science Assembly on Friday 17 November.
Sacrament of Confirmation (Year 6)
Please keep the Year 6 students in your prayers as they complete final preparations before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 29 October commencing at 9.30am. A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates at 11am on Wednesday 25 October.
As there are only 7 weeks until the end of the school year, this is a reminder to all families that payment of outstanding school fees must be finalised as soon as possible. The payment of fees is part of the contract of enrolment and is essential for the efficient financial management of the school. Please do not hesitate in contacting myself or Finance Officer, Rosa Bicknell if you would like to discuss your child’s school fees.
Book Fair and Parade
The annual school Book Fair commenced this week in the school library. It will continue to be open to families before and after school next Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will also have an opportunity to visit the book fair during their usual class library lesson. Thank you to everyone who dressed up on Wednesday for the annual book parade. It was wonderful to see so many different outfits that linked into this year’s theme – “Read, Grow, Inspire.” Click on the link to view a short movie of the parade.
Interschool Athletics Carnival
On Monday 23 (Field) and Tuesday 24 (Track) October, a select number of our students will be competing in this year’s Interschool Athletics Carnival to be held at Gerry Archer Reserve. We would like to wish all our competitors the best in their endeavours, and we hope they do themselves and the school proud.
World Teachers' Day
Next Friday is World Teachers’ Day. Thank you to every staff member for contributing to the learning and wellbeing of all our students. This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is “The Teachers We Need for the Education We Want: The Global Imperative to Reverse the Teacher Shortage.” Thank you to the P&F for acknowledging the staff for the work they do within the school.
4-Year-Old Kindy Interviews 2024
The 2024 Kindy enrolment interviews are continuing to be held with Leadership. The interview process has been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet families, their child and to answer any questions they may have about the school or the 4-Year-Old Kindy program.
Last Tuesday, students participated in an inflatable squash clinic during Physical Education. The clinic involved students learning how to use a squash racquet, where to aim when striking the ball, and competed in rallies against one another.
Annual General Meeting
This year’s AGM will occur on Wednesday 22 November at 7pm. It is hoped that parents will consider nominating for the P&F and/or School Advisory Council positions that have become available. Please click on the buttons below to complete the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by Monday 20 November.