God of Mercy, you chose a tax collector, Saint Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his example and prayers help us to follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
(Saint Matthew – September 21)
Pupil Free Day
Thank you to Mrs MacGregor for teaching Library/History while Mrs Wells has been on Long Service Leave. Mrs Wells will be back in Term 4. Congratulations to Vanessa Vitanza (Yr. 5B), Jaymie-Lee Deuter (Yr. 3B) and Vanessa Gallucci (PPG) for completing their practicum throughout the term. They have all done a wonderful job!
As this is the final newsletter for Term 3, we wish everyone a well-deserved and safe holiday. Term 4 resumes for all students in Kindy-Year 6 on Monday 9 October.
Despite the poor weather, thank you to all the families who took the time to attend the school’s Learning Journey last Wednesday evening. A BIG thank you to all the staff and students for the hard work that went into preparing the classrooms – they looked superb!
Make Jesus Real Award
The next MJR Award will be presented at the Music & Japanese Assembly on Friday 20 October.
Sacrament of Confirmation (Year 6)
All students in Year 6 will attend a sacramental retreat on Tuesday 10 October in the Parish Hall. A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates at 11am on Wednesday 25 October. The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Sunday 29 October commencing at 9.30am.
Book Fair and Parade
This year’s Book Fair will be held at school from Tuesday 17 October until Thursday 19 October. The Library will be open after school on Tuesday and Wednesday and before school on Wednesday and Thursday for families to visit the book fair. Students will also have an opportunity to visit the book fair during their usual class Library lesson. The parade will be held at 9.00am on Wednesday 18 October. This year’s theme is ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’
Last Friday the school acknowledged RUOK? Day. The day started with an RUOK? inspired assembly led by Year 5 Gold, followed by a variety of events throughout the day. Thank you to the parents who were able to stay after assembly and be involved in the activities. Congratulations to the Udagedara family (Keith – 2B & Kaemie – KB) in winning the RUOK? Day Raffle.
QCE Award Nomination
We have nominated ourselves for a Catholic Education award for our work with our indigenous students in collaboration with the Champion Centre. Please watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cmJ0C0vRFmw
(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains images, voices and names of deceased persons.)
Then we’re asking all of the Xavier community to please vote for us here: https://awards.cewa.edu.au/nomination/championing-our-kids-community-connections/
Please pass it on to other family and friends. The more votes, the better! (Voting closes on Sunday 24 September)
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.
Performing Arts Festival
Congratulations to our Senior Dance Troupe who had the opportunity to showcase their dance – “The Derby,” at an encore performance at Newman College last Monday evening. This was a wonderful honour, and the first time Xavier had been selected for such a prestigious event.
Please enjoy a video below of their award winning performance.