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Saint Peter, you were a weak and sinful man, but God entrusted you with great responsibility. Please pray for me, that despite my unworthiness, I may be open to all that God entrusts to me and may use those gifts for His glory and the salvation of souls. Saint Peter and all your successors in Heaven, pray for me. Jesus, I trust in You.
(Chair of St Peter – February 22nd)

Term 1 calendar

Pupil Free Day & Labour Day Public Holiday

A reminder that there is a Pupil Free Day on Friday 1 March followed by the Labour Day Public Holiday on Monday 4 March.  OSHClub will be open on Friday 1 March but closed on Monday for the Labour Day Public Holiday.

Canteen Closed

The canteen will be closed on Friday 8 March.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  Students will need to bring their own recess and lunch to school on this day.

Drive Thru Names for Visors

To make things easier for duty staff at drive thru at the end of the day, we love it when a car is easily identifiable with the family name. Please fill this Form in and we will prepare a laminated name tag with elastic bands for you to put on your car visor, or to place on the dashboard at pick up time. Thanks for making life easier for our hard working staff.

Click here to fill in the Form

MJR Award

Congratulations to Brydie Namnik (6G) who is our first MJR Award recipient for the year.  She was nominated by members of the school community for: “Brydie consistently demonstrates a caring and welcoming demeanour towards all those she meets.  She is a polite and considerate member of the Xavier School Community and will go out of her way to assist those in need. Brydie makes Jesus real through her positive interactions with students, staff and parents and we are very lucky to have Brydie as a shining star in our school community.  Keep up the splendid work Brydie!”  Read more about Brydie’s reaction to winning the MJR Award.

School Fees

Mrs Rosa Bicknell (Finance Officer) has sent 2024 fee statements to all families.  As mentioned in the letter attached to email that was sent with the fee statement, can families please inform Rosa, via completion and return (email or handed into the office) of the Payment Advice Form, their intention as to the choice of payment this year.  A reminder that there is a 5% discount if school fees are paid in their entirety before  8 March 2024.

School Advisory Council

On Wednesday evening, the School Advisory Council had its first meeting for the year.  During the meeting, executive positions were finalised.  The 2024 School Advisory Council is:
Carol Morfitt – Council Chair
John Birchenall – Council Treasurer
Kylie Smith – Council Secretary
Danielle McLeod – P&F Representative
Julie Bogoni – Parish Representative
Danielle Chapman – Council Member
Fr Mark Baumgarten – Parish Priest (Ex Officio Member)
Travis Bienkowski – Principal (Ex Officio Member)
Giselle Konle – Assistant Principal (Ex Officio Member)
Casey Finlay – Assistant Principal (Ex Officio Member)

New Xavier Merit Awards

Student Residential Address Collection

At the beginning of each year, Catholic schools are asked to supply the Department of Education with the residential address of every student enrolled in the school.  A letter outlining the reason for this collection of information was sent out to families last week.  If you do not want the school to provide this information to the Department of Education, could you please inform the school office via email or phone call by no later than Monday 4 March.

Year 6 Camp - Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting held in Year 6 Blue commencing at 3.10pm on Wednesday 6 March regarding the impending Year 6 Camp.  This is an opportunity for Year 6 parents to listen to the teachers discuss camp/expectations etc., and to ask questions.

Big Battery Rescue Incursion

Our favourite superheroes were back for a LIVE performance of Eco Guardians  – Mission: It’s Possible! for The Big Battery Rescue 2024. The students were highly entertained whilst still learning the importance of recycling or batteries. 

Important Reminders

A reminder for families to please return the important notes and permission forms that were sent home with every student (medical, use of images/ICT use/excursion permission & family details) at the beginning of the year.  Could families please complete, sign, and return these important notes to their class teacher or to the front office a.s.a.p.

School Collection and Drop Off

The school understands that due to unexpected circumstances, there will be times when student pick up and or drop off arrangements change.  If possible, please inform the school asap if a message needs to be sent to a child regarding a change in circumstances.  If the school receives consistent messages of late pick up or drop off, an alternative arrangement such as OSHClub needs to be sought by parents.

Vacations during school term time

Occasionally, parents decide to take their children on holidays during the school term. Please ensure that you email the Principal to inform him of your plans prior to leaving on

We thank you for your attention to this matter.

P&F News

A reminder that the first P&F Meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday 12 March at 9.00am in the staffroom.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here for the February meeting minutesClick here for P&F News


Name: Xavier P and F Fundraiser 2024

Competition Link: Copy the URL and send to your family, friends and co-workers.

Competition Type:

Private (password: Xavier)

Entry Fee: $35 for the season, This must be paid by the end of Round one at the latest. Failing to pay the entry fee will result in been removed from the competition. Payment to be paid via TryBooking or in a clearly marked envelope in the P and F drop box in the Undercover area, or handed directly to Sheree Namnik 2023 participants – recruit a NEW entrant for 2024 and receive $5 off your entry fee! Yourself and New entrant must be registered and paid by round 1!

Prizes: A mystery Weekly prize for the Highest scorer (using tie breaker margins if needed). First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, Wooden Spoon at the completion of Home and away games. Prize money will be confirmed at the end of Round three when competition numbers are finalised. $15 ($10 for discounted entries) from each entry goes directly to Xavier P&F to help purchase valuable resources for the children. The rest goes directly into the end of year prize pool, so the more entries the more you can win!!!

About: This tipping competition is open to the public so please make sure you ask all your Family and Friends to join up. The more entrants the more prize money!! Last Year $510 was raised for the school and $650 was given away in prizes. At least $90 was won for the mystery prize scratchies.

Failing to pay the entry fee will result in been removed from the competition.

Any Queries please contact Sheree at

Click here for Footy Tipping Information