Almighty God, you gave to your apostles Philip and James grace and strength to bear witness to your Son. Grant that we, remembering their victory of faith, may glorify in life and death the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns and you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.
(Sts Philip & James - May 3)
Welcome back to Term 2. I trust you had an enjoyable Easter break and were able to spend quality time with your children during the holidays.
I would like to formally welcome Mr Matthew Armstrong who will be teaching Year 4 Blue for the remainder of the year while Mrs Scidone is on Parental Leave. Welcome to Catelyn Savoldelli (PPB) and Esther Woodward (6B) who are from Notre Dame. They are both completing their practicums this term. Mrs Casey Finlay will continue in her role of Assistant Principal for the remainder of the year.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation program commences next weekend (13/14 May) with Commitment Masses being held in the Church. The students will attend their sacramental retreat on Tuesday 23 May. Parent/Candidate Workshops will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday 17 May (4pm OR 5.30pm), and Thursday 18 May (4.00pm). For those families whose child is making the Sacrament, please ensure that you have registered for one of these compulsory workshops. A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates on Tuesday 13 June at 4pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Thursday 15 June commencing at 6.30pm.
ANZAC Day Prayer Service
Thank you to Mr Papp, Deacon Errol, and the Year 3 Gold class for leading the school in the recent ANZAC Day Prayer Service.
Mother's Day Prayer Service
The Year 2 Blue class will be organising this year’s Mother’s Day Prayer Service on Friday 12 May. A BIG thank you in advance to the P&F for organising the Mother’s Day Stall and Raffle. We would like to wish all our mums a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday 14 May.
Congratulations to all the students in Years PP-6 who completed their Swimming Lessons today. From all accounts, the students really enjoyed their time at the pool.
School Uniform Term 2
Due to problems with stock availability- there are delays with some Winter items:
Trackpants – 17/5/23
Jumpers – 23/5/23
Ties – 6/6/23
I apologise due to these delays but it is out of my control.
As per the school’s Uniform Manual, all students from Years 1-6, must be wearing the full winter uniform and adhere to all sections outlined in the manual by the commencement of next week. As a school, we must take pride in how we present ourselves. If you are unsure of the uniform requirements, please click here to visit the school website. The school uniform shop is open every Monday (8.00-10.00am), Wednesday (8.00-10.00am) and Thursday (1.30-3.30pm) during term.
Year 1/2 Playground Update
The design of the new Year 1 & 2 playground has now been finalised. It is envisaged that the construction stage will commence later in the term. We would like to thank the P&F, through the support of all families, in helping to fundraise an amount towards this fantastic playground.
Year 6 Interschool Sports
The Year 6 students will commence their Interschool round robin sporting fixture next Friday against St Munchin’s. The students will play round robin fixtures in netball, football, and soccer over the next 4 weeks. The best of luck to all the Xavier teams competing.
Year 6 Graduation Bunnings Fundraiser
The Fathering Project
Dads, grandads, and male father figures, please note the date and time of our first Fathering Project event for the year!! On Monday 29 May commencing at 5.00pm, the school will be hosting an event for students with their dads etc. Keep an eye out for more details regarding this upcoming event.
4 Year Old Kindy Interviews for 2024
2024 Kindy interviews will commence from the beginning of Week 4 through to the end of Week 6. The interview process is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet new families, their child and to answer any questions they may have about the school or the 4-Year-Old Kindy program. Mrs Konle, and Mrs Finlay will interview families who have children already enrolled in the school.
Pre-Kindy Change of Start Time & OPEN DAY
Effective from Thursday 11 May, the start time for Pre-Kindy will change from 9.30am to 9.00am at no extra cost. It is envisaged that this will assist families, especially those with siblings already attending school. There will also be a FREE Open Day for prospective families held on the 18 May.
Parent/Carer NSI Partnerships Survey
The school is required to complete a CEWA endorsed NSI Partnerships Survey every 2 years. The parent/carers component of this survey is NOW OPEN. Parents/carers will have until Tuesday 16 May to complete the survey. Click on this link to access the survey www.esischools.com and the access code is XCSPACS. We encourage all parents to participate where possible. Please see SeeSaw for further details. Don’t forget to take a screenshot of the ‘Finish’ button and email to email@example.com to be entered into the draw for a hamper of goodies.
Bread Bag Recycling Promotion
The bread bag recycling initiative which encourages families to bring in empty bread bags to exchange for sports equipment is progressing well. The promotion ends on 7 July.
Walk Safely to School Day
OSHClub WA Information Meeting
Thank you to those families who were able to attend the OSHClub WA information meeting on Wednesday. If you were unable to attend, a link has been sent on SeeSaw for you to view what information was presented. Please note that Xavier OSHC will cease operation at 6pm on Wednesday 31 May.