Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell Your good news to the world.
(Rachel Marie Stone)
Congratulations to Lucas Sills-Ohlsen (6G) who is this month’s MJR Award recipient. He was nominated by members of the school community for: “Lucas is always respectful, kind and welcoming to all his peers and teachers. He provides acts of service with integrity. This is demonstrated in his servant leadership in whole school events. Lucas is a fabulous role model to not only his classmates but to those people he encounters within the playground and school community. Congratulations on your award Lucas!” Read more about Lucas’ reaction to winning the MJR Award.
Stations of the Cross
Thank you to Mrs Konle and the Year 6 students for leading the school in the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross today. It was a very fitting way to conclude the school term.
Thank you to the Year 6 Discipleship Council for all of their hard work gathering donated items for our Rummage Sale. The children enjoyed coming to the sale to find their own treasures of pre-loved books, toys and games generously donated by our wonderful community. The Rummage Sale raised $357.70 which will be donated to Project Compassion.
Thank you to all our wonderful families for your generous donations to Project Compassion via your special family boxes. If you haven’t already sent yours in, please do this next term.
ANZAC Day Prayer Service
The ANZAC Day Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 11am. The Year 3 Gold class will be organising this very important event. Parents are welcome to attend the service.
Swimming Lessons for all students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 commences on Wednesday 26 April until Friday 5 May. Students are permitted to come to school dressed in their sports uniform, with their bathers underneath for the 1.5 weeks of swimming lessons. A message was sent yesterday on Seesaw to all families with further information regarding student requirements. From the commencement of Week 3, all students from Years 1-6, must be wearing their full winter uniform. Click on the link below to access the swimming lesson timetable. Parents can be spectators, however, there will be an entry charge to the pool.
OSHC Vacation Care
A reminder that due to a lack of staffing availability, OSHC Vacation Care will not be running during the upcoming holidays.
Year 6 Camp
What a wonderful 3 days the Year Sixes had at Woodman Point Camp last week. The weather was sensational, the activities were challenging, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time. A HUGE thank you to Mr Tucker, Miss Cresswell, Mrs Finlay, and Mrs Konle, for supervising the students and making camp an enjoyable experience.
Year 1 Footy Gala
On Wednesday 29 March, our Year 1 students attended the Freo Dockers Fundamentals Gala Day. Students participated in a rotation of seven skill based games that aligned with the activities they have been participating in during Physical Education. This Gala Day saw students showcase their recently developed skills including marking, handballing and kicking. Students also received the opportunity to meet Freo Dockers mascots, female and male players. It was a great day out for all students and staff involved!
Year 6 Interschool Cricket Carnival
Tuesday 4 April was a great day out on the cricket field for the Year 6 Xavier students at Kent Street Senior High School. Students showed a solid effort it in their batting and bowling, with great sportsmanship throughout the whole day. The girls’ games saw Stella take a screamer of a diving catch, Sophia bowling straight through the wickets knocking down the stumps and Cailynn hitting a ball across the boundary. All round there was a terrific level of communication between all girls. A quick report from Aiden today highlights Jaiden B taking a great catch, Kon, Harvey, Dalan, Lorian and Lucas hitting the boundaries when batting, and Ethan and Chandler knocking the stumps down for a run out. Well done to all participating students who tried their best.
Thank you to Miss Aquino, Mr Hamersley, and Monica Henry for supervising the teams on the day. The teams tried their best and had an enjoyable day.
Wow! How good were the EduDance concerts for this year? A HUGE thank you to Ms Winter and Holroyd for teaching the students their class dance and to all the parents who turned up to watch the concerts. Well done to the staff for jumping on stage last Thursday and performing in front of the parents and students.
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 opens on Monday 1 May. Parents/carers will have until Tuesday 16 May to complete the survey. An access link will be sent via SMS early next term. We encourage all parents to participate where possible.
Congratulations Mr Hamersley
Congratulations to Mr David Hamersley who has been appointed to the substantive position as Principal of St Mary’s School, Merredin, commencing Term Three 2023. On behalf of the Xavier Catholic School community, we would like to thank David for his leadership in our school since 2014. We will have an opportunity to farewell David before he commences his new role.
Farewell and Welcome
Today is Mrs Scidone’s last day at Xavier before she prepares for the impending birth of her first child. On behalf of the Xavier community, we wish Mrs Scidone and her husband all the very best, and we look forward to hearing about the wonderful news next term. We would like to welcome Mr Matthew Armstrong who is the new Year 4 Blue teacher next term. We know you will join me in congratulating Mr Armstrong on his new position.