Most lovable Mother Mary, our Father in Heaven created you with delight. He made you worthy to become the holy mother of His Son. Pray for me today that my joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, will increase and that my family may become more holy. Amen.
(The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – September 8)
Pupil Free Day
There will be a whole school pupil free day on Friday 22 September. OSHClub will be open from 6.30am – 6.00pm on this day for those families requiring this service.
Term 4 resumes for all students in Kindy-Year 6, on Monday 9 October.
On Wednesday 13 September, the school will be holding its Learning Journey from 3:30-6:30pm. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to share with their parents the learning experiences that they have undertaken in the classroom throughout this term and during last semester.
Make Jesus Real Award
Congratulations to Anya Corera (Year 5 Blue) who is our recent MJR Award recipient. She was nominated by members of the school community for: “Anya is always respectful, polite, and considerate of others. She demonstrates great patience and is always willing to assist those in need. Anya displays wonderful MJR qualities in the day-to-day interactions with her teachers and peers. She is always enthusiastic in the way she includes others and greets everyone. Anya is a terrific role model and a great example of a WESTIE! Congratulations on your award Anya!” Read about Anya’s reaction to winning the MJR Award. The next MJR Award will be presented at the Music & Japanese Assembly on Friday 20 October.
A reminder for all families that from Week 3 next term, all children should have fully transitioned to the summer uniform. However, children can start wearing this from Week 1.
Next Friday 15 September, the school will acknowledge RUOK? Day, with various events being held following the Year 5G Assembly. Parents are most welcome to join in with the festivities.
MiniLit Program Update
The students in MiniLit have been working very hard every day over the past two terms to develop their phonemic awareness and synthetic phonics for reading, writing and spelling.
They completed their 100th lesson in Week 6 so we celebrated with a party! I am excited to see more students graduate from this highly beneficial program.
P&F Father's Day Activities
A HUGE thank you to the P&F for their invaluable assistance with last week’s Father’s Day Breakfast, Stall and Raffle. Well done to the Year 2 Gold class for organising the Father’s Day Prayer Service. A special thank you to Rebecca Buckley (Wolf & Wayfarer Photography), Danielle McLeod (Wholesome Nutrition), Pardini Family (Getaway Outdoors, Kelmscott), Namnik Family (Royal Asphalt), Bunnings Armadale, Pinto Family for their donations towards the Father’s Day Raffle. We hope all dads and father figures enjoyed the morning festivities.
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
Xavier’s involvement in this year’s Performing Arts Festival has now come to an end. There have been some wonderful performances from many of our students. Congratulations to our Senior Dance Troupe who received an “Outstanding Award” for their dance performance title “The Derby.” The Senior Dance Troupe have been chosen to be part of an encore performance at Newman College on Monday evening. This is a wonderful honour, and the first time Xavier has been selected for such a prestigious event.
Please enjoy a video below of their award winning performance.
Faction Athletics Carnival
On Wednesday, despite the blustery conditions, our K-Year 6 students competed in this year’s Faction Athletics Carnival. Well done to all the students for displaying wonderful sportsmanship throughout the day. Congratulations to Walsh who were the winning faction, and to Dominica who won the Spirit Award. A BIG thank you to Miss Aquino for all the hard work she put into organising the carnival and preparing the students. A HUGE thank you to all the P&F volunteers for their support throughout the day, Mr D’Rozario and Mr Stillwell for cooking the sausages, the school staff for their assistance and to the parents who came along to support their child/ren. The Interschool Athletics Carnival will take place on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th October – we wish the team all the best in their endeavours.
Thanks to Mr Cox for using his drone and making a special video showing the Year 6 relay, as well as the Grand Relay.
Kindy/Pre-Primary Playground Construction
The Kindy/Pre-Primary playground refurbishment has now been completed. The students have enjoyed playing on their new fort and the surrounding areas. The school is waiting on a double slide which will be installed on the side panel facing the entry gate into Kindy/PP.