Being a member enables you to contribute ideas for school/community operations, as well as get answers to questions or concerns you may have, in a small group setting. It is a well-known fact that being an involved parent can help to make your child's school experience be a more positive one. Meetings frequently serve an information function, but parents are encouraged to share global concerns or ask questions about the school curriculum, instruction, policies and procedures. The goal of the PEC is to broaden parent/community involvement in our school.
The Parent Engagement Committee (PEC) will meet once a Term for about 90 minutes. Volunteers are called for parents of children in every Year Level to ensure appropriate representation. This is your opportunity to help make a difference in our school and our community.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Suzanne Gee on 41971263 or via email at email@example.com . Nominations close on Friday 19th May, with our first meeting to be held on Thursday 25th May at 5.30pm.
Next week is Dirum Mission Week at Xavier. Throughout the week a variety of awareness and fundraising activities will be held to support a range of Jesuit charitable organisations including Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit Social Services and Jesuit Mission. All three organisations work to uphold the dignity of our brothers and sisters across Australia and around the world. Below is a link to Keyhan’s story, one of many people whom have been helped by Jesuit Refugee Service: http://www.jrs.org.au/a-journey-in-search-of-hope/Parish Youth Ministry Team Meeting21st May 6pm – 8pmPizzas will be provided for dinner, just bring yourself. We meet at the John Paul Centre, near the Church. It is for anyone in year 7 upwards. Love to see you. RSVP Carmel Donnelly 0448488442UPCOMING EVENTS22/05 Dirum Mission Week (Continues until 25/05)
26/05 Fraser Coast Show Holiday
07/06 Sacrament of Confirmation
09/06 Yr 7 Immunisations
BUTCHULLA TRADITIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITYLast Friday, Year Four students had the privilege to listen to Shania a descendant of the Butchulla people. She proudly spoke about her clan and the many ways that they care for and look after our local environment. Shania spoke about traditional Indigenous culture, land and water management and the sustainable practices that allowed Fraser Island (K’gari) to be inhabited and maintained for thousands of years.
The students showed their interest by asking a myriad of questions. They were very curious to learn how to find water on Fraser Island and which foods were traditionally eaten, especially when it came to fish. They learnt about finding ochre in the bottom of dams and gained a very clear understanding of the importance of Butchulla lores in maintaining their local area for thousands of years. Students also learnt how to distinguish between male and female pippies and mudcrabs and how the Butchulla people only ever took the males for sustainability. They learnt what a scarred tree was, why Hervey Bay’s fish are never the same, the importance and meaning of Country AND how to make clothes without a sewing machine!!!
The Year Four teachers would like to personally thank Shania for delivering such an insightful and interesting talk. The students were truly captivated. A special thank you to Kerry-Ann Bates who was instrumental in organising this event for our students. It was an amazing experience for all – so thank you!
UNDER 8s DAYOur Under 8s Day will be held next Thursday 25th May here at Xavier, with friends from Star of the Sea joining us from around 9.30am until just after 12 noon. The theme this year is “Children are playing Country to Coast – Inspiring learning in the Early Years Through Play”, and we’ll have a wide variety of craft, movement and sensory experiences for the children to explore!CANTEEN MENUSOur updated and accurate menu lists are no longer our website, but are now available on the parent portal. Prices and ordering is encouraged through the QKR! App, which makes lunch ordering fast and easy. 10 -12 YRS WIDE BAY NETBALL & BASKETBALL TRIALS
Megan Mulholland and Ellie Olsen recently earned selection to represented Hervey Bay School Sport, for Netball. The girls participated in several weeks of training, which culminated in the Wide Bay Regional Netball Trails Carnival, held on the 4th and 5th of May.
The girls showed true Xavier sportsmanship, and played extremely well against tough competition, contributing towards Hervey Bay earning Third place overall at the Carnival.
Megan and Ellie had an amazing time and are both grateful for the opportunity to represent their school at Regional level.
At the Wide Bay Basketball trials, Bailey Voigtlander, Billy Jordan, Larry Smith, Toby Railz, Mia Jordan, Caitlin Smith, Sarah O'Donohue represented the Hervey Bay district.
Bailey, Mia, Caitlin and Sarah all made the Possibles and Probables with Mia and Sarah being selected in the Wide Bay team to compete at State Champs in June at Boondall. Congratulations on your selection.