Kerry Swann and Brian Forbes Recognised
Last Saturday night, Kerry Swann and Brian Forbes, attended the Brisbane Catholic Education, Leadership Dinner at which they were acknowledged for their work in Catholic Schools, given their pending retirement. Thank you again, for your immeasuarable contribution to the formation of Xavier and other schools in the region.
17/11/2016 Prep-3 Elders Swimming Lessons17/11/2016 Yr 12 House Farewells17/11/2016 Yr 12 Mass Practice17/11/2016 Yr 12 Graduation Mass and Dinner 18/11/2016 P-12 Assembly (Yr 12 Farewell)25/11/2016 Yr 11 Exam Block22/11/2016 Middle School Celebration Evening30/11/2016 11 Marine/MAP Vanuatu Cultural Excursion 25/11/2016 Year 10 & 11 Last day of school25/11/2016 Prep Orientation Day25/11/2016 Yr 3-6 Choir Stocklands Performance29/11/2016 Yr 11 Ignatian Student Leaders Conference 29/11/2016 Junior Christmas Spirit Night 30/11/2016 P-9 Last Day of School30/11/2016 P-9 Mass celebrating Feast of St Francis Xavier
FROM THE APRES
School Captains Eloise Rossetto and Bailey Kilpatrick represented Xavier at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Freedom Park last Friday, 11 November. Back at school, the rest of the Xavier Community paused during their lunch break to observe a minutes’ silence and honour those who gave their lives in order that we may live in peace and freedom.
Upcoming dates of events that have a liturgical focus. You may like to add these to your calendar:
2017 School Fees The 2017 Schedule of Fees and Levies is now available.A school fees information pack will be emailed to all families and will be available on the Parent Portal and the College Website. Reminder: Payment plans with a January 2017 start date must be received for processing by 2 December 2016.
Congratulations to our Senior Language Students! Each year our Senior French students participate in a competition run by the Australian Council for Educational research which tests their skills in Listening and Reading in French. We have traditionally performed extremely well in these competitions and this year is no exception.
Year 10 students completed Certificate 1 in this competition being tested in two skills for the first time – Listening and Reading. Credits were achieved by the following students:
Distinctions were achieved by the students listed below:
The following students achieved a Distinction in Reading and a High Distinction in Listening.
Year 11 students completed Certificate 2 being tested in two skills-Reading and Listening. The students below received Credits at this level.
The following students achieved Distinctions and High Distinctions in at least one skill.
Our year 12 students completed Level 3 of this competition with 7 students gaining a Credit and 1 with Distinctions. Credit goes to:
A hearty congratulations to all of our talented students. Loretta Swann – Director – Humanities/Arts/LOTE
SVDP Christmas AppealWe are counting down now and eagerly awaiting your donations of gifts for our local families. If you need help with gift ideas, check out the list below. Please bring in all donations as soon as you can. Thank you.
Gift Ideas (Don’t forget to label with appropriate Age and Gender)
District Swimming CarnvialCongratulations to our Xavier swimmers who last Friday competed in the 9-12 years District Swimming Carnival. Xavier claimed the Overall school trophy, by just 7 points, with several of our students winning and placing throughout the day. Well done.
Paralympian visit On Friday afternoon Paralympian Gold medallist, Katie Kelly who was visiting Hervey Bay to compete in the Hervey Bay 100 Triathlon weekend spoke to our Year 4’s and Year 8’s and a number of Year 7’s and 9’s. Katie spoke to the students about her experiences in Rio, as well as key life skills of persistence, consistency and getting out of your comfort zone.
Wide Bay Triathlon Trials On Saturday 10 Xavier students competed at the Wide Bay Triathlon Trials, with some outstanding results.
Many of these students will go onto represent Wide Bay at the State Triathlon Championships early next year.
Changes to Child Protection and Family Support
The Queensland Government is building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of children and families, now and in the future. For this system to be effective and efficient, it requires a rigorous, contemporary legislative framework. Stage two of the public consultation to review the Act will run from October to December 2016. Go to www.qld.gov.au/childprotectionactreview for more information about the redesign of the Child Protection Act 1999.