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Newsletter - Term 1, Week 10, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 1, Week 10, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20slider%20image%201.jpg" alt="2018 slider image 1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:636px;" /></strong>​​​<br></strong></p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers,<br>I hope the holiday break will be a happy and holy time for all.  We are now a few days away from Easter which is one of the most profound periods of the Church’s year as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Easter is a time to rejoice that, in Jesus, God fully embraced humanity, in order that humanity could fully embrace God. The mystery of Easter has the power to transform lives and to see the world in a new way.  </div><div><br>While we focus on the last few days of Jesus death and his subsequent resurrection, this only makes sense when we consider the message of his whole life.  In Jesus’ words and actions, we are presented with a radical love that announces that God’s reign is breaking into history.  It is the kind of radical love that transforms lives and breaks through barriers. The outcast, be they a leper, a tax collector or a Samaritan, is invited into a relationship with Jesus as a full and complete human being. In many ways, Jesus announces that the artificial distinctions that are used to separate people and place their value on some kind of tiered scale do not represent God’s way of looking at human beings.  </div><div><br>Instantly, those who accept this invitation for a relationship are transformed from within as they now enter into that relationship as full human beings. Their mindsets are radically altered and their innate beauty as a creation of God begins to shine. Likewise, Jesus challenges those whose power relies on enforcing such artificial distinctions in order to maintain their status. He embodies a God of radical love for humanity. In Jesus we encounter the God who liberates through love. In announcing the reign of God, Jesus reveals a God that loves humanity so deeply that God desires to touch creation directly and completely. In Jesus, that God-initiated process of individual and social liberation begins. In Jesus, God touches creation.</div><div><br>Easter begins with God’s action and invitation. But, the acceptance of Easter into our lives is not an individual action that will be fulfilled in personal isolation in heaven. By accepting the invitation of Easter, we become connected to God’s activity in this world and God’s desire to transform this world. We join a communal acceptance of becoming agents of God’s radical love that seeks to transform the world. In this way, we allow ourselves to become Christ to our world and, through our communal actions, Christ continues to transform our world to bring it to full communion with God.</div><div><br>Easter signals a call to holiness. But as a wise church leader once said: </div><div>“<em>We are all indeed called to be holy, but it is not the holiness of the Old Testament, which implies separation from the wicked.  It is the scandalous holiness of Christ, who embraces the impure, the wicked, the weak, the failed and the dead. The God of Jesus was immersed in the plight of humanity – that is the meaning of the incarnation. Or as we have heard it said, ‘Humanity is good enough for God.’”</em></div><div><br>May the blessings and transformational power of Easter be with each of you.</div><div><br>God Bless<br>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong><br><br><strong>Student Free day Monday 16th April</strong><br>The first day of next term is a student free day to assist with movement around the Commonwealth Games.  Staff will be at school undertaking some professional learning regarding catering for all learners in our classrooms.</div><div><br><strong>Years 6 and Years 8 to 11 Camps</strong><br></div><div>These year levels will attend Camp in Week Three – Wednesday 2nd May to Friday 4th May.  The Xavier Camp Program is a wonderful aspect of our College and fits under Personal and Social Development Education as it offers many opportunities for students.  On camp they will often undertake a range of challenging activities and learn new skills.  It also provides the chance to build relationships with staff outside the classroom.</div><div><br>Students have received all the necessary paperwork associated with the Camp, however, if you have not seen it please feel free to make contact with the appropriate House Dean.</div><div><br>The Camps will be held in a variety of locations:<br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;text-align:center;">​​<strong>Year Level</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;text-align:center;"><strong>Location</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>​Theme</strong></div><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;text-align:center;"><strong>​​Coordinator</strong><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 6​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Woodford​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Aspire Higher​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 6 Teachers​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 8​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Maroochydore​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Digging Deeper​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Miss Hogan​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 9​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Noosa North Shore​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Adventure Camp​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mr McQuaid​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 10​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Glastonbury​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Personal Challenge​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mrs Wright​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Year 11​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Currimundi​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Thinking Leadership​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ms Sullivan​</td></tr></tbody></table></div><div><br> </div><div><strong>Years 7-12 Parent/Teacher Interviews </strong><br>It was great to see so many parents coming along to speak with teachers about the progress of their students over the first term. This is a time when relationships are developed and classroom expectations set which enable a positive learning environment to be established.</div><div><br>If you were not able to attend please feel free to contact the respective teachers to check your student's progress. </div><div> <br></div><div><strong>Year 5 Camp</strong><br>Year 5 students and teaching staff spent three days at Maranatha Recreation camp in Week 8 of this term.  The students loved every minute of this experience and could not stop talking about the activities they undertook whilst on camp.  Raft Buliding, Jungle Ropes, Leap of Faith and Rocket Ball where just some of the challenges presented to our Year 5 students during their time on camp.  Despite a little bit of rain they continued to impress throughout the camp with their willingness to have a go and step outside their comfort zone.  Well done to all.</div><div> </div><div><img alt="DSCN1828 Yr5camp2.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/DSCN1828%20Yr5camp2.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <img alt="DSCN1792 Yr5.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/DSCN1792%20Yr5.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> <br><strong>Year 5/6 Gala Day</strong><br></div><div>All Year 5 and 6 students participated on Friday 23rd March in the first Hervey Bay Gala Day for the year.  This day out dedicated to sporting pursuits was well received by all involved and showed firsthand the Xavier spirit of which we are proud.  Congratulations to all teams and thankyou to Mrs Hatchett for her organisation of our representing teams at this event. It was a wonderful day for all involved. </div><div><br><strong>AFL Gala Day</strong><br>On the 16th March, 24 students from year 4 and 6 participated in the AFL Gala Day at Keith Dunne Oval.  The two boys teams played 3 games each while the four girls joined forces with the St James Team.  While no scores were kept, the day was a great success, allowing those who haven’t played a lot of AFL to participate alongside more skilled players.  Thank you to the parents who attended the day, supporting the Xavier teams.</div><div>  </div><div>A special thanks to Jack Ryan’s Dad for his guidance and support with the Division 2 team for the entire day.  It was pleasing to see lots of examples of great sportsmanship on the day and fun being had by all.<br> <br></div><div><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="AFL.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/AFL.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:220px;height:293px;" />    <img alt="AFL 3.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/AFL%203.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:390px;height:293px;" /><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong>  <br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">YEAR ONE HABITATS<br></strong>In year one we have been learning all about the habitats that different animals live in and how that environment meets their particular needs. We sculpted an animal out of clay and made a diorama of their habitat in a shoe box. There were lots of different habitats - the Arctic, a rainforest, a desert, a coral reef and the Australian bush are some of our favourites. We also wrote an Information Report on our animal and illustrated it too. </div><div></div><div>We loved learning about habitats and think we might like to be scientists when we grow up!</div><div dir="rtl" style="text-align:right;"><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><div style="text-align:left;"><img alt="habitat (003).jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/habitat%20(003).jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:280px;height:374px;" /></div><div style="text-align:left;"><img alt="habitat5.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/habitat5.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:280px;height:374px;" /><br> <br></div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div> </div><div>Please note the following end of term events:<br></div><div><br>30/03/2018   GOOD FRIDAY<br>31/03/2018   EASTER SATURDAY<br>01/04/2018   EASTER SUNDAY<br>02/04/2018   EASTER MONDAY<br>04/04/2018   Commonwealth Games to 15 April</div><div> <br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>LATEST FACEBOOK VIDEO</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Click the image below to view the video of our students involved in Xavier Day service activities. Xavier Day provides our students the opportunities to educate and develop their civic responsibilities and understanding of social justice. The experience is about 'giving' and enacting change, traits we hope to instill in the graduates of Xavier.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1455890171204060/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20xavier%20day.JPG" alt="2018 xavier day.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><br><strong>Athletics - Alexander 4th fastest in Australia!</strong><br>Sieanna Alexander competed at the School National Athletics Titles in December of last year.  With the busyness of Term 1 sport, we wish a very belated congratulations to Sieanna for representing the QLD team at this competition with such great distinction.  Sieanna ran the 100m and 200m heats qualifying for the final in both events and finishing fourth in the 100m (missing out on a Bronze medal by nine-hundredths of a second) and seventh in the 200m.  In addition, she was a member of the Qld U16 Sprint-Medley (Swedish) Relay team who won Gold with Sieanna running the 200m leg.  This medal was a deserving reward for all the effort Sieanna and her team-mates have put into their training for this sport. </div><div><br>Congratulations Sieanna on this wonderful achievement.</div><div><img alt="IMG_6250 Sieanna 2.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/IMG_6250%20Sieanna%202.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </div><div><strong>Swimming - Stephens Claims Six Gold Medals!</strong><br>Xavier had a number of Wide Bay representatives at the QLD School Swimming titles last week including: Kyle Begaud, Lachlan Gent, Takara Gibbons, Cailey Veitch, Thomas Veitch, Kasey Gamble and Keira Stephens.  All students swam with great commitment and energy throughout the competition.  Keira Stephens continued her brilliant form claiming six Gold medals in the Multi-Class 50 and 100 Freestyle, 50 and 100 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly and 50 Backstroke events.  To top it all off, Keira was also awarded the AWD Swimmer of the Championships.  This is a tremendous achievement for this multi-talented sportswoman who always competes with great integrity and spirit.  </div><div> </div><div>Congratulations Keira, Xavier is very proud of you and all Xavier students who competed at this competition.</div><div><br><strong>Boys AFL QLD Cup</strong><br></div><div>Two Xavier AFL teams (Years 7-9 and Years 10-12) will compete in Round 1 of the QLD AFL Cup early next term. Good luck to these teams.  The girls division of this competition will also occur in Term 2.</div><div><br> <br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XAVIER P-12 PARLAUF RELAY AND CROSS-COUNTRY</strong><br></div><div>To finish off Xavier Day on Wednesday 28th March, the annual running of the P-12 Parlauf Relays took placeon the secondary oval.  This involved a runner from each house and each year level competing as a team against the other three houses. Students ran with a baton and whichever team completed the most laps in ten minutes was deemed the winner. </div><div> </div><div>The K-12 Xavier Cross-Country was also held on Thursday 29th March. Please check out our facebook page for photos from the two events. <br></div><div></div><div><strong><br><br>Term 2 Friday Sport</strong><br>Year 7 & 8 students have selected sports for Term 2 Friday sport.  Along with the Dance and Soccer programs, students will be participating in seven fitness-based activities including: Cardio Tennis, PCYC Boys Fitness, PCYC Girls Fitness, Martial Arts, School Gym Circuit Training, Walking for Fitness.  These sessions will begin the first week of Term 2 on Friday 20th April.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong>Congratulations on a BIG Term 1 of Sport</strong><br>Term 1 has been a very busy term for sport.  Over 70 students have been selected to represent Wide Bay in a variety of sports through their successful participation in the Cluster 1 and 2 Sport Trials.  Kondari had a memorable victory in the Xavier Years 7-12 Swimming Carnival and Xavier won all three major trophies at the Hervey Bay District Swimming Carnival.  The Senior Fast 5 Netball team won the inaugural FCAC 5-a-side Netball competition with the Senior Boys Rugby 7 team winning the Plate final in the FCAC Rugby 7’s competition.  Both the 13 Boys and 15 Boys Rugby League teams will compete in the final of the Broncos Challenge Rugby League competition being held at Stafford Park on Wednesday 28th March, starting at 4.15pm.  Our QISSN netball team, Confraternity rugby league team, Oztag teams and Touch teams have also begun their preparations for the 2018 season.  With Cross-Country still to come this week, it has been a BIG term of sport. </div><div> </div><div>I would like to congratulate all Xavier students for their endeavours in sport this term and wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.</div><div><br> <br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">RUGBY SEVENS</strong><br></div><div>On Saturday 17th March, 14 of our Under 15 & Open boys represented the School in the Fraser Coast Anglican College Rugby Sevens Tournament.  Despite this being some students first time playing sevens together, they adapted remarkably quickly to the demands of the abbreviated version of the game.  Due to prior commitments on the Saturday, many students were not able to attend the carnival, so we arranged for a few players from Hervey Bay High School to join our teams.  The boys played with a lot of patience and kept the ball alive in attack.  </div><div><br>Our Under 15’s team were unfortunately short for the weekend and therefore had a long day ahead of them, however they were able to be competitive right up to their last game.  Our Opens boys had a hard draw, playing against some well drilled teams, but were successful in finishing up as Plate winners (3rd overall) for their division. </div><div><br>Thank you to the students from Hervey Bay State High for helping out with our teams, FCAC for organising a great tournament, to the parents who gave excellent support, and to the boys for their superb effort.<br> </div><div><img alt="IMG_1094 Rugby sevens.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/IMG_1094%20Rugby%20sevens.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> ​<br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">DEBATING WIN #2</strong><br>Congratulations to our Junior Debating team – Jazmyn Hanily, Jasmine Miller, Lachlan Maag and Sarah Garty who won Round 2 in the Apex Debating Competition against FCAC.  They convinced the judges that the internet does NOT do more harm than good. Their rebuttal arguments were very well developed, giving them their victory.  Good luck to the team as they head into Round 3 with the topic: "<em>That rules and regulations stifle creativity". </em></div><div><br> <p style="margin:0px 0px 11px;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman" color="#000000"><img alt="Debating.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/Debating.png" style="margin:5px;" /></font></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;"></span> <br></p> <font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font>​ <font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font>​<br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NARWARI MISSION WEEK</strong><br>Narwari Mission Week was a great success and raised not only funds, but awareness of the work Caritas does in our world and what the money we raised is used for.  Assembly had two special visitors with Spud the Leprechaun and Blessed Edmund Rice visiting the school to share their story. The Year 12 students gave the teachers a touch up in the first volleyball game, but with the assistance of the umpire, the staff came back to win the second game.  The demand for icy cups was extraordinary but we were able to keep all our customers happy.  Carnival Games and Face Painting were a huge hit in the Primary School, and a Year 4 student won the Easter Raffle.  As always, the Jelly Eating brings the crowds to watch all the action and cheer our eaters on.  Our first ever bake sale was a sell out with staff and students jostling to get the baked goods before they all ran out. </div><div><br>Thanks to all the Narwari staff for organising the activities and to everyone for supporting our week and making it a great success.</div><div> </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PROPOSED TRIP TO FRANCE – 2019</strong><br></div><div>Parents of students currently studying French in years 10 and 11 are invited to attend an information evening, regarding our proposed trip to France in 2019.  Costs, itinerary and dates will be available on the evening.  The following arrangements will apply.</div><div><br>Date: April 19<br>Time: 6.00 pm<br>Venue: Room 48, Montmartre Language Centre   </div><div><br>Lynette Pritchard – French Teacher</div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XAVIER PLAYGROUP</strong><br></div><div>Playgroup will re-commence next term on Thursday 26th April and will run through until Thursday 21st June.</div><div><br> <br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">DEBUTANTE BALL</strong><br></div><div>St Mary’s Parish – 89th Debutante Ball will be held on Friday 24th August at the Maryborough Town Hall.  This is an event steeped in tradition and has been running consecutively for 89 years, making it the oldest debutante ball in Queensland.  </div><div><br> If you would like to be part of this event please attend the information session on Tuesday 17th April at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Maryborough at 6pm.  This event is open to ALL YEAR 11 GIRLS regardless of denomination or school and you must be available for dance practise and etiquette lessons on Sunday evenings from 6 – 8pm commencing 27 May.  </div><div><br> If you require additional information please contact Lisa Stewart 0408-375-443.</div><div><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>EASTER SERVICE TIMES</strong></div><div> </div><div> <img alt="Holy Week advert.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-10,-2018/Holy%20Week%20advert.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></div><div> <br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;">   <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><em>ELDERS SWIM CENTRE</em></strong></p><p 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Newsletter - Term 1, Week 8, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-8,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 1, Week 8, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Header%20Week8.jpg" alt="Header Week8.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" />​​​​​​​​​​</strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents/Carers,<br><br></div><div><strong>Parental Engagement Committee</strong><br></div><div>As a means of promoting consultation, communication and feedback, last year we established a Parental Engagement Committee (PEC). 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.</div><div><br>Parent Engagement Committees build parent engagement by:<br></div><div><ul><li>providing the school leadership with advice on parent engagement and how to communicate with parents;</li><li>learning about proposed changes to school policy, procedures and operations and provide feedback from a parent perspective;</li><li>developing strategies and initiatives to help the school leadership engage more parents in their children's learning at home and at school;</li><li>sharing information with, and supporting the work of the school leadership;</li><li>advising staff in developing and implementing local program policies, activities, and services;</li><li>planning, conducting, and participating in information as well as formal programs and activities for parents and staff. <br></li></ul></div><div>The Parent Engagement Committee (PEC) will meet once a Term for about 90 minutes. <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">ALL</strong> parents and carers are welcome to attend. This is your opportunity to help make a difference in our school and our community.</div><div><br>Our first meeting will be held on Monday 26th March from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in Campion Theatre.</div><div><br><strong>School Improvement Audit</strong><br>In June this year Xavier Catholic College will be undergoing an external audit based on the National School Improvement Framework. This will be a critical review from which a new Strategic Plan will be developed.<br>In preparation, we wish to hear from all parents, students and staff. Last year we launched a very successful Community Satisfaction Survey which helped shape many new directions for the College including our new Responsible Behaviour Policy.</div><div>​<br>This year we are partnering with the University of Southern Queensland for our data gathering. USQ have developed a survey tool which aligns with the National School Improvement Framework. The survey tool is called the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA).</div><div><br>Your support in completing the survey is crucial to our future planning. Only when we hear all voices can we plan for long-lasting and sustainable improvement. Click the below image to complete the survey. <br><span></span><br>After this you will see a welcome page and you click on the dropdown box on the left-hand side to choose your survey (Parent, Student or Staff). The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and it will be open for the next few weeks to give people the time and opportunity to have their say.<span></span><br><br><div><a href="https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20DISA.jpg" alt="2018 DISA.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a> <br></div>My thanks to you in anticipation.</div><div><br>God Bless<br>Simon Dash</div><div><br><br><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div>Please note the following upcoming events:</div><div><br>14/03/2018   Year 5 Camp<br>14/03/2018   P-12 Narwari Assembly<br>15/03/2018   Year 11/12 Legal Studies Supreme Court Brisbane visit<br>15/03/2018   Year 7-10 A&TSI Boys To Men Program <br>16/03/2018   National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence<br>16/03/2018   Year 6 Parish Mass at Howard <br>16/03/2018   Years 4-7 AFL Gala Day <br>17/03/2018   Year 7-12 FCAC 7's Rugby Union & 5-a-Side Netball<br>19/03/2018   St Joseph's Feast Day <br>20/03/2018   Holy Week Prayer Stations<br>21/03/2018   P & F Meeting AGM<br>22/03/2018   Holy Week Prayer Stations<br>22/03/2018   Year 7-10 A&TSI Boys To Men Program<br>22/03/2018   Principal's Afternoon Tea<br>23/03/2018   Year 5/6 Gala Day<br>26/03/2018   Holy Week Prayer Stations<br>27/03/2018   Year 7 Parent Evening for Maths Pathway<br>28/03/2018   Xavier Day & P-12 Parlauf Relay<br>29/03/2018   P-12 Cross-Country<br>29/03/2018   Easter Liturgy<br>29/03/2018   Holy Thursday<br>29/03/2018   Last Day of Term 1<br>29/03/2018   Year 7-10 A&TSI Boys To Men Program<br>30/03/2018   GOOD FRIDAY<br>31/03/2018   EASTER SATURDAY<br>01/04/2018   EASTER SUNDAY<br>02/04/2018   EASTER MONDAY<br>03/04/2018   SCHOOL VACATION<br>04/04/2018   Commonwealth Games to 15 April<br>16/04/2018   Student Free Day</div><br><br><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div><strong><br><a href="https://www.bullyingnoway.gov.au/nationalday/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/nda-small-banner.jpeg" alt="nda-small-banner.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br></strong></div><div> <span style="margin:0px;"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman" color="#000000"></font></span> </div><div> ​This Friday is 'National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence', and as a school we will be acknowledging this day of action. <br><br>As a Catholic School in the Ignatian tradition, Xavier Catholic College believes that a student’s wellbeing is paramount. That is, in order for students to learn to the best of their ability and to extend personal growth, they must have a safe and friendly environment in which to spend their time. <br><br>To read more about Xavier's Anti Bullying & Harrassment Policy, please follow the link to the document.<br><a href="/Our-Community/news-and-events/Documents/Anti_Bully_Brochure_XAVIER_FINAL.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Anti_Bully_Brochure_XAVIER_FINAL.pdf</a> <br>  <strong><br><br>Parent Teacher Interviews for Years 7 to 12</strong><br></div><div>I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and guardians to log into the College Portal and access their student's Term One Interim Reports and where necessary book a time to meet with teachers about your son/daughter’s progress this term.<br><br>The interviews will be held in GOA on Tuesday 20th March from 3.30pm to 8.00pm. It is a great time to celebrate success and address any concerns so that the students are in a great position to have a successful year. </div><div>​<strong><br>Parent Teacher Interviews P-6</strong><br>Parent teacher Interviews will conclude for Term 1 at the end of this week.  A very big thank you to all parents who have engaged in this important process and taken the opportunity to discuss their student/students’ progress in the classroom.  Please do not hesitate to contact the College should you wish to discuss a matter further or if you wish to book a follow-up appointment with a teacher.  </div><div><br></div><div><strong>Year 5 Camp</strong><br>Year 5 students and their class teachers head off on camp this week to Maranatha on the Sunshine Coast.  Challenging students to achieve their best and asking students to form connections with their classmates are just two of the key themes for this activity-based camp.  It is a wonderful experience and we look forward to hearing about their adventures at Assembly next week.  Thanks to all the staff who have been involved in putting together the camp program. </div><div><br><strong>Sporting Success at XCC</strong><br>Congratulations to Colton Blyth who has been contesting the 2017/2018, 7 to 9 years Queensland Gatorade Triathlon series. On the weekend of 3rd and 4th March, the 7th and final round was held in Raby Bay.<br><br>Colton competed in 6 of the 7 rounds finishing with 1 Bronze, 1 Silver and 4 Gold medals. His combined points score saw him finish the series on equal points with his nearest competitor and this result led to him sharing the 2017-2018 series championship Gold Medal. Well done to Colton for what is truly an amazing achievement. </div><div><br>Please continue to share with the College stories of student success.  Whether it be on the sporting field, in the Arts or another area we are always keen to hear about students who are striving to do their best. </div><div> <br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Colton%20Bryce%20Triathlon.jpg" alt="Colton Bryce Triathlon.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:630px;height:468px;" /><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><br></strong><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">ENROLMENTS OPEN FOR PREP AND YEAR 7 SIBLINGS FOR 2019</strong><br>Applications for Enrolment for ‘Non-Xavier’ siblings of our current families going into Prep and Year 7, 2019 are now being taken.  </div><div><br>We encourage our current families, if they have not already done so, to submit their enrolment application as soon as possible to ensure that your place is confirmed before we open enrolments to the wider community.<br></div><div>This process is being conducted to ensure all of our current families have prior access to a Prep or Year 7 position in 2019. </div><div><br>You are able to submit your application as a hard copy or <a href="/enrolments/Pages/Apply.aspx">online via our website</a>. A Prospectus with an enrolment application is available from the Front Office. We are also conducting a <strong>Principal’s Tour on Thursday 22nd March </strong>between 9am to 12 noon. If you would like to come along, please ring to register your name.</div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">OFFICE OPENING HOURS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS</strong><br>The School Office will be closed from 30th March to 6th  April, 2018.  The Office re-opens from Monday 9th April to Thursday 12th  from 9.00am to 3.00pm.  The office will re-open at midday,  Monday 16th April, which is a Pupil-free day.</div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XAVIER DAY 28 MARCH, 2018</strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-4 ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"><em></em></span>Xavier Day will be celebrated by our school community on Wednesday 28th March.  Parents and families of students from P-6 are invited to share in our celelbrations this year by coming along for our <em>"Lunch on the Lawn".  </em>Bring along a picnic lunch and a blanket and join your child/children for an early lunch from 10.35-11.15am.  We would love to see you there!<br></div><div><br><br><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">THIS WEEK IS </strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NARWARI MISSION WEEK</strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> - REMAINING ACTIVITIES</strong><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​<strong>PRIMARY SCHOOL</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;"><strong>SECONDARY SCHOOL​</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​THURSDAY 15 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Prep - Year 2 Carnival Games - 1st Break<br>(Goa)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​<span>Icy Cups on sale all week. <br>Easter Raffle on sale all week.</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​FRIDAY 16 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Face Painting - 1st Break<br>(Goa)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​Jelly Eating Competition<br>Easter Raffle Drawn<br>(Outside Stage)</td></tr></tbody></table><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Narwari%20Mission%20Week%202018.jpg" alt="Narwari Mission Week 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PARENT PORTAL NEWS</strong></p><p> Please log on and check your details.</p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Parent%20Portal%20Details.JPG" alt="Parent Portal Details.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>LEADERSHIP THROUGH LIONS</strong><br><span><span lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Lions%202018b.jpg" alt="Lions 2018b.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></span></span>On 3rd  March students from the Fraser Coast area competed in the Regional Finals of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition, held in Maryborough. This long running competition develops leadership qualities in young people and includes a panel interview, a five-minute prepared speech and two impromptu speeches. <br><br></div><div>Congratulations to Year 12 students, Raemah Krause and Alexandria Pronk, who made it through to the finals and were outstanding representatives of our College. </div><div> </div><div>Both girls demonstrated commitment, confidence and courage under pressure. They spoke convincingly and articulately in response to the impromptu topics which included: <br><ul><li>If you were the Queensland Premier for the day what would be your top priorities?</li><li>What needs to change in the Australian Curriculum?</li></ul></div><div>Well done Alex and Raemah on continuing the tradition of Xavier students being held in high regard and esteem by the Lions and Lioness members of our community.<span lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;"></span><br><br>​<strong>Would you like to enter in 2019? </strong></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Lions%202018a.jpg" alt="Lions 2018a.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>The Lions program encourages leadership, friendship, personal development, citizenship, sportsmanship, public speaking and academic achievement. It provides students with the opportunity to experience the interview situation, meet other young people, meet leaders in the community, present their own leadership qualities and speaking abilities and be introduced to Lions community involvement. It also fosters communication and understanding between students, teachers, parents and members of the wider community.</div><div><br>Moreover, it showcases the best of what this College has to offer: students who present their views with passion, who demonstrate strong commitment and resilience, who conduct themselves with great sportsmanship, poise and dignity and without doubt, students who are seen by the wider community as worthy Ambassadors of the College.</div><div><br>The National Youth will win $5000 and a considerable travel prize which would normally amount to two or three weeks travel. If you are in Year 11 and are interested in entering the 2019 competition please attend the upcoming meetings advertised in the notices or contact Ms Kliendienst: jo.kliendienst@bne.catholic.edu.au</div><div><br><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">JUNIOR DEBATING WIN</strong><br>Congratulations to our Junior Debating team, Jasmine Miller, Sarah Garty, Jazmyn Hanily and Lachlan Maag who won the first round of the Apex Debating Competition at Aldridge State High School. The team debated the topic: “That the internet does more harm than good”. As the negative team, they needed to show all the benefits and positives the internet brings to our lives. Their win was a great start to the debating season, particularly as Lachlan and Jasmine had not debated before. Their success was a result of enthusiasm, team effort, research and rehearsals over many lunch breaks. On Tuesday 13th March, they took on Fraser Coast Anglican College students arguing the topic: “That peer pressure is beneficial to the individual”. We wish them the best of luck! <br></div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Junior%20Debating%202018.jpg" alt="Junior Debating 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:630px;height:472px;" /><br> <br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SENIOR LOCAL IMMERSION</strong><br>At the beginning of this month six senior students took the risk and immersed themselves into the life of our <span></span>marginalised members of society in and around Brisbane.  In the coming newsletters they will share this experience and how they have<span><span></span></span> been changed by the people they met, the activities they took part in and the experience as a whole.  In this, The Year of Youth, we are reminded that Jesus himself is the Lord of <span><span><span><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Lord%20of%20risk.jpg" alt="Lord of risk.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px 10px;" /></span></span></span>risk and we too are asked to be more in our world, by taking responsibility for it and transforming our world. </div><div> </div><div>A big thank you to Hervey Bay RSL for their support and for the time that these students, Brianna Bagnall, Julia Sullivan, Hayley Kuilboer, Maddi McGovern, Eleanor Beach and Mikaela Gray, gave of themselves by participating in this immersion.  </div><div> </div><div>This opportunity will be offered once more this year in October so please, if you have a child in year 11 or 12 who would love to be a part of this experience, please support them when it is advertised.  </div><div><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span>  <br><br></div><div><img alt="Senior Immersion 1.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-8,-2018/Senior%20Immersion%201.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:630px;height:473px;" /><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Rosies%202018%20Immersion.jpg" alt="Rosies 2018 Immersion.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> <br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CARE AND CONCERN COMMITTEE GATHERING</strong><br>This Sunday the Care and Concern committee will be gathering at Arkarra Tea Gardens for afternoon tea and a catch up.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the afternoon.  If you are interested in assisting in this committee please feel free to come and join us.  Please RSVP as per below.</div><div><br>Date: <strong>Sunday 18th March</strong><br>Time: <strong>2 pm – 4pm</strong><br>Where: <strong>Arkarra Tea Gardens</strong> (28-34 Panorama Dr, Dundowran Beach QLD)<br>RSVP: <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> 41971165</div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM MEETING</strong><br><strong>WHEN:</strong> Sunday 18th March<br><strong>TIME:</strong>  6pm – 8pm<br><strong>WHERE:</strong> John Paul Centre next to the Church<br><strong>WHO:</strong> Year 7 and above<br><strong>RSVP:</strong> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> 0448488443<br>It will be a simple rice meal to reflect Lent.</div><br><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL EXCURSION</strong></span><br>The annual Alliance Française French film festival has become one of the most popular events on the excursion calendar for our language students. This excursion took place last Friday 9th March, when our year 10, 11 and 12 French students set off to Brisbane for a voyage into the world of French cinema and an immersion into the language and the culture of the country for a short time. <br><br>Our first film was Belle et Sebastien 3, Le Dernier Chapitre. This is a heart-warming story of a 12 year old boy, Sebastien, who chooses not follow his father and his new wife to Canada. Instead he chooses to remain in the French Alps with his grandfather to watch over his dog, Belle, who has now become a mother to three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastien finds himself in a position where he must protect his best friend and her little ones. <br><br>The next stage of our language adventure came in the form of a more serious movie, La Melodie. Plucking at the heart strings in this movie, we follow the story of Simon Daoud, a down-on-his-luck musician who, despite his talents, winds up teaching a sixth grade orchestra class. As far as depictions of contemporary Parisian middle school life go, this is a realistic one, with Simon’s multicultural class of rambunctious, trash-talking 12 year olds proving a test for his patience, yet one in which he ends up seeing potential, especially in a shy but gifted boy, Arnold. Simon makes a promise to his class to take them to perform at the Paris Philharmonic. Will they make it?<br><br>A wonderful day with exceptional behaviour and involvement from the students!! Many thanks to Madame Adriana Sardoni for her invaluable assistance on the day. <br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/French%20Film%20Festival%202018.jpg" alt="French Film Festival 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SPORTS NEWS</strong></span></div><div><strong>Xavier Cross Country</strong><br>The K-12 Xavier Cross Country will be held on Thursday 29th March at the College grounds. All races will start and finish on the secondary oval. A draft schedule for the day is as follows:</div><div><br>09:00 – 09:30   Holy Week Liturgy (JPAC)<br>09:30 – 12:30   K-6 Cross Country Events <br>09:30 – 10:35   Normal classes (Yr 7-12)<br>10:35 – 11:20   Morning Tea<br>11:20 – 12:25   Normal classes (Yr 7-12)<br>12:25 – 12:40   2nd break<br>12:40 – 02:30   12yr to Open Cross Country Events<br>02:30 – 03:00   P-12 Presentations in JPAC</div><div><br>This is a compulsory school day where the Xavier spirit shines through. Students are being taken through the course during their HPE lessons. More details on this event will be communicated soon. </div><div>​<br></div><div><strong>Wide Bay Cluster 2 Trials</strong><br>Congratulations to all students who have been selected in Hervey Bay District teams to participate at the Wide Bay Cluster 2 Trials on Monday 19th March. Students have either been handed hard copies of paperwork (at their HB trials) or have been emailed paperwork. Both the Parent Consent Form (handed into Sports Box) and Qkr payment are due by Wednesday 14th March.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Wide Bay Reps</strong><br>A number of Xavier students have been selected in Wide Bay teams already in 2018. Congratulations to all students on your selections. Parents are welcome to send in photos of students participating in Wide Bay teams to Nathan Milne at <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">nmilne@bne.catholic.edu.au.</span></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Oztag & Touch Football</strong><br>Both the Oztag and Touch Football seasons are about to commence. Due to a clash of competitions on Sunday 29th July (both Sunny Coast All Schools Touch and QLD All Schools Oztag competitions being held), trials for Xavier Oztag and Touch Football teams will occur over coming weeks. Students who wish to play in both Touch and Oztag on this weekend will be communicated options once teams have been finalised.</div><div></div><div> <br><br> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HERVEY BAY CATHOLIC PARISH</strong><br></div><div><b><u></u></b></div><div><b><u></u></b></div><div><b><u><img alt="Opening new horizons for spreading joy.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-8,-2018/Opening%20new%20horizons%20for%20spreading%20joy.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></u></b> </div><div><b><u>​<br>NDIS WORKSHOPS<br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NDIS%20flyer.JPG" alt="NDIS flyer.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><br>BAY BREAK</u></b><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Bay%20Break%202018.jpg" alt="Bay Break 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:630px;" /><br></div>
Newsletter - Term 1, Week 6, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-6,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 1, Week 6, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20slider%20image%201.jpg" alt="2018 slider image 1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:636px;" /></strong>​​​<br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers<br>In June this year Xavier Catholic College will be undergoing an external audit based on the National School Improvement Framework. This will be a critical review from which a new Strategic Plan will be developed.<br>In preparation, we wish to hear from all parents, students and staff. Last year we launched a very successful Community Satisfaction Survey which helped shape many new directions for the College including our new Responsible Behaviour Policy.</div><div><br>This year we are partnering with the University of Southern Queensland for our data gathering. USQ have developed a survey tool which aligns with the National School Improvement Framework. The survey tool is called the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA).</div><div><br>Your support in completing the survey is crucial to our future planning. Only when we hear all voices can we plan for long-lasting and sustainable improvement.</div><div><br>The link to the survey is <span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38.</span>  After this you will see a welcome page and you click on the dropdown box on the left-hand side to choose your survey (Parent, Student or Staff). The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and it will be open for the next few weeks to give people the time and opportunity to have their say.</div><div><br>My thanks to you in anticipation. For those who wish to know more about the DISA tool and the data that it generates, I have provided an extensive summary below. </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">About the DISA Tool</strong><br><strong>Purpose</strong><br>The purpose of the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment (DISA) is to provide schools with information on which to base judgements about leverages for school improvement – identifying the challenges and focusing on the successes on which it is possible to build school capacity for sustainable improvement.</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The DISA provides schools with three levels of information.</span><br>1. Firstly, it has been designed to give comparative feedback from teachers, parents and students on each</div><div>    element of an organisational image called the Research-based Framework for Organisational Alignment </div><div>    (RBF).<br>2. Secondly, it scores a school’s level of social, intellectual and organisational capital. This is termed the School</div><div>    Capital Index.<br>3. Thirdly, it provides information on the overall level of organisational alignment or coherence. This is termed</div><div>    the School Alignment Index.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong>1. Comparative feedback</strong><br></div><div>Staff, parents and students provide individual perspective on the Elements of the RBF, namely: School Successes and Achievements; Strategic Foundations; Community Cohesiveness; Pedagogical Development and Deepening; Generative Resource Design; and Holistic Professional Learning. The quantitative analysis provided by the staff of the University of Southern Queensland provides summary means and standard deviations for each of the Inventory items and the contributory elements as a whole – for each of staff, parents, and students, as well as an overall score.</div><div><br><strong>2. Index of School Alignment</strong><br><em>An institution is like a tune; it is not constituted by individual sounds but by the relations between them (Peter Drucker).</em></div><i></i><div><br>Peter Drucker’s use of a music metaphor to help us understand highly successful organisations raises a number of questions for schools as they confront demands to increase their effectiveness and to sustain significant successes that they achieve. In particular, if a successful educational institution is likened to a piece of music, what are the individual “sounds” that comprise the musical piece and how can they be brought into “tunefulness”, “coherence”, or “alignment”?</div><div><br>Educational theory asserts that alignment is the deliberate linking of the key features of the school so as to best serve the purposes of the school as a dynamic educational environment. That is, the creation of meaningful alignments between school vision, community input, classroom practices, physical infrastructure, and professional learning. Alignment is enabled by administrators and teachers developing each of the six elements of the RBF and bringing them into a philosophically consistent connection with each other. Thus, the foundations are laid for teachers to engage collectively and creatively in pursuit of heightened aspirations, through resourcing and schoolwide pedagogical processes.</div><div><br>Based on an analysis of authoritative contributions from educational organisational research, the following definition of alignment has been developed to guide schools:</div><div><br><em>Alignment (tunefulness) in schools occurs when each of the five key, or “contributory”, elements (i.e. the sounds) of the school is developed comprehensively, when the five elements are philosophically congruous (i.e. in harmony) and when they are implemented so as to be mutually re-enforcing in the school’s (orchestral) practices.</em></div><div><br>Research tells us that schools that are characterised by high levels of alignment, or tunefulness of their contributory elements will be better placed to achieve outcomes that reflect their aspirational goals. That is, using Drucker’s musical metaphor, they will have the conditions in place to create rhapsodic music – high levels of student achievement, teachers’ sense of professional well-being, community support and embedded processes for sustaining success.</div><div><br><strong>3. Index of School Capital</strong><br></div><div>The Index of School Capital derives from a combination of a number of ‘capital’ models of school capacity building. They include Hargreaves’ (2001) notion of enhancement of outcomes partially achieved through ‘leverages’, namely, intellectual capital (what teachers know and do) and social capital (the school’s capacity to generate trust and sustain both internal and external networks). The notion of organisational capital is taken from Mitchell and Sackney (2000) and Hopkins and Jackson (2003) and its definition further defined from other research (Andrews et al., 2009; Andrews et al., 2012).</div><div><br><strong>Social Capital</strong><br>Social capital describes professional relationships of trust and respect, dynamics within parallel leadership and in student well-being. The underpinning concept is that of relationships. Our use of the term closely resembles Mulford (2007) who asserts that in successful processes of capacity building three types of social capital are created, namely, bonding (which occurs among colleagues), bridging (which occurs between schools) and linking (which occurs between the school and its community).</div><div><br><strong>Intellectual Capital</strong><br>Intellectual capital describes a combination of: the creation of a school vision, identification of a school’s underpinning values, the conceptualisation and articulation of a schoolwide pedagogy, insights about school improvement processes, and student academic achievement across learning areas.</div><div><br><strong>Organisational Capital</strong><br>Organisational capital describes a combination of procedures for shared school planning, linkages internally and to external networks, organisation of time and space, use of technologies, curriculum design, and school aesthetics. The term organisational capital has been coined to describe intentional design, those structural organisational arrangements that Harris et al. (2003) assert generate associated synergies, interdependence and efficiencies.</div><div><br>Each item of the DISA is assigned to one of the three capitals – social, intellectual or organisational. The Index of School Capital indicates a value (for each capital) that is calculated by averaging the summary means for all items that are attributed to the respective capitals.<br> <br><strong></strong></div><div><a href="https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20DISA.jpg" alt="2018 DISA.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a> <br></div><div><br>God bless<br>Simon Dash<br>Principal<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20P%26F%20AGM.jpg" alt="2018 P&F AGM.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div>Please note the following up-coming events:</div><div> </div><div>28/02/2018  Lady Elliot Island Excursion</div><div>01/03/2018  Year 11 AQU Snorkelling</div><div>01/03/2018  Brisbane Street Immersion (Year 11/12)<br>05/03/2018  P-6 Parent / Teacher Interviews commence<br>05/03/2018  Year 7 Starlab (Library)</div><div>06/03/2018  Junior School Photo Day<br>07/03/2018  Secondary School Photo Day​</div><div>12/03/2018  Narwari Mission Week<br></div><strong><br></strong></div><div><div><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>IMPORTANT EVENTS</strong></div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>School Photos</strong><br>School photos will be held next Tuesday and Wednesday.  A reminder that all students in Years 7 to 12 are required to wear formal uniform.  Please bring order forms on the day and hand to the photographers.  Order forms for Family photos are available from the School Office.</div><div><br><strong>Parent/Teacher Interviews</strong><br></div><div>Bookings for P-6 Parent Teacher Interviews close this Friday, 2 March, 2018.  Please book on-line by this date, if you haven’t already done so.  Interviews will be held from 5-16 March, 2018.</div><div> </div><div>Bookings for Years 7-12 interviews will be available in the near future.  These interviews will take place on Tuesday, 20 March from 3.30 – 8.00pm.<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">LATEST XAVIER FACEBOOK VIDEOS<br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div>If you missed the amazing caterpillar video captured by our Prep class or the latest episode of 'X-Files - The Arts Are Out There @ Xavier', please check them out by clicking the images below:</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1422092204583857/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Caterpillar%20video.jpg" alt="Caterpillar video.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1426983470761397/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Drama%20Camp.jpg" alt="2018 Drama Camp.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></div><div><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS<br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">“Create the Change”</strong><br>It was an important Secondary assembly this morning as our Year 12 Captains unveiled the College Motto for the year with an engaging video and a presentation as to why this was chosen. </div><div><br>The words build on our past mottos and ask us to Create the Change by being the change. The leaders took inspiration from St. Mary “the Cross” MacKillop who once said, “Never see a need without doing something about it”.  Our leaders asked the student body to where they see a need within our college, whether it be the need to pick up rubbish or the need for new resources, they are called to do something about it and ‘Create the Change’ that is required. </div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Create%20the%20Change%20banners.jpg" alt="Create the Change banners.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Clean up Australia Day</strong><br>We will take part in this wonderful community activity across the College on Friday morning. Student will be asked to move across the College ensuring that we leave a tidy and well cared environment for us to work and play in.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Clean%20Up%20Australia%20Day.JPG" alt="2018 Clean Up Australia Day.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:498px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES</strong><br>It is always amazing to see the many and varied opportunities that our staff offer to students to enhance and reinforce their learning. <br>This week alone we have Year 12 students taking part in a Marine program on Lady Elliot Island. The Senior Drama class were treated to a weekend of Arts and Culture in Brisbane with visits to a variety of productions and tomorrow six students set off with Mrs Donnelly to Brisbane to take part in a ‘Street Immersion’ where they will work with a variety of agencies to see how the disadvantaged in our community are supported.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Senior%20Drama%20Camp.jpg" alt="2018 Senior Drama Camp.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">School Photos</strong><br>Next week the photographer will be here to take our school photos. We ask all parents to ensure that students are looking neat and tidy and wearing their uniform correctly. Secondary students will need to wear their formal uniform. This would be a good time to check its condition and that it fits wel! <br>Our dates are as follows:<br><ul><li>Prep to Year 6     Tuesday 6th March</li></ul><ul><li>Year 7 to 12        Wednesday 7th March</li></ul><ul><li>Catch up day       Tuesday 13th March </li></ul></div><div><br>Family photos will be taken from 7.30am each morning. Photo envelopes have been sent home, if you are yet to receive yours please make contact with the School Office.<br><br></div><div> <br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>YEAR 7 CAMP</strong></div><div><div>What a great start to the year for our Year 7 students. This year we headed off to Garapine in week 3.  Garapine is an outdoor adventure camp south of Gympie situated on 180 acres of bushland.  The lodge and accommodation was high on top of a hill with spectacular views over the Mary Valley and most of the events involved walking trails down the hills, through the bush or on the Mary River. </div><div><br>The focus of the camp was getting to know you.  Students worked in various groups.  They had their main day working group, house groups, sharing meals in mixed groups and coming together for Mass.  The activities included: raft building, kayaking, orienteering, bushwalking, archery and group initiative challenges.  The group initiatives included shelter building, fire building and damper making plus challenges that focused attention on the group process, decision-making, communication and innovation. </div><div><br>One of the highlights of the camp was the second night of minute to win it activities where students competed in house groups.  Events included “Stack Attack”, “Suck it Up” “Ninja Cards” but the best was “Carrot in a can”.  Throughout the event there was some great house spirit but the winner for the evening was Buthu.</div><div><br>I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following staff for being group leaders: Andrew King, Tom Riley, Reagen Collier, Kate Duffield, Shannon McDuff, Brenda Beach, Geena White, Brigitte Murtagh.  A special thanks to our day visitors who assisted at camp: Kerry Sidaway, Lynette Hawes and Annie Sexton.<br></div><div>​</div><div><img alt="Year 7 Camp 1.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-6,-2018/Year%207%20Camp%201.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" />  <br></div></div><div><img alt="Year 7 Camp.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-6,-2018/Year%207%20Camp.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">FAMILY FEE STATEMENT ACCOUNTS</strong><br>Annual Family Accounts were issued by email on 2 February 2018.  </div><div><br>Please contact our finance department on <span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" style="text-decoration:underline;">xFees@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> or telephone 4197 1261 if you did not receive your account.</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Due date for payment is 5 March 2018</span>.</div><div><br>If you wish to set up a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly payment plan your original Direct Debit Request or Credit Card Authority Form is required to be received at the college office by the due date 5 March 2018.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></div><div><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Note:</span> Statements will still be issued each term for families with payment plans.  Please use this statement to check your payments have been received as scheduled and that your account will be paid in full by 30 November 2018.<br></div><div><br>​<br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">TEMPORARY POSITION VACANT</strong></div><div><br> ​<strong>XAVIER CATHOLIC COLLEGE REPLACEMENT POSITION :  SCIENCE LABORATORY  ASSISTANT</strong><br></div><div>We are seeking a suitably experienced / qualified person to fill the position of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">SCIENCE LABORATORY ASSISTANT</span> to replace a staff member on leave from the 4th May – 28th May, 2018.</div><div><br>The appointee will support the Dean of Science and a team of teachers in the organisation and management of the Science laboratory and provide assistance in setting up Science experiments.</div><div><br>Applicants should provide a resume and a brief covering letter outlining their experience/qualifications to undertake this role, including the ability to prepare and organise materials for practical activities and maintain laboratory apparatus and equipment.  Please include the names and contact details of two referees, including one professional referee who can comment on your ability in this area.</div><div><br>If you require further information regarding the position, please contact Mrs Peta Perry, Science Laboratory Assistant on Ph. 4197 1252 or email <a href="mailto://pperry@bne.catholic.edu.au">pperry@bne.catholic.edu.au.</a></div><div><br>Applications close 9am Wednesday 21 March 2018 and should be emailed to Ms Suzanne Gee, College Administration Officer, Xavier Catholic College at <a href="mailto://sgee@bne.catholic.edu.au">sgee@bne.catholic.edu.au</a></div><div><br></div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CARE AND CONCERN GROUP</strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"><em>Care and Concern Parent Committee</em><br></div><div style="text-align:left;"><em>WHAT THEY DO…</em></div><div><br></div><div>Xavier Catholic College has a group of parents who volunteer their time to welcome and help other members of the school community. </div><div> </div><div>They do this by: -<br></div><div><ul><li>Holding first day morning tea (Meet and Greet opportunity)</li></ul><ul><li>Providing meals for school families experiencing a crisis</li></ul><ul><li>Providing information about the school to families</li></ul><ul><li>Assisting the College Board in planning and reviewing the Pastoral Care Policy of the College</li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with the Campus Minister.</li></ul></div><div>At all times we encourage you to explore the parent portal or to talk to your child’s classroom teacher or Pastoral Care teacher about any questions that you may have as your first point of contact. Each House has parent contacts and they range from P-12.  If you wish to contact any one of our parent contacts their details are below.   Confidentiality is utmost for our committee and any information shared with our parent contacts will not be passed on unless you so desire it.  </div><div><br><strong>House Parent Contacts</strong></div><div><strong>                                     Narwari House Parents</strong><br>                                     Claire Sinclair (Cassandra Sinclair) 41295730<br>                                     Rachel Neck (Chelsea Neck) 41287859/0417768798<br>                                     Jo O’Neill (Will/Lucy/Kate O’Neil) 0422942289  <br>                                     Ellen Geldard (Connor, Lachlan & Matthew) 41286910/ 0400499508<br>                                     Mary Arnold (Riley/Corey/Joey) 0418729967<br>                                     Karen Grumley (Stewart and Lachlan) 41243034 / 0413306540<br>                                     Cassie Wilson (Max/Anabele/Imogen) 0409761207<br>                                     Kerrie Payne (Cameron Payne) 41280554/ 0407581389<br>                                     Carmel Donnelly(Jeremiah Donnelly) 0448488443</div><div style="text-align:left;"><br>                                    <strong>Buthu House Parents</strong></div><div>                                    Michelle Wiegmink (Reece Wiegmink) 41287941/0409890188<br>                                    Deanna Wyvill (Amy Wyvill) 41282176<br>                                    Karen Goffinet (Alex/Patrick) 0421 322 121<br>                                    Allison McGovern (Madison/Georgia McGovern) 0411 416 943<br>                                    Shelly Hislop (Jordan/Lincoln Hislop) 0423 506 675<br>                                    <br><strong>                                    Dirum House Parents</strong><br>                                    Rachel Loague (Oscar Loague) 0417792179<br>                                    Melissa Lynch (Mya/ Noah) <a href="mailto://missyjane300@gmail.com">missyjane300@gmail.com </a><br>                                    Helen Hatchett (Bryce/Charli/Summer/Sam Wilson) 0438347153<br>                                    Kellie Robinson (Nathan/Alysha Robinson) 0448623963</div><div><br> </div><div>                                    <strong>Kondari House Parents</strong><br>                                    Michelle Begaud (Blake/Kyle Begaud) 0438242252<br>                                    Carole Dewhurst (Patrick/Freya Golik) 41206240/0400793188<br>                                    Alison Keal (Archie/Angus/Seth) 0466250799 <br>                                    Emma Ilka (Dylan/Shayli) 0403599406</div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NARWARI MISSION WEEK</strong> - <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">MARCH 12-16</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​PRIMARY SCHOOL<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">SECONDARY SCHOOL​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​MONDAY 12 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Year 5 Icy Cups - <span>1st Break<br></span>(Delivered to your room)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​Icy Cups on sale all week. <br>Easter Raffle on sale all week.<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​TUESDAY 13 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Year 3-6 Carnival Games - 1st Break<br>(Goa)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​Bake Sale - 1st Break<br>(Outside Campion)<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Assembly - 9am - on Edmund Rice<br>Prep - Year 4 & Year 6 Icy Cups<br>(Delivered to your room)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​<span>Assembly - 9am - on Edmund Rice</span><br>Teacher v Students Volleyball Game<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​THURSDAY 15 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Prep - Year 2 Carnival Games - 1st Break<br>(Goa)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​<span>Icy Cups on sale all week. <br>Easter Raffle on sale all week.</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:184px;">​FRIDAY 16 MARCH<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:294px;">​Face Painting - 1st Break<br>(Goa)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:254px;">​Jelly Eating Competition<br>Easter Raffle Drawn<br>(Outside Stage)<br></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div><span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;">Pre-orders for Primary are due Tuesday 6<sup>th</sup> March.</span><br></span></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>GREASE MUSICAL</strong></span><br><p style="text-align:justify;">We are very excited to announce the cast for the 2018 Musical Grease. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-2,-2018/Grease-logo.jpg" alt="Grease-logo.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:226px;" />Performances will be on Tuesday 7<sup>th</sup> and Wednesday 8<sup>th</sup> August 7.00pm – 9.30pm</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Rehearsals are weekly, commencing this Thursday, March.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Those selected have committed to rehearsal on Thursday afternoons, from 3.15 – 4.45pm as well as some weekends and evenings particularly as we move closer to performances in late July and early August.  In a large venture such as this it is important that the cast makes every effort to attend rehearsals as required, so we can work together to create a fun and fantastic spectacle.</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;text-align:center;"><strong>Main Cast</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;text-align:center;"><strong>Chorus/Ensemble</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Sandy – </strong>Alexandra Pronk</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Danny – </strong>Brodie Rowe</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Rizzo</strong> – Lauren Flynn</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Kenicke</strong> – Jacob Gamble</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Frenchie – </strong>Raemah Krause</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Marty </strong>– Rachel Damms</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Jan</strong> – Maddison Smith</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Doody</strong> – Jack Buckley</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Roger</strong> – Zach Durston</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Sonny</strong> – Kieran Catterick</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Miss Lynch</strong> – Ms Sidaway</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Patty Symcox</strong> – Madi McGovern</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Eugene</strong> – Lachlan Relf</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Vince Fontaine – </strong>Hayden Kubler</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Jenny Casino</strong> – Brie Bagnall</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Teen Angel </strong>– Kirra Buckley</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>CHA-CHA </strong>– TBC</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Destiny Annetts</p><p style="text-align:center;">Poppy Block</p><p style="text-align:center;">Isabelle Brittain</p><p style="text-align:center;">Amelia Brookes</p><p style="text-align:center;">Karrie Burton</p><p style="text-align:center;">Georgia Cassidy</p><p style="text-align:center;">Jenah Cocker</p><p style="text-align:center;">Louise Drake</p><p style="text-align:center;">Jade Dundas</p><p style="text-align:center;">Jasmine Durston</p><p style="text-align:center;">Mercedes Durston</p><p style="text-align:center;">Lucy Glass</p><p style="text-align:center;">Jackson Green</p><p style="text-align:center;">Rhys Jones</p><p style="text-align:center;">Charlotte Knight</p><p style="text-align:center;">Shelby Leworthy</p><p style="text-align:center;">Poppy McIvor</p><p style="text-align:center;">Lily Moses</p><p style="text-align:center;">Emily Powers</p><p style="text-align:center;">Maeve Riley</p><p style="text-align:center;">Ebony Trembath</p><p style="text-align:center;">Cailey Veitch</p><p style="text-align:center;">Rhylee Ward</p><p style="text-align:center;">Emma Wylie</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;">GREASE! - Book, Music and Lyrics By JIM JACOBS and WARREN CASEY</p><p style="text-align:center;">BY ARRANGMENT WITH ORiGiN THEATRICAL</p><div style="text-align:center;">www.origintheatrical.com.au<span><br></span></div></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><br></span></div><div><span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SECONDARY MATHS TUTORING</strong><br></span></div><div><span> This is not one-on-one tutoring, it is group tutoring. Students are required to have work with them and ask the teacher for help with the questions that they are struggling with. Students may wish to attend to work on their homework/Maths Online or just to get into a good study habit. They can attend as many tutoring sessions as they like in a week, and best of all it is free.<br></span></div> </div><div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Year 7-12 Maths Tutoring Roster 2018</strong><br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:98px;"> <br></td><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="2" style="width:107px;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Monday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" style="width:107px;"><strong>Tuesday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" style="width:107px;"><strong>Wednesday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-default" style="width:107px;"><strong>Thursday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-default" style="width:107px;"><strong>Friday</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Before School<br>(8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" colspan="2"><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><strong>Mr Relf</strong><br>Library</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Staff Prayer<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><strong>Mr Smith</strong><br>Library</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><strong>Mrs Wright</strong><br>Library</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">First Break</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" colspan="2"><strong>Mrs White</strong><br>Room 4<br>10.35-11.05am</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><strong>Mr Riley</strong><br>Room P20<br>11- 11.20am</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><strong>Mr Tyrrell</strong><br>Room 42<br>11-11.20am</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Second Break</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" colspan="2"> </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"> <br><strong>Mrs Buxton/Mrs Ritter</strong><br>Room 12<br>1-1.20am</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"> </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">After School<br>3:05 p.m.-4:00 p.m.<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" colspan="2"><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><strong>Miss Murtagh</strong><br>Library<br><strong>Mrs Glass</strong><br>Library</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><strong>Miss Hourigan</strong><br>Library<br><strong>Mrs Ritter</strong><br>Library</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"> <br><br></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Sports for Schools</strong></p><p>If you shop at Coles please collect the 'Sports for Schools' vouchers and place them in the boxes at stores or drop them into College reception. Our school will benefit with sports gear for P-12, so start collecting now!<br></p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Sports%20for%20Schools.jpg" alt="2018 Sports for Schools.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </div></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><br><strong></strong></div><div><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sporting Date Clashes</span></strong><p class="MsoNormal">The Hervey Bay District Cross-Country is on Wednesday 2<sup>nd</sup> May. This is also the first day of camp for Year 6 students and students in Years 8 to 11. Students who are wishing to run at these trials to gain selection in the Hervey Bay District team to compete at the Wide Bay trials will be able to do so. These students will be transported by bus to their respective camp locations at the conclusion of the carnival.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The Sunshine Coast All Schools Touch competition is being held on Sunday 29<sup>th</sup> July and the QLD All Schools Oztag competition is being held from 27<sup>th</sup> to 29<sup>th</sup> July. Information regarding this clash of dates and the ramifications for students hoping to play both sports in 2018 will be communicated to students and an information letter sent home. </p><br><strong>QLD Triathlon Titles</strong><br></div><div>From the 15th – 17th February, the QLD Aquathlon and Triathlon titles were held here in Hervey Bay. Xavier has continued its strong presence in this sport with the following students competing: Lochie Armstrong, Brodie Harris, Piper Hinton, Harry King, Chantelle McCarthy, Toby Powers, Emily Powers, Jordan McCarthy and Charlotte Davies. All students performed with great commitment in very hot conditions with several of our students having top 10 finishes. Harry King had a terrific race and reaped the rewards of his dedication to training over the last 12 months to finish in 3rd place. This qualifies Harry for the QLD team to compete at The National Titles in Penrith in April. Congratulations Harry and to all Xavier students who competed.</div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>Hervey Bay District Cluster 2 Sport Trials</strong><br></div><div>These trials are being held on Thursday 8th March at various locations in Hervey Bay. Students will be trialing in the following sports: Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL, Football (Soccer), Netball, Golf, Basketball and Hockey. Students who signed up for this have received paperwork this week. All paperwork and payment is due by Monday 5th March 9am. Good luck to all students in your upcoming trials.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong>Xavier wins Secondary Hervey Bay District Swimming</strong></div><div><br>On Monday 19th February, 34 students represented Xavier at the Hervey Bay District Swimming Carnival. Once again, students competed with great skill and spirit and managed some outstanding results. Xavier won the Junior Trophy (12-14yrs), Senior Trophy (15-18yrs) and the Overall Trophy. Xavier was also runner up in the Percentage Shield.</div><div>In addition, the following students claimed Age Champion Honours:<br>12 Year Boys – Blake Begaud <br>14 Year Girls – Tiarna Lyons <br>15 Year Girls – Kiera Stephens <br>15 Year Boys – Lachlan Gent <br>16 Year Girls – Kasey Gamble <br>16 Year Boys – Tom Veitch <br>18 Years and over Boys – Matt Maag </div><div><br>The relays were a highlight of the day, with Xavier winning 7 out of the 8 relays. Selections for the Wide Bay Swimming Team are being made in the coming weeks and students will be notified by the Wide Bay managers.</div><br></div><div></div><div><div><img alt="Sport.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-6,-2018/Sport.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:615px;height:410px;" /><img alt="Swimming.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-1,-Week-6,-2018/Swimming.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">KINDERGARTEN VACANCIES AVAILABLE 2018 & 2019<br></strong></div></div><div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Kindy%20Promo1.JPG" alt="2018 Kindy Promo1.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Kindy%20Promo2.JPG" alt="2018 Kindy Promo2.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> <br></div><br></div>

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