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Newsletter - Term 2, Week 4, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a.aspxNewsletter - Term 2, Week 4, 2018<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Xavier%20Journey%20Banner.jpg" alt="2018 Xavier Journey Banner.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS</strong></span></p><p>Dear Parents and Carers</p><p><strong>School Improvement Audit</strong><br>We really need your help. So far 500+ students have completed the survey along with 74 staff. However, so far only 15 parents have managed to complete the task. We need around 20% of parents to complete the survey in order to gain accurate data.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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).</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>                                             <a href="https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38</span></a></p><p><u></u><u></u><a href="https://disasurvey.acelleadership.org.au/survey/b088fc38"><img alt="2018 DISA.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20DISA.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a>​<br>My thanks to you in anticipation.</p><p>God Bless<br>Simon Dash<br> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></span></p><p><strong>Year 1 Excursion – Historical Village</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our Year One students recently visited the Hervey Bay Historical Village to learn about the past and gain some insight into how society worked in earlier times. They had a wonderful time and spent many hours exploring the village. The volunteers at the Historical Village were extremely impressed with our students and commented many times on their attitude and behaviour.  Well done to the Year One teachers and their students. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Historical%20Visit.JPG" alt="2018 Historical Visit.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Year 6 Camp</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our Year 6 students returned from camp on Friday having experienced three days of challenge, adventure, excitement and some sleep.  It was a very successful camp which allowed students to further investigate their motto for the 2018 school year “Aspire to Lead". Upon returning from camp it was wonderful to see the students in their Year 6 leader shirts.  These shirts were distributed at the Camp Liturgy on Thursday night and represent the significant role our Year 6 students play in the everyday leadership of our P-6 community.  Thanks to all staff who were involved in making camp such a wonderful experience for our Year 6 students. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br><strong>Prep Come and Try Day 1</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">We will be hosting the first of our Prep “Come and Try Days" for 2018 on Friday 18<sup>th</sup> May from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.  All prospective and enrolled Prep students for 2018 are invited to attend.  Please register at the College office should you wish to attend with your child. Details of the upcoming sessions are shown below:</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>When:</strong></span></p><p><strong>18</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> May – My Colourful World</strong></p><p><strong>1</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> June – My Senses</strong></p><p><strong>15</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> June – Winter Wonderland</strong></p><p><strong>3</strong><strong><sup>rd</sup></strong><strong> August – I Love to Play Games!</strong></p><p><strong>10</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> August – Light Spectacular</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Time: 9.00am to 11.00am</strong></span></p><p><strong> </strong><strong>You will need to bring:</strong></p><p>· <strong>an adult for supervision</strong></p><p>· <strong>hat</strong></p><p>· <strong>water bottle</strong></p><p>· <strong>lunch </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Secondary School Camps for Year 8 to 11</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Despite being tired from the many and varied activities that students were involved in they appreciated the time and effort that staff put into making the Camps a reality. Xavier is one of the few Colleges in the district that are able to offer students a camp experience, mainly due to the generosity of our staff.  We thank the House Deans who coordinated the year level programs – Mrs. Wright. Miss Sullivan, Mr. McQuaid and Miss Hogan. We also thank staff who gave up time with their own families, and a comfortable bed, to provide this wonderful opportunity for our students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="Camp 81.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Camp%2081.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Year 8 Camp News</strong></p><p>The Year 8's had a great three days at camp with perfect weather. They all enjoyed the variety of activities, everything from canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, dragon boat racing, dominoes and balloons. Quinn was lucky enough to have his birthday on camp. Thanks to all the wonderful students for participating with such a positive attitude and to the great staff that made the camp happen: Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Love, Mrs Murray-Jones, Miss Sardoni, Mrs May, Doc Turner and Mr Relf.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<img alt="Camp Y8 Birthday.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Camp%20Y8%20Birthday.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <br></p><p><strong>Mother's Day Stall</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A <strong>Mother's Day Stall</strong> will be running from Tuesday to Thursday this week in the Library.  Each class will have the opportunity to visit this stall and purchase a special item, should they wish to do so.  All money raised will support the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team.  Our thanks to the P&F for organising this event with the assistance of Mr Bebington.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Mother's Day Liturgy</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A reminder to all parents and carers that we will come together as a P-6 community to celebrate Mother's Day with our annual Liturgy on Friday morning in GOA at 9.00 am.  We invite you to join us for this special occasion which will be followed by a morning tea in the GOA foyer.</p><p> </p><p><strong>College Open Day – “X-Cite</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">It was a pleasure to host the many current and prospective families who visited our College on Wednesday afternoon. The staff and students were 'excited' to be able to showcase the College and the many great opportunities that students have both in and outside the classroom. Many of our student leaders across the College acted as Tour Leaders and demonstrated a high level of maturity and responsibility as they chatted with our visitors.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Each learning area displayed their programs and the many ways they enhance and reinforce student learning for success. The many extra-curricular programs and activities were also demonstrated by students and staff. This included:</p><p>·         The Debating program<br>·         Kokoda Challenge<br>·         Xavier Soccer and Dance Program that is part of our Year 7 & 8 Sport program<br>·         “Grease"- this year's College Production<br>·         Choirs<br>·         Human-powered vehicle challenge<br>·         The wide range of Sports that are offered across the College. </p><p>We thank the many students who were part of the evening's activities.​</p><p><br><strong>NAPLAN</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A reminder to all parents that our Year 3, 5, 7 & 9 students will sit their NAPLAN examinations next week.  We wish all students the very best for the week ahead and congratulate them on their preparations for these national tests. At the College we recognise these tests as a point in time and will make results available to parents later in the year. </p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Fr. Regi's Birthday</strong></p><p>Our Parish Priest Fr.Regi celebrated his birthday on Wednesday the 9<sup>th</sup> May. We hope he had a very happy day and thank him for the work he does in supporting the College.</p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Fr%20Regi%20Birthday.JPG" alt="Fr Regi Birthday.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p><p>Our Junior choir sang him a very special birthday song which you can view on our Facebook page by clicking the image below. <br></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1496491197143957/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Happy%20Birthday%20Fr%20Regi.JPG" alt="Happy Birthday Fr Regi.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br></strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></span></p><p>Please note the following up-coming events:</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0" style="height:631px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">11/05/2018<br></th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Year 11-12 HTY Eat Street/ Sofitel Excursion </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">11/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">​Mother's Day Liturgy <br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">11/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Years 10-12 Confro Trial vs St Patrick's </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">14/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Years 7 & 8 Trimester 2 Rotations (14/5 -17/8/18)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">15/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">NAPLAN Testing</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">15/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Years 8-12 A&TSI Girls to Women Program </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">16/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Board Meeting</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">16/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">P & F Meeting</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">17/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Senior Choir Excursion: The Life You're Living Program </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">18/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Year 11 Biology Camp </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">18/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Year 4 Excursion - Exploring Great Sandy Straits </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">18/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Mini Vinnies Day (Years 4-6)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">18/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Prep Come and Try Morning Day 1 </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">18/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Year 12 Music Excursion - The Addams Family </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">21/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Dirum Mission Week</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">22/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Years 8-12 A&TSI Girls to Women Program </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">22/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Years 7-12 Choir OZCARE Visit </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">23/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">P-12 Assembly (Dirum Mission Week)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">24/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">Year 5 Retreat</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="width:23%;">25/05/2018</th><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:70%;">FRASER COAST SHOW HOLIDAY</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>NEWS FROM THE CAMPUS MINISTER</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><img alt="YofY.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/YofY.png" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></b></span> </p><p>As we continue to celebrate the Year of Youth we consider the invitation to open new horizons for spreading joy.  Sr Hilda Scott once said that “Joy is part of your DNA."  It is often difficult in tough times to find the joy, but God is always with us, through good times and bad.  God can't bear to be apart from us.  So how can we respond to this invitation?  This year we are offering many opportunities for our young people to buy into this relationship with God and to find the Joy that is inside each one of us.    At the start of the term we held a “Come and See" afternoon here at Xavier where we spent time enjoying each other's company and discerning how we can spread joy in others' lives and indelibly our own. One of the things we discussed is that “You never have to scrub up for God".  He loves us just the way we are, but we need to love ourselves and ultimately others.  </p><p>Also, some of our students who are a part of the Parish Youth Ministry Team travelled to Nambour for the “Activate Joy" rally at the end of April.  Fr Rob Galea spoke with passion and joy to all in attendance and challenged us to live a life worthy of our created self.  This week there was an event held in Maryborough, “The Life you're Living" with Jessie Manibusan, again inviting us to live with purpose and meaning.  Below are some photos from these events.  </p><p>So, let us pray.  In this Year of Youth that those who minister to young people may generously share with them the love and joy of living in Christ.  We pray for young mothers during this Year of Youth: May they be blessed for their patience, love, care and dedication to their children.  We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.  </p><p>Carmel Donnelly<br>Campus Minister</p><p><img alt="IMG_1503 - Year of the Youth.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/IMG_1503%20-%20Year%20of%20the%20Youth.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SPORTS NEWS</strong></span></p><p><strong>HERVEY BAY DISTRICT CROSS-COUNTRY</strong></p><p>On Wednesday 2<sup>nd</sup> May, Xavier had 63 students competing at the 9yrs to 19yrs Hervey Bay District Cross-Country. Students ran distances ranging from 2km to 6km on an often wet and muddy track, providing a genuine cross-country course. With Year 6 and Year 8 to Year 11 camps also starting on Wednesday, Xavier had limited numbers competing in these age groups. Despite this, Xavier still performed strongly against other schools in the district, and were placed in the top three for a majority of the trophies on offer. Many students ranked in the top six for their age division, ensuring their selection in the Hervey Bay team to compete at the Wide Bay Cross Country on Tuesday 29<sup>th</sup> May. </p><p> Age Champions from the day were as follows:</p><p>Colton Blyth – 10yrs Boys</p><p>Madison Fletcher – 11yrs Girls</p><p>Dylan Ilka – 14yrs Boys</p><p>Chantelle McCarthy – 15yrs Girls</p><p>Tobias Powers – 15yrs Boys<br></p><p>Students who have been selected to compete at the Wide Bay Cross-Country championships have had information communicated.  The Qkr! payment and Project Consent Form is due by the 24<sup>th</sup> May.  If you can submit these as soon as possible it would be greatly appreciated.</p><p><img alt="Age Champs.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Age%20Champs.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br></p><p><strong>Wide Bay Netball</strong></p><p>Grace Farrelly and Madison McGovern represented the Wide Bay at the State titles for Netball in Brisbane last week.</p><p>Grace was part of the U15's team & Madison played in the U19's.  Both girls encountered strong competition but played beautiful netball over the five days.   </p><p><img alt="Netball.jpeg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Netball.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SCIENCE NEWS AND ACTIVITIES</strong></span></p><p><strong>Build a Droid in a Day</strong></p><p>Fabulous opportunity for up to 10 students from years 7-12. Would you like to Build a Droid? A free workshop using Programmable Edison Robots is coming to Xavier on the 5th of June during periods 3 and 4. If you are a year 9 STEM (Semester 1 and 2) student you will already be involved but there are approximately 10 places available to other Xavier students. To apply: send an email to Mrs. Hopgood (lhopgood@bne.catholic.edu.au) by 3pm Friday stating why you would like to attend.</p><p><strong>Sunflower Competition Update</strong></p><p>The weigh-in day for the Xavier Sunflower competition is on next Monday the 14th of May. Students will need to organise to bring their plants STILL in their pots into school on Monday the 14th or during this week. The heaviest plant will be eligible to enter into the UQ regional competition. Other awards will be given. Some of the categories are tallest plant, smallest plant, largest flower, heaviest flower, most ornamental plant etc. If you bring in your plant before the weigh-in day please bring it to room 16 for storage in the boat area.</p><p> <img alt="Brayden Howe Sunflower.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Brayden%20Howe%20Sunflower.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p><p><strong>Xavier Awarded Second Place in the Fraser Coast Science and Engineering Challenge</strong></p><p>Young scientists and future engineers of the Fraser Coast showed their initiative, problem solving abilities and effective team work at the PCYC on Tuesday. A full team of 32 year 9 and year 10 students represented Xavier at the Fraser Coast Science and Engineering Challenge. Students were selected for this team based on their academic progress and commitment to their studies. They are congratulated on their selection and their behaviour and performance at the event. <br>The challenges included making weight bearing and earthquake proof tall towers, connecting electrical circuits for a city, building a water turbine to generate power, making a strong and light weightbearing bridge, making a robotic hand for signalling, designing and constructing a catapult, using strings to design a railway network.</p><p>Overall, Xavier was placed second out of the teams representing eight schools. The team was very strong across all activities and the students worked very well together on difficult tasks.</p><p>This is an annual event open to year 9 and 10 students. We look forward to meeting this challenge again next year.</p><p><img alt="S&E Challenge.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/S%26E%20Challenge.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM </strong></span></p><p>Calling all young people in Secondary school and older.  You are invited to our next monthly meeting for the Parish Youth Ministry Team.  </p><p><strong>WHEN:  20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> May</strong></p><p><strong>WHERE: John Paul Centre, Bryant St, Pialba</strong></p><p><strong>TIME: 6pm – 8.00 pm</strong></p><p><strong>WHAT TO BRING:  BYO plate to share</strong></p><p><strong>RSVP: Carmel Donnelly </strong>cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au<strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MISSION FOCUS</strong></span></p><p>This Term we draw our attention to the works and services of the Dirum House Charities, Jesuit Refugee Services and Jesuit Social Services.  Throughout this term our community will develop an understanding of these charities through prayer and advocacy, culminating with a response of donations and a call to action by our students.  Please visit their websites to find out more about their works and continue to pray for all those who are supported by their services.</p><p> <a href="https://www.jrs.org.au/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/JRS%20Logo.jpg" alt="JRS Logo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:167px;" /></a><a href="https://jss.org.au/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/JSS%20logo.png" alt="JSS logo.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:149px;" /></a></p><p><strong></strong></p><strong><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">BLOOD DRIVE</span><br><br>Calling all parents and friends,</strong><p>Are you looking for new ways to <strong>show your faith</strong> or be an <strong>active member of your community</strong>?</p><p>Xavier are inviting all parents to join the Blood Donation drive and <strong>stand in solidarity</strong> with people in need in our community. <br></p><p><strong>1 in 3 people will need a blood donation</strong> in their life time and almost all of you will know someone who has needed one or will need one.</p><p>Did you know that <strong>you could save 3 lives</strong> with your one donation?</p><p>Take the quiz to see if you are eligible to donate:  <a href="https://www.donateblood.com.au/eligibility"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.donateblood.com.au/eligibility#</span></a> </p><p>For more information and to book an appointment:  <a href="https://www.donateblood.com.au/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.donateblood.com.au/</span></a><br>If you are a new or existing donor, next time you visit the team at the blood bank you can ask to assign your donation to <strong>TEAM XAVIER. </strong></p><p> <img alt="blood.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/blood.png" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>​</strong></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span> </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>EQUESTRIAN OPPORTUNITY</strong></span></p><p>Please contact Melissa Davis by email: madavis@bne.catholic.edu.au, for further information regarding nominations for the Interschool Equestrian Competition, details below.<br></p><p><strong> <img alt="Eq.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-4,-2018a/Eq.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:850px;" /></strong></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PAYMENTS TO THE COLLEGE</strong></span></p><p>Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept payments by Credit Card over the phone.</p><p>A Payment of School Fees item has been added to the Qkr! app. This item allows you to nominate the amount you wish to pay and to enter your account details.</p><p>Details for accessing Qkr! are available on the Parent Portal or by following this link: <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Qkr! Instructions</span><br></p><p></p><table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="width:613px;border-collapse:collapse;"> <colgroup><col width="266" style="width:200pt;" /> <col width="93" style="width:70pt;" /> <col width="117" style="width:88pt;" /> <col width="96" style="width:72pt;" /> <col width="147" style="width:110pt;" /> <col width="164" style="width:123pt;" /> </colgroup><tbody><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;"><td rowspan="2" colspan="6" width="883" height="31" style="border-width:0px 0px 1px;border-style:none none solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;width:663pt;height:23.25pt;background-color:transparent;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-3" size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri"><strong>                                            Xavier Catholic College - Payment Methods</strong></font></td></tr><tr height="11" style="height:8.25pt;"></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td rowspan="2" height="67" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:50.25pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Item to pay</font></strong></td><td rowspan="2" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">QKR  </font></strong></td><td rowspan="2" width="117" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;width:88pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>BPAY (over $50.00)</strong></span><br></td><td rowspan="2" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Online Transfer</font></strong></td><td rowspan="2" width="147" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;width:110pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Cash/Cheque/EFTPOS at Front Counter</font></strong></td><td rowspan="2" width="164" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;width:123pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Payment plan by Direct Debit or Credit Card authority</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="47" style="height:35.25pt;"></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="6" height="20" style="margin:0px;border:1px solid #000000;height:15pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">School Fees Accounts</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2"><font face="Calibri"><font color="#000000">School Fees - Payment on receipt of statement<span style="margin:0px;"> </span></font></font></font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">School Fees - Payment plan</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Instrumental Music & Vocal Lessons</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes - If included in calculation</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Choir</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes - If included in calculation</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="6" height="20" style="margin:0px;border:1px solid #000000;height:15pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">School Sports & Sports Uniforms</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Representative Sport</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Representative Sports Uniforms</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="6" height="20" style="margin:0px;border:1px solid #000000;height:15pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Stationery and IT items for sale</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Laptop & iPad chargers, cases and pens</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Replacement Student Diary</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="6" height="20" style="margin:0px;border:1px solid #000000;height:15pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Student Activities & Excursions</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Extra-Curricular Excursions</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Tickets to Events</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">No</font></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="6" height="20" style="margin:0px;border:1px solid #000000;height:15pt;background-color:#d0cece;"><strong><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Tuckshop</font></strong></td></tr><tr height="20" style="height:15pt;text-align:center;"><td height="20" style="border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;height:15pt;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Lunch orders</font></td><td style="border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:#bdd7ee;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Yes</font></td><td colspan="4" style="border-width:1px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:solid solid solid none;border-color:#000000;margin:0px;background-color:transparent;"><font size="2" color="#000000" face="Calibri">Orders can be made on QKR or at the Tuckshop by EFTPOS or cash.</font></td></tr></tbody></table><p> <br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CHILDCARE INFORMATION</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">Plaza Kidz offer care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age with a government approved Kindergarten program.  A bus service is available at no additional cost which runs each morning and afternoon for families. </p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">Plaza Kidz Early Learning Centre</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">(07) 41246000</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">plazakidz@gmail.com</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">79 Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba QLD 4655</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">Situated in the Fraser Shores Shopping Complex.</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><br></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">P&F Mothers Day Stall</strong><br></p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Mothers%20Day%20Stall.JPG" alt="Mothers Day Stall.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/JRS%20Poster%202018b.JPG" alt="JRS Poster 2018b.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Jesuit%20SS%20Poster%202018.JPG" alt="Jesuit SS Poster 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/OzTag%20sign%20On.JPG" alt="OzTag sign On.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> </p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Defence%20Force%20Recruiting.JPG" alt="Defence Force Recruiting.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:869px;" /><br></p>
Newsletter - Term 2, Week 2, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 2, Week 2, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/163162691035153/"><img alt="2018 Xcite newsletter.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Xcite%20newsletter.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​​​PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers<br>We are currently in the process of recruiting new members to the Xavier College Pastoral Board. Under the guidelines, the Board should be comprised of a minimum of 7 members and not more than 12 members.<br>Nominations are called for prospective members to this most important body within our school. If you are interested in nominating, please email Sue Gee at sgee@bne.catholic.edu.au and Sue will email you the nomination form.</div><div><br><strong>The Purpose of the School Board</strong><br>School Boards within the Brisbane Archdiocese are Boards of pastoral governance. A model of discernment called 'sharing wisdom' has been adopted as the most appropriate form of school governance in the Archdiocese. </div><div><br>The purpose of the School Board is to build, strengthen and nourish the school as part of the parish. The School Board is a structure intended to facilitate members of the school and faith community to share responsibility for the wellbeing of the whole of the school within the beliefs and values, teachings and traditions of the Church. </div><div> </div><div>The role of the Board is one of stewardship, developing the school in all its facets 'in trust' for the faith community. As stewards, the Board is called, through the Spirit, to serve the faith community by caring for and developing its school community. In this role, members of the Board are called to servant leadership, collectively accepting accountability for the school's well-being.</div><div><br><strong> Key Responsibilities of the School Board</strong><br>The Board is called to take the responsibility to:</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mission and Vision</span><br>• Lead the school community in articulating and developing the mission and vision of the school based on</div><div>  Gospel values and Catholic ethos<br>• Seek on-going opportunities to assist the school community to understand and strengthen the mission of the</div><div>  school and wider Church<br>• Review and evaluate the mission and vision when appropriate<br>• Celebrate and affirm the school community and its identity as a unique community within the broader faith</div><div>  community.</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Policy development</span><br>• Promote and ensure the implementation of Archdiocesan school policy<br>• Adapt Archdiocesan policy, when appropriate, to the specific context and culture of the school<br>• Develop and approve specific school-based policy and keep the Brisbane Catholic Education Office informed</div><div>  of such policy development.</div><div><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> Strategic Planning</span><br>• Collaborate with the school community to set goals within its mission and vision<br>• Develop and oversee a Strategic Plan for the school<br>• Establish its own annual operations plan<br>• Support of the school's educational leadership.<br><br></div><div><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Support of the school's educational leadership</span><br>• Act as a consultative forum for the Principal on issues such as: curriculum, finance, property and maintenance,</div><div>  administration, human resources, parent education etc and to provide timely, appropriate advice as requested<br>• Provide avenues of support to the Principal and school executive for the management of the school through </div><div>  the establishment of a needs-based committee structure<br>• Advise upon and monitor, in conjunction with the Principal, school effectiveness within the cycle of school </div><div>  renewal<br>• Provide affirmation and encouragement to the Principal and school executive team<br>• Assist in harnessing the expertise, talents and resources of members of the school community and wider local </div><div>  community for the benefit of the school's development.<br></div><div><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> Collaboration and communication</span><br>• Support the Principal in modelling, developing and strengthening a school culture of participatory decision-</div><div>  making and collaboration<br>• Establish and sustain avenues of consultation and mutual communication with those affected by Board </div><div>  decisions and policy implementation<br>• Use processes of discernment and consensus in all areas of decision- making<br>• Communicate regularly with the Executive Director of Brisbane Catholic Education on the positive and negative impact of policy implementation, through the provision of regular reports<br>• Strengthen relationships between the parish and the school through joint planning of school-parish initiatives.</div><div><br> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Board sustainability</span><br>• Recruit, induct and regularly review its own membership in the model of pastoral governance, and within </div><div>  guidelines and assistance from the Executive Director of Catholic Education<br>• Develop on-going understanding of the spirituality and practices of 'Sharing Wisdom' as the foundation of </div><div>  pastoral governance<br>• Conduct its meetings within best practice of contemporary meeting procedures<br>• Develop processes to assess and appraise its performance and hence discern its own training and </div><div>  development needs<br>• Balance its commitments, expectations and ambitions with the demands on and needs of Board members in </div><div>  their own family and working lives.</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Recruitment</span><br>All schools share the mission of the Church in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The Board should be composed of people who appreciate, value and share the educational mission and ethos of the Catholic Church.</div><div><br>When seeking Board members, it is important to reflect on the qualities and skills of benefit to the Board in carrying out its functions. </div><div><br>The following is a suggested list of key qualities and skills for members of Boards: <br>• Commitment to Catholic education in the parish and school <br>• Commitment to the vision and mission of the parish and school <br>• An understanding of the role of parish priest, principal and Board members <br>• Willingness to ask questions and seek clarification <br>• Ability to think strategically <br>• Willingness to support the contributions of other Board members <br>• Capacity to listen in an active and meaningful way<br>• Willingness to work co-operatively with others <br>• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times. </div><div><br>I wholeheartedly ask you to consider nominating for our school Board and help us continue our journey of school improvement.</div><div><br>God bless,<br>Simon Dash<br>Principal<br></div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div><br>What a very busy start to the new term! Staff spent some time on Monday 16th April gaining an understanding of the requirements of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on students with a learning disability and how they can support students in their classes.  Our Learning Support team will manage this process and work with staff and parents to address this program.<br></div><div><br>We held a Prep to Year 12 Assembly on Wednesday morning to recognise the end of the Easter season and we thank the staff and students involved for bringing us this message.<br><br>Our College Captains also addressed the students and asked them to make sure that they looked at the banner in the carpark that highlights our motto “Create the Change”. As you will see the focus is on St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, who encouraged people of her time to be the change they wanted to happen.<br><br><img alt="2018 Motto signB.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Motto%20signB.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br><strong>ANZAC Celebrations</strong><br></div><div>On Tuesday afternoon at 2pm the students gathered in GOA for an ANZAC Liturgy. We are thankful to the students from cadet groups who participated and made our ceremony a very special one.</div><div><br>On ANZAC Day students will have the opportunity to lay wreaths at a number of Services around the Hervey Bay area. We thank our school leaders and those students who will participate.<br><br><img alt="2017 Anzac DayB.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2017%20Anzac%20DayB.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br><strong>Choir</strong><br>As part of the ANZAC day celebrations in Hervey Bay both our Junior and Senior choirs will perform at the Dawn and Main service.  Thanks to Ms McDuff and Mrs Jensen for once again ensuring our choir students are well prepared for this event.  As a College we feel privileged to be given the opportunity to contribute to this important local event.</div><div><br><strong>Camp Week for years 6 and 8 to 11</strong><br>We wish all students and staff a safe and happy camp experience next week as they head off on Wednesday 2nd May until Friday 4th May. I’m sure that there will be Facebook posts to show you some of the highlights.</div><div><br><strong>Rachel Sewell - Practicum Teacher </strong><br>Welcome to Rachel Sewell.  Rachel is a former student of Xavier who has returned to complete her final practicum for her teaching degree.  She will be working for the next six weeks in 4.1.  Both the students and staff of the primary years are very excited to have Rachel on board.</div><div><br><strong>Year 4 – Xavier Day </strong><br>As part of our Xavier Day celebrations our Year 4 students wrote cards to be delivered to some of the elderly residents in the local area via Meals on Wheels.  Mr Davey was very pleased last Friday to deliver to the Year 4 students many responses from those residents who received a card and Easter Egg as part of their regular delivery.  Well done to all the Year 4 teachers and students for this wonderful outreach activity. <br></div><div> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">FROM THE APRE’s</strong><br><strong>Parish Sacramental Program</strong><br>This Thursday 26th April at 5:30pm, there will be a parent information evening at St Joseph’s Church, Pialba, for parents of children in Year 3 and above who have been baptised and wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation will be held on Thursday 24th May. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact the parish office on 4124 3334.</div><div> </div><div><strong>ANZAC Day Service Schedule</strong><br>This Wednesday 25th April is ANZAC DAY. Below is a listing of various services that are occurring around the Hervey Bay area. Students attending any of these services should wear their full school uniform with hat (Formal uniform for yr7-12). </div><div><br>Dawn Services </div><div>Hervey Bay will commence following the march from the RSL at 5.15 am. <br>Howard at 4:20am<br>Toogoom at 5:45am </div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mass</span><br>Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph’s church in Pialba from 8am. </div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Hervey Bay main march and Service of Commemoration </span><br></div><div>Students will gather in the RSL Club car park from 8.45 am with step off at 9.15 am via the Hunter Street exit. The service will commence once all marchers are assembled in Freedom Park. </div><div><br>We have been advised by the RSL subbranch, that due to Workplace Health & Safety concerns parents are requested to not join with their children during the march from the car park to Freedom Park. </div><div><br>Once at Freedom Park Xavier students and their teachers will occupy a space towards the seafront end of the park. Students will need to remain with staff until a parent collects them from this area. </div><div><br><strong>Burrum Heads</strong> march commences at 8.15 am, going from the Burrum Heads Road Boat Ramp to the Burrum Heads Hall. Those intending to march should assemble by 8.00 am.</div><div><br><strong>Howard march</strong>: assemble at 7am for a 7.20 start.<br></div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">RECENT FACEBOOK VIDEOS</strong><br>Check out some of the recent events through our Facebook video posts. Featuring:<span style="color:#1c1e21;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"> <br><br>Commonwealth Games, Queen's Baton bearer, Tom Hillhouse<br></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1464364623689948/"><img alt="Tom Hillhouse Baton Relay.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Tom%20Hillhouse%20Baton%20Relay.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br><span><span style="color:#1c1e21;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;">Rugby League Broncos Challenge Grand Final Match</span></span><br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1459677424158668/"><img alt="Rugby League Broncos Challenge Final.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Rugby%20League%20Broncos%20Challenge%20Final.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a> <br><span><span style="color:#1c1e21;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"></span></span><span><span style="color:#1c1e21;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;">Year 3.3 Music students</span></span><br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1476272345832509/"><img alt="yr3 singers.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/yr3%20singers.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br><span><span style="color:#1c1e21;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;">Xavier Day community service projects</span></span><br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1455890171204060/"><img alt="Xavier Day Video.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Xavier%20Day%20Video.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div>Please note the following date savers:<br></div><div><br>24/04/2018 Anzac Day Liturgy<br>24/04/2018 Year 7-12 AFL QLD Cup<br>27/04/2018 Year 10-12 Visual Art - Gallery Visit<br>27/04/2018 Year 10-12 Confro Trial vs Shalom<br>30/04/2018 Year 10 Starlab <br>01/05/2018 Year 8-12 A&TSI Girls to Women Program <br>02/05/2018 HB District Cross-country Carnival<br>02/05/2018 Year 6 and Years 8-11 Camps <br>07/05/2018 LABOUR DAY Public Holiday</div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SCIENCE NEWS</strong></div><div>On assembly we had the opportunity to congratulate and present badges to the four Xavier students who have been appointed as UQ Science Ambassadors for 2018.  UQ Science Ambassadors are high achieving students who have a strong interest in science and good communication and leadership skills. Their role is to bring science events, activities and opportunities to the attention of fellow students. They will be contributing to the college newsletter and meeting regularly to plan activities. </div><div> </div><div>The Xavier UQ Science Ambassadors for 2018 are:<br>Chelsea Aston, Eleanor Beach, Mikaela Gray and Dhriti Naidu<br><br></div><div><img alt="Science Ambassadors.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018/Science%20Ambassadors.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <br></div><div><strong>Science Ambassadors update</strong></div><div><span style="text-decoration:underline;">University of Queensland Experience Science Excursion</span><br>On Tuesday 17th July, we are planning to take students from years 10, 11 and 12 Science classes and year 9 STEM, to Brisbane for a day of Science workshops and experiences. This UQ Experience Science excursion will be of interest to students who are planning to study a science related course at a University in the future. </div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What is Experience Science?</span><br></div><div>Experience Science provides students with the opportunity to discover what studying science is like at UQ and how science is applied in industry and everyday life. The event is facilitated by experts from UQ and industry through a series of hands-on, interactive science workshops. All workshops are held at the UQ St Lucia campus.</div><div><br>Depending on numbers, the cost for the day will be around $60. This will include a lecture, University tour and science workshops at UQ, morning tea, transport and a visit to the Brisbane museum and the Sciencentre.</div><div><br>Your Science teachers will have the relevant forms and information or you can email or see Mrs. Hopgood for more details. Forms and money will need to be submitted before the end of May. Numbers are limited to 45 students so students who confirm their attendance early will be given preference.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong>Sunflower Growing Competition</strong><br>This year, a group of students from Year 7, 9 (STEM) and 12 have been competing in the UQ Sunflower growing competition. They have grown their plants by seed. Flowers will be judged on the 15th of May. Prizes will be awarded across several categories. Students are encouraged to post photos of their plants and to share the progress of their plants with other students.</div><div><br> </div><div><img alt="sunflower 2 grace.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018/sunflower%202%20grace.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </div><div><br><strong>Fraser Coast Science and Engineering Challenge</strong><br>On Tuesday 8th May, a Xavier science representative team of 32 year 9 and 10 students will be competing against other schools in the Fraser Coast Science and Engineering Challenge. This will be held at the PCYC. During this event, students will be working in teams to apply their knowledge and skills creatively to solve problems. We wish them well and hope they enjoy the day.</div><div><br><strong>XCATs</strong><br></div><div>Three teams of Year 11 and 12 students, the XCATs have been training for the regional Chemical analysis competition to be held on 2nd June at the Sunshine Coast. During X-cite, they will be competing against each other as they practice their skills.</div><div><br><strong>Year 9 STEM</strong><br></div><div>Year 9 STEM is a single Semester elective subject that students can choose to study in year 9. During X-cite, some of these students will be presenting a Science demonstration to visitors of the Science lab. They are also keen to share the Big Bubble-making formula they have been perfecting and to take their demonstrations to students in the primary school.  To demonstrate their scientific investigation skills, they will also be working on an individual project which they will display later this year. If successful students will be eligible for a CSIRO Crest Award.</div><div><br><strong>Keen on Science?</strong><br></div><div>Students who wish to be more involved in science activities keep up to date with the Science News via the Newsletter. Please contact your science teacher or one of the science ambassadors and we can let you know what is happening.</div><div><br>Other future opportunities to become more involved in Science include a Crystal Making competition and the SCU Research Awards.<br>Contributed by Chelsea Aston, Eleanor Beach, Mikaela Gray and Dhriti Naidu</div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NEWS FROM 7.3</strong><br>Our class has started reading the novel 'Wonder' which looks at a young boy with a facial deformity. This art activity had the students looking at their own faces and how they can be distorted by using a Picasso-style of art. We really enjoyed creating these images of ourselves and are very involved in the story of Auggie and the problems he has fitting in with other kids due to his appearance.<br></div><div>​</div><div><img alt="Wonder1.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Wonder1.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="Wonder2.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Wonder2.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><img alt="Wonder3.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Wonder3.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> <img alt="Wonder4.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Wonder4.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">EDSMART PAPERLESS FORMS</strong><br>Dear Parents/Carers<br>Our school has implemented EdSmart to assist with communication between school and parents.</div><div><br>EdSmart is an online system that replaces all the paper forms we send home for you to complete and return. By moving to an online system, the school anticipates making good savings in time and cost compared with managing a paper process.</div><div><br>The online system is extremely easy for parents to use. Instead of paper forms coming home in your child’s school bag, you will be sent an email notification, with a link to click that opens a secure web page version of the form to complete and submit. You can do this on your phone, tablet or computer. You do not need to download any apps or register.</div><div><br>The online system is a much more efficient way to capture all this information from you, and means teachers and the administration staff can easily keep track of who has returned their forms.</div><div><br>All of the data you submit in the forms is held in a secure database and is only accessible to selected school staff.</div><div><br>You can read more about EdSmart on their web site:<br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.parentpaperwork.com/parents</span></div><div></div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SCHOOL FEE ACCOUNTS</strong><br></div><div>Family Account Statements will be forwarded to all families currently paying by payment plan on Thursday 26 April 2018.  Please use this statement to check that your payment plan is being received as expected.</div><div><br>Our Finance Department will assist you as much as possible, however the responsibility for ensuring  payment plans pay your account in full by 30 November 2018 remains with each family.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB  – Orders due Friday 4th May</strong><br></div><div>Issue 3 of Scholastic Book Club is out now and ready for orders.  If you missed out on receiving the catalogue, it is available online at <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.scholastic.com.au/schools/bookclub/.</span></div><div><br>All orders are to be placed using LOOP, the Scholastic Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform.  LOOP is safe and easy to use and eliminates the need to return paper order forms to us.</div><div><br>Books will be delivered to your child’s classroom, unless you have marked the order as a gift.  Each order helps earn free books and teaching materials for our school.  We hope our students enjoy Scholastic Book Club and they find lots of fantastic titles to read!</div><div></div><div><br> </div><div><span style="margin:0px;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;display:none;"></span><img alt="image002.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018/image002.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES</strong><br></div><div> </div><div>The College has a range of Sponsorship opportunities available to local businesses and members of the community.  Please contact the College on 4197 1177 should you wish to learn more.<br></div><div> </div><div> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">UNIFORM SHOP</strong><br> </div><div>Girls formal ties and formal hats sizes 56 and 57 only have arrived at the Uniform Shop.  Please see Mandy or telephone 4197 1265.</div><div> <br><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><br><strong>Matthew Hauser and Jordan Kerby at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games</strong><br>It was thrilling to watch both Matt Hauser (2015 graduate) and Jorden Kerby (2009 graduate) compete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The commitment they give to the demands of their respective sports is inspiring. The Xavier community offer both Jordan and Matt our heartfelt congratulations on the incredible way they represented our nation at these games. Well done Matt and Jordan.</div><div><br><strong>AFL Q CUP</strong><br>On Tuesday 24th April, Xavier will have a Year 10-12 boys AFL team play against Urangan State High School in the first round of the AFL Q Cup competition. This competition is also open to Year 7-9 boys and girls. Students are reminded of the importance to attend meetings and collect and return paperwork in order to meet the requirements of representing Xavier in sport.</div><div> </div><div><strong>Term 2 Friday Sport</strong><br></div><div>Year 7 & 8 students have commenced Friday sport for Term 2, with all options having a ‘fitness’ focus this term. Along with the Dance and Soccer program, students have selected to participate in either: Cardio Tennis, Martial Arts, PCYC Fitness, Walking for Fitness, School Gym and JPAC Fitness. It is hoped all students will have an enjoyable experience throughout this term’s program, challenging their own levels of fitness whilst having fun and making new connections with peers.</div><div><br><strong>Touch Football Season – 2018</strong><br></div><div>Trials for the Xavier touch football teams are occurring this week. This year, Xavier is entering six teams into major competitions. These teams and coaches will be as follows:<br>13 Girls – Helen Hatchett<br>13 Boys – Paul Barker<br>15 Girls – Blaire Roffey<br>15 Boys – Michael Tyrrell<br>Open Girls – Simone Collins<br>Open Boys – Nathan Milne</div><div><br>You will notice that this year, Xavier is not entering Open Mixed teams, but rather is entering separate Open Boys and Open Girls teams. This decision has been made based on changes to rules and criteria at the QLD All Schools Touch competition held in Brisbane in October. Schools are no longer able to nominate more than one team in any division. By entering separate gender teams in the Open division, it is hoped that all students will continue to enjoy the rich experience that is QLD All Schools touch and will have equal opportunities to develop their touch skills throughout their years at Xavier.</div><div><br> An information letter has been sent home with students who are trialling this week. This letter includes dates for the major competitions this year and an explanation of a ‘mini-tour’ that may occur prior to the competition in October.</div><div><br> It is hoped that the 2018 Touch Season will once again prove to be a rewarding experience for all students involved. </div><br></div><div> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">YEAR OF YOUTH</strong><br></div><div></div><div><p> <img alt="Jesse.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018/Jesse.png" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p><p> <img alt="poster.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-2,-2018/poster.png" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></p></div>
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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