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Newsletter - Term 2, Week 10, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 2, Week 10, 2018<div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​</strong><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Xavier-Catholic-College-Hervey-Bay-299106990215723/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Facebook%20banner%20newsletter.jpg" alt="Facebook banner newsletter.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a>​​<br></strong></p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong></div><div><div><br>Dear Parents and Carers,</div><div>It is my pleasure to announce the Student Leaders for 2018-2019:</div><div><strong><br></strong><strong>Captains: </strong>                 Lachlan Espulso & Lucy Glass<br></div><div><strong>Vice-Captains:</strong>         Thomas Miller & Jade Dundas<br><strong><br>House Captains:</strong><br>BUTHU:                     Madison McGovern & Lucinda Cullen<br>DIRUM:                     Lachlan Armstrong & Lachlan Cain<br>KONDARI:                 Lydia White & Ben Barker<br>NARWARI:                Lucy O’Neil & Will Clayton<br><strong><br>Ministry Group Captains:</strong><br>Praise & Worship:      Courtney Williams & Piper Hinton<br>College Life:               Natalie Quattromani & Bronte Everett<br>Justice & Action:        Kyesha Feste & Mollie Anderson<br>Arts & Culture:           Tory-Lea Fox & Keely Blenheim</div><div><br>It is an honour to celebrate the spirit of leadership at Xavier Catholic College with these fine young people.  I have great confidence in these young women and men and have no doubt they will serve the College with distinction.  Already they have made a name for themselves as dedicated students and positive role models.  I hope at their graduation next year they will look back to this time and the commitments they have made with pride in a job well done.</div><div><br>I use the phrase “the spirit of leadership” with great intent.  For that is what I believe it to be: a “spirit”.  It is not something that resides in the position.  Leadership is not something one holds simply by holding a title:  be it Captain or Principal.  These are powerful words, but they are not synonymous with leadership.  Leadership is truly a spirit.  It is a spirit that exists throughout our community.  It exists in every student and teacher, every school officer, every parent and friend to this College.  Leadership is not something to be exercised or controlled through the power of the position.  Leadership is something to be unleashed.  The student leaders’ task is clear: not to control, but to liberate; to unleash the spirit of leadership at Xavier Catholic College.</div><div><br>I offer to them my full support and promise to walk the journey with them. </div><div><br>God bless<br></div><div>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Leaders%202018%2019.jpg" alt="Leaders 2018 19.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div>As the term draws to a close and with the onset of some chilly weather, we know that it will still be very busy in our classrooms with many assessments being finalised. Please ensure your children are focussed and giving their assessment tasks the attention they deserve.</div><div><br><strong>2018/2019 Student Leaders</strong><br>The end of term is also the first step in the formation program for our College leaders. On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June our newly appointed leaders will spend two days at Camp Pialba gaining an understanding of what it means to be a leader in an Ignatian school. We also invite our current student leaders to this Retreat to share their experience.<br><br></div><div><strong>External Review Process</strong><br>Last week we hosted visitors involved with the External Review process, which will provide input towards Xavier’s five-year plan.  Our visitors met with staff, parents and students, and toured our classrooms during their three-day visit.</div><div><br>We thank all of those involved in this process and will advise the outcome of the review in due course.</div><div><br><strong>Bullying Survey for Secondary Students</strong><br>Last week students in years 8 to 12 were asked to complete an online survey to investigate the issue of bullying across the College. We began with a discussion about what bullying is, the various forms bullying can take and where to seek help if needed. Students then completed the survey in class, with teacher support if requested. </div><div><br>Year 7 students will complete the survey before the end of term.  The results will be collated and reviewed by the Pastoral Care Team and any follow up needed will be undertaken by them.</div><div><br><strong>School Officer’s Day</strong><br>Last Wednesday, 13th June, we celebrated School Officer Day as part of an international day of recognition – International Education Support Staff Day.  </div><div><br>This international celebration is the result of the endorsement of a resolution at the 2015 Education International (EI) World Congress to create a worldwide day recognising the significant contribution School Officers make to the quality education in our schools.  The day is also a time to acknowledge the important role of Services Staff in our school communities.</div><div><br>Our wonderful School Officers were presented with a small gift and morning tea and were acknowledged at both Primary and Secondary Assemblies, for their invaluable contribution.<br><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/School%20officers%20day.jpg" alt="School officers day.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong>Primary Athletics Carnivals</strong><br></div><div>The Xavier Catholic College Kindy to Year 2 Carnival is happening this Friday, the 22nd June on our junior oval. The Day will start with our March Past in GOA. The students will rotate around six events, stopping for a sausage sizzle for the students at 10.30am. The carnival will conclude at midday. We welcome family and friends to join us for a day of fun.</div><div><br>Program for Kindy to Year 2 Carnival<br>9:15    March Past – Goa<br>9:30    Rotation 1<br>9:50    Rotation 2</div><div>10:10  Rotation 3<br>10:30  Break -sausage sizzle and popper (stay at Rotation 3 area)<br>10:50  Rotation 4<br>11:10  Rotation 5<br>11:30  Rotation 6<br>11.50  Finish</div><div><br>On Thursday the 28th June we invite you to come and support the year 3 to 12-year-old students at the Xavier Catholic College Primary Athletics Carnival. This event will take place on the senior oval starting at 9.00am. The canteen will have a stall located on the oval with a small range of products on sale during the break times. Students are encouraged to bring food from home, as break times are short. Parents are welcome to visit the canteen throughout the day. Don’t forget students are to wear their house shirts and are encouraged to bring their best team spirit.</div><div><br>800m events will take place on the Wednesday the 27th June starting at 1.30pm. Parents and supporters are welcome to attend. These events will be run on our senior oval.<br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Program for Primary Carnival – Year 3 to 12-year-olds</strong><br></div><div><strong>Wednesday 27th June, 2018</strong><br>1.30pm  800m events then discus events</div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday 28th June, 2018</strong><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">8 years 9 years 10 years 11 years 12 years</span><br>9:00   200m<br>9:30   100m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Ball games<br>10:15  Ball Games, 100m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put<br>11:00<strong> 1ST BREAK</strong><br>11.30 Shot Put, Ball Games, 100m, Long Jump, High Jump<br>12:15 High Jump, Shot Put, Ball Games, 100m, Long Jump<br>1:00  <strong>2ND BREAK</strong><br>1:30  Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Ball Games, 100m<br>2:15  100m Finals and Primary/ Teacher Relay<br>2:50  <strong>PRESENTATIONS</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong> </div><div><strong>Choir Performance</strong></div><div>Shannon McDuff and the Choir students leading the singing at the 9.00am mass at St Joseph's parish church.<br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/choir%20mass.jpeg" alt="choir mass.jpeg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CHECK OUT THE LATEST VIDEOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE</strong><br><br>Nightly Confraternity Rugby League Player Profiles<br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1537255736400836/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Confro%20video%202018.JPG" alt="Confro video 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Year 7/8 Dance Performance<br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1529303640529379/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Dancing%20video%202018.JPG" alt="Dancing video 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Human Power Vehicles - Technology Challenge<br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1531773570282386/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/HPV%20Video%202018.JPG" alt="HPV Video 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Debaters celebrate Semi-Final win<a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1524211734371903/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Debating%20video2018.JPG" alt="Debating video2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div><br>20/06/2018    Extended PC<br>20/06/2018    Principal's Afternoon Tea<br>21/06/2018    Years 11 & 12 Exam Block<br>21/06/2018    P-6 School Disco<br>22/06/2018    K-2 Athletics Carnival<br>27/06/2018    Years 7-10 Assembly<br>28/06/2018    Junior 8-12 years Athletics Carnival<br>28/06/2018    Year 11 Student Leaders Retreat<br>28/06/2018    Year 7 PSDE<br>28/06/2018    QCS practice<br>28/06/2018    Year 10 QUT Applied Maths Seminar<br>28/06/2018    Year 2 Urangan Pier & Reefworld Excursion<br>28/06/2018    Year 12 Student Leaders Twilight Retreat<br>29/06/2018    Term 2 ends<br>29/06/2018    St Peter the Fisherman Mass (Burrum Heads) (Year 6)<br>30/06/2018    SCHOOL VACATION<br>30/06/2018    Confraternity Rugby League<br>30/06/2018    QISSN Tournament</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>AN AFTERNOON IN THE ARTS</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration:underline;display:inline !important;float:none;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13" style="color:#1d2129;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;font-size:13px;">We would like to invite students, parents and friends to 'An Afternoon in the Arts' this Friday 4:00 to 5:00pm. The showcase will include Year 10 Drama Performances, Music videos, along with a Year 9 photographic display. We hope to see you there.<br><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Afternoon%20Arts.jpg" alt="Afternoon Arts.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">THE READERS CUP</strong><br></div><div>  <br>Xavier Catholic College was privileged to host the annual Wide Bay Readers Cup last Tuesday. Our school has a proud tradition in Readers Cup, with both our teams having achieved some excellent results in the past at both regional and state level. This year, our year 5/6 team won their division beating 29 teams from across the Wide Bay. They have now achieved this …<strong> four years in a row!</strong> Our year 7/8 team came second, narrowly missing out on an opportunity to qualify for the State final in September. We wish our year 5/6 team all the best as they prepare for their state final in Brisbane in September. Good luck! <br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What is it?</span><br>Readers Cup is organised by the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. It is a state-wide competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school or public library teams to answer quiz questions from the books.</div><div><br> </div><div><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Why do it? </span><br>Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with a shared passion for books.</div><div><br> </div><div><img alt="Readers cup.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/Readers%20cup.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><img alt="RC2.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/RC2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:613px;height:200px;" /><br></strong> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong><strong>Wide Bay Open Boys Hockey</strong><br></div><div>Congratulations to both Garrett Moore and Jaspa Wright for successfully representing Wide Bay in the Open Boys QLD Hockey titles held in Toowoomba from the 31st May to the 3rd June. A fantastic achievement for two of our talented hockey players.</div><div><br> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/WB%20Hockey%202018.JPG" alt="WB Hockey 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>Secondary Athletics</strong><br>As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the Secondary Athletics (13yrs to Open) will be held in Week 3 of Term 2. Below is draft schedule of events. Last year’s champions, Dirum, will be out to defend their title. But, they are likely not to get their own way with 2016 Champions, Narwari, a major threat and 2018 Swimming Champions Kondari and 2018 Cross-Country Champions, Buthu, also right in the mix. We hope parents and family members can come along and enjoy what is a highlight of the Xavier sporting calendar. </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Day Time Events</strong><br></div><div>Friday 27th  July   10:40am – 11:20am 3000m Events (not for Age Championship points)<br>Monday 30th July 10:40am – 11:20am 1500m Events (all age groups)<br>Tuesday 31st July 10:40am – 11:20am 800m Events (all age groups)<br>Wednesday 1st August Catch up day <br>Thursday 2nd August 12:00pm – 3:00pm 200m Events (all age groups)<br>3 x Field Event Rotations (all age groups)<br>Friday 3rd August 8:40am – 3:00pm Athletics Day </div><div><br><strong>Xavier Sporting Teams</strong><br></div><div>Xavier wishes all the very best of luck to both the CONFRO and QISSN teams competing in the 1st week of the holidays at their respective rugby league and netball competitions. I’m sure all your hard work will pay off and you’ll be rewarded with a rich and memorable experience on your tours. </div><div><br>Along with these teams, our Xavier Oztag, Touch and Basketball teams have all been training strongly this term at the weekly morning training sessions. The QLD All Schools Oz Tag competition will be held from Friday 27th July to Sunday 29th July. The Sunny Coast All Schools Touch Football competition is being held on Sunday 29th July. An information letter has been sent home with students. The Fraser Coast Interschool basketball competition will begin in Term 3. Good luck to all our students representing the College in their respective teams.</div><div><br><strong>Xavier Supporter Shirt</strong><br></div><div>A reminder to parents and extended family members, that you are welcome to purchase a Xavier Supporter Shirt to wear to interschool events and support our students representing the College in extra-curricular competitions, including those interschool events that are not sport-based. These shirts are available for purchase via the Qkr app for $44. </div><div><br> </div><div><img alt="Supporter's Shirts.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Supporter%27s%20Shirts.JPG" style="margin:5px;border:0px none #000000;width:475px;text-align:left;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:timesnewroman;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;" /><br> </div><div><br><strong>Oztag news</strong><br></div><div>Xavier Oztag has grown in strength with 5 teams representing the school at the Fraser Coast Oztag High Schools Challenge this year. Our representative teams were:</div><div><br>Year 7/8 boys<br></div><div>Year 8/9 girls<br>Year 9/10 boys<br>Year 10 girls<br>Open mixed team</div><div><br>The competition played in Maryborough was against other schools in the Hervey Bay and Maryborough district. Our students’ behaviour both on and off the field was exemplary. Every Xavier team gave their all in each game played, with 4 of our 5 teams making it to grand finals. Unfortunately, the Opens went down by 2 tries in their grand final, but the year 7/8 boys were victorious winning theirs. The year 8/9 girls and the year 10 girls both made it to the top of their respective pools and had to play each other in the grand final. The younger team can hold their heads high as they only went down by 2 to the more experienced year 10 girls team. All in all, 5 teams, 4 grand finals and 2 wins made it a very successful tournament for our Xavier Oztag teams. </div><div><br>Well done to all students involved!  We look forward to our next round of competition at the QLD Oztag All Schools event on the 27th- 29th July.</div><div><br> </div><div><img alt="Mixed Open team photo Oztag.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/Mixed%20Open%20team%20photo%20Oztag.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:613px;height:460px;" /><br> </div><div></div><div><strong>U12 Wide Bay Boys Basketball</strong><br>Congratulations to both Toby Railz and Larry Smith for representing Wide Bay Basketball at the recent State Championships held in Cairns. Xavier’s basketball future looks bright with the talented boys and girls coming through the lower year levels. Great work boys!</div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/WB%20Basketball2%20(Custom).jpg" alt="WB Basketball2 (Custom).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CONFRATERNITY RUGBY LEAGUE</strong><br><p>On Saturday June 30<sup>th</sup>, the Xavier College Open Rugby League Team will depart for Charters Towers for the 2018 Confraternity Tour. The Confraternity Carnival draws together 48 rugby league sides from Catholic and Independent Schools from throughout Queensland.  2018 will be Xavier's 10th Confraternity Tour. This year the carnival is being hosted by Columba College, and matches will be played at Columba's campus in 'The Towers'.  Xavier will field a squad of 20, welcoming 5 students from St Mary's Kingaroy.  The side has a strong core of committed and enthusiastic players that will represent Xavier extremely well throughout the carnival.  The side has been training well early on Tuesday mornings, and as a result the players have developed the skills and structure to enable them to be a force at the Confraternity Carnival.  We thank Miss Angela Hogan (Manager) and Mr Mark Lowe (Trainer and FAO) for giving up their time to attend the tour and help to make it a memorable experience for the players.  Below is a brief profile on each of the players in the 2018 squad, and I'm sure you will join with me in wishing them all the best for their upcoming tour.</p><p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Confro%20Team%202018.JPG" alt="Confro Team 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;"><br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>First Name</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;"><strong>Profile</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">1</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jaxon Crockford</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Jaxon is a welcome addition to the Confro squad in 2018.  Possessing a lethal combination of size, speed and skill, he is dependable under the high ball and can slice open the defence when chiming into the backline. In recent games he has found his voice at the back, barking instructions to the team and ensuring they make their defensive assignments. A key player.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">2</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tristan Sanders</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Tristan joins us from St Mary's, Kingaroy, and like all good wingers possesses speed and athleticism. He can be relied upon to lock up one sideline in defence, and brings Confro experience having played in 2017. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">3</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Matthew Geary</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Matthew also joins us from Kingaroy and is another returning in 2018. Geary adds size and speed to the backline, and will often be seen taking a run in the ruck to give the forwards a rest.  A great team man, he has blended in seamlessly to our matches and we look forward to Matthew taking on a leadership role within the team in 2018.  </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">4</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Casey Russell </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Returning for his second Confro tour. Evasiveness and speed are words usually associated with outside backs, and Casey boasts these qualities in spades. His swerve and step make him very difficult for defences to handle and he can get the team on a roll with one run. Casey's experience across many age groups, including a-grade, means he can read a game better than anyone. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">5</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lachie Smith</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Lachie is a gifted athlete with a skill set broader than any.  His swift footwork will be an asset returning kicks and supporting ball runners, while his terrific handling skills will be vital in diffusing attacking kicks. His AFL pedigree makes him a target for attaching cross-kicks, and his high endurance allows him to make the hard yards when defences are fatigued. The perfect player for the role of custodian at the back.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">6</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lachie Armstrong</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">As five-eighth Lachie has plenty on his plate, but seems to handle it all with a minimum of fuss. Chopping down big opposition forwards one moment, piercing a tiny gap the next. His toughness and league pedigree makes him the quintessential Confro player, and a player every coach wants on their roster. Will play big minutes, but will give 110% for every one of them. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">7</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Patrick Hoult</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">The second half of our rookie halves pairing, Patrick made a huge impression in his Xavier debut. Lightning-quick feet matched with silky smooth ball skills makes him a real X-factor for Xavier in 2018. Will be perfectly placed to use his speed as the opposition starts to tire, and it's clear he will be a real game-breaker during the tour. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">8</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hayden Boney</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Only the fourth player to play in 3 Confro carnivals for Xavier, Hayden is an uncomplicated player that leaves nothing in the locker. His fearless charges into the opposition defence inspire those around him to lift their efforts, and his defensive efforts are every bit as tough as his runs. A proud representative of his hometown Cherbourg, Hayden has matured into a determined young man and we welcome him back for his 3<sup>rd</sup> tour. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">9</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Griffin Lowe</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Griff touches the ball more than any player in the squad so his influence on our game is huge.  Luckily for us he has a presence on the field that demands effort from his troops while providing them with encouragement and support. Topping tackle counts is the norm, but subtle talents like slowing the speed of the play the ball and making the right tactical calls are where his real impact lies.  Played the most minutes of all in 2017, and will to do again in 2018. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">10</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Isaac Mielczarek</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Melky is no doubt seen as the enforcer for the team and the one to lead our forwards throughout the carnival.  Another playing in his 3<sup>rd</sup> carnival, for a big man he plays big minutes. If fired up, will do his talking through his game and take it to the next level.  One of our leadership group for good reason and knows, and models, the attitude and effort required to make it to the top. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">11</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Zac Durston</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Zac is everything you want in a prop/2<sup>nd</sup> row.  Tough, hard, and dependable, he is exceptionally hard to put on the ground and racks up a huge amount of post contact metres. A player who is always there to support his mates both on and off the field, Zac is an integral part of the squad and will be looked at to lead by example in 2018. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">12</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Conor Dougherty</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">What Conor lacks in size he more than makes up for with tenacity and heart. He can fly under the radar at times, however his fellow players and coach know that Conor's work ethic and attitude provide us with a real advantage in our pack.  His progress from raw talent to genuine starting second row has been great to watch, and it is possible we could see even greater things in Chartres Towers. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">13</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Will Kluck (C)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">A real player's player, Will is a tackle and run machine.  His ability to make a number of tackles in defence and then back it up with multiple runs in attack requires plenty of courage and heart. His passion for the game is matched only by his ability to foster team spirit. Klucky has unfinished business at Confro, and will get his opportunity to lead his boys as Captain of the side.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">14</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brad Goodluck</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Brad has been a revelation since joining Xavier this year. He has fought hard to earn his spot, and is now repaying the faith.  Each game seems to be a step up, which is no easy task for a youngster in the heavy mid-field exchanges. A versatile utility capable of playing back row or backline, Brad will be an integral part of Xavier Confro for a number or years to come. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">15</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Lachlan Grumley</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Lachlan's story has come as somewhat of an inspiration to Xavier rugby league this year. His unwavering commitment to his goal of getting to Confro has meant many hours of effort, but his willingness to grab opportunities when they arise has seen him reach milestones both on and off the field. Brings as much to the squad as any other player and will be ready whenever called into action. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">16</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jeremiah Donnelly</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Jeremiah is an adaptable impact player whose enthusiasm plays a crucial role when he is inserted into games. Keen to play wherever and whenever, he is guaranteed to lift spirits whether in camp or on the paddock. Another who has come a long way in a short period of time, Miah has an uncanny knack for sniffing out a try or can be relied upon to provide quality back up to the forward pack.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">17</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brayden Anderson</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Another to have impressed on his Xavier debut, Brayden is a big, strong lad who runs hard, straight, and usually over the opposition defence. Forming a good combination with Patrick in the halves, Brayden's rugby league experience and his line-running ability could see him finish Confro with a bag full or tries. Whether off the bench or starting, he will play a key role in our overall result. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">18</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jaiden Davis</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Jaiden is another powerhouse that brings a wealth of experience to the side on his debut Confro tour.  He uses his size to advantage, busting tackles to make big post-contact metres, but also having the awareness to look for offloads and second phase play.  He is a dominant defender who can wrap up forwards one-on-one, particularly when defending our goal line. Big things expected.  </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">19</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brock Shepherd</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Like all good outside backs Brock possesses speed and athleticism. Always looking to finish off a backline move and will no doubt end the carnival with a bagful of tries to his name.  Will always answer the coaches call at any time in any position. Another of our Yr 10's with a big Confro future. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">20</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jayden Carpenter</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">A versatile addition to the squad, Jayden has earned his spot through dedication and commitment. With a terrific passing game and great tackling technique, Jayden is often used as a replacement hooker however is just at home anywhere in the backline. With loads of potential Jayden is widely regarded as a player to lead the Confro squad in years to come. </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">Coach</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mr Tony McQuaid</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Mr McQuaid has put the squad through its paces from the start of the season, will be coaching at Confraternity for the 9<sup>th</sup> time. As well as coaching, has spent many hours planning and organising the trip and using his hidden talent of designing, to create the uniforms for the tour. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his team and the boys love their Quaidy.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">Assistant Coach</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jake Lund</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Attending his 3<sup>rd</sup> Confro tour, Jake is an example of the experience that Confro provides.  Jake played in Rockhampton in 2016, however injuries have prevented him playing in 2017 & 2018.  Rather than miss the opportunity, Jake has played an invaluable role as assistant coach, organising session warm ups and providing support for the squad. Has the utmost respect amongst the squad and our tour will be better for having him involved again.  </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">Manager</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Miss Angela Hogan</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Miss Hogan will leave no stone unturned to ensure the tour runs smoothly and the players have a memorable tour experience.  Many hours have been spent preparing behind the scenes and that is before the bus is even boarded. With a long history in rugby league, Angela's role also includes assisting with the formation of the boys throughout the trip.  </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:194px;">Trainer</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mr Mark Lowe</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:76%;">Mark brings years of rugby league knowledge to the coaching staff.  He plays a pivotal role in providing individual player feedback, as well as running messages and water to the players during matches. Usually has a long line outside his room each morning for strapping, his extensive experience is an asset to the 2018 side.</td></tr></tbody></table> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br><br>FROM THE CAMPUS MINISTER</strong></div><div><br><strong>International Refugee Day</strong><br>World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th.  Here at Xavier the two charities that we promote and support this term, Jesuit Refugee Services and Jesuit Social Services, work directly with those who are seeking asylum and assist in the resettlement process.  We celebrate and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and stand in solidarity with those who flee or are being persecuted in life. </div><div><br>Last week under the guidance of our College student leadership team, some of our students and staff in years 7 – 12 stood in silence for the entire first lunch break.  It was incredibly powerful to be a part of this and it became very obvious that the feelings of those who are silenced, ignored and forgotten are often out of sight so out of mind.  I was overcome with emotions as we stood there whilst students played, laughed and engaged in their regular lunch time rituals.   </div><div><br>Some of our younger students took action on Thursday by sitting down throughout their first break, giving up the opportunity to play and enjoy the freedom that is offered to us here in Australia.  These students once more discussed the feelings of those who could not live a full life and shared what they had at their disposal such as a safe place to live, a warm bed, an education and food to eat.  </div><div><br>Thank you to all who were able to take part in both of these events and to the Social Justice and Action team led by Mrs Dani Wright.</div><div><br><em>“These small things do not free people from detention, close Manus Island and Nauru as overseas prisons, nor change the minds of the majority of Australians who believe that we should punish asylum seekers in order to stop the boats. But in doing these things we dig the small channels that, when the season changes and the rain comes, will irrigate the parched fields.</em>”   Andrew Hamilton SJ<br><br></div><div> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Circle%20of%20Silence%202018.JPG" alt="Circle of Silence 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div><strong>SVDP Sleepover</strong><br>If your child is interested in participating in this event this year please encourage them to take a permission letter from student reception home and return it as soon as possible.  </div><div><br> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SVDP%20Sleepout%202018.JPG" alt="SVDP Sleepout 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:630px;height:900px;" /></div><div><strong><br>Ignite Conference</strong><br></div><div><img alt="Ignite.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/Ignite.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:613px;" /><br> </div><div>              <img alt="Ig.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/Ig.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Ignite conference is a bold vision for the future of the Church.  A Church passionate about discovering a real, present God and gathering a generation to be on fire for God.  The conference aims to draw young people from across Australia and beyond to encounter Jesus and be drawn into a positive experience of the Church, equipping them to live out their faith and empowering them to impact their world. </div><div><br>For more information please go to <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">https://igniteyouth.com/conference18</span> and <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">https://igniteyouth.com/info#info-downloads-section </span></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">AUSTRALIAN MATHS COMPETITION</strong></div><div>Students from Year 4 -12 have been invited to sit the Australian Mathematics Competition in Term 3,  Thursday 9th August.  A letter was given to students who were interested on Monday 14th May.  If your child has missed out on a letter and wishes to participate in the competition, they can collect a letter from student reception.<br></div><div>The competition cost $6.50 to enter. It is to be paid via QKR, final payment is to be made by Friday 22nd June 2018.</div><div><br>If you have any queries please email me:<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"> jritter@bne.catholic.edu.au</span></div><div><br>Warm Regards<br>Janine Ritter (Director of Mathematics)</div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SCIENCE NEWS</strong><br></div><div>Year 10 science students are making mousetrap racers for the physics unit. They have to design and construct a mouse trap powered car. They will use this to collect motion data to analyse. The challenges for students are to make the fastest car, a car that goes the longest distance or a car with the greatest instantaneous speed and acceleration. Prizes will be awarded.<br><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Science%20mousetrap%20racers%202018.JPG" alt="Science mousetrap racers 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Qkr! UPDATE</strong><br>From June 6th some of the older versions of the Qkr! app will no longer work, and families must update their app. Most people have auto update enabled in their phone settings so this will happen seamlessly for them.  If any parents find that the app has stopped working, simply download the current version from the app store. <br>If there are still issues, please visit the Qkr! website, which may offer suggestions should you be unable to upgrade to the new version.</div><div><br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4">https://qkr.mastercard.com/store/</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"><br>​​</span> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HOLIDAY OFFICE OPENING HOURS</strong></div><div>The School office will be attended during the holiday period, 2nd to 13th July, 2018 between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. </div><div><br> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HAVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED - UPDATE YOUR RECORDS</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">If you have moved addressed, changed phone numbers or are considering a change in the near future, could you please contact the school office to update our records.</p><p class="MsoNormal">We want to be able to connect and contact you on aspects of your child’s development and learning, and if our details are out of date it is difficult for us to do so. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Please phone if you think your record may be inaccurate. </p> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">UNIFORM SHOP</strong><br></div><div>The Uniform Shop has stocks of school jackets and track pants in all sizes, for the winter months.  Bucket hats have also arrived, in sizes small, medium and large.</div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></div><div><span style="text-decoration:underline;">G</span><b style="text-decoration:underline;">REASE PRODUCTION BOOKINGS</b><br></div></div><div>Bookings are now open for the Xavier Production of Grease.  Please click the image below to secure your preferred seating.</div><br><a href="https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=388675&"><img alt="Grease bookings.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Grease%20bookings.png" style="margin:5px;width:630px;height:355px;" /></a><br><br><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">ROADWORKS UPDATE</strong><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Project%20update%202018.JPG" alt="Project update 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">COMMUNITY EVENTS</strong></p><div><img alt="Orchard Show.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Orchard%20Show.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <br></div><div><br> <img alt="Screen Shot 2018-06-11 Newsletter.png" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/Screen%20Shot%202018-06-11%20Newsletter.png" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br></div><div><br> </div>
Newsletter - Term 2, Week 8, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-8,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 2, Week 8, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Xavier-Catholic-College-Hervey-Bay-299106990215723/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Facebook%20banner%20newsletter.jpg" alt="Facebook banner newsletter.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a>​​<br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers,<br>At the start of the year I spoke of my desire to create a culture of leadership at Xavier Catholic College.  I remain committed to this goal.  At the core of this concept is the notion that leadership is not about individuals exercising authority, but about creating the dynamic within the organisation where every member is empowered to exercise leadership.  </div><div><br>To put it simply, while I may be “the boss”, this does not give me all wisdom and power, nor the right to act as an authoritarian leader passing the “right” answers down the chain of command.  Rather, my role entails the empowering of my Leadership Team, staff, students and parents to exercise their leadership and wisdom.  While I take responsibility for the overall direction of the College, core to the culture of leadership is to empower each person in our community to seek wisdom and to contribute their gifts.  </div><div><br>The hope would be that in such a culture the same principle applies at every level.  My Leadership Team would hopefully run their teams along the same lines – not providing the answers, but empowering their teams to seek the answers from within the rich tacit knowledge that exists in the organisation.  Likewise, the classroom teacher empowers the learner to make decisions for himself and discover the truth (whether it be educational or behavioural), rather than disseminate wisdom as a jug pours water into a mug.  </div><div><br>It dovetails well with our new Responsible Behaviour Policy.  Ultimately education must empower learners to take responsibility and exercise leadership in their own education and personal growth.  While a culture of leadership is harder work than a culture of control, the long-term benefits are much more rewarding and truer to our gospel calling.</div><div><br>An important part of leadership within the school context is the role played by student leadership. We have just completed the process of selecting our Captains and Vice-Captains for the 2018-2019 school year. Their challenge is to promote and liberate the spirit of leadership throughout the student body.</div><div><br>From such a small cohort of students, the quality of applicants was immense. I believe this bodes well for the year ahead. </div><div><br>In the process of selection each student’s application and interview was carefully considered. But the most important factor was the responses gathered from students and staff. </div><div><br>So, I am pleased to announce our 2018-2019 School Captains and Vice-Captains. </div><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Our Captains and Vice-Captains for the 2018-2019 School year are</span>:</div><div><br><strong>Captains:</strong> Lachlan Espulso and Lucy Glass<br><strong>Vice-Captains:</strong> Thomas Miller and Jade Dundas.</div><div></div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2019%20Captains.JPG" alt="2019 Captains.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br>I congratulate these fine young people and wish them every success. </div><div><br>I thank all those who were shortlisted. All were outstanding. </div><div><br>We now go into the process of choosing our 8 House Leaders and 8 Ministry Group Leaders. This is a significant change which will elevate and promote the important work of our Ministry Groups. </div><div><br>With the calibre of applicants we have seen thus far I am confident that student leadership at Xavier Catholic College will continue to blossom. </div><div><br>God bless<br>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div></div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong>National Reconciliation Week</strong><br>Last week the College recognised National Reconciliation Week. As part of National Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. The central theme for 2018 “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This theme formed the central focus as we came together at assembly on Wednesday and recognised National Reconciliation Week as P-12 community. You can also view a short video created to encourage students to learn more about our shared history. <br><br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1516865605106516/"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Reconciliation%20Week%20video.jpg" alt="Reconciliation Week video.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></div><div><br><strong>P-6 Disco Thursday 21st June </strong><br></div><div>The P-6 Disco will be held on the Thursday 21st June from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Please note that parents are required to attend and are requested to remain on site throughout the duration of this event.  A sausage sizzle and drinks will be available to all families, with more information to be provided to parents in the coming days. </div><div><br><strong>Prep Come and Try Day 2</strong><br></div><div>On Friday 1st June the second Prep Come and Try day for 2018 was held.  This was a very successful morning and the Kindy students who attended thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Thanks to all the staff, parents and special helpers who attended this event and made it such a special morning.  </div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Prep%20Come%20%26%20Try1.JPG" alt="Prep Come & Try1.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Prep%20Come%20%26%20Try2.JPG" alt="Prep Come & Try2.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Prep%20Come%20%26%20Try3.JPG" alt="Prep Come & Try3.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> <br><br></div><div><strong>Year 4 Healing Mass</strong><br></div><div>Our Year 4 students joined the local St Joseph’s parish on Monday to attend Mass.  This was followed by morning tea with the parishioners and the opportunity to spend time with some of our local citizens. It was wonderful to see our student’s mixing with many of the regular parishioners and we thank Father Regi and the St Joseph’s parish for their warm welcome.  </div><div><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CALENDAR OF EVENTS</strong></div><div><br>08/06/2018    Years 7-8 Maryborough Dance Eisteddfod<br>12/06/2018    Readers Cup Wide Bay Finals <br>12/06/2018    Year 12 RE Excursion to Masters Lodge<br>13/06/2018    Years 7-12 Assembly<br>13/06/2018    Combined Board Meeting (hosted by XCC)<br>15/06/2018    Prep Come and Try Morning (Day 3)<br>19/06/2018    Years 3-12 Choir OZCARE Visit<br>20/06/2018    House Assemblies for Athletics <br>21/06/2018    P-6 School Disco<br>22/06/2018    K-2 Athletics Carnival<br>28/06/2018    Junior 8-12 years Athletics Carnival<br>28/06/2018    Year 7 PSDE<br>28/06/2018    QCS practice<br>28/06/2018    Year 10 QUT Applied Maths Seminar<br>28/06/2018    Year 2 Urangan Pier & Reefworld Excursion<br>28/06/2018    Year 11 Student Leaders Twilight Retreat<br>29/06/2018    St Peter the Fisherman Mass (Burrum Heads) (Year 6)<br>29/06/2018    Term 2 ends<br>30/06/2018    SCHOOL VACATION<br>30/06/2018    Confraternity Rugby League<br>30/06/2018    QISSN Tournament</div><div><br> </div><div><b><u>PARISH NEWS</u></b><br>The Sacrament of First Communion will be held on Sunday 12th August and Sunday 19th August 2018.  A Parent information night will be held on Thursday 7th June at 6.30pm at the Church. In the Year when children turn 9 (Year 4), they are welcomed to the Lord's Table and receive Holy Communion for the first time.    This is the final celebration of their Christian initiation.  Children must be Baptised and have already received the Sacrament of Confirmation (in 2017 or earlier) to receive their First Holy Communion.  Please contact the Parish Office on 4124 3334 for further information.  </div><div></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><strong>Wide Bay Cross-Country</strong><br></div><div>Xavier had over 20 students represent the Hervey Bay District at the Wide Bay Cross Country trials held at St James Lutheran College in Hervey Bay. All students are to be congratulated on their efforts throughout the day. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the Wide Bay team to compete at the QLD Cross-Country titles: Colton Blyth, Tarah Smith, Toby Powers and Chantelle McCarthy. Toby Powers deserves special mention for once again claiming age champion honours at this event, this year for the 15 years Boys division.</div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Toby%20Cross%20Country.jpg" alt="Toby Cross Country.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> <br></div><div><strong>Xavier students representing Wide Bay</strong><br>Thus far in 2018, Xavier has had over 50 students selected in Wide Bay teams. We congratulate all these students for this outstanding achievement and wish them all the best in their respective Qld Championships. Below is a selection of photos of students competing for their Wide Bay teams. Parents of students are encouraged to email photos of students representing Wide Bay to Nathan Milne at nmilne@bne.catholic.edu.au.</div><div><br><span></span><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/WB%20Basketball.jpg" alt="WB Basketball.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><span></span><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/WB%20Rugby.jpg" alt="WB Rugby.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:727px;" /><br><strong>​<br>Broncos Challenge Rugby League</strong><br></div><div>After their victories in the Fraser Coast Division of the Broncos Challenge Rugby League competition, both the 13 Boys and Open Boys teams travelled to Bundaberg yesterday to play games against Bundaberg State High School in Round 2 of the competition. Coaches Michael Tyrrell and Tony McQuaid were proud of the efforts of all the boys and the spirit in which they played the game. The 13 Boys had a convincing win and will now proceed to Round 3 of the competition.  </div><div> <br> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Broncos%20Cup%20U15.JPG" alt="Broncos Cup U15.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:480px;" /><br><strong></strong><br></div><div></div><div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XAVIER SUPPORTERS SHIRT</strong><br>Xavier will be offering the parents and family of students an opportunity to purchase a ‘Supporter Shirt’ that can be worn at Xavier extra-curricular events in support of our students competing in inter-school events. The design will be a sports polo style shirt with Xavier branding. </div><div><br>Supporter’s Shirts will cost $44.00 each.  Shirts can be ordered and paid for through the Qkr! app. They will look like this but will have embroidery on the front and screen printing on the back. Orders close June 15th.</div><div></div><div><p style="margin:0px;"><font size="3" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"><br></font></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:center;"><font size="3" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Supporter%27s%20Shirts.JPG" alt="Supporter's Shirts.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:475px;" /><img src="file:///C:/Users/KGOFFI~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" border="0" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:303px;" /><br></font></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SCIENCE NEWS</strong></p><p style="margin:0px;"><b><u></u></b></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong>Sunflower Competition results</strong><br></p></div><div>The Sunflower Growing Competition was held last Monday in JPAC. Students from Year 7, Year 9 STEM and Year 12 had since February to grow the biggest and best sunflowers. We congratulate all the participants especially those who were able to keep the plants alive and thriving. </div><div><br><strong>Award Winners:</strong><br></div><div>Mrs Perry: 1st place <em>The Most Ornamental Plant</em> <br>Emily Powers: 2nd place <em>The Tallest Plant</em><br>Charlotte Everett: 3rd place <em>The Biggest Pod</em><br>Ebony Trembath: <em>The Heaviest Whole Plant</em><br>Maeve Riley: <em>The Encouragement Award</em> ​<br><br>Calista Esposito:  <br><blockquote>1st place <em>The Shortest Plant</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>3rd place <em>The Largest Flower</em><br></blockquote>Isabelle Brittain: <br><blockquote>1st place <em>The Largest Flower</em> <br></blockquote><blockquote>3rd place <em>The Heaviest Flower</em><br></blockquote>Chelsea Aston: <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">The Senior Award</strong><br><blockquote>1st place <em>The Tallest Plant (1.9m)</em><br></blockquote>Grace Knighton:<br><blockquote>1st place <em>The Heaviest Flower (530g)</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>2nd place (tied) <em>The Largest Flower</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>1st place <em>The Biggest Flower Pod</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>2nd place <em>The Most Ornamental Plant</em><br></blockquote>Sarah Garty:<br><blockquote>2nd place <em>The Heaviest Flower</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>2nd place (Tied) <em>The Largest Flower</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>2nd place <em>The Biggest Flower Pod</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>3rd place <em>The Tallest Plant</em><br></blockquote><blockquote>3rd place <em>The Most Ornamental Plant</em></blockquote></div><div></div><div>The <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Junior Award</strong> was awarded to both <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Sarah and Grace</strong></span> who had remarkable success with their plants. <br></div><div>There was a tremendous team of volunteering students who, along with Mrs. Smith, assisted with the judging, measuring and photographing. We thank you all very much for your help. </div><div><br>Next year we hope to make this competition open to more students and to grow a plant impressive enough to be hard to beat in the State competition. This year we were only a few grams off 3rd place for heaviest flower.</div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Sunflower%20competition%202018.jpg" alt="Sunflower competition 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XCATS news</strong><br>There are three teams of students who are members of the XCATs (Xavier Chemical Analysis Team) and they have been practicing for the Regional Competition which ws held at the Sunshine Coast on the 2nd of June. </div><div> </div><div>As a practice for this, the XCATS competed against one another in a Chemical Analysis Tournament at XCITE. </div><div>All students performed very well and we especially congratulate the following students:<br><strong><br>First Place:</strong> Raemah Krause<br><strong>Second Place:</strong> Kelsea Haupt<br><strong>Third Place:</strong> Poorna Jayasinghe.</div><div><br><strong>Regional Competition results:</strong><br></div><div> <p class="MsoNormal">The RACI Regional Chemical Analysis competition was held at the Sunshine Coast University on Saturday.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Our students performed very well and we congratulate them all on their efforts in this challenging event. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Special mention for outstanding Individual results were:</p><ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="MsoNormal"><span>Ethan Makaresz: High Distinction and was the most accurate chemist of the whole competition  </span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span>Raemah Krause: High Distinction</span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span>Lachlan Hall: Distinction</span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span>Kelsea Haupt: Credit</span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span>Poorna Jayasinghe and Eleanor Beach: Competent</span></li></ul><p class="MsoNormal">A huge congratulations to our senior team of Poorna Jayasinghe, Ethan Makaresz and Kelsea Haupt were placed <strong>second</strong> in the competition and so have achieved a place in <strong>the National Finals</strong> in September. This is the second year this team has qualified for the finals. So it is back to the lab for training for this team.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Students enjoyed an afternoon at Sealife at Mooloolaba to relax after all their hard work.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The Award for the best performing XCAT of 2018 is therefore still up for grabs.  Kelsea Haupt won this award in 2017. Leading the 2018 competition at the moment is Raemah Krause. </p></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Xcats%20Titration%202018.jpg" alt="Xcats Titration 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong>Robotics Workshop</strong><br></div><div>As part of the Xavier STEM program, students from years 7 to 9 took part in a robotics workshop. With the help of Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, the CEO of the Tech Girls Movement, students were given the opportunity to build a programmable droid. Using coding and sensors they were able to control their droid’s movements and sounds.</div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Robotics%202018.JPG" alt="Robotics 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Apex Debating Semi Finals at Xavier Catholic College</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last night saw local high school debating teams go head to head in the semi-final of the 2018 Apex Schools Debating Competition. Xavier hosted the evening, which started off with the Year 7/8 team from Xavier facing Fraser Coast Anglican College Team 2 with the proposition in front of the house stating, “that rough play leads to violent behaviour in children” – a statement that Xavier wholeheartedly rejected in their role as the negative. In a closely fought war of words the Xavier team of Isabelle Brittain, Kirra Byrnes and Stella Ignatenko came out on top. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Junior teams were next to take the floor with again, Xavier Team 1 contesting against Fraser Coast Anglican College Team 2. The matter before the house in this case was now, “that TV shows and movies that glorify crime should be banned”. The quality of the competition was evident from the outset with both teams trading highly developed insightful arguments. The timing of Xavier team in presenting their position was impeccable with each speaker being within a few seconds of their allotted six-minute window. Quite a feat considering that large chunks of their debates are created on the fly. Replicating the results of the debate earlier in the evening, the Xavier Junior team of Jazmyn Hanily, Jasmine Miller, and Lachlan Maag were humble in their victory! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Fraser Coast Apex Grand Final is scheduled to be held on the 19<sup>th</sup> of June with the location yet to be named. In the 7/8 category Xavier Team 1 will face Fraser Coast Anglican College Team 1 – a team we have lost to earlier this year! It will be a challenge! For the Juniors, again Xavier Team 1 will face Fraser Coast Anglican Team 1. The winners of the Junior competition will get the opportunity to progress to the Queensland State Debating Titles on the Sunshine Coast later in the year. Good luck to everybody!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The teams would like to thank all the parents that are critical in the hours of practice, meetings and late evening. Without your support, the teams couldn’t experience the success that they do. </span></p><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Debating%202018.JPG" alt="Debating 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Debating2%202018.JPG" alt="Debating2 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">KOKODA CHALLENGE 14th – 15th JULY, 2018</strong><br></div><div>For the last seven weeks, in the early hours of the day, Xavier students have been crawling out of bed before the sun peaks over the horizon to do the hard yards – pounding the pavement along the Esplanade or scrambling up the single-track trails out in Toogoom. For what purpose? This year, eleven dedicated students will take on the Kokoda Gold Coast Challenge aimed specifically at high school participants; The Jim Stillman Cup. The 48km trail ultramarathon is held every year on the Gold Coast as part of the longer 96km Kokoda Gold Coast Challenge. This is the first year that Xavier has entered student teams in this competition and our teams are looking forward to this rewarding, challenging and positive experience.<br></div><div><br>Steep climbs, ankle twisting descents, roasting heat, freezing winds, icy water crossings, countless blisters and inevitable black toe nails await our adventurers. There are three brave teams of five signing up for this maiden excursion. Each team consists of four students and one teacher. They will slog it out over 48km of terrain used to train Australia’s elite soldiers for jungle warfare, to make it to the finish at the Nerang Velodrome. They won’t be alone in this endeavour. There are seven checkpoints over this distance with two specifically for meeting up with their support crews. All this in under 33 hours. </div><div><br>As students have already found out in training, this task is more a mental challenge then a physical one. It isn’t about who can go the fastest, but more about who can slow down the least! This event looks to foster courage, endurance, sacrifice and mateship in students while reminding them of the price the ANZACs that fought during World War II on the Kokoda Track in PNG paid. </div><div><br>If you would like to support our teams in this event, please email Shannon McDuff on smcduff@bne.catholic.edu.au</div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​CAREERS NEWS</strong><br></div><div><strong>University Open Days:</strong><br>USC – Fraser Coast          Saturday 23 June             10.00am-1.00pm        <a href="http://www.usc.edu.au/open-day">USC Website </a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"> </span> <br>USC – Sunshine Coast     Sunday 22 July                  9.30am-2.00pm<br>USC – Caboolture             Sunday 5 August              10.00am-1.00pm</div><div><br>ACU - Brisbane                Saturday 28 July               9.00am–2.00pm         <a href="https://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/student_life/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day">ACU Website</a> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span></div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span><div><br>Bond – Gold Coast           Saturday 28 July               2.00pm-6.00pm</div><div><br>CQU – Brisbane               Thursday 9 August            3.00pm-6.30pm          <a href="https://www.cqu.edu.au/campaigns/open-days">CQU Website</a>  <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span></div><div>CQU – Bundaberg            Saturday 11 August           9.00am-1.00pm<br>CQU – Rockhampton        Sunday 19 August             9.00am-1.00pm</div><div><br>Griffith – Brisbane             Sunday 12 August             9.00am-2.00pm         <a href="https://www.griffith.edu.au/open-day">Griffith Website</a><br></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span>  <br></div><div>JCU – Townsville               Sunday 19 August                                             <a href="https://www.jcu.edu.au/open-day">JCU Website</a> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"> </span><br>JCU – Cairns                    Sunday 26 August     </div><div>       <br>QUT – Brisbane                Sunday 29 July                 9.00am-3.00pm          <a href="https://www.qut.edu.au/study/events/qut-open-day">QUT Website</a>    <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span> </div><div><br>SCU – Gold Coast              Sunday 29 July                                                <a href="https://openday.scu.edu.au/">SCU Website</a>   <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span></div><div><br>UQ – Brisbane                   Sunday 5 August               9.00am-3.00pm        <a href="https://future-students.uq.edu.au/open-day">UQ Website</a>      <br></div><div>UQ – Gatton                       Sunday 19 August            9.00am-3.00pm<br></div><div><br>USQ – Brisbane                 Friday 7 September          3.00pm-7.00pm          <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"><a href="https://www.usq.edu.au/openday">USQ Website</a> </span><br>USQ – Toowoomba           Sunday 19 August            10.00am-2.00pm</div><div><br>Please check the websites for confirmation of dates and further details.</div><div><br>The annual TSXPO with the Qld Work and Skills Expo are on at the RICC, Brisbane on 21st and 22nd July.  This expo is a one-stop-study-shop for students and parents to gain an insight into the vast array of courses and career opportunities on offer from an extensive and diverse range of providers from Queensland, interstate and overseas.  Government agencies such as DET, QTAC and QCAA and other professional associations will also be able to provide details on professional employment opportunities, graduate recruitment, scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance including HECS and VET Student Loans.   Further details can be found at <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.CareersEvent.com</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"></span></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PARENT PORTAL – REMEMBER TO UPDATE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR DETAILS</strong><br>A reminder to please update any changes to your details via the Parent Portal.  This includes address changes, new telephone numbers and email addresses.  We cannot process any changes that are not in writing. </div><div></div><div> <br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION</strong><br>Students from Years 4 -12 have been invited to sit the Australian Mathematics Competition in Term 3, Thursday 9th August.  A letter was given to students who were interested on Monday 14th May.  If your child has missed out on a letter and wishes to participate in the competition, they can collect a letter from student reception.</div><div><br>The competition cost $6.50 to enter. It is to be paid via Qkr!, with the final payment to be made by Friday 22nd June 2018.</div><div><br>If you have any queries please email me: jritter@bne.catholic.edu.au<br>Janine Ritter (Dean of Mathematics)</div><div></div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">GREASE PRODUCTION BOOKINGS</strong><br></div><div>Bookings are now open for the Xavier Production of Grease.  Please click the image below to secure your preferred seating.</div><div><br><a href="https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=388675&"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Grease%20bookings.png" alt="Grease bookings.png" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>BOOK CLUB ORDERS<br><br></strong></span></div><div> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Book%20Club%20June%202018.JPG" alt="Book Club June 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:252px;" /></div></div><div><br><span style="color:#1d2129;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;display:inline !important;float:none;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">2017 Yearbooks</strong><br>If you would like to purchase additional 2017 Yearbooks for Grandparents, friends and relatives they are now available for purchase on Qkr! for $16.50. Collection from College reception.</span> <br><br><a href="https://qkr.mastercard.com/store/#/merchant/XCC/MERCHANT12168128_LOC112749993_PRODUCTGROUP112750199"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2017%20Yearbook.JPG" alt="2017 Yearbook.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><br><a href="mailto://eliwaterskindy@bne.catholic.edu.au"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Kindy%20Open%20Day.JPG" alt="Kindy Open Day.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">ALUMNI 2013, GEORGIE DEE ART EXHIBITION</strong><br> Georgie is a local artist and Xavier alumni (graduated 2013). After receiving her Bachelor in Creative Arts she has returned home to the Bay and now will be presenting her first solo art exhibition <em>ICONS</em> in June at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. <p>Georgie invites the Xavier community to opening night on the 22<sup>nd</sup> of June at 6pm. The exhibition explores Scripture, faith and a variety of historical images used throughout the course of Christianity. </p><p>The opening is free to public, family-friendly and no RSVP is required. Alcohol will be available with complementary nibbles and live music. <br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;"></span><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/icons-exh-eventbanner.jpg" alt="icons-exh-eventbanner.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><br></div><div></div><div></div><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">COMMUNITY EVENTS</strong></p><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Orchard%20Show.JPG" alt="Orchard Show.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <img alt="rap open mic.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-8,-2018/rap%20open%20mic.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><img alt="Youth Talent Quest (003).jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-8,-2018/Youth%20Talent%20Quest%20(003).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div>
Newsletter - Term 2, Week 6, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 2, Week 6, 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><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers,<br>Throughout the first part of this year we have been consulting and designing some aspirational documents which reflect the highest ideals of our College. These include ‘The Charter for a Xavier Staff Member’, ‘The Journey: A Xavier Graduate’ and the ‘Parents and Carers Commitment Code’. There are others which have been finalised and ready for publication. Each has been professionally laid out to form a suite of documents that reflect our highest goals and aspirations.</div><div><br>This week I would like to share with you the text that accompanies the Parent and Carers Commitment Code. I hope you will all agree it reflects the hope we all have for the school and parents to work in partnership and support the core values of Xavier Catholic College.</div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PARENTS AND CARERS COMMITMENT CODE </strong><br><em>Parents and carers play a crucial role in the education, social and faith development of their children. At Xavier Catholic College we have a wonderful body of parents and carers who are involved in many aspects of school life. As a result, we have obtained a very high standard of education and civic responsibility in our students and this is highly valued by all members of our community.</em></div><i></i><div><br><strong>RATIONALE:</strong><br>The Parents and Carers Commitment Code has been developed to clearly articulate the expectations and aspirations for our school community.</div><div><br>The Code highlights the importance of the partnership between school staff, families and members of the wider community for the benefit of the students at school and reflects the school’s mission and vision.</div><div><br>The Code recognises and respects the diversity of individuals in a learning community and emphasises the importance of the role parents have as educators.<br>  <br><strong>As Parents and Carers:</strong></div><b></b><div><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>We Are All Individuals:</strong></span><p>We accept that others may have different views, opinions and values.</p><ul><li>We foster individual talents and accept differences in children.</li><li>We maintain confidentiality when dealing with issues related to other people’s children.</li><li>We accept and abide by decisions made by the staff as being professional, discrete and based on the best interests of all parties.</li><li>We encourage our children to accept responsibility for their own action and encourage them to be learning risk-takers.</li><li>We use appropriate channels and protocols to discuss concerns relating to children as set out in the Anti-bullying and Responsible Behaviour Policies.</li></ul></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>We Value Teamwork:</strong><ul><li>We accept that we have a major role to play in the education of our children.</li><li>We value staff as professionals and recognise the strong partnership between home and school.</li><li>We are active members of the school by attending Parent/Teacher Meetings, supporting the co-curricular program and major school events including Information Nights and Celebration Nights.</li><li>We celebrate the educational and co-curricular successes of all students.</li><li>We maintain regular communication through school by reading the school newsletter, checking Student Planners, utilising the Parent Portal and initiating conversations with staff.<br></li></ul></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">We Are Responsible Citizens:</strong><br><ul><li>We value the Catholic ethos of the school and support the Religious Education Program.</li><li>We are respectful and welcoming of people from other religious traditions.<br></li><li>We demonstrate our commitment to Catholic Education in the Ignatian Tradition through embracing the Touchstones: Conscience, Competence, Compassion and Commitment.</li><li>We treat all other community members with dignity and respect.</li><li>We set an appropriate example in matters of language and behaviour when at school, sport or any event associated with the College.</li><li>We ensure regular and punctual attendance of our children at school.</li><li>We ensure that our children are well nourished and well rested to maximise learning potential.</li><li>We understand the importance of the Retreat and Camp program and commit that our children will attend.</li><li>We encourage community involvement for our children.</li></ul></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">We Aim/We Achieve:</strong><br><ul><li>We uphold the high expectations of the school community as outlined in the School’s Vision and Mission Statement.</li><li>We accept that we have a leadership role within the school especially as learning role-models and through parent groups.</li><li>We show and encourage a passion for learning.</li><li>We accept and embrace educational initiatives provided by the school.</li></ul></div><div><br>God bless<br>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div> </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b></b></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Student Leadership Process for 2018/19</strong><br></div><div>Last week we began the process of selecting our senior school leaders for next year. Students spent time at their recent Camp discussing leadership and taking part in activities that not only developed their skills but also enabled them to observe each other to be able to make sound decisions when deciding the new student leadership team.</div><div><br>There has been a change to the structure for this year. We will still be appointing four College Captains and Vice Captains, however rather than 16 House Leaders- four from each House, students will nominate as Ministry Leaders. </div><div><br>The four Ministries are:<br></div><div><ul><li>Praise and Worship</li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Culture</li></ul><ul><li>Justice and Action</li></ul><ul><li>College Life</li></ul></div><div><br>In the past the leaders have selected a Ministry to be a part of, after their selection as a House Leader. This year will see them nominate for a particular Ministry. This will enable students with skills and interests relevant to the area, to put them to best use. These positions are not House-based, so membership is available across the cohort.</div><div><br>We are very pleased to report that 31 students nominated for Leadership positions, which is over one-third of the cohort and a great result that demonstrates a desire to be of service to others and a genuine interest in their College. Following ratings from their peers and staff, short listing will occur and students will be invited to an interview. These interviews will occur over the next two weeks.</div><div><br><strong></strong> </div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Show Day</strong><br></div><div>This Friday 25th of May is Fraser Coast Show Day so the College will be closed for the day. We hope everyone enjoys the extra day and can relax and spend time with family and friends.</div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">DIRUM MISSION WEEK</strong><br>A reminder for tomorrow's donation for free dress items. Junior school may wear a sports jersey, while the secondary school theme is 'Thrift Shop Thursday.'<br><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20thrift%20shop%20Thursday.jpg" alt="2018 thrift shop Thursday.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">What have the secondary students been up to?</strong><br>As always, our students have been able to take part in a range of activities that not only enhance their learning but expose them to a range of cultural activities. Over the last ten days students have been involved in:<br><ul><li>Senior Choir took part in the “Celebrate Youth” forum at Chandler Centre in Brisbane </li></ul><ul><li>Year 11 Biology Field trip to Fraser Island</li></ul><ul><li>Year 12 Religious Education classes have been visiting Masters Lodge retirement home to visit the residents</li></ul><ul><li>Year 12 Music Excursion to see “Addams Family” production at St Mary’s College, Maryborough. </li></ul></div><div><img alt="Grease photo.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/Grease%20photo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Prep Come and Try Day</strong><br>Last Friday we welcomed 62 Kindy students from around the local area to our first Prep Come and Try Day for 2018.  Using the theme “My Colourful World” the morning was a wonderful success and both staff and students commented on how positive the experience was for the Kindy students who attended.  Thanks to Beach Road Kindy and Goodstart Dundowran who joined us on Friday and the many parents who attended with their Kindy-aged children.  Please register your interest at the office should you wish to attend one of the four remaining days over the coming months. </div><div> <br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Come%20and%20Try1.JPG" alt="2018 Come and Try1.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> <br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Come%20and%20Try2.JPG" alt="2018 Come and Try2.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div><div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Year 4 Excursion – SANDY STRAITS</strong><br></div><div>Last Friday our Year 4 students boarded a charter boat and spent the morning cruising the Sandy Straits.  This excursion was linked to the topics the students have been covering in class and allowed them to see firsthand our local marine ecosystem.  Thanks to Mrs Bryant and the Year 4 teaching team for organising the day out and a special thanks to Mr Smith who attended and provided commentary throughout the day.  </div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Year%204%20Sandy%20Straits.JPG" alt="Year 4 Sandy Straits.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Under 8’s Day </strong><br></div><div>On Thursday all of our P-2 students will travel to Star of the Sea to participate in the annual Star of the Sea and Xavier Under 8’s day.  This is a wonderful day out and an opportunity to celebrate with our youngest students.  Our thanks to Mr Wilson and the staff of Star of the Sea for hosting us in 2018.  </div><div><strong><em><br>Please see note below with further information:</em></strong></div><div><b><i></i></b> </div><div><b><i></i></b></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><span style="color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:transparent;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="U8.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/U8.jpg" style="margin:5px 20px;width:200px;height:141px;" />To celebrate Under Eight’s Week this year we will once again be meeting with our Prep to Year 2 friends from Star of the Sea!  We will be travelling to SOS, and the theme is “Children Exploring Language and Culture”.  Our teachers, along with our secondary Early Childhood students, are organising many exciting activities around this idea, including craft, storytelling, gross motor fun, music and cultural experiences! </span><br></div><div><br><br>When:  Thursday 24th May, 9.00 - 12.15pm. Please be on time as we are travelling by bus to SOS.<br></div><div>Wear:  Play clothes - we may get messy, hats and joggers are essential, sunscreen can be applied before leaving home or on arrival at school.<br>Bring:  Morning tea in a NAMED disposable lunch bag, water bottle.<br></div><div></div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Year 3 complete their first NAPLAN tests</strong><br>Last week, Year 3 students experienced NAPLAN testing for the first time.   All classes had done plenty of preparation and had no problem focussing and completing their testing.  The attitude of the students was very commendable.  Everyone had a smile on their face (especially after the tests were finished!) and the general attitude toward the experience of NAPLAN was very positive.    It was clear that everyone seemed to focus on doing the best that they could personally do and that is all that is expected.  We are proud of all student achievement that comes from a positive attitude! </div><div><br>To celebrate the end of NAPLAN, Year 3 put on a big party last Friday afternoon.  There was no shortage of food and this was a great way to finish a big and highly successful week.   Thank you to all parents for your amazing support throughout NAPLAN.<br><br></div><div>Mrs Jensen, Mr Bortolanza and Miss Crowley.</div><div> ​<br><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong></div><div><strong></strong> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Year%203%20NAPLAN.jpg" alt="Year 3 NAPLAN.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Winter Uniforms</strong><br></div><div>As we enter the colder months in Hervey Bay please be reminded that all students are only permitted to wear the College Track tops and bottoms when at school.  Alternative jumpers are not to be worn with the school uniform. Year 12 students are reminded that they are not permitted to wear their jerseys over the formal uniform.<br><br></div><div>If you are in the process of purchasing these items for your students or are awaiting an order please notify your child’s teacher via their student planner.  <br><span><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Second Hand Uniform Sale</strong><br>P&F are once again holding a second hand uniform sale. I will be held in the GOA foyer, o</span><span>n Monday, June 4,   2.30pm until 5.30pm.  Electronic payments are not available, with CASH ONLY sales accepted. Thanks. <br><br></span><span>The P&F are currently taking donations of uniforms and they can be dropped into the school office.  </span><span></span><br></div><div><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CALENDAR OF EVENTS<br><br></strong></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">23/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-0"></span>Year 10 Fraser Coast Jobs & Careers Expo</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">23/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">P-12 Assembly (Dirum Mission Week)</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">23/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Junior Choir Performance - St James Under 8s Day </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">24/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Year 5 Retreat </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">24/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Under 8's Day (hosted by SOS) </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">25/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">FRASER COAST SHOW HOLIDAY</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">26/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">National Sorry Day</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">28/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">National Reconciliation Week</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">29/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">WB District Cross-country Carnival</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">29/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Years 8-12 A&TSI Girls to Women Program </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">29/05/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Years 11 & 12 RACQ Docudrama 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style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Year 12 Marine Kingfisher Bay Excursion </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">1/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Prep Come and Try Morning Day 2</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">4/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Year 4 Healing Mass Attendance </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">4/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Years 9-12 STEM Edison Workshops 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style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Years 7-12 Oztag Fraser Coast High Schools Challenge</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">5/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Year 12 RE Excursion to Masters Lodge </font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">5/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Student Voice Council Meeting (P1)</font></span></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6" style="height:14.5pt;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6" valign="top" width="119" style="width:89.4pt;height:14.5pt;"><p align="right" style="margin:0px;text-align:right;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">5/06/2018</font></span></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6" valign="top" width="363" style="width:272.3pt;height:14.5pt;"><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;"><font size="3" face="Calibri">Years 8-12 A&TSI Girls to Women Program </font></span></p></td></tr></tbody></table> <font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><br></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HOSPITALITY NEWS</strong><br>Senior Hospitality students enjoyed a very informative and delicious excursion to Brisbane on Friday, 11th May. The day started with an amazing buffet lunch at the Sofitel followed by a 90 minute behind the scenes tour and Q&A with staff. After a river cruise to Northshore the students spent the evening taking in the sights, sounds and flavours of the Eat Street Northshore food markets. The students gained valuable insight into the Hospitality industry, street food and current food trends which will inform their future work in Hospitality.<br><br></div><div></div><div><img alt="Soffitel.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/Soffitel.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /> <img alt="Eat Street Excursion.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/Eat%20Street%20Excursion.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CULTURAL NEWS</strong><br></div><div>On Thursday Shannon escorted a group of enthusiastic choir students to Chandler for an evangelical singing workshop. The students enjoyed a wonderful day.  Many thanks and congratulations to Shannon for organising this successful excursion.</div><div><br>On Friday, 20 students travelled to St Mary’s College, Maryborough, to watch their production of “The Addams Family”. The show was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by our students. A huge shout out to ‘Coach Captain Sidaway’ for her support for these events and time given up to drive these groups to their respective venues.</div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br>ENGLISH EXTENSION</strong></span><p>Year 8 English 1 Productions have just completed filming episode one of their original mysterious web series “Gone and Forgotten”. Starring Georgia Cassidy (Veronica), Freya Golik (Angela), Thomas Hillhouse (Nicholas), Isaac Goodfellow (Ethan) and Isabella Jensen (Ms Ree), the series follows the incredible journey of four teens who start in detention and end up…somewhere else! To solve the mystery and finding a way home, the intrepid team need to learn to work together. Directed by Jonty Brien and April Lunn and written by Stella Ignatenko, Jordan Roberts, Isabella Jensen and others future collaborators, the whole team are excited to announce the release the first episode: Detention! Stay tuned for more updates!<br><br>Episode 1 can be viewed <a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1501205600005850/">here</a>.<br></p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><br>MATHS NEWS</strong></span></div><div><strong>Australian Mathematics Competition</strong><br></div><div>Students from Years 4 -12 have been invited to sit the Australian Mathematics Competition in Term 3, Thursday 9th August during Lessons 1 and 2.  A letter was given to students who were interested on Monday 14th May.  If your child has missed out on a letter and wishes to participate in the competition, they can collect a letter from student reception.</div><div><br>The competition cost is $6.50 to enter. It is to be paid via Qkr! and final payment is to be made by Friday 22nd June 2018.</div><div><br>If you have any queries please email me: jritter@bne.catholic.edu.au<br></div><div>Janine Ritter (Director of Mathematics)<br><br><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MARINE SCIENCE</strong></p><p>This week Year 11 Marine Science students have been working through their PADI Open Water SCUBA certification with Mark from Karma Dives. It has been a challenging but rewarding course for the students and Mark has been impressed with the skill level of the trainees. Bring on the open water!<br></p></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2018%20Marine%20Science%20Dive%20Certificate.JPG" alt="2018 Marine Science Dive Certificate.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br><strong><br>STAFF VACANCY</strong></div><div><strong>POSITIONS VACANT: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT OFFICER, XAVIER CATHOLIC COLLEGE</strong><br>Xavier Catholic College is seeking a suitably qualified Information Technology Support Officer to provide systems maintenance support to the College administration and curriculum networks and the Library/Resources Centre, as well as providing support for the staff and students of Xavier Catholic College.​</div><div><br>Applications must be lodged via the Employment page of the Brisbane Catholic Education website <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.bne.catholic.edu.au</span> (Job No. 03215_17/05/18) and close at 9:00 am Friday 1st June 2018.  Full details are available on the site, including a letter to the applicant outlining relevant information, role descriptions and pay scale.  If you, or someone you know, may be interested, the following link  Information Technology Support Officer  will take you to the advertised position.</div><div></div><div><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CAREERS NEWS</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b></b></div><div><strong>Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test</strong><br>The UMAT is a prerequisite for applications to many universities in Australia for careers in Medicine, Dental Surgery and Clinical Sciences.  If you are considering a career in any of these programs and you are a grade 12 student – you must sit the UMAT.  Check your preferred university guidelines for entry requirements.  Please register by 5.00pm AEST Friday 1 June 2018.  The test date is Wednesday 25 July 2018.  You can register online at:  https://umat.acer.edu.au   If you need any help or have any queries please come and see me or email <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">asexton@bne.catholic.edu.au</span>   </div><div><br><strong>University of Sunshine Coast:  Fraser Coast Campus Open Day is 23 June 2018</strong><br></div><div>This is a wonderful opportunity to explore your study options, check out the local campus, and talk to real students and lecturers about future study possibilities.</div><div><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>BASTILLE DAY</strong></div><div><strong>Bastille Day Celebrations</strong><br>We will hold our annual school Bastille Day celebrations again early in Term 3. Please be aware that this year’s Bastille Day at Xavier will not include dressing in costume.  Students will wear the normal  uniform for the respective day that festivities will be held. </div><div> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>UPCOMING WORKSHOPS</strong></div><div>The libraries are very excited to have two events coming up that are funded as part of the Young Innovators Symposium mentor program. <br><ol><li>Calling Young Innovators!&#128226; </li></ol>Young entrepreneur, Scott Millar will be visiting the Fraser Coast on the 8th and 9th of June, 2018 to deliver #FREE interactive and practical workshops to help take your business from ideation to creation.<br>Brisbane tech-head prodigy Scott Millar is being compared to a young Steve Jobs after turning a school project into a thriving business, becoming a CEO at the age of 17. Full story: <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">http://ab.co/2gSKEM3</span><br> </div><div><img alt="Young Innovators Start Up Workshop - Slide-eventbrite.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/Young%20Innovators%20Start%20Up%20Workshop%20-%20Slide-eventbrite.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </div><div>Bookings are essential and can be made by visiting <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/young-innovators-startup-workshop-hervey-library-ages-14-tickets-45791318065?aff=es2</span></div><div><br><blockquote>2. Would you like to explore the process of creating your own eBook or audiobook? Join award-winning publisher Ocean Reeve and learn the process in editing, formatting, booktitle registration and how to market your book, including the pivotal Six Steps of Success!</blockquote></div><div> <br></div><div><img alt="Ocean-Reeve-Publishing-Eventbrite.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-6,-2018/Ocean-Reeve-Publishing-Eventbrite.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> </div><div>Bookings for Maryborough visit <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"> https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-publishing-workshop-maryborough-14-to-30-years-tickets-45631919299?aff=es2</span></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </div><div>Bookings for Hervey Bay visit  <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-publishing-workshop-hervey-bay-14-to-30-years-tickets-45633375655?aff=es2</span></div>

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