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Newsletter - Term 3, Week 4, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-4,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 3, Week 4, 2018<p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Xavier-Catholic-College-Hervey-Bay-299106990215723/"><img alt="Facebook banner newsletter.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Facebook%20banner%20newsletter.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a></strong></strong><br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​​PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong><br></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers,</div><div><br></div><div>We're listening!<br> <br>Here at Xavier Catholic College we are committed to providing the best possible Catholic education for your child.<br> <br>That commitment includes being open to feedback and ideas for improvement — so we're asking our parents and carers about their experiences of our school.<br> <br>As partners in your child's education, what you think matters. <br> <br>Below you will find a link to a short survey that will ask you about different aspects of Xavier Catholic College. The survey also has space for you to add your own comments.</div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4398090/2018-Parent-Survey?school=xcc4655"><strong>2018 Parent Survey - Xavier Catholic College</strong></a></span><br> <br>Your responses will be anonymous, but they will be truly valued in helping us continually improve. We will ensure we provide our community with a summary of the survey findings later in the year as we will also be asking our students and our staff what they think.<br> </div><div>Thank you for your time. </div><div><br></div><div>God bless<br></div><div>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div><br><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div><br><strong>GREASE - The Musical</strong><br>There is a great deal of excitement around the College this week as we are holding our College production of “Grease”. We have more than 50 students across the secondary school involved in the production in a variety of roles-actors, singers and dancers in the Chorus, backstage crew as well as the set design and construction crew and those involved in marketing and publicity. </div><div><br>The students and staff have been rehearsing over the last 2 weekends to ensure everything is spot-on  for a great production.</div><div><br>We are also pleased to report that we are holding a Schools matinee performance on Thursday for Xavier students in years 5 and 6 who will be joined by students from Star of the Sea, Yarrilee and Gelndyne. The cast are excited to be doing the matinee as they know the students will be very excited at this iconic production.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Grease%20Musical%202018.jpg" alt="Grease Musical 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>Catholic Education Week</strong><br>Our Catholic Education Week Mass was a wonderful celebration and indeed a true community event. We were joined by many guests including the newly elected Mayor, George Seymour as well as by Mr Kerry Swann and his wife Loretta. Kerry was nominated for a BCE Spirit of Catholic Education award for his services to Catholic Education over 30 years. </div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/CEW%20Mass%202018.JPG" alt="CEW Mass 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>Athletics Carnival</strong><br>Congratulations to Mr. Nathan Milne, Dean of HPE & Sport and his team who ran a very smooth program of a great many events for the students to participate in. All students were able to find an event to take part in from the very serious events to a range of novelty events.</div><div><br>Buthu were the winners on the day.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Secondary%20Athletics%202018.jpg" alt="Secondary Athletics 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Parent/Teacher Interviews Prep – Year 6</strong><br>Parent Teacher Interviews for Prep to Year 6 will take place from Monday 27 August to Friday 7 September - available times 7.00am – 8.15am and 3.00pm to 5.30pm. </div><div><br>Bookings open Tuesday 14 August at 6.00pm and closes Friday 24 August at 8.00am.</div><div><br>Instructions for booking your interview times will be emailed to families prior to the opening time.<br></div><div><br>Please note: The parent information used in the booking system is <strong>MAIN </strong>contact only.  If you are not listed as the main contact in our College database and would like to book an interview, please contact the College on 4197 1177.</div><div><br> </div><div><strong>Year 4 News</strong><br>Year 4 visited Mr Ninnes, teacher of Media in the Secondary school, to learn about stop motion and green screen technology. These skills will be useful for two upcoming units on plant growth and journalism. Mr Ninnes showed that the students have a free giant VFX screen to use with a clear blue sky.<br></div><div><br><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Year%204%20Media%20studies.jpg" alt="Year 4 Media studies.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </div><div> <br><strong>Year 6 Come and Try Day</strong><br>Our Year 6 Come and Try Secondary day was a great success with over 140 Year 6 students from Xavier, Star of the Sea and neighbouring schools joining us a for a taste of what Xavier Catholic College has to offer.  </div><div><br>Upon arrival students were placed in groups and there was no time wasted before they were sent off for their first experience of secondary school life.  The students experienced 4 out of 6 rotations with the activities being, Food Technology, Drama, Media, PE, Science and Design Technology.</div><div><br>During the breaks the Year 6 Xavier students kindly invited the visitors to their eating and play area for games and all students were treated to a sausage sizzle and drink.</div><div><br>Before we said goodbye students had the opportunity to ask questions about next year and enrolling for 2019.<br>It was a fun and positive day for everyone.  Once again it proved what a great community Xavier Catholic College is and reinforced the friendly, caring and nurturing nature of our school. </div><div> <br>I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers involved for all their work in preparing and delivering fun and engaging lessons.  </div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Come%20and%20Try%202018.jpg" alt="Come and Try 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Year 7 PSDE</strong><br>Our Year 7 students have had the opportunity to experience a day dedicated to our Personal & Social Development Education (PSDE) program.  This was a great opportunity for students to work in small groups and participate in a series of quality PSDE activities focused on “Team Work” as outlined below:</div><div><br></div><div><strong>• Activity 1</strong>: Challenges – Students competed in several different activities to gather points for their teams.  The aim of this activity was for students to work together using the strengths of each individual team member.  Some of these included the tarp flip challenge, 9 dots, skipping and the water carrier challenge.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>• Activity 2</strong>: Team building – Students worked through a series of tasks that developed an understanding of team qualities and applied these qualities in a team environment, these included the blind square and musical chairs.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>• Activity 3</strong>: Problem Solving- Students carried out challenges to build an understanding of the importance of working as a team and working as an individual in a team, these included 21 and footbridge.</div><div><br></div><div>Students finished the day with whole group challenges including “It’s puzzling” using Lego to represent movie titles which the students tried to guess and standing in order from youngest to eldest without speaking.  The program was very successful with students not only learning about team building but also building stronger connections with each other as a cohort.</div><div><br></div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">FROM THE APRE’S</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong>Last week Xavier celebrated ‘Catholic Education Week’ and were lucky enough to have Catholic singer/songwriter Michael Mangan along to share his fantastic music with us! He entertained and inspired the Primary School students during concerts on Tuesday and then played with the Music Ministry for our school Mass on the Wednesday. </div><div><br></div><div>The theme for Mass was taken from the challenge issued by Pope Francis for young people “discovering new horizons for spreading joy” and was a great celebration led by Fr Regi, which also included the commissioning of our School Captains and Leaders for 2018/19. </div><div><br></div><div>Congratulations to all our newly-commissioned student leaders and to all the students who contributed to making the Mass and the week a special one in the Xavier calendar!</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/CEW%202018.jpg" alt="CEW 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong>Secondary Athletics Carnival</strong><br>Congratulations to Buthu House on winning the 2018 Secondary Inter-house Athletics Carnival held last Thursday and Friday. Both days saw near perfect weather for an athletics competition and the House spirit shone brightly through the many costumes, war cries and incredible levels of participation across the carnival. </div><div><br></div><div>A snapshot of the highlights are as follows:</div><div><br><strong>Final Points:</strong><br>1st Buthu 2362<br>2nd Dirum 2195<br>3rd Kondari 2172<br>4th Narwari 1784</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Age Champions:</strong><br>13 Girls – Sarah O’Donoghue<br>13 Boys – Seth Hatch<br>14 Girls – Isabella Jensen<br>14 Boys – Dylan Ilka<br>15 Girls – Riley Grambower<br>15 Boys – Tobias Powers<br>16 Girls – Danielle Sankey<br>16 Boys – Thomas Miller<br>Open Girls – Lucinda Cullen & Maddison McGowan<br>Open Boys – Nathan Robinson & Jaxon Crockford</div><div><br></div><div><strong>War Cry Champions: </strong>Kondari</div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong></strong>Thank you to all parents and families for attending and congratulations to all students for a terrific event. </div><div><br>Students who have qualified for the Hervey Bay District Athletics Carnival have been given information this week. Payment and consent for this event is to be completed through the Qkr! app by Tuesday 14th August 9am. The District Carnival is held Wednesday 15th August (1pm-5pm) and Thursday 16th August (8:20am-2:00pm).</div><div><br></div><div>More photos available on our College Facebook page. <br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Athletics%20Carnival%202018.jpg" alt="Athletics Carnival 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Wide Bay All Schools Hockey</strong><br>Xavier had 2 teams (boys & girls) compete at the Wide Bay All Schools Hockey competition held in Maryborough last Wednesday. All students played some excellent hockey with the Xavier Boys team coming away as Champions. Well done to all students and thank you to Mrs Pritchard for coaching and managing the teams.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Hockey%202018.JPG" alt="Hockey 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Touch Football</strong><br>Xavier has recently competed in the Sunny Coast All Schools competition (Sunday 29th July) and the All Hallows Girls Competition (Sunday 5th August) in Brisbane. Xavier teams competed very strongly against some of the region’s and state’s best touch schools and have come away with impressive results. </div><div><br></div><div>At the Sunny Coast All Schools, 13 Boys and 15 Girls both played semi-finals along with both the Open Boys and Open Girls teams finishing in the top 4 of their divisions. The 13 Girls and 15 Boys both had impressive wins and all teams will now build on this confidence heading toward QLD All Schools in October. </div><div><br></div><div>At the All Hallows carnival, the Open Girls team won the Shield Division and both the 15 Girls and 13 Girls teams played in the finals. Congratulations to all students and thank you to the following coaches: Mr Barker, Miss Hatchett, Miss Roffey, Mr Tyrrell and Mrs Collins.</div><div><br>Congratulations also goes to the following students who recently represented Wide Bay at the U15 State Touch Football competition: Phoebe Fraser, Aylee Barker, Taj Wright, Harry Armstrong and Jack Roderick.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Touch%20Football%2013%20Boys%202018.jpg" alt="Touch Football 13 Boys 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>QLD ALL SCHOOLS IN OCTOBER – IMPORTANT NOTICE</strong><br>The QLD All-Schools Touch Competition is held in Brisbane from Wednesday 10th October to Sunday 14th October. Earlier in the year, Xavier was investigating the possibility of taking all teams down one day earlier for warm-up matches before the tournament commences. It has been decided that this will not go ahead this year. As a result, families are encouraged to make their accommodation arrangements. It is not yet known whether Xavier will have games on Wednesday the 10th as the draw has not been released yet. Draw information will be communicated to students as soon as it becomes available. </div><div><br></div><div></div><div><strong>Hervey Bay District Athletics Carnival</strong><br>45 students represented Xavier at the recent Hervey Bay District athletics Carnival. We placed 5th out of the 13 schools in the district. A number of students proudly wore the ribbons they received on the day for placing first, second or third in their events. Eleven students have been selected to represent Hervey Bay District at the Wide Bay Trials. Congratulations Corey Arnold, Dylan Borsboom, Grace Collins, Billy Doggen, Charlotte Everett, Madison Fletcher, Liam Houguet, Katelyn Relf, Carina Robb, Blake Tomekovic and Abby Veale. </div><div><br></div><div>We wish them all the best at the Wide Bay Trials occurring in Gympie on the 29th August.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Junior%20district%20Athletics%202018.jpg" alt="Junior district Athletics 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Hervey Bay District u/12 Girls Rugby League Representative</strong><br>Kiana Kerr was the only student to trial out from Xavier Catholic College and make the Hervey Bay Girls under 12 Rugby League Team.  On the 28th and 29th of July she competed at the Wide Bay School Trials in Bundaberg. The Hervey Bay team won 2 games and lost 2 games. She also showed great sportsmanship by playing 3 games for Maryborough as they were short of players. The Maryborough coach was very grateful. Kiana was unsuccessful for selection into the Wide Bay team however, she played hard, scored a try and had a great time. We congratulate her for her effort.<br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/HB%20Rugby%20League.jpg" alt="HB Rugby League.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div><strong>Oztag 2018</strong><br>Congratulations to our five Xavier Oztag teams that recently competed in the 2018 QLD Oztag All Schools Tournament on the Sunshine Coast. Competing over three days students vied for selection into QLD Oztag merit sides. </div><div><br></div><div>Our 5 teams were:</div><div><br></div><div><table class="ms-rteTable-3" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3" style="text-align:center;"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3" style="width:20%;"><strong>​Year 12 Mixed</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3" style="width:20%;"><strong>​Year 10 Girls</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3" style="width:20%;"><strong>​Year 10 Boys</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3" style="width:20%;"><strong>​Year 9 Girls</strong><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3" style="width:20%;"><strong>​Year 8 Boys</strong><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Bailey Baker<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Grace Farrelly<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Elias Broome<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Georgia Cassidy<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Logan Baker<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Joshua Claridge<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Kasey Gamble<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Nicholas Claridge<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Crystal Kosmidis<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Caleb Berthelsen<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Lucinda Cullen<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Riley Grambower<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Matthew Cramer <br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​April Lunn<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Jasper Brien<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Lucy Glass<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Rahni Mason<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Max Doyle<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Ruby Lunn<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Jonty Brien<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Luke Harrison<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Teagan McCloskey<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Ethan Drury<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Alyssa McGrath<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Ruben Broome<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Will Kluck<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Sarah Murphy<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Joshua Eastwood<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Chloe Muller<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Thomas Davies<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Griffin Lowe<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Emily Thompson<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Joel Glass<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Cayley Phillips <br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​<span>Lachlan Geldard<br></span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Cody Marsden<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Tahlia Torrisi<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Jett Kruger<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Seairra Scott<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Matthew Geldard<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Isaac Palmero<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Madison Wakely<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Brock Shepherd<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Caitlin Smith<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Seth Hatch<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Alex Pronk<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Taya Walters<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Kobi Shepherd<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Tarah Smith<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Tae Scott<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Danielle Sankey<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3"><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">Taj Wright<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​<span>​Charli Thompson</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Brady Smith<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-3"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​Isaak Watt<br>Brendan Vagne<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-3">​Mackenzie Wakely<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-3">​</td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div>Three of our five teams made it to the finals. Congratulations to our Year 8 boys and Year 10 girls who made it to the quarter finals, and our Year 12 mixed team who made it to semi-finals. Special thanks to Mr Michael Thompson, Mrs Lynette Pritchard, Miss Kate Duffield and Mrs Gerry Glass who assisted Mrs Kath Thompson over the weekend.  </div><div><br>Special congratulations go to Jonty Brien, Danielle Sankey and Will Kluck who were selected in the QLD Oztag merit teams. Excellent effort!</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Oz%20Tag%20All%20Schools%202018.jpg" alt="Oz Tag All Schools 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">CARE AND CONCERN COMMITTEE</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong>CARE & CONCERN COMMITTEE --- WHAT THEY DO…</strong><br>Xavier Catholic College has a group of parents who volunteer their time to welcome and help other members of the school community. They do this by: -<br>• Holding first day morning tea (Meet and Greet opportunity)<br>• Providing meals for school families experiencing a crisis<br>• Providing information about the school to families<br>• Assisting the College Board in planning and reviewing the Pastoral Care Policy of the College<br>• Working closely with the Campus Minister</div><div><br></div><div>At all times we encourage you to explore the parent portal or to talk to your child’s classroom teacher or Pastoral Care teacher about any questions that you may have as your first point of contact. Each House has parent contacts and they range from P-12.  If you wish to contact any one of our parent contacts their details are published below.  Confidentiality is utmost for our committee and any information shared with our parent contacts will not be passed on unless you so desire it. </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">House Parent Contacts:</strong><br><strong>Narwari House Parents</strong><br>Anna Anderson (Jack Anderson)  <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">aanderson4283@gmail.com</span><br>Claire Sinclair (Cassandra Sinclair) 41295730<br>Rachel Neck (Chelsea Neck) 41287859/0417768798<br>Jo O’Neill (Will/Lucy/Kate O’Neil) 0422942289<br>Ellen Geldard (Connor, Lachlan & Matthew Geldard) 41286910/ 0400499508<br>Mary Arnold (Riley/Corey/Joey Arnold) 0418729967<br>Karen Grumley (Stewart and Lachlan Grumley) 41243034 / 0413306540<br>Cassie Wilson (Max/Anabele /Imogen Wilson) 0409761207<br>Kerrie Payne (Cameron Payne) 41280554/ 0407581389<br>Carmel Donnelly (Jeremiah Donnelly) 0448488443<br>Malina Blakely (Ryan Blakely) <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">mblackley@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> (0478 410 180)<br>Rachael Trevillion (Luke & Sadie Trevillion) <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">rach.trev17@gmail.com</span></div><div>Nikita Falconer (Lilly & Mia Falconer) <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">nikita.beattie@live.com.au</span> (0432 265 </div><div><br><strong>Buthu House Parents</strong><br>Michelle Wiegmink (Reece Wiegmink) 41287941/0409890188<br>Deanna Wyvill (Amy Wyvill) 41282176<br>Karen Goffinet (Alex/Patrick Goffinet) 4128 7375/0421 322 121<br>Allison McGovern (Madison/Georgia McGovern) 0411 416 943<br>Shelly Hislop (Jordan/Lincoln Hislop) 0423 506 675<br>                                    <br><strong>Dirum House Parents</strong><br>Rachel Loague (Oscar Loague) 0417792179<br>Melissa Lynch (Mya/Noah) <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">missyjane300@gmail.com</span> <br>Helen Hatchett (Bryce/Charli/Summer/Sam Wilson) 0438347153<br>Kellie Robinson (Nathan/Alysha Robinson) 0448623963</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Kondari House Parents</strong><br>Michelle Begaud (Blake/Kyle Begaud) 0438242252<br>Carole Dewhurst (Patrick/Rory/Freya Golik) 41206240/0400793188<br>Alison Keal (Archie/Angus/Seth Keal) 0466250799 <br>Emma Ilka (Dylan/Shayli Ilka) 0403599406</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">PARISH NEWS</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong>Parish Youth Ministry Team</strong><br><strong>When:</strong> Sunday 19th August 4pm – 6pm<br><strong>Where:</strong> John Paul Centre (next to the Catholic Church)<br><strong>Who:</strong> Year 7 and upwards<br>Pizza and drinks supplied…<br><strong>RSVP:</strong> Carmel Donnelly <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> 0448488443 </div><div> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-4,-2018/ym.jpg" alt="ym.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> <em>Come and meet Sr Mel Dwyer</em></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">TRIVIA NIGHT</strong><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-4,-2018/trivia.jpg" alt="trivia.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div>All parents and friends are invited to attend this year’s Fund Raiser Trivia Night at Xavier Catholic College on Saturday, September 1st, from 6.00pm in the Goa hall. </div><div><br>Proceeds from the event will provide support to our young people’s projects within the Hervey Bay City Catholic Parish such as Children’s Liturgy, Sacramental Program, altar servers and Parish Youth Ministry Team.</div><div><br>Tickets are $20 per person and include dinner (supplied by El Shaddai Parish Group) and a complimentary drink (wine or beer) upon arrival. A cash bar will be available throughout the night. </div><div><br>Tickets will be sold individually or tables of 10 will be available. All tickets must be pre-purchased through the Qkr! App. Download the app, search Xavier Catholic College, then select ‘School Event’s Tickets’. For any enquiries please contact the College directly on 4197 1177.</div><div><br>There will be a number of raffles and prizes on the night!</div><div><br>If you are a business owner who would like to donate a prize to be raffled off as part of the fundraiser, please contact Brendan McDonald at <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">bmmcdonald@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> or on 4197 1177.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div> </div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">KONDARI MISSION TERM</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Kondari%20Mission%20Termb%202018.jpg" alt="Kondari Mission Termb 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px;"><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><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Teddy%20Bears%20Picnic%202018.JPG" alt="Teddy Bears Picnic 2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> </div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Condy%20Rock%20Drop.JPG" alt="Condy Rock Drop.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div></div>
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 alt="Facebook banner newsletter.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Facebook%20banner%20newsletter.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 alt="Leaders 2018 19.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Leaders%202018%2019.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 alt="School officers day.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/School%20officers%20day.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 alt="choir mass.jpeg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/choir%20mass.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 alt="Confro video 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Confro%20video%202018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Year 7/8 Dance Performance<br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1529303640529379/"><img alt="Dancing video 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Dancing%20video%202018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Human Power Vehicles - Technology Challenge<br><a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1531773570282386/"><img alt="HPV Video 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/HPV%20Video%202018.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>Debaters celebrate Semi-Final win<a href="https://www.facebook.com/299106990215723/videos/1524211734371903/"><img alt="Debating video2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Debating%20video2018.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;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;text-decoration:underline;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13" style="color:#1d2129;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;">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 alt="Afternoon Arts.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Afternoon%20Arts.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><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">WORK EXPERIENCE</strong><br><br>We encourage year 11 and 12 students to pursue work experience in career areas of interest. Students can do a maximum of 30 days’ work experience in any one year. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into an industry of interest, to either affirm or discard potential future career pathways. Work experience is not compulsory for year 11 and 12, but highly recommended. Preferably, work experience would occur during school breaks.<br><br>The following extract is from the Foundation for Young Australians’:<br><br><em>While virtually every child is asked, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’, only 6% of adults end up in the careers they wanted when they were younger. Instead of training for a particular occupation and working in that area for life, some studies have estimated that Australians will make 17 changes in employers across 5 different careers.  Compounding the uncertainty is the reality that many jobs of the future don’t exist today. </em><br><br>When it comes to identifying possible future career pathways, we encourage students to consider their interests, abilities and motivations. Work experience provides an excellent opportunity for successful post-school transitioning. We encourage students to find their own work experience as this provides them with the opportunity to develop personal and communication skills. However, if a student requires additional support, we can assist them to organise a placement. Please take time to sit with your child and look at the Careers and VET page on the school portal. If you have any questions regarding work experience contact John Donnelly at <a href="mailto://jdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au">jdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au</a>. <br><br><br></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 alt="WB Hockey 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/WB%20Hockey%202018.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 alt="WB Basketball2 (Custom).jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-2,-Week-10,-2018/WB%20Basketball2%20(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 alt="Confro Team 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Confro%20Team%202018.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:33.33%;"><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 alt="Circle of Silence 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Circle%20of%20Silence%202018.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 alt="SVDP Sleepout 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SVDP%20Sleepout%202018.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 alt="Science mousetrap racers 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Science%20mousetrap%20racers%202018.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 addresses, 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 alt="Project update 2018.JPG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Project%20update%202018.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 3, Week 2, 2018http://www.xavier.qld.edu.au/Our-Community/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018.aspxNewsletter - Term 3, Week 2, 2018<p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Xavier-Catholic-College-Hervey-Bay-299106990215723/"><img alt="Facebook banner newsletter.jpg" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Facebook%20banner%20newsletter.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /></a>​​</strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PRINCIPAL’S ADDRESS</strong></p><div>Dear Parents and Carers<br>Welcome back to Term 3 which looks like being another busy and industrious term. By now you should have received your child’s Semester Report which shows areas of growth as well as areas requiring further development. It is a great opportunity to sit and discuss the report with your child and revisit some of the goals they made at the start of the year. Beyond Parent-Teacher Interviews, please do not hesitate to email teachers so we can coordinate efforts. The partnership between home and school is paramount for successful outcomes.</div><div><br>I emailed all parents the link to the Brisbane Catholic Education survey “Tell Us What You Think” last Friday. While the results are specific to our school, this is also a system-wide initiative that BCE will utilise in establishing its vision ‘Beyond 2020’ and developing their own strategic plan for the Archdiocese. For Xavier Catholic College, it will be another great source of information to inform our own planning in our ongoing efforts to continually improve as a school. Your support is deeply appreciated.</div><div><br>Towards the end of the holidays I was fortunate enough to attend the Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) Conference in Cairns. Among the keynote addresses were Senator and former New South Wales Premier, Kristina Keneally whose topic was “Throwing the Hail Mary pass”, Father Frank Brennan SJ AO who spoke about “A faith that does not trouble us is a troubled faith”, and Professor Russell Bishop who covered “The end of failure”. On the final day we heard from three people who had overcome adversity to achieve incredible things. My personal favourites were Somali Refugee, Jamila Gordon who spoke about “The power to dream and the courage to pursue them” and an extraordinary young Cairns girl who graduated in 2007 whose topic “The gender divide: strategies to get girls into engineering and technology” were incredibly powerful.</div><div><br>Father Frank Brennan’s opening remarks summed up the spirit of a challenging and thought-provoking conference:<br></div><div><br></div><div>“<em>You have asked me to be 'tropical and topical' and to reflect on 'Leading in Diverse Times in</em><br><em>the Church and in the World'. Let me put a couple of tropical questions. As a school principal</em><br><em>flying back south after this conference, how should I be feeling and what things should I be</em><br><em>alert to, ensuring that my church is more accountable and transparent and true to the gospel</em><br><em>in the wake of the royal commission, what should I be thinking about school funding, what</em><br><em>should be my approach to employment of LGBTI staff and to pastoral care of LGBTI students in</em><br><em>the wake of the same sex marriage debate, and what should I be drawing from Pope Francis to</em><br><em>animate my school community about stewardship of the environment, responsibility for the</em><br><em>poor, spiritual contentment in an age of disruption, and getting the mix right of truth, justice,</em><br><em>love, mercy and joy? How are we to give women their place at the table when they cannot</em><br><em>preside at eucharist? How are we to assure Indigenous Australians their place at the table</em><br><em>when governments make laws and policies impacting especially on them and their heritage?</em></div><div><em><br></em><em>T</em><em>his conference should be a sacramental moment, food for the journey, sustaining us and</em><br></div><div><em>providing a sense of true north as we head south into the complexity of the family relations of</em><br><em>our students and staff and into the disruption of our politics and public life.”</em></div><div><em><br></em>His closing remarks were just as poignant, challenging and inspirational:<br></div><div><br></div><div>“<em>When Pope Francis met with the Vatican Curial officials before Christmas last year, he told</em><br><em>them:</em></div><div><br></div><div>'<em>Christmas reminds us that a faith that does not trouble us is a troubled faith. A faith that does</em><br><em>not make us grow is a faith that needs to grow. A faith that does not raise questions is a faith</em><br><em>that has to be questioned. A faith that does not rouse us is a faith that needs to be roused. A</em><br><em>faith that does not shake us is a faith that needs to be shaken. Indeed, a faith which is only</em><br><em>intellectual or lukewarm is only a notion of faith. It can become real once it touches our heart,</em><br><em>our soul, our spirit and our whole being; once it allows God to be born and reborn in the</em><br><em>manger of our heart; once we let the star of Bethlehem guide us to the place where the Son of</em><br><em>God lies, not among Kings and riches, but among the poor and humble.’</em></div><div><em><br>'</em><em>As Angelus Silesius wrote in The Cherubinic Wanderer: "It depends solely on you. Ah, if only</em><br></div><div><em>your heart could become a manger, then God would once again become a child on this earth."'</em></div><div><br>'A<i>s you leave this tropical and topical conference, ask yourself: Is your school a manger where</i><br></div><div><em>God is daily manifest in the children of this earth? Are your students bored with Catholicism</em><br><em>because your faith is only intellectual or lukewarm? Do you really believe that your faith can</em><br><em>become real touching your heart, your soul, your spirit and your whole being?”</em></div><div><em><br></em>I believe Father Frank’s comments should lead us all to reflect on our faith, where we stand on important social issues and how we can live the gospel in a way that speaks to the heart.</div><div><br>God bless<br></div><div>Simon Dash<br>Principal</div><div><br> <br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>CALENDAR OF EVENTS</b></div><div><br></div><div>23/07/2018   NAIDOC WEEK<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></div><div>27/07/2018   Bastille Day Celebrations<br>27/07/2018   Year 7-12 Oztag All Schools Tournament <br>28/07/2018   Artslink's 2018 Youth Talent Quest<br>29/07/2018   Sunny Coast All Schools Touch <br>30/07/2018   CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK<br>31/07/2018   Year 7-12 Parent/Teacher Interviews<br>01/08/2018   CEW Mass<br>02/08/2018   Athletics Carnival Pre-Events<br>02/08/2018   Year 3-6 Junior Choir Gympie Eisteddfod <br>03/08/2018   13-19 years XCC Athletics Carnival<br>03/08/2018   Year 7 PSDE<br>03/08/2018   Prep Come and Try Morning Day 4<br>04/08/2018   Year 7-12 All Hallows Touch <br>06/08/2018   KONDARI MISSION WEEK<br>06/08/2018   Year 3-12 Choir Maryborough Eisteddfod<br>06/08/2018   Year 3 Maryborough Eisteddfod <br>07/08/2018   BCE Excellence Awards<br>07/08/2018   School Production - Grease</div><div> </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">MOCK CRITICAL INCIDENT EXERCISE – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BCE<br></strong></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BRISBANE CATHOLIC EDUCATION<br></div><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Critical%20Incident%20Exercise_Banner.jpg" alt="Critical Incident Exercise_Banner.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> </div><div> <p class="MsoNormal">To ensure our community of schools are as safe as possible, Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) schools and offices will conduct a ‘’mock” critical incident exercise on <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday 1 August.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>What will occur? </strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">This “mock” exercise is being coordinated by our crisis management consultants in liaison with Queensland Police and other emergency services. The details are kept under-wraps, known only to a small number of organisers.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Who will be involved?</strong> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Principals of the schools directly involved in the exercise have been advised. The exercise will also involve many people from various areas of BCE. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Your school is not directly involved.</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>What you may hear.</strong> </p><p class="MsoNormal">While we will do our best to inform the community before, during and after that this is a “mock” exercise, it may be viewed by some as an actual event.  </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Please do not be alarmed if you hear reports of an incident on that day involving Catholic schools<strong>.</strong></span><strong>  </strong></p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">HEADS OF SCHOOL ADDRESS</strong></div><div><br><strong>Holiday Happenings</strong><br></div><div>We are very thankful to the staff who spent time away from their families during their holidays to provide students the opportunity to take part in an amazing range of activities. The students needed to be commended on their representation of the College at the many events:</div><div><br><strong>QISSN Netbal</strong>l   Ms Hatchett, Miss White and Mrs McGovern <br></div><div><strong>Confraternity</strong>     Miss Hogan and Mr McQuaid <br><strong>Kokoda              </strong>Ms McDuff, Mr Wright and also Ms Kliendienst and Mr Ninnes for the support they provided to</div><div>                          the team</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Heads%20of%20school%20sport%20report%202018.jpg" alt="Heads of school sport report 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>7-12 Reports and Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews<img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/PTO.png" alt="PTO.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:167px;" /></strong><br>As you are aware Semester One Reports are now available on the Parent Portal. You will have received an email outlining how to access the Reports as well as information on the up-coming Parent/Teacher/Student interviews. These will be held on <strong>Tuesday 31st July from 3.30 – 7.30pm.</strong></div><div><br>To book an interview time you will need to access ‘Parent Teacher Online’ (PTO) through the Parent Portal.   <br></div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>P-12 Assemblies over the next two weeks</strong><br>This week we celebrated NAIDOC Week with a whole College Assembly. We thank Bec Woolcock, Indigenous Support Officer, Mr McDonald and Mrs Brennan for the work they did behind the scenes organising the Assembly.</div><div><br>On Wednesday 1st August we will celebrate Catholic Education Week with a Mass. It will begin at 9.30am and a highlight of the Mass will be the presentation of badges to the newly elected Student Leaders as well as presentations to staff who are excelling in their fields.</div><div><br>Kondari Mission Week will have an Assembly on Wednesday 8th August, where we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary the Cross Mackillop.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/CEW18_Website_2%20(Custom).jpg" alt="CEW18_Website_2 (Custom).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>Athletics Carnival</strong><br>The secondary Athletics Carnival will begin in the afternoon of Thursday 2nd August from 12 to 3pm and then continue for the whole day on Friday 3rd August.</div><div><br>The Canteen will be selling food on this day.  Also, the French Department will hold a Sausage Sizzle to raise funds for the 2019 French Immersion Study Tour.</div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>New Prep Playground</strong><br>As many of you may have noticed, work has begun towards the construction of a new Prep Playground.  This exciting project is the next stage in the College Master Plan and is being funded by our Parents and Friends Association. This is a very exciting development for our youngest students and we look forward to its completion in Term 4.  This project was undertaken in conjunction with the revitalisation of the internal furniture in Prep and Year 1. </div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>Frankies Alfresco Dining Area</strong><br>The masterplan also includes the development of an outdoor eating area in front of the Frankie’s Hospitality Centre.  This area has been paved and large umbrellas have been placed to provide shade for outdoor events.  New furniture has also been purchased to enhance the area.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Alfresco.jpg" alt="Alfresco.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>Year 7 Come and Try Day</strong><br></div><div>Last Friday our current Year 6 students participated with students from Star of the Sea and surrounding schools in a Year 7 Come and Try Day.  This day was comprised of activities and rotations which they could expect to participate in when they transition to secondary school. This day was the first step in what will be a gradual transition into Year 7 for our Year 6 students.  Well done to Mrs Sarah Love and her team for organising such a successful and entertaining day.  </div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Come%20and%20Try%202018.jpg" alt="Come and Try 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br><strong>BCE Excellence Awards</strong><br></div><div>This year we nominated 5 staff members for the BCE Excellence awards.  Congratulations to the following staff who have received a nomination for these awards which recognise those staff who are making a significant contribution to the College:</div><div><br></div><div>• Mr Paul Davoren<br>• Mrs Cassie Wilson<br>• Mrs Lisa Hopgood<br>• Mrs Suzanne Gee<br>• Mrs Carmel Donnelly </div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">ED SMART</strong></div><div>Parents and carer’s would have recently received an email from Ed Smart, which relates to a system we will be using for paperless parent permission forms for excursions and camps.  In place of the previous letter to parents with a permission slip on the bottom of the document, parents and carer’s will now receive an email from Ed Smart with the excursion details and permission request.</div><div><br>Please note that any sporting events requiring parental permission will continue to be received utilising the Qkr! App for the payment of the activity and for permission to attend.</div><div><br>Should any changes to contact details or medical information be required, these must be made via the Parent Portal, not via Ed Smart.  </div><div><br>Please contact the School office should you require assistance.</div><div><br> </div><div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">XAVIER PLAYGROUP</strong></div><div>​Playgroup will start again this coming Thursday, 26th July</div><div>8.45am – 10.45am in Goa Hall<br>Bring morning tea for your child<br>Stay for a cuppa and a chat with other parents and grandparents!<br>All welcome to come and PLAY!</div><div><br> </div><div><div style="text-align:left;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:underline;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;box-sizing:border-box;">FROM PREP</strong><br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></div><div style="text-align:left;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;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">Prep recently celebrated their 100th day of school. They have done lots of exploring around the number 100 and the different ways we can show this number. As part of the celebrations the children were involved in icing special ‘100’ biscuits and imagining what life would be like when they are 100 years old. They were also given an optional holiday project, to create something that showed 100. The creations the children came up with were wonderful.  </div><div style="text-align:left;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;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"><br></div><div style="text-align:left;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;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/100%20days%20prep%202018.jpg" alt="100 days prep 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div></div><div><br></div><div></div><div></div><div>​<strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>BOOKFAIR</strong><div style="text-align:left;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;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">Scholastic Book fair has arrived at Xavier Library!  A huge selection of book titles and stationery items are on sale, with prices starting from $1.00.  The sale finishes this Friday at 9am. </div><div style="text-align:left;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;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;"><span></span><br> </div><div style="text-align:left;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;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">​<strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NCCD</strong></div></div><div><img alt="Capture 2.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%202.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Dear Parents/Carers, <br>The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is a process that all schools must do every year. It counts the number of students who receive extra adjustments or ‘help’ at school because of a disability, as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). </div><div><br>To count a student in the NCCD, schools must think through some key questions: </div><div><ol><li>Is the student getting help at school so that they can take part in education on the same basis as other students?</li><li>Is the help given because of a disability? The word ‘disability’ comes from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and it can include many students.</li><li>Has the school talked to you or your child about the help that they provide?</li><li>Has the school kept records about the help they provide, the student needs and the reasons that the student needs this help? The school will need to keep copies of tests, student work, assessments, records of meetings, medical reports or other paperwork and information about how the student’s learning is moving along over time.</li></ol></div><div><br>The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students with a disability (NCCD) provides all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students receiving adjustments because of disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992) in schools, and the adjustments they are provided which enable them to access the curriculum and participate in education on the same basis as other students.</div><div><br>The Australian Education Regulation 2013, requires that all schools provide information to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training for the purposes of NCCD. The information that schools must provide to the Department includes, in relation to each student with a disability at a school:<br><ul><li>The student’s level of education (ie. primary or secondary)</li><li>The student’s category of disability, aligned with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (ie. physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional)</li><li>The student’s level of adjustment (ie. support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive adjustments).<br></li></ul></div><div>Please note, any information collected, <strong>will not identify any individual student, in any way</strong>.<br>For further information regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for students with a disability, please visit:  </div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/2018_-_nccd_-_fact_sheet_for_parents_and_carers_english.pdf</span></div><div><br>If you have any questions regarding NCCD, please contact:<br>Tracy Grambower<br>Dean of Inclusive Education – Xavier Catholic College</div><div><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CARE & CONCERN COMMITTEE - WHAT THEY DO…</strong></div><div><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Xavier Catholic College has a group of parents who volunteer their time to welcome and help other members of the school community. They do this by: -<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></div><div>• Holding first day morning tea (Meet and Greet opportunity)<br>• Providing meals for school families experiencing a crisis<br>• Providing information about the school to families<br>• Assisting the College Board in planning and reviewing the Pastoral Care Policy of the College<br>• Working closely with the Campus Minister.</div><div><br>At all times we encourage you to explore the parent portal or to talk to your child’s classroom teacher or Pastoral Care teacher about any questions that you may have as your first point of contact. Each House has parent contacts and they range from P-12.  If you wish to contact any one of our parent contacts their details will be published each term in the College Newsletter.  We are in need of parent contacts in our P-6 area so if you would like to nominate yourself or to seek further information regarding what is involved please do not hesitate to contact myself, Carmel Donnelly (Campus Minister).  Confidentiality is utmost for our committee and any information shared with our parent contacts will not be passed on without your consent.  </div><div><br>Carmel Donnelly cjdonnelly@bne.catholic.edu.au 41971165</div><div><br> </div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">NAIDOC WEEK</strong><br></div><div>This week we have been celebrating NAIDOC Week as a college, with Art, Storytelling, traditional games, dance, and guest presenters. Thank you Bec Woolcock for organising a wonderful program for the week. </div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NAIDOC.jpg" alt="NAIDOC.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS</strong></div><div>Our Bastille Day celebrations are taking place this week. Throughout the week, the tuckshop is running French-themed specials. A colouring competition is currently running for students in P-6, with entries closing at 3pm on Wednesday, 25 July. On Friday, 27 July, a whole school assembly will be held in Period 1. Year 7 and Year 8 students will then participate in activities during Period 2. </div><div>Please note that Friday is a normal uniform day – there are no costumes this year.</div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">KONDARI MISSION WEEK</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Kondari%20Mission%20Term%202018.jpg" alt="Kondari Mission Term 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">OPTIMINDS</strong>​</div><div><img alt="Capture 4.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%204.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div>We are very excited to share the news that this year, as part of the Learning Enrichment Acceleration Program (LEAP),  Xavier has 5 teams entering the Opti-Minds Sustainability Challenge. </div><div><br>The Opti-MINDS Challenge is a problem-solving event for participants between the ages of 6 and Adult.  Teams of 5-7 select one challenge – Language and Literature, Science and Engineering or Social Sciences - and create a performance to demonstrate a solution to the problem. </div><div><br>The team will have 6 weeks to work on their solution, during lunch hours at school. The solution must be dramatised and then presented to a panel of judges and an audience (including family and friends) on Opti-MINDS Day – Saturday 25th August. </div><div><br>There is also a Spontaneous Challenge. This is a timed event where team members respond as rapidly and creatively as possible to an unseen Challenge. This response is also presented to a panel of judges.</div><div><br>Students have a lot of fun as they develop their academic potential by honing skills in problem solving, higher order thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. They also learn a great deal about the complex social and environmental problems facing our world as the challenges all have real world relevance. </div><div><br>The first heat of the competition is at Bundaberg on 25th August. If successful at the heat students will travel to Brisbane for the State Finals held at the University of Queensland. </div><div><br>We wish our teams the very best of luck and look forward to the creative solutions they generate in responding to the challenge.</div><div><br></div><div>Tracy Grambower<br>Dean of Inclusive Education</div><div>Year 10 Social Science Opti-MINDS Team</div><div><br> </div><div><img alt="Capture 5.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%205.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:275px;" /><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Optiminds%20Year%205%202018.jpg" alt="Optiminds Year 5 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:248px;" /><br> </div><div><br></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">KOKODA CHALLENGE</strong><br></div><div><strong>Courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice…</strong></div><div>Known as one of the toughest team endurance events open to high school students in Australia, the Kokoda Challenge winds its way through the Gold Coast Hinterland across a course that doesn’t have to go far to find altitude. Over the last weekend of the June/July school holidays nine Xavier students, three teachers, and six support crew members set out to find their limits. Very few people ever choose to do a marathon in their lifetime – it is an amazing feat of endurance and mental strength to run 42.2 km. Very few people decide that a marathon isn’t enough and add almost 10km to the marathon. Very, very few people decide that that still isn’t tough enough and add over 2500 metres of elevation to that distance. Yet our students did. </div><div><br>The Kokoda Challenge is an event that is put on by the Kokoda Youth Foundation to raise money to support their charity. The charity selects student applicants to take part in their leadership program which culminates in a group of participants taking on the real Kokoda Trek in PNG. The program trains the students both to prepare for the trek mentally and physically but also looks to give back to the community through community service and leadership building opportunities. This aligns perfectly with our school echoing through our school prayer… to give without counting the cost, and also in our vision for our graduates leaving school in Year 12 as men and women for others. </div><div><br>Starting at just after 11 am in Numinbah Valley, the students set out running and walking their way over iconic Gold Coast fire roads and single-track trails through SEQ Water land, Canungra Army Land Warfare Training Area, and Nerang State Park to finish up at the Nerang Velodrome after midnight Sunday morning. The course doesn’t hide what it is – a gruelling test of the body and mind. Right from the get go it hit our teams with the Chester Road climb and the single track SEQ Water track climb making 3 of the first 5 km of event straight up. Further down the track we ventured into Army land towards the infamous Canungra climb; a climb that rises well over 300 meters in elevation in about 1.3km. Our legs were screaming by the time we hit the top and thankfully it was our next checkpoint. At that point, out came the headlights and safety vests as the sun went down as we prepared to tackle the remaining 25 km of the course in the cold and dark. What goes up must go down and down Hellfire Pass took us to our next and last supported checkpoint. We almost fell into the arms of our support crew and the hot cup of noodles, as well as first aid on our ITBs, backs, and quads were appreciated more than words can say.</div><div><br>By comparison the terrain of the last 20km had nothing we hadn’t seen before and nothing we didn’t expect. So, that is to say, it didn’t ease off starting from the checkpoint with a straight climb up the back of Mt. Nathan. Temperatures dropped to the low single digits and the pitch black night of Nerang State Park made for a sometimes intimidating scene for our last stretch of trail. Our GPS watches and phones all ticked over 48km but we hadn’t reached the last checkpoint. It had slipped our minds but at the morning race briefing they had announced that they had to change part of the Nerang SP section due to track damage which meant an added 5km to the course. That fact came flooding back as we reached CP 13 – the last checkpoint where they calmly told us we NOW had 5km left. </div><div><br>As we stumbled, trudged and staggered forwards out of the darkness we started to hear the loud speakers announcing finishers crossing the line. Then blurry lights filtered through the almost impenetrable darkness and like a mirage the finish line appeared lit up like something out of Apocalypse Now and at 12:58 am we crossed the line… together… three teams… one school. </div><div><br>An event like this doesn’t happen without commitment and support. The teams would like to give their profound and deep thanks to our support crew and sponsors. The support crew were there to make sure we were fuelled, taped, clothed, watered and ready at the starting line. They gave up their own time and holidays to make sure we had every chance at success. It can’t be said enough that trail running is a logistically difficult thing to pull off and the crews and sponsors saw the value in making this happen. The financial support of Xavier’s P&F, Morgan’s Sewing Centre, Made Neat, St. Francis Xavier Primary School (Runaway Bay) and the Hervey Bay RSL ensured that the only challenge we would face would be that of the course and not financial ones. </div><div><span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/kokoda%20sponsors.jpg" alt="kokoda sponsors.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></span><br><strong>XCC 1</strong><br>Team Leader Shannon McDuff <br>Team Member Meg Mason<br>Team Member Grace Farrelly<br>Team Member Daniel Drake<br>Support Crew Gavin Drake<br>Wendy Mason</div><div><br><strong>XCC 2</strong><br></div><div>Team Leader Colin Wright <br>Team Member Brodie Harris<br>Team Member Flynn Whelan<br>Team Member Nathan Munson<br>Support Crew Phil Munson<br>Jo Kliendienst</div><div> </div><div><strong>XCC 3</strong><br>Team Leader Michael Wellings  <br>Team Member Maddy McGowan<br>Team Member TJ Smith<br>Team Member Keely Blenheim<br>Support Crew Matt Ninnes<br>Kate McGowan</div><div><br> <img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Kokoday%202018.jpg" alt="Kokoday 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></div><div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">MATHS NEWS</strong></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong><strong>Maths tutoring timetable</strong></div><div><img alt="Capture 7.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%207.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Please note: Miss Murtagh's tutoring will not commence until week 5.</strong></div><div><strong><br></strong> </div><div><strong>Specialist Mathematics Excursion</strong></div><div>On June 28th the prestigious university, Queensland University of Technology was the host to many students from across Queensland as part of their Mathematical open days. Xavier Catholic College was lucky enough to be invited to a seminar held by esteemed university professors to learn more about the uses of mathematics within real life situations. Despite the 4.00am start and some off-key singing in an extremely cramped bus, the Applied Mathematics Seminar was something we could never forget. </div><div><br>One professor by the name of Peter Van Heijister had the entire theatre at attention despite him first telling us, “don’t study mathematics…it’s BORING.” He and the other professors went on to communicate to us the opportunities that come with studying mathematics. We learnt about the processes employed by biomathematicians, what a duck’s quack looks like in the form of a sound wave and the trends and computerised algorithms that mathematicians use to keep our world in a progressive state. </div><div><br>As well as this we had students currently studying maths degrees tell us of the opportunities they had experienced while studying. One student in particular told us that he had been applying maths to agriculture in a research program right here in Queensland. So, even though we may not always enjoy maths, the guest speakers from QUT highlighted the mathematics pathway to us as a possibility for our future. </div><div><br>We were also given the amazing opportunity for a tour from a student currently studying at QUT. He told us about how the building was one of the most economic and environmentally friendly in Australia. We were also treated to the ‘Cube’ experience where we learnt about coding and its uses. The aim of the ‘Cube’ game was to code rubbish collecting robots to collect all different types of rubbish including glass, paper, cardboard and general waste. We were all pushed to achieve all the achievements set forward by some of Mr Relf’s unlikely ‘trash talk’. All of us found this a very enjoyable experience. </div><div><br>After the seminar, the 17 Year 10 students who elected to go on the trip were treated to an amazing lunch at King’s College before taking a tour of the prestigious residential college. It was exciting to see more of what the future might hold for us. The college was beautiful but I believe the highlight for most was the tour of the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. The beautiful courtyard and grand libraries kept us gobsmacked through our tour. Not to mention the on-campus lolly shop and Boost Juice! It was amazing to see our prospective futures coming together and despite the long hours spent on the bus, the experience was something that we would love to see offered again.<br></div><div>By Brianna Skyring and Henry Riley</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Maths%20Excursion%202018.jpg" alt="Maths Excursion 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">SCIENCE NEWS</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><br></strong></div><div><strong>STEM</strong><br>The year 9 STEM class finished the semester with a Science Conference where they presented their findings from their Individual projects in Campion. The projects have also been on display in the Library. </div><div><br>Students were encouraged to choose an area of interest to investigate. They had the choice of a Science or a technology project. Students who selected the Science option proposed a question and designed and implemented an investigation to find the answer to this question. Some of the questions investigated were: How does grooming affect the heart rate of a horse? What is the most suitable material for a parachute? What is most effective solution for cleaning your hands?  What bridge design is the strongest?  What type of bread lasts the longest? What is the best weight to use in a catapult? What distractions affect your learning the most? How does bracing affect the strength of a tower? How does light affect the growth of a plant? How to most effectively grow crystals? What launch angle results in the longest range of a rocket?  As a technology project, a student produced a scaled model of the solar system. It is designed to be set up in the College grounds and can be used by future year 5 students.</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/STEM%202018.jpg" alt="STEM 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>UQ Science Experience</strong><br>A full bus of 50 science students, from years 9 to 12, attended the UQ Experience Science event in Brisbane last Tuesday. Students attended a lecture and rotated through three of the many interactive workshops. The workshops related to all areas of science and mathematics and one even linked all of these to solve a “zombie” pandemic. After the university activities, students went to the Queensland Museum. At the museum, students were able to visit the Egyptian Mummy display and the Perception Deception activities. The excursion was an opportunity for students to learn more about science and to explore future science careers.<br></div><div><br><br></div><div style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SPORTS NEWS</strong></div><div><strong>QLD Cross Country</strong><br>Congratulations to those Xavier students who competed at the recent QLD Schools Cross-Country titles. Toby Powers excelled at this event and finished 5th in the state. This is a wonderful achievement for Toby and a great reward for the long hours of training that he commits to. Toby will now compete as a part of the QLD team to compete at the National Cross-Country titles in August.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Secondary Athletics</strong><br>A reminder that the Secondary Athletics (13yrs to Open) carnival is happening Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August. Families are invited to come and watch this interhouse competition and see the vocal House and College spirit on show. There have been significant changes to the field event schedule since the last publication of the program in the previous newsletter. Please find below, the updated schedule of events.</div><div><br><strong>Overview of Events</strong><br></div><div></div><div></div><div><img alt="Capture 11.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%2011.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> <br><strong>Schedule of Events – Thursday 2nd August</strong><br></div><div></div><div></div><div><img alt="Capture 15.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%2015.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Schedule of Events – Friday 3rd August – ATHLETICS DAY</strong></div><div><img alt="Capture 17.PNG" src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletter---Term-3,-Week-2,-2018/Capture%2017.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:624px;" /><br> <br><strong>Athletics Nomination Procedures</strong><br>Students will have an opportunity to nominate for championship events this Friday during P3. Students who are away on this day will need to see their House Dean <strong>prior</strong> to this day if they wish to nominate for an event. The nomination procedures are as follows:<br><strong>• 3000m, 1500m and 800m events:</strong> No nominations are required for these events. Students wishing to compete need to report to the race marshal prior to the event. Please note that the 3000m event does not go toward Age Champions points.<br><strong>• 400m, 200m and 100m events:</strong> For each of these events, there are two Championship races held. In each championship race, there are two students per house which means there can be a total of four students per house competing in championship events. If there are more than four students wishing to compete in championship events, then a ‘race-off’ will be held prior to athletics day to determine the fastest four. <br><strong>• Field Events</strong>: No nominations are required for these events. Students wishing to compete need to report to the event marshal prior to the event.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Under 13 Rugby League</strong></div><div> <p class="MsoNormal">The under 13 boys Rugby League team have progressed through another level of the Broncos’ Challenge with a win over the Sunshine Coast winners, Unity College 28-22 in Gympie last week. They faced off against St Mary’s Toowoomba in Brisbane yesterday and were beaten 22-12 in a tough match. This brings their run to an end, however a tremendous effort to finish in the top 8 school teams in Queensland.  </p><p class="MsoNormal"><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/U13%20League%202018.jpeg" alt="U13 League 2018.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:600px;height:450px;" /><br></p></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Touch Football and Oztag</strong><br>Good luck to all our touch and Oztag teams competing at major competitions on the Sunny Coast this weekend. </div><div><br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><strong>Hervey Bay District Athletics Carnival</strong><br>Forty-five Xavier students from years three to seven will participate at the Hervey Bay District Sports 9 – 12yrs Carnival on Thursday 26th July, Friday 27th July and Thursday 2nd August. We wish these athletes well as they participate against students from other local Hervey Bay schools. The 800m events will take place on Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. The 1500m events will be held the following Thursday, 2nd August after school from 4pm to 5.30pm. All other track and field events will be run this Friday starting at 9.15am and concluding at 2.30pm. All the action will take place at the Hervey Bay Little Athletics Grounds on Lower Mountain Rd, Dundowran. The students nominated to attend have all been provided with an information letter that contains a program of events. Go Xavier!</div><div><br></div><div><img src="/Our-Community/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Empower%202018.jpg" alt="Empower 2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></div>

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