120619 - Welcome to St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School

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120619 - Welcome to St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
Mon 9 July
Tues 10 July
Fri 13 July
Mon 16 July
Tues 17 July
Wed 18 July
Fri 20 July
Sun 22 July
Mon 23 July
Tues 24 July
Thurs 26 July
Fri 27 July
Wed 1 Aug
Thurs 2 Aug
Fri 3 Aug
Sun 5 Aug
Tues 7 Aug
Wed 15 Aug
Thurs 16 Aug
Mon 20 Aug
Wed 29 Aug
Fri 31 Aug
Thurs 6 Sept
Wed 12 Sept
Sat 15 Sept
Fri 21 Sept
19 June 2012
First day—Term 3
Yr 3 Tamborine Heritage Village Excursion
P & F Meeting 7.00pm
P & F BBQ Family night 6.00pm—8.00pm
Yr 3 Tamborine Heritage Village Excursion
Sustainability meeting—Teachers & Parents 3.15-4.15pm
Year 6 Personal Development Night 7.00—8.30pm
SFX Field Events 9.00—2.00pm
Yr 3 Tamborine Heritage Village Excursion
SFX Track Events
Catholic Education Week commences “Celebrating
Community, Family, Parish, School”
Year 7 Expo
School Liturgy—Presentation of new Mission & Vision
statement
Yr 7 Leadership Day—Tallebudgera
Olympic Games Commence
GCN Athletics Day
GCN Athletics Day
Beach—A—Thon
Family Mass
Mission & Vision Meeting with parents 1.00-3.00pm
Reconciliation 1.00—2.00pm & 7.30pm—9.00pm
School as normal
Xavier College Band—Hervey Bay to perform at special
assembly 8.45-9.45
Book Week begins
Year 5 Gold Rush excursion
Gold Coast Show Holiday
Catholic Athletics and Ball Games
Drama Festival begins 12—14 September
Casino Night
Last Day of Term 3
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We very much appreciate your support throughout this first
half of 2012. ‘Teamwork makes the Dream Work’ and this
is evidenced on so many occasions as we strive to work
together for the benefit of our children. Thank you! Mrs
Vague (5 Gold) and Mrs Johnston (2 Red) will be away on
Long Service Leave for the first four weeks of term three.
We wish them a refreshing and enjoyable break and
welcome Ms Caitlin Deeth to 2 Red and Mrs Kristin
Fitzgerald to 5 Gold. We also have Mrs Craig commencing
maternity leave at the end of the first week of term three.
Mrs Duncan has been appointed to the Teacher Librarian
position.
The Parents and Friends association have organised an
Olympic themed school family BBQ and dance for Friday
13 July. Please mark this in your social calendar.
Regards
Peter
MESSAGE FROM AP-A
SEMESTER ONE REPORTS
Semester One reports will go home at the end of the first
week next term. This being Friday 13 July. Your child will
take home a written summative report of their achievement
and progress in all learning areas for the 2012 first semester .
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P
L
HE
At St Francis Xavier we are experiencing a consistent problem with lice. In
an effort to eradicate or at least control this problem we are appealing to
parents to make a concerted and vigilant effort to ensure the children are
lice free.
As headlice are highly contagious, their elimination requires a community
-based effort. I am asking all parents to check hair over the holidays.
Eggs are not difficult to see; use a strong light and look on the hair shafts.
Newly laid eggs are usually within 1.5cm of the scalp while older eggs are
higher up the hair shafts. If you are not sure whether an object you find is
a head louse egg, try sliding it up the hair shaft using your fingers. Eggs
are usually quite difficult to move, whereas hair muffs and other items
slide easily.
However, finding live lice can be difficult since the climbers move away
quickly from disturbances in the hair, and they are very difficult to see.
An easy way to find the climbers is to use the conditioner and comb
technique:
1. Apply “WHITE NO FRILLS” conditioner to dry hair aiming to cover each hair from root to tip with a layer of conditioner.
2. Detangle the hair using an ordinary comb.
3. Immediately comb the hair with a fine tooth comb. The best comb
for this is the Lice Meister comb. However, plastic nit combs
with conditioner are also very effective for detecting climbers.
4. Wipe the conditioner off the fine tooth comb onto a paper tissue
and look for lice and eggs.
5. Repeat the combing for every part of the head at least 5 times.
6. Also examine the comb for lice and eggs.
RUN AROUND AUSTRALIA
St Francis Xavier is still leading this challenge. Please
continue to collect dockets for the rest of this week. Thanks
so much for all the wonderful support you have shown during
the competition. I will let you know the outcome first week
back next term.
Conditioner stuns lice for 20 minutes. So once the hair is properly
covered with a layer of conditioner, do not delay in combing those
little suckers out!
Please be consistent and vigilant to help eradicate this problem.
TREAT YOUR CHILD OVER THE HOLIDAYS
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Where has the term gone????? So much has happened, so
much has been achieved! Everyone has earned a good rest.
Have a wonderful break. Keep safe if you are traveling. Enjoy
your children’s company and return to us safe and sound for
the commencement of the new term on Monday 9 July.
THANKS
I sincerely thank our families for your support over this very busy term. I
thank our professional and dedicated staff for their tireless energy into
making learning fun for your children. I would also like to thank Father
Barry, Sister Rita and Audrey in the Parish office for keeping open the links
between school and parish. May this break rejuvenate the children for a
fun filled Term 3 in anticipation of an enjoyable Beachathon and Family
BBQ.
Cheers Jackie Cameron
Have a good week!
Ronnie Wilson.
MESSAGE FROM AP-RE
WINTER UNIFORM
Now that the cold weather is upon us it is a good time to remind families
about what makes up our Winter Uniform.
Prep children wear the SFX unisex sports shorts and school T shirt
with a full SFX track suit. No green tights under shorts.
Yrs 1-5 children – Day Uniform - Girls may add green tights under
their day uniform along with the tracksuit top. No track suit
pants to be worn under dress. Boys may wear the full SFX
track suit. Sport Uniform – the full SFX track suit is available to
wear for girls and boys. The SFX track suit pants are not to be
worn under the sport skirt.
Yr 6 & 7 – may wear their Senior Jacket with both the Day and Sport
Uniform
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
We thank Sr Rita Clancy, Parish Sacramental Co-ordinator along with
Ms Loredana Casey and Ms Joanne Williams-Steer for organising the
Parish Sacramental Program as well as the teachers of St Francis
Xavier for supporting the Parish Sacramental Program.
In this week’s Newsletter, Sr Rita has included information about the
dates set aside for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parents of
children 7 years and older who have not celebrated the
sacrament of Reconciliation are asked to read Sr Rita’s section
carefully.
CONGRATULATIONS
The students below have completed the sacraments of Initiation
through the receiving of Holy Communion. These students can now
receive Communion as often as every day or at Sunday Mass. We
thank their families for journeying with them through the Sacraments
of Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion /Eucharist.
Bailey Barton
Dylan Atkinson
Daniel Bladen
James Bromley
Courtney Bruce
Ryan Dovell
Logan Ffewkes
Ethan Grobbelaar
Campbell Guthrie
Ella Hines
William Murphy
Jaxon Ryan
Zachary Smith
Javier Subramani
Marlon Thompson
Raiffe Thompson
Sam Voss
Henry Young
Levi Beil
Preston Davis
Laura Gloster
Piper Hill
Drew James
Jacob Maddison
Ben Roberts
Charlotte Bellamy
Zach Carrodus
Samuel Davidson
Ella Desbrow
Alexandra Duke
Yardana Ivamy
Jackson Kirkham
Alicia Maiorana
Julia Maiorana
Brandon McPhee
Brody Caldaia
Llaryz Collins
Rohan Deaves
Luke Geraghty
Bronte Hood
Charlotte Jackson
Robert Katic
Gidget Richardson
YEAR OF GRACE
This week’s reflection comes
from Bishop Michael Putney
(Diocese of Townsville) who
talks about how the meaning
and purpose of the Year of
Grace came about:
Bishop Michael Putney :
“We’ve been struggling to define
what to do and how to do it. Then we realised at the Bishops
Conference, we were starting with ourselves and the situation we
were dealing with, instead of God. And we decided that we needed to
stop and invite the whole church to a year, if you like, of retreat. A
year of allowing the grace of God to stir within us, because we know
God’s grace comes to us here in Australia in abundance.
We’ve decided to ask God to give us a year of grace. And
what we’ll try to do as a country, as a church, is to start afresh
from Jesus. To turn to him, who is the centre of everything, to
look at him, to learn from him, so that we might find at the end
of the year a new energy and a new insight into how we can
‘Duk in Altum’ (Put out into the deep). But we are not going to
try to do
that until we’ve asked God to lavish his grace upon us.
The invitation is for every Catholic to be a part of it. And there
is no program, it’ll just be a thousand opportunities to start
afresh from Christ and to discover the power of the Grace of
God in one’s life.”
CARITAS AUSTRALIA - PROJECT COMPASSION
I want to personally thank all of our families for their generous
donation to this year’s Caritas Project Compassion. Below
are the names of the final contributors to this worthy cause.
Jonathon Vertullo – 1 Green
Angus Crossley-Porter – 3 Gold
Riley Jurd – 3 Red
Nicholas Crossley-Porter – 2 Red
Ashley Bryden – 2 Gold
Ellyse Little – Prep Green
Sienna Bennett – 5 Gold
Zanae Rock – 6 Green
Louisa Hill – 2 Red
Charlotte Flynn-Grant - 1 Red
FEAST OF ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA – 21 JUNE
This Thursday 21 June is the Feast Day of St Aloysius
Gonzaga. We recognise the work that this young
man did by naming our school’s Performing Arts
Room after him
This young Italian Jesuit
seminarian is the patron saint of young people. He
died in Rome at the age of twenty-three while at the
service of persons infected by the plague. He was
beatified in 1605 and later canonized in 1726.
Please take time and read the story board about St Aloysius
Gonzaga which is situated outside the Performing Arts room.
The following children will all be receiving a virtue certificate
for Creativity for their clever designs in preparing new
posters for our Conflict Resolution classes.
Natalie Tijsen 6 Red
Madeline Smith 6 Red
Broc Cooke 5 Green
Stefania Zahra 4 Green
Chloe Blessing 4 Gold
Raiffe Thompson 4 Green
Cody-Mai Patrick-Wilson 6 Red
Samuel Voss 4 Gold
Sienna Bennett 5 Gold
Tahnee Felsman 6 Gold
Keely Guilfoyle 6 Red
Sammy Middendorf 4 Gold
Emily Lea 4 Gold
Shari Tupper 4 Gold
Jordyn Farrelly 4 Red
Sam Cautela 5 Red
Maya Rohas 5 Gold
Scarlett Wells 5 Gold
Kim Vo 5 Gold
Zach Smith 5 Green
Ellie Owen 5 Gold
Olivia Sattler 5 Gold
Millie McLoughlin 5 Gold
Ellie Graham 5 Green
Ella O’Brien 5 Green
Charlotte Jackson 4 Gold
Summer Jackson 4 Red
Nicholas Walker 4 Green
Kayla Orbell 6 Red
Charlie Bowtell 6 Red
Sienna Kerrigan 6 Red
Liam Barry 5 Red
Clay Daly 5 Red
Molly Dawson 6 Red
VIRTUE OF THE WEEK
At St Francis Xavier, we teach about the importance of
virtues within our lives; for the building of a strong
character; of realizing talents and potentials, and becoming
the best that we can be. During the past week, the
teachers have identified virtues in the following children and
their names will be placed on the Virtues Tree located next
to the entrance of the Resource Centre.
Virtue
Tolerance
Responsibility
Forgiveness
Helpfulness
Courtesy
Diligence
Determination
Excellence
Encouragement
Conscientiousness
Patience
Enthusiasm
Perseverance
Caring
Name of Student
Natalie Tijsen
Charlotte Middendorf
Finley Toth
Hannah Collins
Brodie Moar
Lana Theaker
Loues Vollmer
Amelia Cook
Josh Crawford
Robert Katic
Louisa Hill
Asten Nash
Charlotte Bellamy
Laura Foley
Becky Hanrahan
Ella Blatchford
Ella Brewster
Kiara Tupper
Jessica Webb
Hudson Peers
Sean Lalor
Jack Ciardi
Sammy Middendorf
Zach Cheney
Jyle Hopkinson Smith
Connor Bartlette
Jack Hall
Daniel Webb
Alicia Maiorana
Class
6 Red
1 Gold
6 Gold
2 Gold
7 Green
Prep Gold
Prep Gold
6 Green
Prep Red
4 Red
2 Red
Prep Green
4 Green
6 Green
2 Green
3 Green
7 Gold
7 Red
3 Gold
1 Red
1 Green
1 Red
4 Gold
7 Green
7 Green
5 Green
5 Gold
5 Red
3 Red
Cheers
Jackie Cameron
SCHOOL FEES
We are now in the final few days of term and despite reminders
there are still families who have either fees or camp fees
outstanding. During the holidays we will be reviewing what
action we need to take to recover these fees. If you are one of
those with school fees or camp fees outstanding please ensure
that these are cleared by the end of the week.
During the holidays we will be sending out Term 3 statements.
When you receive them please take a couple of minutes to
ensure that all the information is correct. You should be
checking that all credits have been received, any items returned
have been covered and that your Direct Debit, if you use this
method, is sufficient to clear your fees by the end of the year. It
is easier for you to take action now than to be faced with a large
outstanding amount at the end of the year.
Stephen Clark
PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS
Well done to Georgia Downey and Annie Lawrie on their selection into
the South Coast U11 Netball Team. Nathan White played in the South
Coast AFL team which came 2nd in the State Championships.
Congratulations to Thomas Jackson for his selection in the South
Coast Hockey team.
RUNNERS CLUB
Due to popular demand the running club will continue on Wednesday
mornings between 7.45 to 8.20 under the supervision of Mr Fullagar
and Mr Coll. The focus for the remainder of this term and the lead up
to the school athletics carnival will be on shorter distances.
All welcome!
SOUTH COAST REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL
SUCCESS TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
The day before the Catholic Schools Cross Country Carnival four St
Francis Xavier School students competed in the Regional carnival
having qualified at the District carnival on May 25. In the 10 years
boys championship race Daniel Webb ran an outstanding second
place with Clay Daly not far behind in 18th place. The twin rockets,
Rourke and Broc Cooke ran a highly commendable sixth and eighth
place respectively in the 12 years boys’ championship event.
Congratulations to all the boys and their families for their
achievements. As a result of his performance at this carnival, Daniel
Webb has been selected to compete in the Queensland State
Championships to be held in Cairns.
SCHOOL SPORTS UNIFORMS
A reminder to return all students school’s sports uniforms this week
before the end of term if you have not already done so.
Under 10’s Rugby League at the Titan’s!
On Sunday, 12 of the boys from Year 4 and 5 represented St
Francis Xavier playing during half time of the Titans match to
highlight the 50th anniversary of Primary School Rugby League on
the Gold Coast. The boys played well sharing the ball around,
passing well and making strong tackles. Congratulations to
Cameron Coleman who scored a try!
After playing, the boys got to make a guard of honour with 3 other
Gold Coast schools and cheer on the Titans as they made their
way back onto the field for the second half.
A big thank you to all the parents and friends who came along to
support us. It was a great experience for the boys to be out there
on the same field as some of the famous NRL superstars.
Rochelle Smith
NEW CALEDONIAN STUDENTS
Bonjour everyone! We would like to give a big thanks to all of
the generous famiies who have offered to billet the New
Caledonian students that are coming on the 22nd October in
term 4. We are really excited abount their visit to our school!
Regards
Jessica, Reef, Claudia, Nick Bailey and Jemima
YEAR 5 NEWS
Last week, students in Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from
the talented bush poet, Noel Stallard. Mr Stallard performed
many of the ballads that Year 5 students have studied this
term. Students were actively involved in the presentation of
the ballads, taking on the roles of characters from well known
ballads, including: ‘The Bush Christening’, ‘The Man from
Ironbark’ and ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle’.
P & F NEWS
Our last P&F meeting for the term saw another great turn out
with people braving the cold night air. I would like to take this
opportunity thank everyone who has attended and taken the
time to be a part of the P&F.
Plans are well underway for our upcoming fundraisers starting
with the Olympic themed dance on Friday the 13th of July.
The P&F will be selling an assortment of foods and soft drinks
on the night and you’re more than welcome to BYO your own
alcoholic beverages. The Las Vegas night is planned for the
15th of September and it is sounding like it’s going to be an
awesome night.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable school holidays,
our July P&F meeting is set down for July the 10th. I look
forward to seeing you there.
Regards
Todd Chapman.
LITURGY DATES
Dates for children's liturgy groups at Holy Family Parish
24th June
8th July
22nd July
12th August
26th August
9th September
All children welcome from age 4 to 12yrs
Anyone interested in helping please contact Lisa on
0405024375, or just follow the children and join our group at
mass.
From the Liturgy Group
Lina , Lisa , Rebecca , Sharon and Sandra
Parent/Guardians who wish to enrol children in the 2012-13
Sacramental Program in Holy Family Parish, Runaway Bay are
invited to collect an enrolment pack. These will be available
between 22nd June and 23rd July at the Church or the Parish
Office. After the school holidays, they will also be available from
St Francis Xavier School Office. You can also apply for the forms
to be emailed to you by Sr Rita (she will away 29th June - 8th
July) on [email protected]
Thank you very much
Sr. Rita Clancy, olsh
Parish Pastoral Associate
PRIVATE BOARDING REQUIRED
St Francis Xavier Student Yr7
5 days/ month (parent working away)
Meals provided plus generous remuneration
Please contact Ngaire for further details
Ph 0402 881 209
Kind Regards
Ngaire Simpson
TUCKSHOP NEWS
TUCKSHOP CLOSED FRIDAY 22 JUNE FOR CLEANING.
NO ORDERS THIS DAY.
Thank you to the lovely helpers I have had this term.
Attached is the roster for term 3. If you are able to fill in one
of the blanks or a day that you are rostered is not suitable
please let me know at [email protected]
If you would like to help with the end of term cleaning of the
tuckshop please come along on Friday.
Enjoy your holiday break.
Thanks
Kathryn Staite
DIARY DATES
20 Jun
21 Jun
22 Jun
22 Jun
9 July
10 July
13 July
General Assembly
Bicycle Safety
Bicycle Safety
Last day of Term
First day—Term 3
Yr 3 Tamborine Heritage Village Excursion
P & F Meeting 7.00pm
P & F BBQ Family Night 6.00pm—8.00pm
COMMUNITY NEWS
WANT TO GET ACTIVE
5-a-Side Soccer, Indoor Netball
Handball and Private Hire
On the Gold Coast
Bring some friends and have some fun
All age groups welcome from 4yrs to Open
Mixed, Corporate, Kids and Senior
Please contact Vanessa on 0418 569 469
[email protected]
WEEK 1
MONDAY July 9
TUESDAY July 10
WEDNESDAY July 11
THURSDAY july 12
FRIDAY July 13
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Nichole Bruce
Carol Kelly
Kim Grobbelaar
Rachel Anning
Clare Cartwright
Marianna Nissell
Sharon Hood, Jodie Rintoule
WEEK 2
MONDAY July 16
TUESDAY July 17
WEDNESDAY July 18
THURSDAY July 19
Caroline Matheson (til 11)
Justine Lightfoot
Sonya Belyea
Anne Neville
Help Needed
Maree Cavill
Athletics Carnival
Help Needed from 11
FRIDAY July 20
WEEK 3
MONDAY July 23
TUESDAY July 24
WEDNESDAY July 25
THURSDAY July 26
FRIDAY July 27
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Tina Brewster
Carol Kelly
Kim Grobbelaar
Help Needed
Help Needed
Carmel Tijsen
Karen Smith
WEEK 4
Heleen van Daalen
MONDAY July 30
TUESDAY July 31
WEDNESDAY August 1
THURSDAY August 2
Caroline Matheson (til 11)
Karin Feltell
Felicity Lenehan
Tracey Fava
Sandra Shervey
Cheree Ward
Beach A Thon
Help Needed from 11
FRIDAY August 3
Week 5
MONDAY August 6
TUESDAY August 7
WEDNESDAY August 8
THURSDAY August 9
FRIDAY August 10
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Nichole Bruce
Carol Kelly
Kim Grobbelaar
Help Needed
Help Needed
Carmel Tijsen
Marianna Nissell
Heleen van Daalen
WEEK 6
MONDAY August 13
Caroline Matheson (til 11)
Grace Harrison
TUESDAY August 14 WEDNESDAY August 15
Clare Cartwright
Help Needed From 11
THURSDAY Aug 16
FRIDAY Aug 17
Sonya Belyea
Anne Neville
Nicole Barber
Help Needed
Maree Cavill
Carmel Tijsen
Kim Grobbelaar
WEEK 7
Sharon Hood
MONDAY Aug 20
TUESDAY Aug 21
WEDNESDAY Aug 22
THURSDAY Aug 23
FRIDAY Aug 24
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Tina Brewster
Carol Kelly
Kim Grobbelaar
Help Needed
Help Needed
Carmel Tijsen
Karen Smith
WEEK 8
Jodi Rintoule
MONDAY Aug 27
TUESDAY Aug 28
WEDNESDAY Aug 29
THURSDAY Aug 30
Caroline Matheson (til 11)
Karin Feltell
Felicity Lenehan
Tracey Fava
Sandra Shervey
Cheree Ward
Gold Coast Show
Help Needed From 11
FRIDAY Aug 31
WEEK 9
MONDAY Sept 3
TUESDAY Sept 4
WEDNESDAY Sept 5
THURSDAY Sept 6
Friday Sept 7
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Help Needed
Carol Kelly
Carmel Tijsen, Marianna Nissell
Help Needed
Help Needed
Kim Grobbelaar, Jodie Rintoule
Week 10
MONDAY Sept 10
TUESDAY Sept 11
WEDNESDAY sept 12
THURS Sept 13
FRIDAY Sept 14
Caroline Matheson
Clare Cartwright
Sonya Belyea
Anne Neville
Kim Grobelaar, Sharon Hood
Nichole Bruce
Maree Cavill
Carmel Tijsen< Jodie Rintoule
Help needed from 11
Week 11
Monday Sept 17
Tuesday Sept 18
WEDNESDAY Sept 19
Thursday Sept 20
Friday Sept 21
Alexandra Bennett
Natasha Hunter
Tina Brewster
Carol Kelly
CleanIng Day
Help Needed
Help Needed

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