SRC INSIGHT Survey
These surveys are filled out by all key stakeholders within the school community and provide significant feedback regarding many aspects of daily life at St. Francis Xavier College. A random selection of parents have had this survey sent to them recently, a selection of Year 7,8 and 9 classes will also fill this survey in during the first week of term and staff also had the opportunity to participate in the survey on the first day back. Could selected parents please ensure that these surveys are completed by no later than Friday, August 3 and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.
Term 2 Students of the Term
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded the Principal’s – Student of the Term award. Such is the demand with so many nominations for this award each term. College Principal – Mr. Feeney has permitted one boy and one girl in each year level to be recognised.
Year 7 – Rose Gore (Synan)
Year 7 – Darcy O’Donnell (McKenna)
Year 8 – Adele Carthew (Thomas)
Year 8 – Thomas Cigetic (Schneider)
Year 9 – Georgia Bucca (Burgess)
Year 9 – Johann Cabarrubias (Gallagher)
Year 8 Medieval Day
Thank you to our Year 8 Learning Culture Leaders; Ms Kate Bamford and Ms Hayley Griffin for organising a highly interactive series of activities for our Year 8 History students to help solidify their understanding of medieval history. Specialised sessions on various aspects of medieval life included; Games and Leisure, Weapons and Armour, Fashion and Etiquette and Music and Entertainment. Experiential activities of this nature enhance motivation which in turn aids the absorption of deeper learning.
Hands on Learning – Billy Carts
Well done to Allan Grigg and John Hoogerbrugge in guiding our ‘Hands on Learning’ students to try out their Billy carts at the Scout Park in Pakenham late last term. Students have planned and assembled their Billy-carts from spare parts of cars, bicycles and other useful scrap metal.
This day is traditionally eagerly awaited by HOL students and this year was no exception. A great sense of achievement and accomplishment can be seen on students’ faces whilst behind the wheel.
Some of these Billy-carts were on display at Parliament House earlier this year during a special ‘Hands on Learning’ Expo which gave some St Francis Xavier students the chance to chat to politicians about the exciting work they do in this program.
Congratulations to Harvey Anderson – Year 7 (McDonagh) who finished second at the School Sport Victoria Cross-Country championships. Harvey now progresses onto the National Championships in Queensland, representing not only our school but the state.
Good luck Harvey!
Victorian Netball Championships
Thanks to Adam Lawrence, Josh Wright, Sam Rowe and Julie Williams for coaching and coordinating the St Francis Xavier Boys and Girls netball teams at the Victorian Netball Championships held last week. Both teams performed successfully during the day representing the school admirably. The girls finished second for the day overall whilst the boys finished in first place booking themselves a spot in the state finals in the near future. Well done to all.
Traffic Law Enforcement by Victoria Police
St Francis Xavier College is committed to creating a safe environment for our students, parents, staff and visitors. As such we have been working with the local authorities to enforce traffic restrictions around each of the Campuses. Please note that there will be enhanced Victorian Police presence at all of the Campuses to enforce Road Laws especially in relation to parking restrictions, speeding and obeying traffic signs.
Parents and Guardians at the Berwick campus should note especially the new restrictions on right hand turns. Right hand turns will not be permitted into or from Ridgemont Drive during school speed time zones of 8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm. Cars wishing to turn into the school will do so via a left hand turn only. Cars will need to turn at the roundabout on the corner of Ridgemont Drive and Flowerfield Court so they are positioned to do a left hand turn back into the schools.
Finally a reminder that Parents and Guardians may not enter the school grounds at the Officer and Beaconsfield Campus to drop off or pick up students.
Fines for such breaches of the road laws are listed below:
The College would like to thank the Victorian Police for their support in implementing strategies to improve the traffic flow around each campus to improve the safety for all.
Invitation to Paddy’s Kitchen:
Paddy’s Kitchen is an outreach of St Patrick’s Parish that provides a FREE Roast Dinner to families in need or to those who are finding life difficult at the moment. NEXT serving will be Sunday 5 August, commencing at 5.30pm with dinner served at 6pm in the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. ALL WELCOME