Edition 10, 17 July 2015

Dean of Operations and Middle Years

Welcome back to Term 3. It is the term where the students can consolidate what they learnt in Semester One and add to their knowledge. It is also a term that will be exciting and will offer our girls and boys numerous opportunities to involve themselves in the co-curricular programs on offer.

Portal Calendar

Many dates for the 2015 school year have now been confirmed for Semester Two.  I would like to remind all families that the most up-to-date information related to the school year is now available via the Community Portal Calendar.  Please feel free to use this facility in planning for Term 3 activities.

School Assembly – July 21

Our next school assembly will be held on July 21 at 8.50am in Manresa Hall.  Parents are most welcome to attend our school assemblies as they are an integral part of the celebration of learning and tradition of our school.

Assembly dates are published on the College Calendar via the community portal throughout the year.

Homework Club

As you are aware, Kostka Hall has organised a very successful and well-attended Homework Club for the Middle Years on Wednesday afternoons.  The Homework Club is held in the Library, providing students with the opportunity to work in a supported environment.

To ensure a productive environment, only boys with study and/or written tasks should be participating in the Homework Club.

The Homework Club for Semester Two will commence in Week Two of Term 3, Wednesday 22 July.  If you would like your son to be part of our Homework Club, either on a regular or irregular basis, would you please complete the permission form which will be distributed via homerooms.

Lost Property

Lost Property is building again, mainly with un-named items.  A reminder to all for the need of all items of a student’s uniform to be clearly named.  Jumpers and blazers need special attention.  The Lost Property is located outside the Administration office.

Email Contacts

As you may have observed, the use of electronic communication to replace hard-copy letters distributed in Homerooms is increasing.  This ensures that the information is sent to all parents simultaneously.  If you have had trouble receiving electronic communication, or have changed your email address recently, please advise your updated details to the college records (records@xavier.vic.edu.au).

Classroom Visits

All parents are asked to report to Reception during the school day.  A reminder that our main entrance is via Hartley Street from 9:00am to 3:00pm and that if you wish to collect your son/daughter between these times, you must sign them out on the official register rather than going directly to classrooms.  This requirement is for the safety of our entire community.

Kostka Hall Production - Peter Pan Jr

As you are aware, the Kostka Hall Production has been rehearsing during Term 2 and are looking forward to their performances.  If you would like to attend one of the three performances at the Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (EHPAC), seats are still available.  Please use the following link to book your tickets:

•           http://www.trybooking.com/HNGU

A reminder that performances are as follows:

•           July 30              7:30pm
•           July 31              1:30pm
•           July 31              7:30pm

Important Upcoming Events – Middle Years

For your convenience, please note the following upcoming Middle Years Events during July listed on the College Calendar:

Term 3

July 13

Staff Professional Learning Day - no classes

July 14

Term 3 commences

July 15

Year 8 Canisius Retreat

July 16

Year 8 MacKillop Retreat
Peter Pan JR Rehearsal (3:30pm)
Snowsports Season Launch - QPO

July 17

Year 8 Arrupe Retreat

July 20

Years 7 and 8 Creative Writing Workshops
Cybersafety Parent Evening - EHPAC (7:30pm)

July 21

Voluntary Mass: Year 8 Arrupe
Supporting Boys in a changing world Parent Forum - Burke Hall (7:30pm)

July 22

Years 5 and 6 APS Interschool Sport

July 24

Years 5and 6 Trailblazer ‘learn to ski’ day

July 25-26

Xavier Snowsports Championships Weekend (Mt Buller)

July 27-31

Production Week: Peter Pan Jr

 (NB: These dates are correct at time of publication. Always refer to School Portal for the latest events.)


Greg Gaudie
Dean of Operations and Middle Years