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Edition 19, 19 November 2014
Fr Chris Middleton SJ

The name of Pierre de Coubertin is familiar to those interested in the Olympics. The founder of the modern Olympic movement gave up a career in the military and politics to give himself to the enterprise of education, which he considered to be so important for the future.

Dr Chris Hayes

Across our three campuses over the last few weeks we have been transitioning students for the 2015 school year. For some it is a mixture of nerves, excitement, anticipation and hope for the future.  The English Cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-90) once wrote:  to live is to change; and to be perfect is to have changed often.

  • The Summer Sport Season has begun for a number of sport teams on 8 November and continues through until 29 November. 

  • The 'My Xavier' App is now available to download, providing you access to real time information about school contacts, your son/daughter’s timetable, the school calendar,

  • Christmas is always a busy time and this is when our partner agencies are in greatest need of support. How can I help, you may ask? Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • With Christmas just around the corner, it can be helpful to stop and give consideration to what we are actually commemorating. 

  • From Wednesday 12 November to Friday 14 November, the Year 4 students had a two-night stay at Sunnystones Country Retreat, Bacchus Marsh. 

  • With only a few weeks remaining in the year, it is important that all boys maintain their high standards in all aspects of their learning