St Francis Xavier School | Montmorency
St. Francis’ school is a place where, not only your child, but your whole family will be welcomed and valued as members of our community. We recognise that your child is a special gift, and we are hounoured and privileged to guide and support their growth as a person along with their academic learning.
As educators, we believe in the infinite potential of each child and that it is our duty to provide a rich, challenging and relevant curriculum in a supportive and caring environment that will equip your child with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to confidently and happily live in our contemporary world.
We thank you for visiting us!
Mr Nicholas Boyhan (Acting Principal)
Year 5/6 STEM Activity – Battle-Bots with Spheros
In 5/6 we have been utilising some of the new technology purchased this term. Using the Spheros, some recycled materials and their engineering skills, the students built Battle-Bots. They used their mathematics skills to draw a circle and separated it into halves, quarters and eighths. After creating the shell, weapons (a pin) and vulnerabilities (a balloon) for their Battle-Bot, the students connected, configured and controlled a Sphero using their technology skills. Placing the Sphero inside their Battle-Bot, the students then tried to pop as many balloons as they could in the Battle Arena.
Year 1/2 STEM/Digital Literacy Activity – Space Rover
During our Reading session and following on from our excursion to Science Works, the students completed a STEM activity using the Lego WeDo 2.0 kits.
Prep STEM Activity – Spiderwebs
During STEM, the students used their maths and engineering skills to create spiderwebs, their scientific skills to draw anatomically correct spiders and their coding skills to plan a path for a Bee-Bot to avoid the spiderweb.
Year 5/6 STEM Activity – Makey Makeys
During STEM, the students used a Makey Makey Kit. Makey Makeys are an electronic invention, tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. Using a circuit board, alligator clips and a USB cable, the students used closed loop electrical signals through the Makey Makey to send the computer a keyboard stroke when touched. After creating their closed loop and attaching various buttons to the Makey Makey, the student saw if they could play a game using the Makey Makey.
STEM combined with ARTS is creating STEAM ahead at SFX As a part of our Inquiry unit on “Minibeasts”, the Year One/Two classes have been focusing on the external features of living things, habitats, cooperation between minibeasts, survival and life cycles. One way to...
Wow what a fabulous day we had on Saturday 2nd June with our first SFX Ladies Day attended by 260 lovely ladies. We enjoyed great food, the room was filled with friendship and not to mention the talented Em Rusciano had us in fits of laughter! A huge thanks to hard...
On Thursday 31st May a group of 38 very excited Year Prep students experienced their first excursion travelling by bus to Healesville Sanctuary. As part of our Term Two Inquiry unit, ‘Great Southern Land’, the students are learning about Australia, its special places...