Parents

School Hours & Term Dates

School Hours

Office hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm

School Times

8:40am
Classroom Opens

8:50am
School Starts

11:00 – 11:30am
Recess

1:30 – 2:30pm
Lunchtime

3:25pm
School Day Ends

Teachers are on duty from 8:30am in the school grounds till 3:35pm each school day. Parents needing child care outside these hours should book into the Out of School Hours Program.

Term Dates

 

TERM 1 2019:

Thursday 31 January – Friday 5 April

TERM 2 2019:

Tuesday 23 April – Friday 28 June

TERM 3 2019:

Monday 15 July – Friday 20 September

TERM 4 2019:

Monday 7 October – Tuesday 17 December

Communication Apps

As part of St Francis Xavier’s commitment to streamline process, reduce paper waste throughout our school and improve communication between home and school, we use the following three apps:

FLEXIBUZZ

Flexibuzz is an electronic communication tool that you will be able to receive the school newsletter, access the school calendar, lodge absences and receive important information when required.

CARE MONKEY

CareMonkey is a health and safety system that automatically keeps medical and emergency details up to date. These details are then instantly available to authorised staff when required, such as school excursions or sporting events. We also use this system to reduce paper waste by having all permission/consent forms be signed electronically through this system as well as parents being able to secure timeslots for our Parent Teacher Interviews twice a year.

SEE SAW

Seesaw is a digital portfolio that allows parents to view their children’s learning during real time on their mobile device. In conjunction with their teacher, students can “show what they know” using photos and videos.

Newsletter

The St Francis Xavier newsletter is published fortnightly on a Friday during the school term. Our multi-page digital newsletter works on any device and you can open the latest edition by clicking on the Latest Newsletter button

All previous issues can also be accessed by clicking on the Archive button once the link has opened.

Assemblies

Assemblies are held every second Thursday at 2:30pm – 3:00pm in the hall and are assemblies are led by our School Captains. We welcome parents and the school community to join us.

School Uniform

St Francis Xavier has a uniform shop onsite and is open every second Friday between 2:30 – 3:30pm and on the fourth Friday between 8:30 – 9:30am. If you are unable to attend during these tines you may complete a Uniform Order Form and return to the school office with the correct money or your credit card details. The order will then be sent home with your child via their classroom tub.

St Francis Xavier School Uniform

Summer Uniform

Term One & Term Four

  • SFX school dress (optional)
  • Polo Shirt (short or long sleeve) Bottle green with white stripe on the collar and white emblem
  • Bottle green gabardine shorts
  • Bottle green bomber jacket with white emblem
  • Black publishable shoes
  • Bottle green or white socks
  • St Francis Xavier Sunhat (terms one and four)

Winter Uniform

Term Two & Term Three

  • Green black and white tartan tunic (optional)
  • Bootleg pants
  • Black tights
  • Bottle green gabardine long pants
  • White long sleeve girls blouse with Peter Pan Collar (to be worn with tunic only)
  • Polo shirt (short or long sleeve)  – bottle green with white stripe on the collar and white emblem
  • Bottle green bomber jacket with white emblem
  • Black polishable shoes
  • Bottle green or plain white socks

Sports Uniform

On Sport Day & others when advised

  • Bottle green track pants
  • Bottle green bomber jacket with white emblem
  • Polo shirt (short sleeve) white with green stripe on collar and green emblem
  • Gym shoes or runners
  • White sport socks
  • Bottle green gabardine shorts
  • Hair ties in school colours
  • Jewellery is not part of the school uniform

St Francis Xavier school bags available from the Uniform Shop

Tuckshop

St Francis Xavier is using the services of Catering by Lisa to provide Tuckshop Orders every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Orders can be placed through the Classroom tub or you can order online by clicking on the Order Online button.

Children can also purchase items from the Tuckshop at recess on these days too.

We also welcome Parent Volunteers to help in the tuckshop – if you are interested please contact the Parents Association at president.sfxpa@gmail.com

Outside School Hours Care

Welcome to OSHClub - your Before and After School Care Program provider

OSHClub provides the highest quality Before School Care, After School Care, Pupil Free Day Care and Holiday Programs for Primary and Preschool aged children.

We pride ourselves on providing children with a fun experience that they will enjoy. From exciting activities and nutritious snacks to caring motivated staff, the program meets all your children's needs.

Parents Association

We welcome all parents to join the Parents Association here at St Francis Xavier primary school. Being involved with the Parents Association is fun, rewarding, and a great way to meet other parents and work side by side with the school’s brilliant and caring staff and administration.

The main goals of the St Francis Xavier Parents Association are;

  • To promote a strong sense of community within St Francis Xavier primary school
  • Support the school’s programs with fundraising activities
  • Organise fun events that will enrich the student and parent experience at the school
  • Act as a resource to the school where needed

We hold monthly evening meetings and everyone is welcome to come along.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Danetsa Konsky
2018 Parents Association President
president.sfxpa@gmail.com

School Advisory Council

The School Advisory council is made up of the Parish Priest, Principal, Staff Rep and elected parents of St Francis Xavier.

The main goals of the St Francis Xavier School Advisory Council is to:

  • act as an advisory and support body to the Parish Priest and School Principal in the overall development of St Francis Xavier’s School, so that individual children’s spiritual, social, intellectual, physical, emotional and aesthetic needs are developed to their full potential.
  • act as a forum for effective communication within the school community, being the parish, school principal, staff, students, school groups, parents and the parish community generally.
  • promote community development by fostering a strong interrelationship between parish and the parish primary school, Catholic secondary colleges and pre-schools.

If you have any questions or would like the School Advisory Council to raise any issues on their agenda please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of the other SAC members.

Sue Vander
2018 Chairperson