National Collection of Data for Students with Disability
The Nationally consistent collection of data for Students with Disability is a national initiative coordinated through the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood. A nationally consistent approach is a priority to enable accurate information to be collected about the number of Australian school students with disabilities and the adjustments being provided to enable them to access education on the same basis as those students without a disability.
To help all parents understand the data collection process we are holding an information evening, Thursday 26 June, 5.30pm-6.30pm at the College. We will be able to step you through the process and answer any questions that you have. All parents are welcome to attend, not just if your child has been specifically identified. If you have any questions about the 2014 data collection, please contact the Inclusive Education Coordinator: Michaela Vergano on 62581055.
5th Gear Motoring Defensive Driving
Normally $250.00, this course is heavily subsidised for SFX students by both SFX Parents & Friends committee (as a parent lead initiative) and Fifth Gear Motoring. The cost to attend is $60. Here is a comment from SFX student: "The course was a lot of fun, the instructors were great, they knew what they were talking about and they didn’t sugar coat anything. Everything that they said was straight up."
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Swimming Carnival 2014
After starting as the St Francis Xavier Sports Coordinator 5 weeks ago, I have been very impressed with the amount of enthusiasm and willingness to be involved in school sport from our students, parents and staff. I had the privilege of attending the College Swimming Carnival on Thursday 6 March and was really proud of not only the high standard of athletes we have in our College but all students who participated and involved themselves in the event, with enthusiasm and good spirits. Thank you to Lee Dwyer and Maria Miniutti from the Physical Education Department who organised this event. Kelly Candy – Sports Coordinator
St Francis Xavier College receives OAA for work with Cranleigh School
The College will receive the award by the Order of Australia Association ACT Branch under the awards established for student citizenship and community service, in particular for the work Year 10 have done with students of Cranleigh School. The Association found this pro-active, inclusive and sustained participation with disabled students particularly valuable. The Association does and will continue to contribute to the inclusion of people with disabilities in our society.
All students are encouraged to participate in community service throughout their time at St Francis Xavier College.
A small representative delegation of staff, students and parents will attend the presentation of awards to occur at the Royal Canberra Golf Club, Yarralumla Wednesday 27 November.