5th Gear Motoring Defensive Driving Course 2015
Normally $275.00, 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 $85. 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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Enrolling Now - Information Evenings at SFX
St Francis Xavier College 2016 enrolment period will be from Monday 4 May – Friday 22 May 2015. Applications may be submitted during this time directly to the College Reception, or by mail.
The Year 7 2016 Enrolment Information Evening is being held on Monday 11 May.
The evening will commence at 5.00pm with tours of the College. This will be followed at 6.30pm with an information session in the Gymnasium.
The Year 11 2016 Enrolment Information Evening is being held on Wednesday 13 May.
The evening will commence at 5pm with tours of the College and Course Advice. This will be followed at 6pm with an information session in the Theatre.
SFX Open Day is on Friday on 15 May between 9.00am - 2.30pm.
This gives prospective students an opportunity to tour the school with a staff member or student while classes are running.
Parent Teacher Interviews 30 April & 5 May 2015
Parent Teacher Interview meeting times can be booked using the online booking system PTOnline. Using this system enables parents and carers to book the interview time from any internet connected computer. Please note your interview times or print off a copy as the system will be unavailable on the day of interviews. The map and location guide can be found here: PTO Location Map 2015
Interviews are 5 minutes long.
Q & A at SFX: Educating for 2030
What do educators need to consider to prepare students to be positive contributors to society and the workforce in 2030? What role models do young people really need? What does learning need to look like? What do students really need to know, value, believe and do?
These questions and others will be put to the panel at the Q & A event on Tuesday 7 April 2015 at 7.30pm at St Francis Xavier College.
The panel will consist of:
Moira Najdecki (Director of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn), Reverend Father Warrick Tonkin (Parish Priest of St Monica’s Evatt St Michael’s Kaleen and SFX Chaplain), Peter Lawrence (Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence), Natalie Sambhi (Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute), Geoff Riordan (Dean of Education, University of Canberra), and Matthew Heinrich (SFX ex-student, Coordinator of ICT Innovation P to 6 at Radford College).
St Francis Xavier College Board Chair Andrew Bewick will facilitate this hour-long event. The evening is open to anyone who is interested in education: educators, students, parents and the general community. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register your interest please email the College at firstname.lastname@example.org
C4: Combined Catholic Colleges Concert 2015
C4 hit the right notes!
Throughout Wednesday 11 March and Thursday 12 March over 170 students from 6 Catholic Colleges gathered to rehearse for C4 2015 - the Combined Catholic Colleges Concert. Students from St Francis Xavier, Merici, Marist, St Edmund’s, Daramalan and St Clare’s gave three outstanding performances to an audience of over 250 parents and friends.C4 Hit the Right Notes!
It was superbly organised by Festival Director & Jazz Ensemble Conductor Kevin Knapp, the Music and Band teacher at SFX. C4 was Kevin’s initiative three years ago and from small beginnings C4 continues to grow, and improves each year. Catholic Education supported this event, and this year it was part of Catholic Schools Week.Read more: C4: Combined Catholic Colleges Concert 2015