St Xavier's Newsletter

20 December 2018
Issue Five
Upcoming Events
Page 3
Religion and Parish News
Out and About the School
Around the Grounds
Community News
St Xavier's Primary School Gunnedah
02 6742 1136
152 Bloomfield St
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Upcoming Events

Calender Link

Click here to view the St Xavier's Calender


Wed 19 December

Last day of Term 4

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Year 1 - Year 6 return to school

Monday 4 February

Kindergarten start

Thursday 7 February 

Twilight Swimming Carnival (Yr 1- Yr 6) Start 3.00pm

Friday 8 February


Thursday 14 February 2019

Opening School Mass 9.30am




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From the Principal


Dear Parents and Carers,


What a wonderful year we have had, with lots of highlights, growth and learning.  The children are engaging in a few fun activities this week as we count down to the end of Advent and the celebration of the Feast of the Birth of Jesus.


The students have met their teachers for 2019 and spent some fun time listening to the plans for 2019. The staff for 2019 are as follows;


Administration Staff- Jeni Muller, Alanna Gallagher and Caz Clift

Education Assistants- Heidi Browne, Kristie Farquhar, Erin Walton, Angela Thomas and Catherine Smyth

ATSI Focus Teacher-Sam Kennedy

AEA- Rachael Field

Teacher Librarian-Mandy Swain

RFF Teachers- Heather Sloan, Trudy Paul, Felicity Leys and Karen McElroy

REC Release- Jess Kelly

Infants Support- Caitlin Jenkinson

Casual Support- Karen Guy

General Assistant- Greg Jaeger

Canteen Manager- Sue Strachan

IT Support- Josh Bates


Kindergarten - Rosie Clift and Marnie Waterford

Year 1 - Katrina McCumstie and Brittany Reynolds

Year 2 - Sarah Fletcher and Bridgit Murphy

Year 3- Janine Kokegei and Scott Seymour

Year 4- Malcolm Frend and Rick McEvoy.

Year 5- Paul Kokegei and Ange Jensen

Year 6- Simon Thurbon and Meghan Jaeger


Leader of Pedagogy- Leisa Shortis

Religion Coordinator- Malcolm Frend

Assistant Principal- Leanne Herden

Principal- Jen Honner


I wish all families a really beautiful Christmas and a relaxing break, however long it is. I pray that everyone is kept safe over the school holidays and that we all return renewed and energised to learn, grow, collaborate and celebrate.

Thank you to each of you for your continued support and communication, I look forward a fabulous 2019.


Happy Christmas,


Jen Honner




Religion and Parish News

Prayer for the end of the School Year

At the end of this school year we
give thanks to God:
For all the teaching and learning
that has taken place in our school,
both in and out of the classroom,
For the talents and gifts that have
been shared and the challenges that
have been faced;
For the burdens that have been
lifted and the hurts that have been
For the respect and care that has
been given.
We give thanks for the friendships
that have just begun and for those
that have grown.
For the faith that has been lived in
our daily struggles,
For the hope that has lifted our
hearts on the dark days
And for the love that has kept us going.
We give thanks for the community
that we are, and we ask you Lord -
Bless our students

may your Spirit inspire
them with confidence and calmness
Bless our families as we take our
holidays, may our time together
leave us with memories to cherish.
Pour out your love on us that we
may return renewed and refreshed
to continue our journey together .
We make this prayer through Christ
our Lord.



Christmas Mass Times


Opening School Mass 2019

We will again join with St Mary's College to welcome in the School Year with our Opening School Mass on Thursday 14 February 2019 at 9.30am. Please mark this on your calender.

Out and About the School

School Magazine

It's not too late to purchase the St Xavier's Yearbook, The Gateway Magazine.

Order and pay on Qkr and it will be delivered to your child next year.


Computer Sale

Contact the office if you are interested in purchasing one of the computers.

Special Visit

On Monday, we were very lucky to have Katrina Burgoyne visit the school. Katrina is a Gunnedah singer/songwriter who has been living in America but still loves to call Gunnedah home.

Katrina treated us to a live performance of two of her songs and had a great time involving the students.


Uniform Opening Hours


Around the Grounds

2019 Swimming Carnival





All students will need to nominate for events prior to the day, keep an eye on your emails in the new year for details, nomination forms and permission notes.

All students will be transported by bus to the pool from 2.30pm. The carnival will commence at 3.00pm.

We will require plenty of parent helpers for the afternoon/evening. More information will follow in emails later in January.


Community News


St Xavier's Newsletter
January 2019 School Holiday Program.pdf