Welcome to St Francis Xavier School - Goodna

St Francis Xavier is a Catholic, co-educational P- 6 school of approxi​​​mately 524 students situated in the City of Ipswich, adjacent to the Ipswich Motorway. The school has been in existence for 100 years, having been established in 1910. It is a school which has welcomed children and families from many countries around the world. Over forty nationalities are represented...read more»​​​​

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Newslettershttp://www.stfrancisxavier.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Newsletters.aspxNewsletters<p class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span lang="en-AU" style="color:black;font-family:calibri;"> We will be producing our newsletters in house. A link to our newsletter will be emailed to you each Thursday morning beginning this<strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-4"><strong>Thur</strong><strong><strong>sday </strong>25 January 2018</strong></span>. Newsletters will be published fortnightly after 25 January. Please ensure that we have your current email address. For those parents with no internet access copies of our newsletter will be available from the school office after 2pm each Thursday.</span></p> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-align:justify;margin-bottom:6pt;-ms-text-justify:newspaper;"><span lang="en-AU" style="color:black;font-family:calibri;">You are able to access the  current newsletter by clicking on the appropriate link below:</span></div> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1B"><span lang="en-AU"></span></h1> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1B"><span lang="en-AU">2018</span></h1> <div class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-align:justify;margin-bottom:6pt;-ms-text-justify:newspaper;"><span lang="en-AU" style="color:black;font-family:calibri;"></span>  <table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-bcetablethree" cellspacing="0" style="font-size:1em;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-bcetablethree"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderFirstCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1">Thursday ​25 January</th> <th class="ms-rteTableHeaderLastCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​<a href="/news/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletters/St%20Francis%20Xavier%20Newsletter%20Week%201%20Term%201.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />St Francis Xavier Newsletter Week 1 Term 1.pdf</a></th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-bcetablethree"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">​Thursday 8 February</th><td class="ms-rteTableLastCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​<a href="/news/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletters/St%20Francis%20Xavier%20Newsletter%20Week%203%20Term%201.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />St Francis Xavier Newsletter Week 3 Term 1.pdf</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-bcetablethree"><th class="ms-rteTableFirstCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">​Thursday 22 February</th><td class="ms-rteTableLastCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​<a href="/news/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletters/St%20Francis%20Xavier%20Newsletter%20Week%205%20Term%201%20(002).pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />St Francis Xavier Newsletter Week 5 Term 1 (002).pdf</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-bcetablethree"><th class="ms-rteTableFooterFirstCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:left;">​Thursday 8 March</th><td class="ms-rteTableFooterLastCol-bcetablethree" rowspan="1" colspan="1">​<a href="/news/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletters/St%20Francis%20Xavier%20Newsletter%20Week%207%20Term%201.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />St Francis Xavier Newsletter Week 7 Term 1.pdf</a></td></tr> </tbody></table>  </div> <div style="text-align:justify;margin-bottom:6pt;-ms-text-justify:newspaper;"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify;margin-bottom:6pt;-ms-text-justify:newspaper;"><span lang="en-AU" style="color:black;font-family:calibri;"></span> </div> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B"><span lang="en-AU">Community News Links:</span></h4><p><span lang="en-AU">QKR: How to: <a href="/news/SiteAssets/Pages/Newsletters/Qkr_howto_noncanteen.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Qkr_howto_noncanteen.pdf</a></span></p> <p> </p>
Kindy at St Francis Xavier Primary Schoolhttp://www.stfrancisxavier.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Kindy-at-St-Francis-Xavier-Primary-School-in-2013.aspxKindy at St Francis Xavier Primary School<p><img width="600" height="85" src="/news/PublishingImages/kindy-header.jpg" alt="" /><br> </p> <p>In 2012 Centacare opened St Francis Xavier Kindergarten (a Government-funded kindergarten) within South East Queensland, offering local children the opportunity to enrol in a Queensland Government-approved early learning program. Centacare has partnered with the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) to oversee the running of the centre.</p> <p>This kindergarten was opened as part of the Government's 'Kindy Counts' initiative which aims to make kindergarten programs more widely accessible to families in our region.</p> <p>This centre has been ergonomically designed meaning all equipment and resources have been created especially for kindergartners.</p> <p>The curriculum, which is aligned with the national Early Years Learning Framework, is delivered by a qualified early years educator  </p> <div>St Francis Xavier Kindergarten<br>6 Church Street<br>Goodna QLD 4300<br>Ph: <span>(07) 3381 8872</span><span><span> </span><span> </span> <span>(07) 3381 8872</span><span> </span><span> </span></span><br>Email: <a href="mailto:goodnakindy@bne.centacare.net.au">goodnakindy@bne.centacare.net.au</a></div> <p> </p> <p>You can give your child's educational journey a flying start by enrolling them in kindergarten at St Francis Xavier Primary School. </p> <p>Please refer to the chart below for information regarding eligibility for the kindergarten program:</p> <p> </p> <table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">Child born​</th> <th rowspan="1" colspan="1">Child can attend kindy​</th></tr> <tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">1 July 2010 to 31 July 2011​</th> <td>​2015</td></tr> <tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">1 July 2011 to 31 July 2012​</th> <td>​2016</td></tr> <tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">1 July 2012 to 31 July 2013​</th> <td>​2017</td></tr> <tr><th rowspan="1" colspan="1">1 July 2013 to 31 July 2014​</th> <td>​2018</td></tr></tbody></table>  <br><p>Under some circumstances the kindergarten can accept enrolments for 3.5 year olds, please enquire for more information.</p> <p>For all enquires, including enrolment information please call or email the centre to make an appointment with the Director.</p> <p>Please click on the link below to access the Kindergarten Request for Booking for St Francis Xavier Kindergarten, to be used by all parents or carers enrolling their child or children into the kindergarten.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="/news/Documents/Kindergarten%20Request%20for%20Booking%20-%20print%20version%202016.pdf"><img alt="Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2016.pdf" src="/news/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" />Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2016.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/news/Documents/Kindergarten%20Request%20for%20Booking%20-%20print%20version%202017.pdf"><img alt="Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2017.pdf" src="/news/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" />Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2017.pdf</a><br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><a href="/news/Documents/Kindergarten%20Request%20for%20Booking%20-%20print%20version%202018.pdf"><img alt="Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2018.pdf" src="/news/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" />Kindergarten Request for Booking - print version 2018.pdf</a>​<br></p>
Review of the Australian Curriculumhttp://www.stfrancisxavier.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Review-of-the-Australian-Curriculum.aspxReview of the Australian Curriculum <div><div><div><div><div class="field-item even"><p>​​​According to the Australian Government's StudentsFirst website all Australian students deserve access to a world-class curriculum that encourages diversity and which allows schools flexibility over how it is taught.<br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Australian Government established the Review of the Australian Curriculum in January 2014. The review evaluated the robustness, independence and balance of the process and development of the Australian Curriculum. It also sought to understand whether the Australian Curriculum is delivering what students need, parents expect and the nation requires in an increasingly competitive world.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Review of the Australian Curriculum was informed by consultation and research to ensure that a broad range of views on the curriculum were heard. These included stakeholder consultations, international and national research evidence and evaluation of Australian Curriculum learning area documentation by subject matter specialists. Members of the public also had a chance to have their say through an online submission process running from 28 February to 14 March 2014. <a href="https://submissions.deewr.gov.au/Forms/AustralianCurriculum/pages/index">Submissions</a> are now available to read online.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Review of the Australian Curriculum Final Report was released in October 2014.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">In their report, the reviewers have highlighted a number of key areas they feel should be addressed to strengthen the Australian Curriculum.</p> <ul><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><a href="http://docs.education.gov.au/node/36269">Review of the Australian Curriculum Final Report</a></p></li></ul> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Review’s Final Report and its recommendations will now be considered by all Australian education ministers.</p></div></div></div></div></div>
Catholic Schools Plan for Great Teachers = Great Resultshttp://www.stfrancisxavier.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Catholic-Schools-Plan-for-Great-Teachers-=-Great-Results.aspxCatholic Schools Plan for Great Teachers = Great Results<div class="newsContent"><p>​A forum which discussed plans for delivering on the objectives of the Queensland Government’s Great Teachers = Great Results initiative in Catholic schools was hosted by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission on Monday 25 August.</p> <p>​​The Great Teachers = Great Results program will deliver around $52million to the Catholic sector over the next four years to promote professional excellence in teaching. <br></p> <p>“Quality teaching is the ​single greatest contributor to improving outcomes for our students. This additional funding will assist Catholic schools to further support teachers to develop their skills and consider new ways to improve teacher quality and performance. The Catholic sector commends the State Government for allowing the flexibility to tailor reforms to the individual needs and circumstances of our schools. This planning forum will be an important step for our schools in the process of developing their program implementation plans.” QCEC Executive Director Mike Byrne said.</p> <p>​The forum combined expert presentations by representatives of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), along with opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas.<br></p> <p>​​Catholic school authorities will develop a three year (2015-2017) program overview plan by mid-November with final implementation plans, including timelines for key professional development activities and events, and expected outcomes, by mid-February 2015. The Catholic sector will report annually in September of each year as part of Queensland Government reporting requirements.<br></p> <p>Click here to read the QCEC document -​ <a href="http://www.qcec.catholic.edu.au/upload/publicsite/admin/Responses%20Reports%20Submissions/Great%20teachers%20=%20Great%20results%20-%20A%20Catholic%20sector%20response%20(website).pdf">A response to the Queensland Government’s Great teachers = Great results program tailored to the needs and circumstances of Catholic schooling.</a></p> <div>​There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland educating almost 1 in 5 Queensland students and employing more than 10,000 teaching staff.<br></div></div>


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