St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School is a Catholic co-educational school for students from Prep to Year Six. It was established in 1935 by the Sisters of Mercy and is part of the Rockhampton Diocese of Catholic Education.
Our Motto – In Christ We Grow – reflects the central theme of Catholic education. Our aim is to nurture students in a caring environment, encouraging them to strive for their personal best and teaching them values and skills to become life-long learners.
Please browse through our web site to experience the unique nature of our school and the multitude of opportunities that are available to our students.
At our annual cross country held on Monday, we saw each student try their absolute best. A huge thanks to all the supporters who came to cheer and a special thanks to the dedicated runners and parents who got them to training each Monday and Wednesday morning.
Our race, albeit a fun one, did produce some winners. There was sweat and a few tears, but persistence won on the day! Below are the place getters for this year. Well done everyone!!
1st - Boys: Isaac Hammer Girls: Eden McPherson
2nd - Boys: Lucas Voll Girls: Maddisen Hocking
3rd - Boys: Izsak Barbeler Girls: Zara Beldan
1st - Boys: Sam Parrish Girls: Eva Bishop
2nd - Boys: Zane Saye & Reece Benfer Girls:Amarni Russell
3rd - Boys: Alex Smith
1st - Boys: Matthew Keune Girls: Zoe Ziegeler
2nd - Boys: Harrison Bradley Girls: Courtney Harris
3rd - Boys: Macca Phillipson Girls: Milly Mayfield
Year 3 cultural day
Over third term Year 3 have been exploring our Pacific neighbours. We have looked at New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and The Torres Strait and Indigenous peoples.
After completing an information report based on one of the Pacific Neighbours we decided to celebrate the different cultures by partaking in some of their cultural activities.
We had a go at Samoan Dancing, New Zealand Clapping sticks, writing Aboriginal message sticks, boomerang carving (paper scratch art), games of Shells and sticks, Rob the Turtles nest, Bingo and of course, we had a photo booth! Check out some of the amazing pictures from the day!
Year 5 display
parish mass booking information
Link for weekend Mass bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BKACF
Booking availability commences 9:00am on the Monday previous. If you are unable to book online, please phone your respective Parish on the hone numbers listed below.
For St Patricks, St Francis Xavier, St Mary's,and St Michael's 0460423603 or 49 574807 from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.
ART COMPETITION WINNERS FOR 2020
This year’s Art Competition saw 191 fabulous entries from all year levels. After the judging by all classes, the People’s Choice Award went to Meeka Sciascia from Yr 6. Congratulations Meeka, your painting “Billie” was amazing and such a good likeness of Billie Eilish.
We again invited Mr Bradley Short, a very talented artist in his own right, and owner of Milton Framers to provide a Judge’s Award. B This year, our winner of the Judge’s Award is Milli Smith Yr 6. Congratulations Millie, Mr Short was so impressed by the obvious time and effort you put into your drawing, “The King of the Jungle.”.
Ms Rostirolla loves the Art Competition, as it was she who introduced it to our school when she was our APRE back in 2011. Her Principal’s Award this year went to Ella Portelli from Yr 5. Congratulations to Ella for her beautiful drawing called “Moods of Nature.”. Ms Rostirolla said your picture hit her in the eye from her first glance at the entries. She loved it!
We also sincerely congratulate the students listed below who received commended awards for their art entries. Thank you to all who entered and we hope you will do so again next year.
Judge’s Commended Entries
Pania Cowan – “My Family”
Meeka Sciascia – “Billie”
Principal’s Commended Entries
Stephanie Silman – “Life’s What You Make It”
Travis Benfer – “Deep Sea Drifter”
Krishika Patel – “Nature Scenery”
People’s Commended Entries
Carlie Kay – “Starry Night Dragon”
Matthew Romal – “Koby Bryant”
Year 2 Medieval day
On Wednesday the Year 2 students celebrated Medieval Day as part of their Fairy Tale Unit by dressing in their finest garments. We were greeted by kings, queens, knights and dragons and participated in games and activities based on Medieval times. These included jousting, catapult building and archery! They also enjoyed feasting on medieval style food and performing a dance. They made their own royal crowns and were surprised by a real jumping ‘CASTLE’. We had such a fun-filled, magical day and end to the term!