Xavier Catholic College, May 19

Each year Xavier Catholic College raises funds for Project Compassion. The generosity of giving allows Caritas Australia to empower communities with hope and to help those in great need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and communities. A huge collection of Easter eggs, bunnies and bilbies, donated by the College community, was combined into a massive raffle. Students volunteered their time to sell raffle tickets within the College before the greatly anticipated draw which took place on the last day of term.

The 2019 Championship Cross Country saw 61 students running the four kilometres from Shelly Beach Surf Club back to Headlands Reserve on a day of intermittent showers. The top eight boys and girls from each age group are now eligible to compete at the Diocesan Cross Country in Grafton.

The Whole School Fun Run along Angels and Sharpes beaches, saw runners complete the three-kilometre fun run in 25 minutes to gain a house point. Over 600 students completed the run in between the down pours. When the final points were tallied, MacKillop House was victorious. 

The College senior chess team have had a great start to the year with wins in the Gardiner Chess Tournament and were victorious in the first round of the NSW Country Secondary Schools Chess Tournament played against St Joseph’s College, Banora Point. We wish them well for round two to be played against Shearwater Steiner School.

In sport, the Boys U/15 Soccer team were victorious over Emmanuel Anglican College in the first round of the Bill Turner Cup. The Diocesan Open Girls Football Tournament saw 15 girls travel to SCU Fields in Lismore to compete. Unfortunately, neither the Girls nor the Boys Open Teams were victorious despite some hard fought matches and impressive footwork. 

An exciting incursion for students of Yr 8 History saw Medieval Viking Re-enactment group, Rognavald’s Lith, travel from Lismore to share their knowledge and their array of reproduction artefacts. It was an exciting way for the students to extend their learning, with the experience culminating in the Vikings fighting out in mock battle.

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