Specialist Programs

Library Lessons

Ms Nikki Carpenter is the teacher responsible for the Resource Centre at St Francis Xavier.  Library lessons are inclusive and supportive of the classroom curriculum, incorporating the pre-teaching of HASS/Science topics during Research and Note-taking Lessons.  Information gathered during Library lessons is then applied to both the formative and summative assessment pieces in the classroom.  Library lessons are also used for borrowing, and promote a love of literature and encourage the development of a reading habit for life.​

Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students have a weekly lesson.  Year 4 and Year 6 have a weekly Research Lesson in Terms 1 and 3, and a borrowing timeslot in Terms 2 and 4.  Year 3 and 5 have a weekly Research Lesson in Terms 2 and 4, and a borrowing timeslot in Terms 1 and 3.


Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Our Physical Education teacher is Mrs Kerry Hazelwood. All children from Prep to Yr 6 receive PE lessons every week.

Each child is involved in some form of physical activity designed to help maintain an adequate level of fitness; to improve gross motor skills; to aid in the development of fine motor skills and to introduce skills required for participation in leisure sports. It has been demonstrated that participation in physical activities will not only achieve these ideals but that they also enhance academic achievement.

As this is an integral part of the St Francis Xavier curriculum a note will be required by the teacher if your child is to be exempt from such a lesson.

​​​​​​Music and Drama

Our Music/Drama Teacher, Mrs Maryann Sandstrom provides students with one 40-minute lesson every week. Mrs Sandstrom also co-ordinates music for our family masses and drama productions.


Our French Teacher, Madame Gebela Cripps, takes students from Years 3 - 6 for one 80 minute lesson every week. 



Our Technology Teachers, Mrs Pip Mackey and Mrs Michelle Chu, take the children for Technology each week for one 40 minutes lesson. Mrs Chu teaches the students from Prep – Year 2 every Wednesday and Mrs Mackey teaches the students in Yrs 3-6 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.