It has been a banner year for former St Francis Xavier’s Primary School student, Ben Simmons. Not only did he lead his team, the Philadelphia 76ers, to the NBA playoffs, the 21-year-old Melbourne-born basketballer took home the Rookie of the Year Award, the league’s top award for first-timers in a regular season. He is the first Australian ever to win this honour.
Around 70 students from Years 7 to 11 showed off their public speaking skills at the Diocesan Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition.
When vice-captains of St Francis Xavier’s College, Sophie Dever and Tom Rodgers, learned that former student Jessica Collins had fractured her C4 and C5 vertebrae as a result of falling from a stand-up paddle board and was unlikely to walk again, they were determined to act.
The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s search - for a dynamic educational leader, a dedicated Catholic, a visionary leader with a strong commitment to Catholic education and the capacity to build a vibrant school community in Medowie - is over