What better way to start your child’s educational journey at St Francis Xavier than meeting Jayne Shepherd and Beth Gaudio. As our 3 Year Old Kindy and Kindergarten teachers Miss Shepherd and Mrs Gaudio bring a passion for Early Childhood and a culture of care to our youngest students.
Miss Shepherd started out at St Francis Xavier in 2008 and has filled a diverse range of positions. Miss Shepherd believes Early Childhood should provide students with a supportive and nurturing learning environment where children feel safe and that they belong. She aims to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
Mrs Gaudio has been at St Francis Xavier for 21 years. Originally in the Upper Primary, Mrs Gaudio undertook additional studies in 2016 to obtain her Early Childhood credentials. As the Kindergarten teacher for the past two years, Mrs Gaudio loves seeing students flourish and grow into respectful and curious learners. She believes each child is unique and special with individual needs and deserves the chance to succeed and be a confident learner.
St Francis Xavier offers three full days of Kindergarten which cover a diverse range of specialist subjects including Science, Music, Media Arts, Physical Education and a pastoral care program that supports the uniqueness of every child. With onsite before and after school care and direct pathways to Nagle Catholic College, St Francis Xavier provides a bright start to your child’s education.