SFX Florey 40 years in the making

FLOREY’S St Francis Xavier College is looking forward to marking four decades of Catholic Education next month.

Founded in 1976, SFX is a co-educational Catholic school in Canberra’s North West.

From its humble beginnings as a drab warehouse in the middle of a sheep paddock, it has evolved into a vibrant and innovative community.

The college will hold a 40th anniversary celebration called SFX FEST on Saturday November 4, from 11am to 4pm on the high school’s grounds in Florey, ACT.

Principal Angus Tulley says the celebrations are an opportunity to remember, to articulate and to give thanks.

“I look forward to those who have been associated with St Francis Xavier College having the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a wonderful community,” he said.

“In the responses we have had from those who are presently a part of SFX and for those for whom it is a part of their story, what comes through is a sense of connection and belonging.”

College captains for 2017, Emma Montgomery and Eoin Garton say that SFX FEST will be like a high school reunion that engages with the wider community.

“That’s like 40 years’ worth of high school reunions together on the same day,” they said.

They say the family-friendly festival will present a chance to catch up with old friends and teachers and enjoy a range of entertainment.

In the evening of November 4, the college will also host a Cocktail Catch-up at Ainslie Football and Social Club from 6.30 pm.

Former students and staff are invited to go along for drinks, canapés, entertainment, in addition to meeting and mingling with old friends.

Tickets for SFX FEST and SFX Cocktail Catch-up are available from the Eventbrite website.

For more information, phone the college on (02) 6258 1055 or email school.office@sfx.act.edu.au

SFX can be followed on social media: StFrancisXavierCollege on Facebook and @SFXFlorey on Instagram and Twitter.