Family Educator

At St Francis Xavier Catholic School we are excited to have a Family Educator as a member of our team. This role is to nurture strong parish, parent, school relationships and to explore new models of supporting the well-being of families in the areas of spiritual, social and educational formation.

We welcome Mrs Charmaine Hermansyah, who joined our staff in Jan 2016.  Charmaine has many years teaching experience in Catholic schools and previously in a variety of unusual roles such as a zoo keeper and  is looking forward to meeting you.

Charmaine works a 5 day fortnight and can be contacted at the school on the following days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please contact Charmaine via the school office or email at:

The Family Educator's work includes connecting, reconnecting and enhancing:

  • the faith life of parents
  • families to the faith life the school
  • families to the faith life of the parish
  • family well-being.                            
  • Opportunities for Outreach – Some of the initiatives are Night Patrol Donations, Winter Warriors, Christmas In a Shoe Box and St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper appeal to name a few, with more planned for this coming year.
  • Parent Gift making sessions  – Parents are asked to come along and make gifts for special events in the life of their children, such as Sacraments.
  • Playgroup –  This program runs weekly to enable siblings of children in our community to participate in story time, craft and morning tea.
  • Evangelisation -  A range of programs which invite staff, students and parents to encounter Jesus are offered by the school and the Sydney Catholic Schools Office.