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Six Year 6 students selected from across 59 primary schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains recently competed in the Diocesan Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition Grand Final on the 20th of September.
The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.
Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.
From reaching out for help, self care and socialising over Zoom meetings, Penrith’s top educators have revealed the ways to make the most of homeschooling for both students and their parents during the pandemic. Read more...
Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and even Tweedledum and Tweedledee descended on Kingswood recently for a magical Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that provided a wondrous learning experience for young students at St Joseph’s Primary Kingswood. Read more..
NAPLAN returned this year following its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19. While the ongoing debate about the nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 continues, schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a positive approach to how they can use the insight gained from the tests to inform learning and teaching in the classroom. Read more...
With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...
Both new kindy kids and returned students were thrilled to see the themed celebrations put on by Kingswood’s St Joseph’s Primary School for their very first day back last Friday.
A mermaid on an undersea adventure. Exploring Candy Island. Friends trapped in a game. These are some of the stories the local community in Western Sydney can look forward to reading and hearing when the students from St Joseph’s Primary Kingswood present their works at the annual Writers’ Festival in Term 4. Read more...
Competitive cooking game show MasterChef Australia can lay claim to many achievements - record television ratings, unearthing some of Australia’s top cooks, multiple spin-off shows and even its own magazine. Now it has another success to its name: helping inspire a group of primary school students to learn about science. Read more...